east coast state school undergrad economics major with 3.0 GPA 20 years ago
Worked as a trading desk analyst / desk programmer for 6 years, then traded interest rates for 5 years.
In total, worked at 5 BB banks.
As a VP Trader, my last working year, made 8mm trading prop, but lost 8mm as a market maker in an illiquid product, 2 years in a row, so net career flat P&L. For comparison, avg trader target was 10mm profit per year for this desk. On this desk, most traders fail to reach this target, but then a few double or triple it.
Have been unemployed now for 8 years. Total lifetime earnings just under 2mm (pre-tax). Did some traveling in Asia for a while (Thailand, Bali). Tried trading my own private retail account during the last 8 years, tried to come up with startup ideas, but have not been successful with either.
Am i a candidate for a B-School reset? How?