425 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Apt. 217 § Washington, DC 20001 § 508.631.5955 § Michael.Buehler@rhsmith.umd.edu
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master of Business Administration, Focus Area: Strategy & Consulting
§ VP of Finance: Finance Association & Consulting
§ Mayer Fund: Technology Sector Analyst
Providence College, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics
§ Providence College’s Business Club, Economics Division Head
§ Conducted roundtable discussions on various issues affecting local and global economies
§ Won annual investment competition with 36.4% return over eight-week period
Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington DC,
Civil Management Technology Intern
Summer 2015
§ Provided both quantitative and qualitative analysis and recommendations of firm strategy, through organization
structure, process management, human capital and information technology to improve each client’s financial
performance through cost reduction.
§ Leveraged big data in order to perform predictive analytics and scenario modeling, optimizing resource allocation
within the National Institute of Health.
§ Conducted analysis of U.S. Congressional Budget to identify trends in programming to cultivate strategic partnerships
within the Civil Health market.
§ Supported marketing, capture, and proposal efforts for new $10+m VA IT opportunities, focusing on senior client
relationships, leading 2nd team resources, and expanding industry partner relationships.
State Street Bank, Boston, MA
2011 – 2014
Client Operations Associate II (2012 – 2014)
§ Played key middle-office role in servicing $123B+ funds by communicating with multiple investment managers, thirdparty brokers, and domestic and international internal shared service teams.
§ Operated as internal consultant focusing on process improvements across the department within a shared service model.
§ Delivered comprehensive online support for seven client-facing applications, including set up, training, data-integrity
maintenance, and new product rollouts.
§ Named product champion of My State Street, an online real-time accounting system; served as point of contact for five
clients on all system-related inquiries, preforming product demonstrations to external clients for internal software.
§ Slashed inquiry response time up to 45% by implementing LEAN Initiative Team’s Inquiry Management Tool to
routinely log issues and inefficiencies across client service department.
§ Transferred expertise by training six new staff and mentoring three summer interns.
§ Achieved 50% decrease in review duration by creating and launching department-wide reconciliation method for
complex securities, including Swaps and Futures.
§ Contributed to problem solving across all Client Support teams by spearheading weekly associate staff meetings.
Client Operations Associate (2011 – 2012)
§ Exceeded client needs and garnered consistent satisfaction by collaborating directly in an oversight role with 12
internal service groups plus external vendors.
§ Ensured on-­‐time execution and 99.98% accuracy rate of net asset values (NAVs) sent to NASDAQ by overseeing daily work of eight client support groups, including NAV calculations and end-­‐of-­‐night reviews. § Managed daily accounting processes, including cash movement, general ledger accounting, and expense accrual
calculations, for 50-75 of 160 funds across equity, fixed income, and multi-managed funds, with $750M average
capital commitment per fund.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Worcester, MA
Wealth Management Intern
§ Gained exposure to financial products and services including: alternative investments; mutual funds; marketing and
client experience; professional development; and 401k and estate planning for high net worth individuals.
§ Proficient in Bloomberg, SAS, SPSS, and Adobe Photoshop
Participated in three Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thons; raised $10K+ for Dana Farber Cancer Institute