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Financial Advisor

Naperville, IL

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Financial Advisor

Edward Jones,

Nov 2012Mar 2013

Successfully completed initial training requirements by passing FINRA Series 7, 66 and the Illinois Life and Health Insurance Examinations. Completed the company "Know Your Customer" training, completed Regional Leader Exam and developed 250+ client prospects and contacts with various centers of influence in the target market.

Substitute Teacher

School District 131, Aurora, IL

Feb 2012Sep 2012

Teach students in grades K-12 in any Aurora District 131 schools.

Consultant, Church Teacher Training and Lead Teacher Good Samaritan Network


2010 2011

Developed module for training of teachers within the church. Works with the Head of Christian Education to set up training workshops for existing and prospective small growth group leaders/teachers. Developed follow-up evaluations to assess the benefit and use of workshop training. Provide on-going training and development for this and other churches upon request. Worked with the head of the youth/young adult ministry to develop a critical thinking learning laboratory for summer and fall 2011 focusing on upcoming 4th and 5th graders. Defined and proposed parameters for a pre-k critical thinking program for Good Samaritan Network.

Senior Portfolio Manager - Private Asset Management

TIAA-CREF, Trust Company FSB, Chicago, IL

2005 2009

Managed investment assets for high net worth individuals. Responsible for developing investment policy, asset allocation plans and implementing investment strategies for Private Asset Management clients. Provided strong portfolio performance and retention of existing relationships. Worked with Trust Company sales force and advisory groups in developing new business opportunities.
  • Managed 110 relationships (164 accounts) generating more than $1 million in fees.
  • Added new accounts worth more than $143 million in three years (100 new accounts).
  • Increased average account size from $750,000 to $1.5 million through new business and additions to existing accounts.
  • Retained clients range of 95-98 percent.
  • Trading Accuracy of 100% (no trading errors).
  • Maintained timely and 100% completion of compliance requirements.

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager

Bank of America,

1999 2005

Managed investment assets for high net worth individuals, charities and foundations. Responsible for developing investment policy, asset allocation plans and implementing investment strategies for Private Advisory clients. Broadened product solutions for clients through the bank's larger array of products and services. Assisted in the on-going marketing efforts of the Private Bank.
  • Managed 75 relationships, over 600 million in client assets which produced $3.5 million in fees.
  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 portfolio managers for incentive accounts' performance 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 (Midwest).
  • Successfully transferred 20% of existing accounts to a tactical PM in-line with the new investment model.
  • High account retention, 98 percent.
  • Achieved trading accuracy, 100% (no trading errors).
  • Maintained timely and 100% completion of compliance requirements

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager- Fixed Income

Bank of America,

1989 1998

Responsible for the management and trading of all taxable bond investments for the Investment Management Division and subsidiary offices. Reported quarterly performance to the Private Bank Division including the development of a quarterly fixed income commentary which provided absolute and risk adjusted performance and market activity. Served on the Credit Committee for taxable bonds. Developed presentation materials used for client meetings and marketing by the sales team.
  • Successfully managed $500 million in Taxable Bond Common Trust Funds with intermediate and long-term strategies.
  • Outperformed fund benchmarks 85% of the time.
  • Developed and updated Investment Procedures in-line with current practices.
  • Trained 3 fixed income management and trading assistants.

Vice President, Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income

Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA

1986 1989

Responsible for managing Common Trust Funds and reporting performance to High Net Worth Portfolio Managers, Individual and Charitable Accounts. Traded taxable fixed income securities and developed trading procedures. Provided bond market information to HNW Portfolio Managers including written commentaries and product information materials for portfolio management education. Assisted with marketing taxable fixed income to all clients and prospects of the Trust Division.
  • Managed $1 billion in Common Trust Funds which included the assets of the organizations purchased by Mellon Bank
  • Exceeded benchmark performance 80% of the time
  • Hired and trained 1 portfolio manager assistant/trader
  • Maintained 99% rate of accuracy in trading of accounts


Masters in Business Administration, Finance


Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Additional Information

A Financial Services Professional with strong client-focus, excellent communications skills, new business development and client retention. Extensive knowledge of the capital markets including traditional and alternative asset classes. Extensive experience in asset management for private and institutional clients. Solutions oriented in developing investment policy, asset allocation and implementation of portfolio strategies for various client types. 
Client Management * Effective Communication (verbal and written) * Financial Services * Sales New Business * Presentations * Client Retention * Capital Markets * Investments * Regulatory Adherence * Asset Management * Portfolio Management * Financial Analysis * Negotiation * Risk/Return Analysis * Employee Development 
SEI Advent Product, MOXY, LongView Trading System (LVTS) and Baseline 
Utilize several internal systems to do asset allocation and analysis of existing client assets 
Extensive knowledge of Bloomberg Financial Service System 
Utilized CMS BondEdge and Salomon Yield Book for Fixed Income Analysis 
Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook 
Siebel (CRM)
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