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Kirsty Bonner Resume General 1

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M.A.-level educated Psychology and Financial Sales Professional with a broad set of skills applicable across different sectors
and roles. Having a progressive two-decade experience in Fixed Income Broking and Bank Sales, can deal with business,
financial and public institutions all over the world, performing well in high-pressure, competitive environments. Enthusiastic
achiever with a solid background in promoting financial products and services combined with outstanding academic results.
Well-rounded, multilingual, culturally aware professional with a unique ability to relate to diverse populations with various
backgrounds. Highly skilled in solving social, financial and business problems for clients and other stakeholders. Committed to
improving life quality on the individual and social level.
Psychology | Financial Markets Sales | Fixed Income Broking | Client Relationships | Security
 Advanced knowledge of Social and Personal Psychology. Earned B.A. Degree in Psychology from New York University,
Summa Cum Laude, and M.A. Degree in Forensic Psychology (Part I) from John Jay College. Additional knowledge of
social and business psychology as well as cyber security, access control, money-laundering, and terrorism funding.
 Winner of Multiple Awards. Herbert C. Jaffa Award for outstanding academic achievement and service to community
life (NYU 2013). William Goetz Award for the highest GPA in a graduating year *4.0 (NYU 2013). Alpha Sigma Lambda
Member Award for outstanding academic achievement (NYU 2013).
 Financial Markets Sales Expert. Succeeded as Fixed Income Broker, managing all aspects of financial markets sales.
Exceptional abilities to forge new client relationships while developing and maintaining existing ones.
 Proven Success in Market Expansion. Proactively created and pioneered IRS interbank broker market across Latin
America. Formed joint ventures with Lat Am Stock Exchanges. Negotiated and sold licenses on behalf of ICAP North
 Keen Attention to Detail. Accurate, reliable, and diligent. Always complete projects/tasks within budgets and
schedules. Can handle any ongoing challenges. Excelled in academic research and business writing.
 Dynamic Communicator and Stellar Negotiator. Negotiated and closed numerous high-value deals. Visited 60+
countries, being exposed to a variety of cultures. Fluent in English, German, and French; proficient in Spanish.
 Community Involvement – UN Ambassador. Engaged in numerous fundraising initiatives, effectively communicating
with charities, sponsors, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders. Served as an Ambassador for UPEACE, UNmandated University for Peace (2008-2011).
 Systems Utilization and Technology Skills. Proficient use of Windows and Mac operating systems, well versed with
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SPSS. Working knowledge of Bloomberg.
Career and Job Search Consultant
KSB Consulting, Piedmont, Italy
2016 – Present
Provide guidance to job seekers, career changers, and those in transition on most effective methods of self-marketing,
networking, and relationship building. Advise on various job search and interview preparation techniques. Consult on resume
and CV improvement. Teach how to leverage LinkedIn for achieving career goals. Create highly engaging motivational content
about work-life balance, stress management, mental health, workplace psychology, diversity and inclusion, and other topics
related to personal and social aspects of career development, growing significant following within short terms.
Host/Grief Counselor
Department of Homeland Security, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York
Feb - May 2015
Hosted visitors, helping with resolving various issues. Facilitated grief counseling services to the families of the 9/11 victims.
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Research Assistant
Psychology Department, John Jay College for Criminal Justice
2014 – 2015
Performed a variety of research-related duties for the Psychology Department, providing support to professors and staff as
needed. Assisted with the coding of CCTV interrogations for a lie-detection study.
Research Assistant
Center for Addiction, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, City College, New York NY
2012 – 2014
Assisted to Psychology Department Chair and Director of Clinical Psychology, CUNY, in the preparation and execution of
various research activities. Assessed potential participants for PTSD symptoms and alcohol/substance dependence via phone
interviews. Evaluated and scored CAPS tests. Completed SCID I Testing training. Engaged in data input for the EXPOSURE
research study.
Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Katonah NY
Jan - May 2013
Assisted in the Northgate Adolescent Unit (ages 12-18) with patients undergoing DBT therapy. Facilitated group therapy
sessions for a wide range of children's mental health illnesses. Dealt with various symptoms, including cutting and suicidal
ideation, homicidal ideation, alcohol/substance dependency, bipolar disorder, and early-stage schizophrenia.
Managing Director - Media & Longevity Indices
ICAP North America, Jersey City, NJ
2008 – 2009
Cooperated with teams in developing indices in order to facilitate the evaluation of life insurance pools held by large
companies. Generated solutions for complex life insurance pools by performing third-party risk analysis and creating a
“longevity swap.” Created a media index for the world's largest advertising agency to report the consumption of large-scale
advertising space via TV, Internet, and mobile devices. Provided risk analysis and consulting services.
Derivatives Broker, Divisional Vice President
ICAP North America, Jersey City, NJ
2003 – 2008
Created cross-currency IRS markets, acting as a derivatives broker in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina; formed joint
ventures with Stock Exchanges in each country. Built and managed a team of brokers, increasing global accessibility of the
markets to key financial players. Significantly contributed to the improvement of trading practices across the territory.
Designed e-trading platforms for central banks and stock exchanges to streamline online trading of foreign exchange, bonds,
and derivatives.
Derivatives Broker, Divisional Vice President, South Africa - Tradition Ltd., London, UK
Spanish Peseta Derivatives Broker, Divisional Vice President - Harlow Butler Ltd., London, UK
Spanish Peseta Derivatives Broker, Head of Desk - Intercapital PLC, London, UK
Corporate Derivative Sales - Barclays De Zoete Wedd, London, UK
Treasury Sales - Barclays Bank PLC, London, UK
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York NY M.A. Courses in Protection/Security/Terrorism (January 2015 – May 2017)
M.A. in Forensic Psychology, Part I (January 2014 - December 2014)
New York University, New York NY - B.A. in Psychology (GPA 4.0), Summa Cum Laude (November 2009 - May 2013)
London School of Economics, London UK - B.Sc. in Economics, Part One
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