I'm an engineer by education but shortly after graduation I decided to trade in a chemical engineering gig for a career in quantitative finance.
I spent 3 years in equity research at a bulge bracket investment bank before breaking off in 2006 to start a quantitative-based investment management firm with a couple of colleagues.
From the mundane to the complex, Excel is my weapon of choice. While some people are talented musicians or artists or athletes, my talent is building spreadsheets. Go figure.
I'm fully versed in all aspects of Excel and my particular expertise is in building macros via VBA and complex financial models (pro formas, etc.). I've also done my fair share of building databases in SQL Server as well.
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