Ross Aymami – Chicago, IL – Resume 2017

I have been in the proprietary trading industry for over 6 years. I began as a trading assistant intern and now manage my own commodity futures trading portfolio. During this time I have built thousands of trading algorithms – ranging from the simplest execution to the most complex, fully automated black box systems – all using the Algo Design Lab (ADL) from Trading Technologies. I also offer content writing, editing and proofreading services for anything involving the English language.

Plus, I am very good at distilling your cover letters and resumes to reflect only the most vital and succinct experiences of your work history. I pride myself on ensuring that all of my work is error-free and completed in the shortest time. I look forward to building a strong, long-term relationship with all of my clients, and I look forward to speaking with you.

I am Ross Aymami from Chicago IL

EXPERIENCE

Act as “CEO” of independent algorithmic trading business and responsible for all decision-making since 2013

 

                MANAGEMENT

  • Wear all the “hats” – working across all functional roles of research and development, strategy and vision, execution, risk management, contract and vendor negotiations, product life cycle analysis
  • Prioritize all tasks based on product value and importance
  • Ensure that all projects and steps are completed on time and within budget
  • Monitor competitive edge of existing strategies and products until they cease to exist
  • Produced consistent net profit of 20-30% on a monthly basis

 

RESEARCH & STRATEGY

  • Conceptualize the competitive edge through market research and business intelligence
  • Identify market trends, pattern recognition and statistical anomalies using quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Develop price forecasting models for short-term and long-term analysis of market supply/demand fluctuations
  • Test new ideas against historical data, current market context and future price forecast models
  • Define the vision and organize the roadmap for execution

                                               

                DEVELOPMENT

  • Convert the vision and model into an executable solution
  • Resolve ad hoc problems across functional teams, troubleshoot errors and fix glitches
  • Standardize the framework and improve the operation efficiency of applications, tools and product components
  • Tweak strategy through iterations of test scenarios against real-time live data
  • Compare beta releases to original data models and overall vision before executing final product
  • Produced hundreds of algorithmic strategies and risk management models

 

                COMMUNICATION

  • Maintain clear and open communication across all functional groups
  • Convey vision and strategic direction to all departments
  • Relay requirements and expectations to and from counter-parties
  • Advise executive leadership on issues related to software and platforms
  • Source and negotiate vendor and broker contracts
  • Established and maintained vendor relationships
  • Renegotiated brokerage commissions, saving over $125,000 annually
  • Negotiated with CME to eliminate a $5000 penalty fee derived from an algorithmic trading glitch

 

                OPERATIONS

  • Process improvement and operational efficiency
  • Produced daily report summarizing relevant market activity and trends
  • Designed and implemented algorithms that improved efficiency of portfolio hedging
  • Saved 30-45 mins each day by developing macro that automated reporting on risk and P&L
  • Reconciled trades from automated systems
  • Trained new staff on market theory, risk management, and technical application usage

WORK                                   THE SCORPIUS GROUP – Chicago, Illinois                                                                    2013-present

AVARIS TRADING GROUP – Chicago, Illinois                                                     2011-2013

GELBER GROUP – Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                  2010

 

EDUCATION                       SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER Baton Rouge, Louisiana

J.D.                                                                                                                                                                2010

 

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Baton Rouge, Louisiana

B.S., Biological Sciences                                                                                                            2007

B.A., Political Science                                                                                                                2005

 

 

PRESENTATION Demonstrated strong industry knowledge and communication skills as a panelist at the 2013 Automated Trader Chicago Summit: Finding Alpha through Diversity, Efficiency and Creativity.  Addressed issues related to careers in trading.

TECHNICAL

SKILLS                                   MS Office:  Excel (VBA, v look up, pivot tables), PowerPoint, Word

Trading: TT Algo Design Lab, BookMap, Investor RT scripting language

Financial Analysis: Bloomberg, Investor RT, Market Delta, Quantopian, python