Daniel Spinelli

Freelance Article Writer & Biography Writer

Location:Orange, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Daniel A. Spinelli
623 Aspen Lane (203) 906-9602
Orange, CT 06477 dspins88@gmail.com

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Major Concentration: History
Bachelor of Arts, May 2011 Minor Concentration: Economics

Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Vanderbilt University, Spring 2008, Fall 2009
• Awarded to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
National Young Leaders Conference, Washington, D.C., Fall 2007
• Selected through teacher recommendation to attend a national political conference

Co-founder and Lead Developer, Optilaunch, New Haven, CT, June 2012 – Present
• Created Android widget called Fig, designed to serve as an animated personal assistant
• Presented vision, timetable, finances, etc. to potential investors and received eighteen thousand dollars in funding
• Outsourced programming and collaborated via Skype, Assembla, and email communications
• Released Beta version of widget in November 2012, with over thirteen thousand downloads currently
Commercial Insurance Underwriter, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., New York, NY, August 2011 - Feb 2012
• Directly assisted and advised the Vice President of the Extended Warranty Profit Center
• Continuously collected data on claim severity, claim frequency, loss ratios, etc. in order to determine premiums and appropriate pricing models
• Collaborated with brokers, agents, actuaries, and Third Party Administrators
• Reviewed historical data and determined premium for Costco’s electronic products
Co-founder of Elli Est Cosmetics, New York, NY, June 2010 – Present
• Conducted interviews, case studies, and surveys to evaluate needs in the cosmetic market
• Utilized research in collaborating with a chemist to produce products tailored to the market
• Worked with retailers and Public Relations agents to develop marketing and branding
Summer Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University, History Department, Summer 2010
• Performed research under Professor Peter Lorge for academic journal article about Counterinsurgency Theory and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
• Collected and analyzed data to help strengthen the article’s thesis
Tennis Instructor, Orange, CT, Summer 2007, Summer 2009
• Taught private lessons and clinics to children and adults
• Maintained tennis courts on a daily basis
• Coordinated inter-club tennis events review
Research Assistant, New Haven, CT, Summer 2007, Summer 2008
• Performed research under the mentorship of Professor Reva Siegel (Deputy Dean and the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School)
• Reviewed conservative periodicals, and collected information for an article on the Second Amendment, later published in the Harvard Law Journal
• Examined and analyzed Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case for an article on abortion and related social and political movements
Intern, SLL Securities, New York, NY, Summer 2005
• Shadowed a Stock Exchange Broker on the trading floor
Computer Skills
• Proficient in all versions of Microsoft Office
• Adept at Macintosh and PC use
• Comprehensive Internet research abilities