Distinctive Career Services Founder Michelle Dumas Named to NRWA Board of Directors

National Resume Writers’ Association names author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” to Board of Directors as Experienced Business Owners Representative.

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Somersworth, NH, USA (April 29, 2014) — Distinctive Career Services LLC, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, today announced that the firm’s founder, Michelle Dumas, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) as Experienced Business Owners Representative.

Dumas received the appointment after being voted in as Experienced Business Owners Representative by the NRWA membership. Dumas has been an active member of the NRWA since 1997, speaking at NRWA conferences and serving as a member of the NRWA Certification Advisory Board.

The NRWA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the support of professional resume writers. The Association is responsible for increasing market visibility for resume writers, promoting standards of excellence and best practices, and providing peer marketing, training, and certification. The NRWA also offers a series of online training programs and teleseminars for professional development, and sponsors an annual conference for members.

“Being named to serve the business owners who make up the NRWA gives me an opportunity to give back to the organization that has helped me build my own business, Distinctive Career Services,” said Dumas. “The role of the professional resume writer has changed in the last decade, and to continue to thrive, resume professionals will have to adapt their businesses to meet changing job candidate needs. By working as part of the NRWA Board I will be able to share my experience and help small business owners identify new opportunities, develop new tools, and build their own operations.”

Dumas and the team of career professionals at Distinctive Career Services offer a range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, Linkedin profile writing, job search assistance, personal branding strategies, and more. All the firm’s services are tailored to each job seeker’s needs and are highly customized.

In addition to founding Distinctive Career Services, Dumas is the author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” and “Secrets of a Successful Job Search,” and a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search. Dumas also works personally with executive clients through her exclusive career marketing program, http://www.100kcareermarketing.com.

Dumas is one of a handful of professional resume writers to hold both a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials. Dumas also is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) with credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC). She holds a degree from the University of New Hampshire.

About Distinctive Career Services

Founded in 1996, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) offers professional resume writing and consultation, design, and distribution services to job hunters worldwide. Using a proprietary methodology, Distinctive Career Services provides its clients with all the tools necessary to promote and market themselves, and shows them how to open new doors to reach their highest career aspirations. The firm’s clients include thousands of job seekers at all professional levels to the highest C-level executives. Clients come from all industries and includes working professionals looking to advance or change their careers as well as under- and unemployed workers looking to shorten their job search.

For more information, visit Distinctive Career Services online at http://www.distinctiveweb.com.

Contact:
Michelle Dumas
Founder and Executive Director
Distinctive Career Services, LLC
(800) 644-9694
mdumas@distinctiveweb.com
http://www.distinctiveweb.com

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KastKing™ WhiteMax Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reel Introduced by Eposeidon

Deep water cranking power and fishing comfort are key features of this new series reel from KastKing™.

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Hempstead, NY, USA (April 29, 2014) — KastKing™ a division of Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. announces they have added a new specialty category baitcasting fishing reel, the KastKing™ WhiteMax, to their product lineup.

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KastKing’s™ WhiteMax Low Profile reel offers lighter weight for a more enjoyable fishing experience. Housed within its low profile, graphite frame weighing only 7.7 ounce/ 218 grams is a powerful 5.1:1 precision cut gear ratio package. This lower gearing provides more torque and requires less cranking effort. WhiteMax’s light weight combined with a low gear ratio is less tiring for the angler.

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Each KastKing™ WhiteMax has an impressive array of 9 stainless steel ball bearings and 1 instant anti-reverse roller bearing along with 10 lbs. / 4.5 Kg of drag and a 10 lb./ 100 yd. (0.33 mm/ 90m) cross-drilled, anodized forged aluminum spool that brings smoothness, stopping power, and ample line capacity to the battle with aggressive game fish.

“As with all of our products, we are proud of the new KastKing™ WhiteMax,” says Eposeidon’s Marketing Director, Tom Gahan. “With a retail price in the $40 range, it once again reinforces our commitment to delivering quality products at the best prices to keep fishing affordable.”

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The KastKing™ White Max’s precision brake system with side-plate adjustment can be matched to any conditions for accurate backlash-free casts. A soft-touch thumb bar spool release and twin EVA foam grips further reduce fatigue.

KastKing™ WhiteMax low profile baitcasting fishing reels are available at http://www.eposeidon.com.

ABOUT EPOSEIDON:

Eposeidon is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Direct Line: 631.369.0063
US Headquarters: 1-855-830-7430
tgahan@eposeidon.com
http://www.eposeidon.com

InPreflight Pro 2.11.7 for Adobe InDesign Improves Startup Process

Zevrix Solutions announces InPreflight Pro 2.11.7, a maintenance update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. Described as “delightfully simple to use” by Macworld, InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination. The new version improves the app’s startup process and ensures that InPreflight Pro menu in InDesign can be created when multiple versions of InDesign are open.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (April 29, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of InPreflight 2.11.7, a maintenance update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is a powerful all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination. InPreflight helps graphics and print professionals prevent costly mistakes by uncovering hidden problems, as well as save disk space through smart batch-packaging and reduce production time and costs.

The new version fixes an issue in which the InPreflight Pro menu, which lets users launch InPreflight directly from InDesign, could not be created when multiple versions of InDesign were open. With previous versions, users had to close multiple InDesign copies to avoid an error during InDesign’s startup.

“While many graphic artists have heard of or used other preflight applications, they tend to be overly complicated,” writes James Dempsey in Macworld. “InPreflight is delightfully simple to use and does its job well.”

InPreflight Pro provides a complete document preparation solution for printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses.

Automatic batch packaging:
InPreflight Pro can collect multiple InDesign jobs automatically with the option to package all files into one folder, eliminating the need to collect the same links multiple times for each design and saving users gigabytes of disk space and hours of production time.

Quality control:
InPreflight quickly checks InDesign documents for common problems such as missing links, fonts, unwanted colors, illegal link locations and more.

Graphic preflight reports:
Users can print graphic preflight reports and save them as PDF files with the option to include a detailed paragraph styles report for typography professionals.

Pricing and Availability:
InPreflight Pro can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$99.95 (Studio version: $39.95), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial version is available for download. Update is free for licensed users of version 2, and US$55.98 from earlier versions. InPreflight is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals achieve more while doing less through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

PAC Drops Endorsement of Rep. Joe Barton Due to his Surprise Support for Amnesty

“Rep. Joe Barton is playing the Republican trickster game where he says he wants to give illegal aliens a form of legal status but not citizenship and voting rights,” said William Gheen President of ALIPAC.

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Raleigh, NC, USA (April 28, 2014) — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) Press@alipac.us / (866) 703-0864

Surprised by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) (202-225-2002) announcement last Friday in the Dallas Morning news that he now supports a path to legalization, through a new guest worker program that would remove current penalties of law for millions of illegal immigration, ALIPAC is dropping the national organization’s standing endorsement of his campaign and adding him to the list of GOP lawmakers that support amnesty for illegal immigrants instead.

Changing America’s existing immigration laws which are designed to deter illegal immigration in order to accommodate tens of millions of illegal immigrants is a form of amnesty. Furthermore, illegal immigrants that are accommodated will one day vote against any candidate that supports borders and equitable laws in America!

“Rep. Joe Barton is playing the Republican trickster game where he says he wants to give illegal aliens a form of legal status but not citizenship and voting rights,” said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. “You do not have to be a legal scholar or a lawyer to know the courts will quickly strike down any attempt of Congress to create a second class version of citizenship. Joe Barton’s illegal immigrants would eventually be given voting rights by the courts thus destroying any future hopes for border or immigration law enforcement. His promises of border security are bitter lies that will never come to fruition if the amnesty portion of his expected bill ever becomes law!”

Many Republican lawmakers have recently been added to the ‘GOP Traitor’ list due to their efforts to help Barack Obama change existing laws to accommodate tens of millions of illegal immigrants with a form of amnesty called ‘immigration reform’. GOP lawmakers refuse to use the word amnesty to describe their actions because they are quite aware that more than 80% of Republican voters reject amnesty because they know such actions will only lead to more illegal immigration in the future.

In 1987, Congress passed the Simpson-Mazzolie Act which granted amnesty for approximately 3 million illegal aliens. Almost all of the enforcement promises of the bill were never adequately implemented. This resulted in the current 12-20 million illegal immigrants in America.

“Using the lessons learned and mathematics established by the 1987 amnesty for illegals, we can estimate that any new form of amnesty, legalization, guest worker visa, etc… will result in more than 40 million new illegal immigrants entering America in the next two decades!” said William Gheen.

ALIPAC has dropped all support for Representative Joe Barton which had been originally based on his high rankings and grades with NumbersUSA. ALIPAC is now seeking another candidate to run replace Joe Barton who has betrayed a majority of his constituents by supporting the interests of the costly and deadly illegal immigrant invasion of America over American taxpayers.

For more information about which federal candidates support or oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, please review our standing endorsements (CLICK HERE) or visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

High-frequency Trading in Equities Explained at The Speed Traders Workshop with Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 28, 2014) — As of 2009, some studies suggested HFT firms accounted for 60-73% of all US equity trading volume, with that number falling to approximately 50% in 2012. High-frequency traders move in and out of short-term positions aiming to capture sometimes just a fraction of a cent in profit on every trade. HFT firms do not employ significant leverage, accumulate positions or hold their portfolios overnight. As a result, HFT has a potential Sharpe ratio (a measure of risk and reward) thousands of times higher than traditional buy-and-hold strategies. High-frequency traders typically compete against other HFTs, rather than long-term investors. HFT firms make up the low margins with incredible high volumes of transactions, frequently numbering in the millions.

HFT may cause new types of serious risks and dangers to the financial system. Algorithmic and HFT were both found to have contributed to volatility in the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash, when high-frequency liquidity providers rapidly withdrew from the market. Several European countries have proposed curtailing or banning HFT due to concerns about volatility. Other complaints against HFT include the argument that some HFT firms scrape profits from investors when index funds rebalance their portfolios. Whether that indeed is the case will be explained by author Edgar Perez at The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com).

The Speed Traders Workshop is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate. Further information about this workshop can be found at http://www.goldennetworking.net.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Knightmare on Wall Street, the fascinating story of Knight Capital put together by course director Edgar Perez, was the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knight Capital, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is also author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Why Stock Market Not Rigged by High-frequency Trading at The Speed Traders Workshop 2014

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 28, 2014) — Michael Lewis, the famous Liar’s Poker author, couldn’t have timed Flash Boys better if he’d tried. His blockbuster new book about high-frequency trading came out in a blaze of publicity during exactly the same week as a little-known Wall Street company named Virtu was scheduled to start marketing its initial public offering of shares, according to Reuters’ Felix Salmon. For him, Flash Boys is unapologetically polemical: The New York Times reviewed it twice on the day it came out, with Andrew Ross Sorkin calling it a “a make-your-blood-boil read” and Janet Maslin saying that it “is guaranteed to make blood boil.”

According to Salmon, Lewis’ pugnacious style is fine and good-journalism should make you angry. But the problem with Flash Boys, he claims, is that the demands that master storyteller Lewis makes of his narrative don’t align well with the structural problems of HFT that Lewis the journalist should want to expose. The result is that the general public, after reading this book or watching Lewis on 60 Minutes, will think that the scandal of HFT is that they’re being ripped off, and that the stock market is a scam.

The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), demonstrates why neither of these statements is true. The Speed Traders Workshop is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading with Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), and will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Evolution of Securities Investing at High-frequency Trading Workshop in New York City

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 28, 2014) — The development of federal securities law was spurred by the stock market crash of 1929, and the resulting Great Depression. In the period leading up to the stock market crash, companies issued stock and enthusiastically promoted the value of their company to induce investors to purchase those securities. Doesn’t’ that sound eerily familiar to investors at the beginning of the Internet era?

Brokers in turn sold this stock to investors based on promises of large profits but with little disclosure of relevant information about the company. In many cases, the promises made by companies and brokers had little or no substantive basis, or were wholly fraudulent. With thousands of investors buying up stock in hopes of huge profits, the market was in a state of speculative frenzy that ended in October 1929, when the market crashed as panicky investors sold off their investments en masse.

Fast forward 85 years and practitioners can review how far markets have gone at The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading with Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com). The Speed Traders Workshop will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on WILS 1320’s Capital City Recap, FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com