Greg with Wunjee

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Hi.  I'm Greg with Wunjee.  I'm a senior manager combining business knowledge and IT experience across diverse areas to bring together business functions and IT to achieve mutually desired objectives. I manage people, processes and money to deliver project and departmental successes.  I have an MBA in Finance and International Business (University of Michigan) and an AB in Economics (Colby College).

My background in a nutshell is that I began in a military family (USMC), so I moved around the US a lot as a child (from Hawaii to Maine) and was taught to do my job, respect authority and protect the innocent.  That last bit sounds trite, but unfairness truly upsets me.  Anyway, I always knew I wanted to work with money, so my first non-family job was as a bank teller in the Summers during college.  I wanted to work in international finance, so I joined a company named "Business International". My best friend from college got me that job.  I worked there two Summers.  Side note-Barack Obama also worked there, just a little bit after I did.

My Summer in between my 1st and 2nd years of Business School I worked for Bankers Trust at 16 Wall St. on their Foreign Exchange trading floor.  This was back when there was a LOT of screaming (and all sorts of other noises) on trading floors.  What an awesome experience.  I wanted to be in International Finance and here I was on Wall Street (literally), right in the middle of watching billions of dollars of trading happening within a 50 foot radius of me!  To make this ever-growing story relatively shorter, the job I was hired and meant to complete before the end of the Summer I finished in 3 weeks.  I was still pretty naive at that point and thought I had actually worked myself out of my job.  At that point, one of the small company corporate traders went on vacation and I was told to sit at their desk and do their job while they were gone.  As I said in the previous paragraph, I had been trained to do my job and respect authority, so I did.  That person returned from vacation, but then a more senior person went on vacation.  I was told to sit at their desk and do THEIR job.  So I did.  At the end of the Summer I was doing corporate FX trading, handling deals up to $20 mln, which doesn't sound like a lot now, but for a 23-year-old who had been a bank teller a few Summers before where $5,000 was a big deal, this was heady stuff.

Well, I went back for my 2nd year of graduate school, and again shortening the story, used skills I had learned at Business International to get my first job after earning my MBA.  The job I talked myself into was at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich.  It still give me goosebumps when I think about it.  Here I was coming out of graduate school, going to Zurich (where I didn't speak the language), to work for the largest Swiss bank.  As much as I had traveled in the US, I had only been out of the US twice, both times to Canada (it was pretty close while I was living in Maine).  Now, here I was flying to Zurich, heavily (at the time) in debt from graduate school, going to work for UBS's Chief Economist.  Not "an" economist, THE Chief Economist!
Find my professional background at www.linkedin.com/in/gregorydmills/
Contact me at greg@wunjee.com.
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