I received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Wharton. I have spent nine years in the finance industry, including one year at BlackRock, three years at boutique investment bank Gleacher & Company, three years at CIFC Asset Management, and two years at a specialty finance company based in Bermuda. At my jobs I learned to value fixed income and equity securities, build three-statement models, and be able to make a case for investments to senior management. I am also a CFA charterholder, and passing the three exams necessary to become a charterholder involves a deep understanding of corporate finance, accounting, portfolio construction, and economics.