I am an entrepreneur and former financial services professional with more than 30 years in finance and over a decade of Wall Street experience. I have subject-matter expertise in a variety of the financial services disciplines, such as program trading, regulatory compliance, and municipal finance.

Experience

  • Consulting Analyst

    at TABB Group

    October 2013 - at Present

    North Carolina

    Provide thought leadership and analysis of trends affecting the capital markets. Combine information gathered from multiple channels with industry experience. Publish research covering market structure, automated investment advisers (robo-advisers), trade order and execution management systems, Blockchain. Work with TABB Group clients including, Thomson Reuters, Charles Schwab, and SunGard. Editorial contributor for TabbFORUM.com, a financial media portal with over 27,000 registered users.

  • Founder

    at Hillcrest Strategies

    September 2013 - at Present

    North Carolina

    Subject matter expertise regarding the impact of disruptive technologies on the investment banking, brokerage and wealth management businesses of tier-one firms. Thought leadership and subject matter expertise in financial technology (FinTech), electronic trading and financial regulation. Focus on disruptive technologies and innovation. Social media strategy and management are secondary areas of expertise.

  • Director of Equities

    at Telsey Advisory Group

    September 2011 - June 2012

    New York

    Marketed the firm’s proprietary research and advisory services. Executed electronic trading strategies for institutional clients. Developed corporate buyback product line, resulting in assignments from global clients. Team member for presentations to capital markets clients. Developed program trade execution services geared to tier-one investment managers, U.S. pension funds, hedge funds and Fortune 100 client accounts.

  • Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales & Trading

    at Cantor Fitzgerald Affiliate

    December 2006 - June 2011

    New York

    Primary trading contact for tier-one clients. Recruited to launch electronic agency sales and trading group. Selected and implemented multi-asset (global equity, options, and FX) trading infrastructure, algorithmic trading suites and electronic trading strategies. Recruited and managed a team of sales-traders and desk analysts. Drove ~$8M in agency trading revenue over 4 ½ years at a rate of 41% CAGR. Established a client base of more than 40 institutional investors. Launched share repurchase initiative, resulting in ~$4 billion in notional value traded on behalf of Microsoft, Walmart, AT&T, and GE. Managed regulatory compliance, trading risk and ~$1 million annual operating budget.

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  • English Native

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