Adrian L Kennedy III

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Adrian L Kennedy III

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Adrian L Kennedy III
Adrian L Kennedy III Finance and Technology Professional
Available upon request
Charlotte, NC
Series 7 and 63 licensed.. Computer programming: 10+ years Finance: 10+ years Asset Management: 10+ years Artificial Intelligence 5+ years Lived in Melbourne, Australia for 1+ years. Lived in Hanoi, Vietnam 1+ month.
Career Objective

To obtain a role within a company that best allows me to make use of my perspective and analytical skills. Possible roles include Portfolio Manager, Senior Financial Analyst, Research Analyst, Market Technician, Financial Consultant, Trading System Developer and Quantitative Trader.

Experience
Ally Invest (formerly TradeKing) – Charlotte, NC April 2017 – PresentBroker/Client Service Associate
  • Helped onboard and retain clients during the transition from TradeKing to Ally Invest.
  • Executed equity market trades on the clients behalf which included stock, ETF, options, mutual fund and fixed income trade execution in an inbound call environment.
  • Provided insight and education to clients as to how to invest, place trades, determine their investment objectives and perform economic, market, sector and security specific analysis.
  • Website: https://www.ally.com/invest/ (opens in a new window)
Red Ventures – Charlotte, NC 2016 – 2017Sales Associate
  • Closed sales leads in an inbound call environment.
  • Achieved above business average sales metrics and was top performed performance in the business on for several months.
  • Adapted my skills to close leads across various businesses in the telecom and satellite-based service sector.
  • Website: https://www.redventures.com/ (opens in a new window)
T3 Trading Group – New York, NY2015 – 2016Equity Trader / Class C Member
  • Traded US stock markets using an evidence based fundamental and technical analysis decision making process.
  • Maintained a trading routine that includes daily reading, reports, attending industry related workshops and research that helped improve my perspective and probability-based market thesis.
  • Website: https://www.t3trading.com/ (opens in a new window)
Tower Hill Trading – Chicago, IL2014 – 2015Equity Trader
  • Traded US stock markets using a evidence based fundamental and technical analysis decision making process.
  • Developed a trading routine that includes daily reading, reports, attending industry related workshops and research that helped improve my perspective and probability-based market thesis.
  • Created proprietary quantitative tools that aided my decision making using my background in computer science and artificial intelligence.
  • Helped mentor other junior traders.
  • Website: https://www.greatpointcapital.com/ (The parent company of Tower Hill Trading) (opens in a new window)
Independent2012 – 2014Research Traveler
  • Traveled and lived in Asia and Oceania to gain a better understanding of global socioeconomic conditions.
  • Networked with various individuals across industries including Australia’s deregulated electricity industry (through Alinta Energy), Vietnam’s startup industry and Indonesian retailers.
  • Researched the local real estate growth, the state of telecommunications and public highway and utility infrastructure in the various countries visited from the ground up.
Jackson-Kennedy Capital Management – Alexandria, VA (Washington DC Metro Area)2006 – 2012Chief Investment Officer/Lead Developer
  • Managed the fund’s allocation in Foreign Exchange and spot metals markets.
  • Maintained the risk and compliance mandates of the firm within a multi-agency regulatory framework.
  • Oversaw the design and implementation of a Java-based trading system which executed quantitative trades using FX brokerage firm Oanda’s API on a Linux remote server and stored transactions using MySQL and supported SMS and HTML based monitoring and operation.
  • Operated as an Exempt Commodity Pool Operator under the National Futures Association (NFA) guidelines. NFA# 0412377 before ceasing operation in 2012.
  • NFA Registration website: https://www.nfa.futures.org/basicnet/Details.aspx?entityid=HKO7%2f3%2f%2fY3s%3d (opens in a new window)
US Patent and Trademark Office – Alexandria, VA (Washington DC Metro Area)2005 – 2012Artificial Intelligence Patent Examiner/Computer Engineer
  • Specialized in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Fuzzy Logic, Signal Processing, Intelligent Portfolio Optimization, Decision Systems and Control Systems.
  • Achieved one of the highest patent application allowance rates in my technology unit.
  • Passed the Patent Office Bar exam which allowed me to work remotely full-time after already reaching senior level within the agency while meeting all the requirements for my public facing role including various meetings with attorneys, inventors and other parties and colleagues.
  • Website: https://www.uspto.gov/ (opens in a new window)
World Leadership Group – Rockville, MD (Washington DC Metro Area)2005 – 2006Mortgage Loan Officer/Life Insurance Product Sales
  • Gained a thorough knowledge of the process of marketing, underwriting and securitizing various mortgage products.
  • Received the necessary mortgage and insurance certifications and licenses necessary.
  • Achieved a sales revenue stream in the seven figures for my firm through the successful sourcing and closing of leads in the two product categories.
Independent Contractor/Summer ResearcherMay 2004 – August 2004Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Created an artificially intelligent software framework which chooses optimal solutions to optimization problems in real time.
  • The framework was used to ensure the particle accelerator’s pulsed-neutron beam was correctly aligned at various points along its 1000 foot (304.8 meter) journey at 90% the speed of light to it’s final destination.
  • Programmed using Linux and Java.
  • The accelerator and framework is currently used to create real time microscopic video of changes in material’s physical characteristics and/or chemical properties.
  • Worked under the guidance of Tom Pelaia, PhD.
  • Website: https://neutrons.ornl.gov/sns (opens in a new window)
  • Framework website: https://openxal.github.io/ (opens in a new window)
Independent Contractor/Summer ResearcherMay 2003 – August 2003Auburn University
  • Helped to create one of the earliest practical applications of Bluetooth technology after it’s creation in 1998 by designing and coding wireless sensors to replace wired sensors for use in motor vehicles and transmit audio information to devices.
  • The software framework was developed using C and assembly language in a Linux environment.
  • Similar designs to our original research project are used today in such application as tire pressure sensors, seat occupancy sensors and various engine compartment sensors.
  • Worked under the guidance of Juan Gilbert, PhD with assistance from Saad Biaz, PhD
Education
Norfolk State University – Norfolk, VA2001 – 2005BS Computer Science and Mathematics
Licenses

Series 7 –  General Securities Representative Exam (GSRE)
Authority: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

Series 63 –  Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
Authority: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

Publications
Beam Trajectory Correction For SNSProceedings of 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference, Knoxville, TennesseeDocument: https://www.adrianlkennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SNSPaper.pdf Abstract Automated beam trajectory correction with dipole correctors is developed and tested during the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) warm linac commissioning periods. The application is based on the XAL Java framework with newly developed optimization tools. Also, dipole trajectory corrector polarities and strengths, and beam position monitor (BPM) polarities were checked by an orbit difference program. The online model is used in both the orbit difference and the trajectory correction applications. Experimental data for both applications will be presented.
Client Statements
Sampling of Client Statements from Jackson Kennedy Capital ManagementStatements from our forex broker Oanda.Note: All personally identifiable information has been redacted to protect my former’s client’s privacy and security. These documents are shared with their explicit written permission. Client 001: https://www.adrianlkennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Client01Redacted.pdf Client 002: https://www.adrianlkennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Client02Redacted.pdf Client 003: https://www.adrianlkennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Client01Redacted.pdf  
Examined Patents
Intelligent robust control system for motorcycle using soft computing optimizerUS7251638B2Website: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7251638B2/en
Abstract (shortened)
A Soft Computing (SC) optimizer for designing a Knowledge Base (KB) to be used in a control system for controlling a motorcycle is described. In one embodiment, a simulation model of the motorcycle and rider control is used. In one embodiment, a simulation model of the motorcycle and rider control is used. In one embodiment, the simulation model includes a feedforward rider model. The SC optimizer includes a fuzzy inference engine based on a Fuzzy Neural Network (FNN). The SC Optimizer provides Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) structure selection, FIS structure optimization method selection, and teaching signal selection and generation.
Automated methods and systems for the detection and identification of money service business transactionsUS8145585B2Website: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8145585B2/en
Abstract
The present disclosure provides an automated method for the detection and identification of money service business transactions, including: performing a preprocessing operation, wherein the preprocessing operation includes filtering a dataset; performing a feature extraction operation, wherein the feature extraction operation includes extracting predetermined features from a transaction signal; performing a statistical analysis operation for the testing of significance of extracted features and dimension reduction; and performing one or more of a nonlinear classification operation and a linear classification operation, wherein the nonlinear or linear classification operation includes classifying data that appears to be related to a money service business transaction.
Mentors
Paolo FontanaT3 TradingPaolo mentored me in markets Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolofontana/
David VincentUS Patent and Trademark OfficeDavid Mentored me in Patent Examining and Artificial Intelligence. Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-vincent-86a33b/
Anthony KnightUS Patent and Trademark OfficeTony mentored me in Patent Examining and Patent Law. Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-knight-5752117b/
Tom PelaiaOak Ridge National LabsTom mentored me in Artificial Intelligence, Java programming, Object Oriented Programming. Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-pelaia-4a33194/
Juan GilbertAuburn UniversityJuan mentored me in my internship at Auburn University Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juangilbert/
References

Contact information for references is available upon request.

Tyrone Jackson
Former Colleague and Business Partner

David Vincent
Former Supervisor

Ben Rifkin
Former Colleague and Client

Volunteer Experience
Big BrotherBig Sister FoundationJune 2006 – September 2007Big BrotherVolunteered as a Big Brother for and you man which allowed me to mentor him, take him to different events around the DC Metro area and let him (sometimes) beat me in sports.
North Carolina State Board of ElectionsMarch 2016 – November 2016Election Oversight VolunteerVolunteered as a poll worker during our local bipartisan primaries. Assisted the voting population in being able to cast their votes. Answered any questions about North Carolina’s new voter ID laws. Ensured that our polling center operated within State and Federal law with regard to Elections.
State Board of Elections of VirginiaJanuary 2008 – November 2008Election Oversight VolunteerVolunteered as a poll worker during our local bipartisan primaries. Assisted the voting population in being able to cast their votes. Answered any questions about North Carolina’s new voter ID laws. Ensured that our polling center operated within State and Federal law with regard to Elections.
Skills
Java10+ years of Java coding experience
SQL/MySQL10+ years of SQL and MySQL experience
R5+ years of experience in application to finance and trading
Python5+ years of experience in application to finance and web development
C++5+ years of experience in application to application development
HTML/CSS10+ years in application to web development
Javascript3+ years of application to finance and web development
Applied Mathematics10+ years in application to finance, data analysis and modeling.
Microsoft Excel10+ years in application to finance, data analysis, investing and modeling
Linux/Unix10+ years in application to software development, web application deployment and maintenance
Adrian L Kennedy III