4th Venture - Tech & Data Consulting
After gaining more confidence with entrepreneurship, I incorporated a management consulting firm. The company is in a sustainable growth track helping various clients from well-known multinational enterprises to startups. I continue to manage this consulting firm and have plans to grow it.
City University of New York - Professional Finance Certificate
Enrolled in professional finance studies in New York as well as teaching some classes on financial derivatives.
Social Support - Tanzania Blind and Albino Children
Was blessed with the opportunity to join a Danish team to help local kids in Tanzania and visited local school with hopes to comfort Tanzanian kids with diseases causing Albinism and blindness.
Garanti Bank - International Investment Banking
Continued with investment banking activities, had the opportunity to improve business analysis of bank subsidiaries as well as global macro economy skills.
MSc. in Finance
After successfully completing project milestones with electric cars division at Renault, enrolled in an intense M.Sc. in Finance studies at New York City’s Baruch College and Sabanci University Mif program. Earned merit-based scholarship by an competitive selection committee and gained great amount of new knowledge and skills in statistics, finance and economics.
2006 - 2012
Skiing instructor in national team
Was actively involved in training of skiing teams at National level among with Olympic skiers and athleticism professionals.
Swimming instructor to disabled children
After hearing about local municipality’s swimming pool program for children with mental and physical disabilities, I took a position to help as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.
Started an online coding initiative to help accelerate widespread adoption of new programming technologies. As of 2022, Holypython.com became one of the fastest growing online programming platforms in its niche and served 3+ million users to date. It is used by academicians, CS enthusiasts, students, entrepreneurs and professionals world-wide.
HolyPython has recently been featured in University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Neuroscience, Tampere University of Finland, Hermes Universite Paris Saclay, City University of New York, NASA Summer Schools and many other prestigious institutions.
2nd Venture - E-commerce Marketplace
Co-founded a short-lived home decor e-commerce company. Unfortunately, this step into corporate-level entrepreneurship failed and valuable lessons were learned regarding business management.
Danske Commodities - Energy Trader
Got recruited by Denmark’s energy trading house Danske Commodities as a portfolio manager. Managed team of scientists, quants, meteorologists, traders and analysts, contributed to the record yearly profits of the company’s Emerging Markets desk.
Deutsche Bank - Derivatives Trading Analyst
After accepting an offer at Deutsche Bank’s derivative market-making desk, a short term internship become a full time engagement. Created derivative trading tools, volatility arbitrage models and programs that had significant impact on the efficiency of derivative trading activities.
2005 - 2010
1st Venture - Nationwide success
Capitalized on the supply demand imbalance of Google’s early days. Built 15+ sites addressing these gaps in various topics. 5 of them became quite popular (topics: tech tips, tech trends, game news, digital photography) and 1 of them with a focus in government jobs reached nationwide popularity with 1M+ monthly unique visitors.
Electrical Car Project - Renault
After engineering studies got involved with a local Renault supplier, after using French language skills during a visit by French executives got recognition. Accepted an offer to travel to Paris to coordinate Renault’s first electrical car project.
Enrolled in mechanical engineering courses at Trakya University and moved to New York State in 2005.
Umut is a management consultant based in United Kingdom. He has finance/engineering blended background and 12+ years professional experience in related professional fields.