About me

I'm more than just a good typer...

I am a data analyst, statistical modeler, and developer.

I have experience in machine learning and particularly favor econometric techniques to create predictive models to derive actionable insights from data. I also specialize in developing statistical tooling and automating back office functions in Python. Outside of work I enjoy soccer, rock climbing, Marchtial arts, and constantly jam to rock and funk.

Education

College of Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina – Graduated Cum Laude May 2012

2008-2012

BS in Economics: 3.8/4.0 – Focus in Finance: 3.8/4.0 and Mandarin Chinese

Software Development Experience

Catastrophic & Rehabilitative Management – IT Consultant & Developer

March 2013 – Present
  • Created the technological plan to scale the rapidly growing business’s IT infrastructure.
  • Created the plan for a HIPPA complainant central sever in Amazon’s EC2 cloud to manage the firm's sensitive information.
  • Developed a proprietary database GUI using Python and PyQt to securely interact with a SQLite database stored on the central cloud server.
  • Used Git to manage the software’s development life cycle.

Polaris Investment Partners – Financial Analyst & Developer

January 2012 – March 2013
  • Performed back office functions and conducted fund analysis and individual investment analysis of potential hedge funds and commodity traders for review by senior staff.
  • Created a quantitative strategy backtesting program, an automated hurdle rate checker, and the programs and procedures to automate due diligence fillings in Excel VBA.

Research and Quantitative Modeling Experience

The Initiative for Public Choice and Marchket Process – Researcher

September 2011 – Present
  • Researched the quantitative differences between domestic and Chinese IPOs offered in the US and the link between those Chinese firms and financial fraud.
  • Created a quantitative IPO pricing model, collected data through programming autonomous data mining programs, and performed the econometric analysis for basis of the study.

Algorithmic Trading System Development – Entrepreneur

October 2011 – December 2013
  • Created a fully automated valuator, portfolio optimizer, and trader in Excel VBA. The system employs a long/short strategy, where continuous analysis of the entire NASDAQ, NYSE, and AMEX, is employed to exploit mispricings in the US equity Marchkets.
  • Used my knowledge of HTML5 and CSS to create original API’s to extract data from Yahoo Finance.
  • Deployed system on an Amazon EC2 server running Windows Server 2008

Fast Iron – Blue Book Quantitative Model

January 2011 – April 2013
  • Created a predictive model for Fast Iron that allows its customers to valuate their entire heavy equipment fleet at auction.
  • Used Python and the Pandas, NumPy, StatsModels, and Matplotlib libraries as a medium to apply machine learning techniques to achieve an R2 of 0.877.

What I can do:

Consulting

Development

Predictive Modeling

I’m looking for opportunities that will allow me to create innovative solutions for clients with difficult and unique problems. If you have such an opportunity or would just like to chat; I’d like to hear from you.

Get in touch with me

My skills

This is what gives me an edge

Skills

Python
C++
VBA
Statistical Analysis
HTML5
CSS
JavaScipt
Consulting
Mandarin Chinese

Testimonials

As an educator, it is often easy to forget the reason we are doing what we do. Andrew is an example of what makes us remember. I cannot recall ever having a student that has embraced what I (and many others) have taught him. More important, he has taken the basis that we provide and expounded upon it to an extraordinary degree. This shows not only a high intellectual aptitude, but also an incredible drive to succeed that very few people possess.

Dr. Marchk Pyles / Associate Professor of Finance

my projects

Check out what I've been up to

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    Kaggle Competition

    Blue Book for Bulldozers

    In Predictive Modeling

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    Kaggle Competition

    Titanic Machine Learning from Disaster

    In Predictive Modeling

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    AGC Trading

    GOOG VS AAPL Correlation Arb

    In Predictive Modeling

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    lime

    In Open Source Tooling

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    KaggleAux

    In Open Source Tooling

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    Chinese IPOs Underpricing,

    Underperformance, and Fraud.

    In Research

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    US Dollar, The Vehicle Currency?

    In Research

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    Central Limit Theorem

    In Visualizations

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    CRM Database GUI

    In Open Source Development

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    Django Interactive Tutorial

    In Open Source Development

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    Hunch | A web lunch app

    In Open Source Development

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    Atlatl Django

    In Open Source Development

Contact

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My Contact Information

Name : Andrew Conti
Email : andrew@agconti.com
Location : New York, NY
Github : github.com/agconti
LinkedIn : linkedin.com/agconti
Twitter : twitter.com/agconti

Company Info

Address :
AGC Consulting LLC
New York, NY 10011

Email : andrew@agconti.com
Web : http://www.agconti.com