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Finance Consultant Resume

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY:

Deliver advanced financial/investment management solutions to mitigate risks, provide independent oversight, and drive operational efficiencies - leveraging business intelligence, capital markets, regulatory policy, and technology.

COMPETENCIES & SKILLS:

  • "Financial Project Risk Leader" - adept at conceptualizing business and market developments in executing all phases of a project/engagement across different economic life cycles to advance the mandate.
  • Strong capital markets and client advisory background with a CFO/COO mindset managing operations and balance sheet activity: securities, assets, credit, and capital.
  • Highly detailed/organized professional; experienced working in a matrix structure and overseeing multi-disciplinary teams/relationships - investors, vendors, brokers, and C-level personnel.
  • Knowledge of financial systems: CRM (Salesforce), Project Management (JIRA, Clarity), SaaS (NetSuite), Database (Hyperion), Content (SharePoint), Trading (Bloomberg) and ERP (Oracle). Excel VBA, SQL - certification in progress.
  • Capital Planning/ALM
  • Corporate Hedging/Counterparty Exposure Mgmt.
  • Institutional Trading/Asset Management
  • Retail/Commercial Loan Management
  • Securities/Cash Flow Modeling
  • Business Documentation/Performance Reporting
  • Investment Operations/Product Control
  • Project/Product Management
  • Compliance/Accounting Policy
  • Process Improvement/System Implementation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Finance Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Documented consistent credit and investment metrics on SharePoint; performed UAT/BRD reviews, gap analysis, and rolled out phase 1 of the client management system (ProfitView) in Agile framework under budget by 10%.
  • Introduced firm wide model risk standards to dynamically assess client’s financial position and implemented firm wide internal/3rd party model risk standards in line with risk tolerance and prudent asset allocation principles.
  • Directed digital migration to a new non-interest cost sharing methodology providing LoB increased transparency.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Financial Planner

Responsibilities:

  • Delivered fee-based fiduciary solutions to private client/family office relationships; managed portfolio reviews, operational risk programs, control policies, and tools.
  • Implemented to new planning platform, eMoney, dynamically assessed client’s financial position - achieved 90% adaptation and on-boarding of accounts within six months.
  • Prepared ETF/mutual fund portfolios leveraging systems, to construct customized alternative asset portfolios based on risk tolerance and prudent asset allocation principles.
  • Delivered thought leadership content and case studies to present RIA fiduciary platform and trust solutions at 15 Confidential Network branches; resulted in growing territory revenue.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Financial Risk Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Migrated executive committee portfolio risk analytics and performance reporting from Confidential to Confidential .
  • Improved trading workflow integrating front/middle office to Bloomberg’s electronic platform.
  • Upgraded treasury risk application; prepared process flow diagrams to map disbursement and implemented new end-to-end Fiserv management system - align with SWIFT and seamlessly settle trades.
  • On-boarded new correspondent bank relationship to improve cash transparency and trade finance transaction cycle - consolidated bank accounts and optimized funding model.
  • Increased operational efficiencies; negotiated FCM exchange and ISDA agreements and banking/broker fees for annual cost savings of $400K; instituted firm wide procedures to onboard clients and minimize operational/AML risk.
  • Produced in-depth reports: investment management and earnings-at-risk (EaR) deliverables for strategic and tactical decision making; rolled up >$15B asset/liability exposures into Hyperion Essbase.
  • Validated hedging strategies in Chatham models to achieve hedge effectiveness and ideal accounting treatment; established all-inclusive model risk framework with policies to standardize remediation actions.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Capital Risk Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary team to monitor credit profile and Confidential .
  • Ensured the $2.1B portfolio (C&I loan, mortgages) complied with audit findings and Basel II regulatory liquidity metrics.
  • Interfaced with wholesale business partners to integrate ERM policy, risk appetite, and profitability targets to effectively manage $17B of capital in line with credit/market risk KPIs - EL, EAD, and LGD limits.
  • Partnered with LoB to oversee institutional liquidity platform (hedge/pension funds, endowments) and expanded distribution of money market and short duration FI offerings; exceeded Confidential asset flow targets at CAGR of 10%.
  • Received chairman award; optimized governance work-flow and systematized reporting into SunGard (Quantum) filings; warehouse adhered to regulatory (OCC, FDIC, Fed) guidelines.
  • Prepared credit/market risk reviews of under-performing holdings and traded products - notional, and defined regulatory framework for DFAST stress testing of run-off portfolio.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Portfolio/Product Strategist

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw the financial and industrial $900M FI portfolio for credit migration in concert with risk committee reviews, monitored exposure for PnL attribution (i.e. VaR testing), and modeled collateral for product control assessments.
  • Co-managed large corporate $1.9B loan hedging program utilizing CDS/LCDS and ETD to minimize counter-party risk (CCR); portfolio construction reduced RWAs and default risk.
  • Formulated funding and balance sheet deployment strategy. Advised ALM committee on the strategic direction of $20B wholesale liability positions (commercial paper, treasury) in concurrence with debt compliance and NII targets.
  • Drafted business requirements and translated specifications into Murex application. Migration configured for the trading business incorporated Confidential, Greeks and market risk calculations.
  • Valued and facilitated trading of syndicated whole/term loans that correlated with credit views and liquidity policy; yielded 9% returns outperforming index.

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