The Young Entrepreneurs of Finance and Trading
The new entrepreneurs making an impact in the world of finance and trading offer lessons to us all. Many of these high flyers are well on their way to achieving their dreams of financial freedom. Trading coaching organizations like Knowledge to Action, found here, offers their list of the young entrepreneurs of finance and trading currently operating at the top of their game. All of the entrepreneurs listed below are not yet thirty, and are already distinguishing themselves in financial and trading markets around the world.
Tracy Britt Cool
This young entrepreneur grew up on a farm in Kansas, which she credits with shaping her commitment to seeing a job through, and the evolution of her underlying work ethic. Hired by Warren Buffet in 2009 when she was just 25 and newly graduated from Harvard business school, Tracy currently works as financial assistant to the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. At just 29 years of age she shows remarkable financial acumen. She also chairs the boards of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Benjamin Moore, Johns Manville, Larson-Juhle and Oriental Trading, as well as sitting on the board at H.J. Heinz. Warren Buffet paid her the ultimate compliment in January of this year when he spoke of her in a magazine interview and said ‘she thinks like I would’.
Another young entrepreneur making his mark is Eric Eisner, Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Banking and Markets. This 29 year old is credited with revolutionizing low-beta sovereign debt trading markets. Previously, this sort of market was viewed as unprofitable and a little dull. Eisner put paid to all that when he turned his business unit into a top revenue generator for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, trading in bonds worth over $30 billion. He currently oversees all Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s low-beta sovereign debt trading for Latin America, where his transformation from low performing business unit to one of the top-three revenue performers ensures he has made his mark.
Currently a Vice President at Goldman Sachs at just 28 years old, Shikiar leads a trading team devoted to electronic commodities, zeroing in on energy options and metals. He made his mark in asset management for hedge funds, and also has skills in equities trading. Like Britt Cool above, Shikiar was hired right out of university, where he completed a double major in Science and Accounting the perfect background for someone making money for by trading in electronic commodities.
These young entrepreneurs of finance and trading are all under 30 and currently at the top of their specialized fields. There is inspiration in how much they have achieved in so short a time, and their commitment to themselves and their industry commands respect. Along the way they have learned from excellent mentors, from their own experiences and, from perhaps the most important teacher of all, the market itself.
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