Craig Kemnitz
4533 N. Kedzie
#1 R
Chicago, IL 60625
773.463.2867
CELL:773.278.5806
FAX:607.299.9290
SKYPE:Kedzie Avenue Capital Management,Inc.


 
 
Experience

Chief Information Officer (2006-2007) Contract position to run Information Systems for Forex Dealer. Moved 20 person office, set up networking and communication in Midtown Manhattan. Helped run backofffice function for trading platforms. Procured all equipment purchases.

(2005-2007) Trader and programmer of trading systems on MetaTrader and Trade Station in foreign exchange.

Chicago Board of Trade Contract Business Analyst on Denali Handheld Device project. (2005)

(2003-2005) Trader and programmer of trading systems on MetaTrader and Trade Station in foreign exchange.

The Options Clearing Corp.
Business Analyst(contract) Chicago, IL, USA
Wrote Approach, Design, and Requirements documents for web-enablement and rewrite of one of the world's largest securities and derivatives clearing systems.
International Business Machines (IBM)
1999 - 2001 Executive Consultant New York, NY, USA
Projects:
Large Risk Project: Develop Analysis for web-based Prototype  for Risk Consulting Firm, New York, NY. Business Analysis, Case Studies, Use and Test Cases, class diagrams, mappings, sequence diagrams. Analysis included commodity, foreign exchange, rate and equity quantified risks. 
Bank Futures Division--Project: ODS (Operational Data Store), Chicago, IL Systems Assessment and Current Environment Determination.
Large Equity Discount Brokerage Firm, Detroit, MI 
Straight Through Processing (STP) and Current Assessment on web based trading and brokerage for equity, foreign exchange, and securities units.
State Street Global Asset
Conducted end-to-end business analysis project for equity, foreign exchange, and fixed income trading units of the same Advisory firm. Developed business flows and extensive business and technical documentation for Portfolio Management Units. 
ABN AMRO
1998 - 1999 Business Analyst (Contract) Chicago, IL, USA
Business Analyst and Technical Writer. Designed business requirements, specifications and analysis for interface and systems migration projects. Focus on back office systems.
Commerz Futures, Inc.
1996 - 1998 Programmer (contract) Chicago, IL, USA
Developed on-line American styled options pricing calculator for securities, FOREX, stocks, and indices. Model followed is the Whaley modification of Black. (J++, Perl scripting, C). 
ABN AMRO
1997 - 1997 Business Analyst (Contract) Chicago, IL, USA
Designed business requirements and analysis for the addition of American Style and multi-collateral repos for the London and Amsterdam treasury securities back office unit. 
Panasonic (Mieco)
1996 - 1996 Programmer (contract) Elgin, IL, USA
VB 4.0 for GUI design and Access for a point of sale project. Panasonic was contracted to develop software which is now in use at over 8000 Amoco sites. Developed GUI and utilized touch-screen interfaces, in NT 3.51 OS. Designed OLE's and custom controls unique to project in C++ and interfaces for use in VB 4.0.
KACM, Inc. 
1992 - 1996 President (Self Employment) Chicago, IL, USA
Contracts with the following companies to do coding/Analysis:
Mike Bergen & Associates, C++, foreign exchange  options, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nikko Securities, Interest Rate and forex derivatives accounting package, Chicago
. Fuji Securities, LOTUS Macros, Foreign Exchange  and Interest Rate Forward Pricing, Chicago
1st Federal S&L (Ocwen), VB Foreign Exchange  and Interest  Cash Options Pricing West Palm Beach, FL
Seminars Constructed and Conducted
January 1994 for MKS Bullion Trading, Geneva, Switzerland Week-long seminar on trading, risk management and systems for physicals, foreign exchange  and interest rates. 
August 1994 for Dealing Technologies, Johannesburg, South Africa 
(one month) Financial Engineering and Hedging. South African Rand Forward Curve Pricing
February/March 1995 MB Associates, Boland Bank , Johannesburg & Capetown, South Africa, (two months) Financial Engineering and Hedging, Dollar/Rand Hedging
August 1995 for Fuji Bank, Brussels, Belgium and London, England 
(one week) Options Trading and Risk Management, Foreign Exchange  Desks
Virginia Trading (Kleinwort Benson)
1990 - 1992 Research Analyst-(Employee) Chicago, IL, USA
Conducted fixed income research at securities trading desk for securities trading. Also worked on various projects relating to automated technical trading. Wrote software to calculate various basis trading applications relating to risk analysis. 
Elders Futures
1989 - 1990 Options Analyst-Institutrional Sales Chicago, IL, USA
Worked at Foreign Exchange  and Eurodollar desks on the floor of the Chicago Merc providing strategy and hedge information to NY cash desks for DM, SF,  ED  in futures and options.
Chicago Mecantile Exchange
1984 - 1988 IOM Member, Independent Options Floor Trader Chicago, IL, USA
Traded FOREX  futures options and futures for own  account. Maintained delta/gamma neutral portfolio and traded in cash and forward markets against position. Expanded into Eurodollar and Equity Options.
Rudolf Wolff (Merged into Elders Futures)
1982 - 1984 Options Analyst and Trader Chicago, IL, USA
Traded FOREX  futures options and futures for firm account. Maintained delta/gamma neutral portfolio and traded in cash and forward markets against position. Was one of the first foreign exchange  futures options traders at the exchange. 
Chicago Board of Trade/Chicago Mercantile Exchange
1980 - 1982 Runner/Phone Clerk/Programmer Chicago, IL, USA
Focus on the currency and Eurodollar markets.
Education
University of Chicago
M. Sci., Computer Science Chicago, IL, USA
Computer Science course work including  C, Object Oriented Architecture, Java, PHP, Database, SQL, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, JSP, UNIX, Linux, Project Management etc. 
Projects included Multi-Tiered web sites implementing Sybase&My SQL on Apache platform
and utilizing Orion/Tomcat web servers, XML.  

Degree Awarded 9/2003.

Illinois Institute of Technology 
February 1998 M. Sci., Financial Markets & Trading Chicago, IL, USA
Course work in numerical methods, financial engineering, forward pricing,  modeling,
structured products, exotic options pricing. 
Northwestern University
B. A. Economics Evanston, IL, USA
Skills
Proficient German, some French & Spanish. 
Visual Basic.NET, C, C++, C# ,Linux, Java, JSP, SQL
UML, PHP etc. 
Licenses

PRMI Sustaining Member and Designation Candidate

References
Available upon request.