I’d have to guess that I’m the only hedge fund analyst who was once in a punk rock band. The mohawk is gone, don’t worry, but I still try to get out and see quite a few shows (more Kanye than AFI these days). In fact, if you can stereotype a finance guy, I do my best to defy it. I once stayed up for three straight days watching a South Park marathon. I’m obsessed with Greek mythology and if I had a puppy I’d name him Aries, the God of war. I’m also a foodie who’s eaten at so many restaurants that I’ve created my own Zagat guide and ratings system (available on Excel or in .pdf if you don’t believe me) Of course, there are the normal Wall Street characteristics which I have to joke about in this economy and city..I work a full 5 days a week and a whole 8 hours per day! You won’t find me chasing nightlife at clubs but you will find me people-watching and subconsciously making fun of L.A. hipsters. I do try to find balance in my life though..I follow a regular gym regimen with a trainer and I’d probably get at least an A- for my attendance at Lakers games and Comedy shows (my type of balance). As I enter my third decade, however, I’ve become more appreciative of what’s important in life. Creating a non-profit for foster kids. Treating my employees like family. And gladly playing hooky from work to help you search the city for your favorite brand of soda when Ralph’s runs out of it. I come from humble origins – I grew up in the suburbs of Philly across from a big farm and initially came here to go to grad school at USC (MBA). I’ve never owned an Ed Hardy t-shirt– and no matter what happens, I believe in treating people with dignity and kindness.