Donald B.

Consultant

690 dollar
Freelancer
31 years
London, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

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Self EmployedFebruary 2018 - Present

Working on a number of projects using Python AI networks, Machine Learning looking at visual recognition for a medical purposes.
Implementations of office 365 and cloud file storage.
Building algorithms for section and trading an equities in the North American markets .
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EcofinMarch 2007 - January 2018

Accountable for heading up the IT for this independent hedge Fund  specialising in the global utility, infrastructure, alternative energy and environmental sectors.

Responsible for Technology  in London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva, Beijing
Systems including Cloud Infrastructure, Front , Middle and Back-office systems. Comms and Market data.

The Role involved:-
Full budgetary responsibility of up to £1.5 M
outsourcing Vendor management/people Management
Implementing transformational strategic plans
Stakeholder management
Procurement
Application and Change delivery
Reporting to the board
Business continuity
Security
Meeting financial Regulatory requirements.
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Lehman Brothers JapanJune 2006 - December 2006

• Two major moves  of ~ 200 seats each  effecting around 600 people within Repungi Hills
• Planning and budgets for a third 600 seat move within Repungi Hills
• Maintaining control and providing regular updates, through Project plans, Schedules , risk, issue Logs, procurement, delivery sheets, holiday and activity sheets
• Budget responsibility for over 5 million dollars
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Eire System JapanMarch 2006 - June 2006

• A customer facing position to over 40 customers mainly small to medium sized hedge funds for example EDF, Identifying and discussing issues with their senior mangers to effect long term change.
• Improving support by pushing back on issues and prioritisation.  
• Improving billing to customers and time management of support staff.
• Contracts databases for over 80 contract staff.
• Providing clear leadership, vision and motivation to the team.
Taking ownerships of issues to ensure the delivery of projects within strict timeframes.
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Incremental IT LtdJanuary 2005 - January 2006

Completed variety of consulting projects in Japan at Lehman brothers, Eire Systems and Hungry Fish including a number smaller contract.
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GFI GroupMay 2002 - October 2004

Led a team of developers and initiated a number of upgrade and integration projects after 7 Years of non investment decreasing trade touch rates by upto 30%. Project managed a number of front office trading and order routing implementations for credit derivatives Electrical Energy and Equities.  Acted as a conduit for senior management issues in relation to technology as there were rapid changes taking place in systems, processes and controls to facilitate GFI's subsequent IPO.
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Jefferies & CompanyJanuary 1994 - May 2002

Promoted and asked to run Jefferies International IT department (both operations and development) for 8 Years. During this period he enjoyed the variety and challenges of working in a dynamic institutional broker.
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WarburgsJanuary 1990 - January 1994

Management report
Developing a new Fixed income analytical platform in using Visual basic
Developing excel dll’s in C++

My stack

IT Infrastructure

Security

Languages

C++, Visual Basic, Python, Swift

Other

Office 365

Databases

Data Security, Data Privacy - GDPR, Google Cloud Storage

Others

Consulting, Algorithms, Problem Solving, Time Management, Strategic Planning, Risk Analysis, Resource Management, Project Management

Technologies

Machine Learning

Protocols

FIX

My education and trainings

Prince 2 - PEOPLECERT2015 -

MBA, Business Administration - London Metropolitan University2001 - 2002

Degree in Electrical and Elelectronic Eng. - University of Portsmouth1982 - 1986

Physics , Maths A Levels - Mander Portman and Woodward1981 - 1982