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


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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



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.


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

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