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About me

Quantitative Equities, Options, Futures & FX trader with more than 10 years of experience and a wide range of programming skills.

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Personal Traits

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice, and most of all love of what your doing."

-Pele

Critical Thinker

Highly analytical mind with a true passion for the market

Problem Solver

Always ready and willing to accept a new challenge, or find a solution

Innovative

Outside-the-box thinker with unique perspective and creative insight

Work Ethic

I'm constantly working to improve strategies and code

Loyalty and Collaboration

I enjoy working with opposing viewpoints toward a mutual goal

Decicisive Under Pressure

With 10 yrs in discretionary trading I've become immune to panic

Education

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"

-Benjam Franklin

Bachelors of Science

2009- 2013
Indiana University

Economics & Game Theory

2009- 2013
Indiana University

Forex Club

2009- 2013
Indiana University

Bachelors of Science

2009- 2013
Kelley School of Business

Finance & Accounting

2009- 2013
Kelley School of Business

Entrepreneurs Club

2009- 2013
Kelley School of Business
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Portfolio
Allocations
225
Profitable
Systems
76%
Average YoY
Return
20+
Futures
Exposure
Experience

"The only source of knowledge is experience"

-Albert Einstein.

Equities, Options, Futures & FX Trader, Independent

September 2010 ─ Present

§ Created and programmed 42 profitable automated equity ETF future & FX systems since 2015, producing avg. YoY return of 76%; Managed a discretionary trading account of $4.5M resulting in 19.55% avg. YoY return.

Quantitative Portfolio Manager, Indepedent

July 2015 ─ Present

§  Tested automated strategies for performance correlation in order to minimize overall drawdown periods and produce optimal returns regardless of market condition using Monte Carlo Sims & neural network methods.
§  Allocated capital and respective strategies into portfolios and monitored the strategies performance independently.

Venture Capital Intern/Fellowship, SproutBox

March 2012 ─ 2013

§  Co-Managed and divested a seed fund of $6M into 12 ventures, achieving a 110% ROI within 3 years of inception, and a >50% success rate measured by a sustainable going concern to date.

Skills

"...Learning how to learn is the one of the greatest skills anyone can have."

-Mark Cuban

95%

Options

90%

Equities

85%

FX

93%

Futures

95%

ELD

70%

R

75%

C++

87%

Python

Portfolio

"Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience"

-Paulo Coelho

YM Equity Curve
Reference

"Zach is the definition of a self-starter. He's also a very bright kid, which together just makes a great combination. He's one of the few people who can explain advanced concepts to pretty much anybody, which is invaluable in tech. I expect great things to come from him in the future."

~Mike, Founder, Sproutbox
Reference

"Working with Zach has been great... he's a fantastic young trader, and I expect the industry to be lead by people like him in the years to come. He really pushes the boundaries of quantitative finance, and he has the technical know-how to get away with it.  There's not alot of people who've found success in discretionary and automated trading strategies, but he is one of the few."

~Kevin Davey, Author & Founder, KJTrading
Faq

"Style is a reflection of your attitude and personality"

-Shawn Ashmore

Q.

What is your College GPA?

A.

My Major GPA was 3.54, while my cumulative was lower, somewhere in the low 3's--I applied myself much more to the things that interested me.

Q.

What are your life Goals?

A.

Honestly, I just want to do something substantial. If that's in the market by building a fund of my own one day, great--If not, great. All I ever really wanted to do was manage my own capital and that of friends/family.

Q.

What are your Hobbies?

A.

I'm an avid reader, creative & technical writer, I enjoy Yoga, Boxing, and The New York Yankees.

Q.

What's are you strengths? Weaknesses?

A.

For Strengths, I would say my work ethic, my focus, and probably my passion/insatiable curiosity for the markets... it makes work really rewarding.
For Weaknesses, I could definitely work on my patience, and I'm sometimes a perfectionist--which just isn't possible in capital markets, or life for that matter.

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Feel free to contact me for employment opportunities, development projects, or collaboration opportunities!

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