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Meran T.

Topalian
meran_topalian@my.uri.edu | (401) 649-0840 | linkedin.com/in/merantopalian | East Greenwich, RI
Determined, Analytical, Driven, Enthusiastic, Creative Problem Solver

Education
University of Rhode Island | Kingston, RI ENROLLED SEPTEMBER 2016
Business Finance Major Anticipated Graduation Date May 2020
Related Courses: Financial Management, Intermediate Accounting I, Organizational Behavior, Operations and Supply Chain
Management, Managerial/Financial Accounting, Managerial Statistics I, Macro/Microeconomics

GPA: 3.55 As of January 2018

Experience
IGT | Supply Chain Intern | West Greenwich, RI October 2018 - Present
Assisted in creating supply chain data analysis spreadsheets, reviewing large data sets, and offered a new lens to
look at way in which our team could increase operating efficiencies.
· Monitoring retailer stock levels with our SAP distribution model.
· Placed purchase requisition orders into our SAP system based on retailer specifications.
· Managed and edited our 2018 Purchase Order Excel worksheet for variable changes including quantity and price.
· Created and produced a 2019 Purchase Order Excel worksheet to be used at the start of next year. Included data that
were the scheduled purchase orders from the vendors.
· Helped monitor for lottery game variables, such as large jackpots where consumables consumption rates increase.

Wells Fargo | Providence, RI | Financial Advisor Shadow December 2015 – April 2016
· Shadowed David Bogosian, First VP of Investments at Wells Fargo in Providence, Rhode Island.
· Four-month period shadowing and understanding investments specific to clients' goals.

Activities/Leadership
Vice President | Kappa Iota Pi Kappa Alpha Chapter November 2018 - Present
· Utilizing both professional and social skills to guide and lead individuals within the organization.
· Attend weekly meetings to inform and discuss current business of the chapter.
· Help manage and oversee all operations of an estimated 110 members.
Owner, Sneaker Resale Business June 2014 – Present
· Research, source and sell the most exclusive, limited edition footwear available in the market.
· Hired necessary software resources to ensure high speed purchase of limited inventory. Initiated successful social
media campaign.
· Created industry network resulting in increased communications relative to product releases and availability.
· Generated $100K in revenues through PayPal sales invoices.

Involvement
· Member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Kappa Iota Chapter) at the University of Rhode Island
· Member of the University of Rhode Island’s Entrepreneurship Club
· Member of D.R.I.V.E: Diversifying, Recruiting, Inspiring, Volunteering, Education at the University of Rhode Island
· Events Committee Chairman of the Financial Management Association at URI

Skills
· Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint
· SAP Software Solutions
· Cadence Software
· Skype for Business
· Strong interpersonal skills