I've learned a great deal from these boards over the years, and in an attempt to give back I'd like to share a bit about my path in the event anyone is interested.
As a bit of background prior to business school I worked for a financial services data and analytics company as a product manager. I was primarily focused on managing a fixed income calculator that would calculate intraday fixed income security values for ~40,000 securities every few seconds. I've always thought that this was a pretty cool product.
I then went to get my MBA and concentrated on finance and business analytics as I have always been quite interested in the use of analytics and its applications. While in my MBA I interned with a small Asset Management company and helped the company write several white papers on fixed income topics to promote the firm's thought leadership.
After my MBA I went to Deloitte S&O and did several projects in the financial services industry that primarily dealt with regulatory issues. After, a few of those types of projects I moved internally in the firm to support the development of thought leadership helping to publish a series of white papers with a focus on using analytics to help think about corporate competitive strategy, and worked as part of the corporate strategy group with a focus on competitive intelligence.
After about two years of internal work I left Deloitte to try and help build up the analytics practice at KPMG, and have been there for about 6 months.