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PIRA ENERGY GROUP New York, NY
Commodities Research Analyst March 2012 – November 2012
-Pre and post report analysis of monthly WASDE's as well as weekly Crop Condition, Export, and Cash market reports in corn, soybeans, and wheat.
-Built out the agriculture database for research analysis and constructed PowerPoint slides and charts for PIRA’s internal databases and conferences.
-Assisted the coal and natural gas teams with constructing databases for internal analysis.
LEONARD FARM Sublette, Kansas
Farm Management January 2010 – March 2012
-Responsible for strategic decision making of a
3,400 acre corn, wheat, soybean, sorghum, and cotton farm in financial decisions, planting, and marketing.
-Conducted agricultural commodity market research and advised in marketing crop production.
Farming Operations – Part time January 1997 – July 2003
-Experienced in planting, growing, harvesting, and marketing of corn, wheat, soybeans, and cotton.
FREIGHTCAR AMERICAJohnstown, Pennsylvania
Corporate Finance, M&A Analysis Summer InternshipJune 2006 – August 2006
-Reported to the CEO and CFO of this industry leading railcar manufacturer and advised company in M&A to hold cash due to recession concerns from rising commodity prices.
-Forecasted monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements based on plant location, railcar type, and forecasted volume levels.
-Built financial models for valuation analysis using discounted cash flows (DCF) in M&A transactions.
-Assisted in developing the company’s presentations for investor conferences and quarterly conference calls.
BEAR STEARNS Brooklyn, New York
Balance and Control Summer Internship May 2005 – August 2005
-Corresponded with banks, counterparties, and internal departments to resolve fund transfer discrepancies, missing payments, and unapplied funds.
-Assisted in reconciling the daily cash balance between all internal company divisions.
-Reviewed fund transfers and receipts for proper placement and any suspect activity.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAGainesville, Florida
B.S., Food and Resource Economics December 2009
Independent / boutique research firm analyst.
Commodities, Stocks - long, Stocks - short
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