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1455 N. Sandburg Terrace Chicago, IL 60610 Phone 312.203.0576 E-mail

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE: Interested in securing a challenging, growth-oriented position in the financial services/trading industry or online businesses. Id like to work for a company that is innovative and progressive in the area of technology, and I prefer a fast-paced work environment. SUMMARY:___________________________________________________________________________ Computer Information Systems background and IT/Executive-level enterprise-wide experience Proactive, determined, detailed, thorough, and goal-oriented as well as flexible to adapt to shifting priorities Exemplary written & oral communication skills Hard-working, with a professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills Exceptional team collaboration ability as well as resourceful problem solving EDUCATION:____________________________________________________________ DeVry University, College of Engineering & Information Sciences, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, October 22, 2004, CLASS VALEDICTORIAN GPA: 3.87/4.00 Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Deans List, Alpha Chi National Honor Society Iota Chapter, Vice President Organizations: Alpha Chi Honor Society Member and Local Chapter Officer (Vice-President) Association of Information Technology Professionals (A.I.T.P.) TECHNICAL COURSES: All courses were accompanied by a laboratory combining classroom theory and applications. Systems/We Front-end Operating b Software Networking Business Databases Developmen Systems Developmen Tools t t Oracle Systems Windows Database Microsoft HTML/XML/CS OSI Model Analysis/Desi 2000/XP/20 C++/VC++ Administrati Office S gn 07 on ObjectOrient ed Microsoft TCP/IP UNIX MS Access JAVA DHTML Analysis/Desi Project gn Windows/UNI Linux/Red Management SQL VB.NET/C# FrontPage JavaScript X NOVELL Hat Technical LAN/WAN MS/DOS PL/SQL ASP.NET FTP JSP/AJAX Writing EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:______________________________________________________________ PEAK6 Investments, LP Present 05/2011 -

The core of the PEAK6 trading business includes market making, risk management, alternative investments, and proprietary trading. Having traded hundreds of millions of options contracts throughout our history, our proprietary tools, technology, talent, and expertise have helped PEAK6 Capital Management LLC become one of the largest options-trading firms in the U.S. My accountabilities in this position are to augment the existing recruiting team by sourcing, screening, interviewing and placing candidates for permanent job openings specific to technology. This is a contract position that has an expected duration of 6 months in length. Im responsible for for effectively building relationships both inside and outside the organization. Job Responsibilities Recruit direct hire candidates through job postings, database searches, internet search engines, networking, referrals and cold calling. Sourcing, screening, technical testing, technical assessments, interviewing, closing candidates, conducting reference checks, extending offers and negotiating compensation. Work closely with the HR team and hiring managers to assess job openings, qualify job details, represent appropriate candidates and manage the interview/offer process. Handle all appropriate follow up with candidates to build meaningful and productive relationships. Communicate with peers by sharing recruiting best practices and providing accurate, thorough documentation on candidates in applicant tracking systems and other documentation tools.

Multitask and keep organized as this position consistently works on a high volume of job requisitions simultaneously. Work independently, have a positive outlook and excellent work ethic which includes being willing to recruit after hours when needed.

CME Group, Inc., Chicago, IL. 08/2010


CME Group is the world's largest and most diverse financial marketplace. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. Systems Analyst, Match Engine Analysis Team Present 08/2010 -

Serve as a liaison between the systems development team and business groups. Identify, analyze, and document business/functional requirements. Communicate information and ideas related to the impact/feasibility of proposed solutions. Work directly with a leads and project managers to ensure that the
development team fully understands the specification and ensure that testing results correspond to the business expectations.

Technical Recruiter 06/2007 08/2010 Responsible for partnering with the IT Division to hire motivated and qualified employees possessing the core competencies, job specific skills, character and aptitude to support business objectives. I function as the main point of contact for the IT division - leading all stages of the recruiting process - from partnering with leadership on definition of resource needs and strategy to targeting, assessing, negotiating, recruiting and closing top candidates. I also develop and implement staffing plans relating to business initiatives and implement and deliver acclimation programs for new employees. Primary Responsibilities:

Partner with the Technology division (16 departments) to develop and implement staffing plans relating to business initiatives. Develop strategic staffing plans with each divisional manager in order to proactively staff positions. Requirements gathering - meet with managers, directors, and managing directors (MTs) in each group to determine the technical skill sets candidates should possess, as well as gather and assimilate information about systems/applications structure and functionality, and team project initiatives.

Generate quality candidates for new openings, and work with manager and team to design, implement, and improve the recruitment process including interview schedule, questions, timing, and debrief meetings. Thoroughly screen each potential candidate and help to determine skill-set levels with various technologies.

Run a full desk collaborate, act as the go-between and represent interests for both candidates and managers/business groups. Close candidates and negotiate complex offers. Create and maintain highly confidential process documentation and candidate information records (e.g. salary history, background check information) Implement successful acclimation programs (e.g. New Hire Orientation) to help reduce ramp up time for employees.

Provide assessments and evaluations on the following candidate skill sets:

Client/server, mission-critical, distributed systems, multithreading, design patterns, exception handling, high throughput, fault-tolerance, Core Java, J2EE, application servers [WebLogic, WebSphere], messaging systems [WebLogic JMS, WebSphere MQ, Tibco], Unix [Red Hat Linux, Solaris], relational databases [Oracle, DB2]. Software frameworks [Struts, Spring]. Web Application Developers [HTML, DHTML, XML, Flash] Project Managers, Business Analysts, QA/Testers, DBAs [SQL Server/Oracle] Database Developers, PeopleSoft [Functional-Technical implementation specialists], UNIX System Administrators/Engineers, Network Engineers, Infrastructure/Data Center Engineers.

Keystone Consulting Affiliates, Inc., Chicago, IL. 06/2007 Technical Recruiter


Established in 1993, Keystone Consulting Affiliates, Inc. is a minority owned Professional IT Staffing and IT Consulting Services Firm. Serving both local and nationwide clients from headquarters in the Chicago loop, we have developed trusted relationships with our clients by growing revenue, containing costs, and improving efficiencies through the application of our consulting resources and business processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

Permanent and contract-based placement of mid level to Director-level Information Technology professionals at companies in the following industries: Financial [retail and trading], Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Advertising, Marketing, Consulting, Healthcare/Insurance. Recruit for multiple firms/multiple types of positions. Candidate skill sets: .NET [C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, VC++], Web Application Developers [HTML, DHTML, XML, Flash] C, C++, VC++/MFC, STL, PERL, ETL, Java, J2EE [EJB, JMS, Swing], MQ Series, VB, Wireless, IT Directors, Developers, Architects, UI/Human Factors Designers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, QA/Testers, DBAs [SQL Server/Sybase/Oracle] Database Developers, SAP/Peoplesoft [Functional-Technical implementation specialists], Desktop Support, UNIX System Administrators, Network Engineers, Field Technicians. Supplied candidates for positions both local and nationwide. Utilized multiple sourcing strategies and techniques including cold calling, the internet, recruiting databases referrals, job boards, technical user groups, Linked In, Craigs List, Universities, job fairs, conferences, and seminars. Utilized applicant tracking/vendor management systems i.e.; BEELINE, FOX Responsibilities include full life-cycle recruiting i.e.; meeting with and establishing requirements with clients and hiring managers, account management, creating job specifications, internet sourcing, referrals, identifying potential candidates, performing technical screenings, scheduling interviews, negotiating offers, and performing all required administrative tasks/completing contracts/paperwork prior to start dates. 01/2005

The Harvest Consulting Group, Inc. Schaumburg, IL. 01/2006 Technical Recruiter

The Harvest Consulting Group, Inc. is focused on providing Human Capital solutions to a diverse range of industries and organizations throughout the United States. Through our Harvest Consulting and Harvest Search business units we provide our clients with a full range of Executive Search and IT Consulting Services. Primary Responsibilities: Permanent and contract-based placement of Executive-level Information Technology professionals at companies in the following industries: Capital Markets (Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Proprietary Trading Firms), Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Advertising, Marketing, Consulting, Healthcare.

Recruit for multiple firms/multiple types of positions. My responsibilities include full life-cycle recruiting i.e.; establishing requirements with hiring managers, identifying potential candidates, sourcing, screening and creating job specs. I also have experience with scheduling interviews, negotiating offers and establishing start dates. Supplied candidates for positions nationally including: Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. Utilized multiple sourcing strategies and techniques including cold calling, the internet, recruiting databases (Goldmine), referrals, job boards, technical user groups, LinkedIn, Craigs List, Universities (MIT, Harvard, Yale, U of I-Champaign-Urbana, University of California, Berkeley), job fairs, conferences and seminars. Recruit candidates with the following skill sets: C, C++, VC++/MFC, STL, Java, J2EE [EJB, JMS, Swing, Struts], Visual Basic, .NET [C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, VC++.NET], Wireless, IT Directors, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Process Managers, QA/Testers, SQL, Sybase, Oracle, DBA, SAP [Functional & Technical implementation specialists], PERL, ETL, Architects, Desktop Support Managers, UNIX System Administrators, Web Application Developers [HTML,

DHTML, XML, Flash Developers]. Consistently met weekly candidate submittal and interview goals

DeVry University, Chicago, IL 10/2003 10/2004 Educational Services Assistant/Faculty Assistant Assisted students with laboratory activities and assignments during instructional periods, demonstrated equipment use and procedures [Hardware: PCs, printers, Software: MS Office, VB.NET, ASP.NET, C++/Java compilers, Internet]. Monitored and supported students with usage of all software and hardware in the Universitys main PC LAB (200+ workstations). Assisted three Senior faculty members with administrative tasks including performing objective grading and administering tests, quizzes, projects, exams, lab assignments, and sustaining reports and documents. Senior Project/Internship: Caf 28, Chicago, IL 06/2003 Administrator Worked as an associate of a four member team to create a database and website.

03/2003 -

Met with clients and established requirements. Created Project proposal, conducted feasibility analysis, created work breakdown structure utilizing Microsoft Project for resource allocation and tracking milestones. Constructed a schedule for the project using GANTT charts for time efficiency, testing, and debugging. Defined project scope. Refined the project plan and determined the logical/physical design. Coded and debugged pages. Produced deliverables on time and within budget. Integration and testing: Conducted comprehensive system/unit testing to validate code and meet our clients expectations. Prepared system analysis reports. Obtained management approval periodically throughout the project. System Operation and Acceptance: Designed and produced a personal company website for the client, including front-end interface, [HTML, CSS] with a Microsoft Access back-end database. Conducted a formal presentation of the final project to the company Owners, CEO and Senior Professors of the University.