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Dennis Jarecke

Dennis Jarecke

Quantitative Financial Analyst and Risk Manager
Cleveland, City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga


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About Dennis Jarecke:

I'm a cross-functional professional with a broad range of skills and experiences who's worked in coordinated teams to deliver complex products to clients. I've developed quantitative models for assessing interest rate risk and built a track record of excellence in contributing to the management of a bank’s derivatives portfolio, including interest rate swaps and related hedging strategies. Having progressed through a variety of roles, I consider myself an expert when it comes to solving real world problems. More specifically, here are the strengths my diverse background demonstrates:

  • Financial Analysis & Modelling
  • Derivative Trading Management
  • Risk Assessment & Mitigation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Computer Programming
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Relationship Management
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Excellent Writing Skills

But with all these skills here's what you really need to know about me:

✓ I collaborate effectively

✓ I tackle hard problems

✓ I get things done

And that's what I want to do for you. I'm looking for a quantitative financial position where I can add value and help you on your most challenging problem. Feel free to contact me at any time to see how I can help.



Six Sycamores, LLC, Lakewood, Ohio          2012 – 2023

Author, Technical Writer, Web Developer, and Information Marketer

Created online education start-up with concentration on mathematics marketed to 17-22 years old demographic, using Google, Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp, and direct response marketing.

  • Authored 800+ pages of original content in nine months.
  • Integrated several unique technologies to produce interactive and attractive website.

KeyBank, Cleveland, Ohio          2003 – 2012

Senior Vice President / Manager of Derivatives & Foreign Exchange Trading (2009 - 2012)

Managed daily operations of two trading desks and eight traders for corporate wide execution of currency, interest rate, and commodity transactions.

  • Met P&L targets in historically low sales volume and increased competitive environment.
  • Monitored individual and desk-wide VaR metrics for policy compliance.
  • Insured accurate and competitive pricing for national sales teams.

Vice President & Manager of Derivatives Trading (2006 - 2009)

Led and mentored team of three traders responsible for 60B notional interest rate derivatives portfolio, corporate wide execution of treasury hedges, and energy derivatives transactions.

  • Cultivated professional relationships with Wall Street to hedge risks, analyze market trends, and set prices of exotic structures.
  • Ensured seamless business operations by coordinating overall activities associated with technology development of front office and line of business databases, web applications, websites, and pricing algorithms.
  • Profitably traded LIBOR basis and stub risk throughout financial crisis for gain of $12MM.

Senior Trading Analyst (2003 - 2006)

Served as trader and desk quant for large regional interest rate derivatives trading desk responsible for pricing and hedging risk positions of middle market and large corporate sales teams.

  • Maintained interest rate option models and developed implied forwards curve building techniques for improved pricing of interest rate derivatives desk.
  • Developed automated daily P&L procedure resulting in significantly greater transparency of P&L drivers and three hours per day time savings.


Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Kent State University

Master of Science in Financial Engineering, Kent State University

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Missouri State University

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