Mr. Army Prop Trader
I went to the Air Force Academy, graduated into the Army after making the switch based on job opportunities. I spent 6 years in the Army, developed leadership/managerial skills, deployed once as well. Medically retired from the Army following back surgery, moved to Canada to be with my wife, where I got a role as a trader at a small hedge fund.
Undergrad School: United States Air Force Academy
Undergrad Major: Business
Age: 29, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: CFA Level 1
Title: Associate Trader/Analyst
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos
Title: Infantry Officer (Captain)
Industry: Government / Military
Length of Employment: 6 yrs
Big Life Wins:
Transitioning out of the military can be difficult for many people, I was no exception and I am happy and relieved to have the transition be a success. I also had to learn French in order to work at my current role (Hedge fund, but in French-speaking Quebec) and that was a tough learning curve that I am still working on.
Post MBA Goal:
Ideally, the MBA would enable me to work at a larger, more sophisticated firm, where I would work on more strategic, complex trading/investing strategies, versus the more liquidity/tactical strategies I employ at my current firm.
Target School: NYU Stern