Jon Hippensteel

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills
•Self-motivated hard worker with exceptional analytical and problem solving ability
•Excellent communicator and public speaker with strong written and verbal skills
•Experienced and adventurous traveler with first-hand knowledge of Asia, North / Central / South America and Europe
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 Suite of programs; proficient in Internet and database research
•Basic understanding of Spanish, Mandarin and French


CITY NATIONAL BANK – Senior Credit Analyst,
Specialty Banking Division, Agribusiness Dept., February 2011-Present
•Key member of six-person team involved in extending credit and providing financial services to the agriculture industry, including vineyards, berry growers and other producers throughout California
•Experience analyzing business and individual financial statements and tax returns
•Knowledgeable about business development approaches, loan issuance requirements, and corporate and governmental compliance
•Created comprehensive, compilation reports of agribusiness clients for use by relationship managers and other key bank officers
•Proficient in banking and finance based software including Baker Hill®, TaxAnalysis® and Experian® Credit Report program

CITY NATIONAL BANK – Foreign Exchange Sales Advisor
Specialty Banking Division, Foreign Exchange Dept., January 2009-2011
•Territory management responsibilities included client meetings, portfolio reviews, revenue generating initiatives at 23 different retail banking offices in designated regions as well as partnership with banking office sales staff
•Developed and delivered presentations to groups of up to 25 people on myriad foreign exchange topics at regional meetings
•Educated and provided training to branch operations staff on best practices for interfacing with foreign exchange clients
•Created numerous spreadsheet tools to analyze historical foreign exchange revenue trends across all bank divisions
•Acquired first-hand knowledge of the global economy and international trade and currency flows on a fast-paced trading floor
•Knowledgeable of all types of foreign exchange products, including currency derivatives and other hedging instruments
•Participated in and successfully completed an intensive bank credit risk analysis program spanning 150+ hours of combined class and study time including writing over 40 pages of financial analyses for numerous industries (Paragon Analysis Corporation)?
•Acted as Chief Editor and contributing writer within the FX Department for client-facing daily market commentaries and quarterly currency forecasts that were distributed to over 700 clients and colleagues

Specialty Banking Division, Marketing, June- December 2008
•Developed a strategic worldwide banking relationship and partnership to expand the company’s client support network
•Assessed consistency of all internal and external marketing materials and presented findings to Specialty Banking Executive V.P.
•Gained valuable business strategy insight by taking minutes at meetings with senior level management of Specialty Banking
•Managed, developed and implemented innovative marketing strategies, social events and public relations activities
•Collaborated with HR to compile and edit content to design a sales training education program
•Researched new business application that would enhance efficiency and productivity within the division and presented findings to senior and executive level colleagues

Executive Assistant, 2006- 2007
•Assisted in property analysis and market research in the Southern California region for a private real estate investor
•Utilized Excel spreadsheets and multiple online databases to search for, analyze, and make decisions based on given criteria

Assistant to Dr. Eric Halvorson, Visiting Professor and Corporate Executive, Spring 2006
•Developed time-management skills, leadership skills and communication skills by assisting a busy executive
•Collaborated on quiz development, test grading and other assignment administration and organizational functions
•Gained insight into how a corporate executive thinks about the business world and how he applies those insights to academia


Bachelor of Science in Finance, December 2008
•Graduated with Magna *** Laude honors in 3 1/2 years (3.87 / 4.00 GPA); Dean’s List for 3 semesters
•Relevant Coursework: International Finance; Portfolio Management; Economic Theory; Financial Markets & Institutions; Quantitative Analysis; Computer Science; Business Policy, Strategy and Ethics; History and Culture of Islamic Asia;
•Entered university with 29 units already completed (Montgomery County Community College, 2004-2005)

International Study Program, Fall 2006

•Traveled extensively throughout Asia and experienced the cultures of Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai
•Served as Resident Advisor to maintain unity among other students and facilitate communication to and from the university

•Leadership experience: NOW-MS Society Men’s Masters Cycling Team, Member; Pepperdine Triathlon Club, Founder & Former President; Pepperdine Triathlon Class, Teacher’s Assistant; Pepperdine College Republicans, Member; Student Alumni Organization, Office Manager; Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Program Participant
•Volunteer opportunities: Habitat for Humanity, World Servants, “Step Forward Day,” Emmanuel English Primary School (Hong Kong), Camp Kilpatrick Mentorship Program, Youth With a Mission (YWAM, Panama location), Mosaic Church Volunteer
•Contributing writer for the monthly newsletter of Real Estate Investors of Nashville in 2006 (REIN)
•Activities & Interests: Triathlon, Cycling, Snowboarding, Writing, Wakeboarding, Rock Climbing, Mountain Running/Hiking, Foreign Travel, International Studies, Sports Performance, Exercise Science
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