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About Me

Marketing content consultant who creates thought leadership material supporting financial services and related technologies companies for campaigns, messaging and positioning. Storyteller skilled at translating complex ideas and concepts into clear value propositions and actionable intelligence for clients. Transformed background in writing and editing coverage for publications and websites serving the industry into content and communications consulting business.

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My Writing Samples

How much do Data Analysts make?

Before you sign up for a career in data analytics, you're probably wondering how much a Data Analyst makes. We'll explore the average salaries for Data Analysts by location, industry, and experience level.


Data Analyst Interview Questions

We'll walk you through some common data analyst interview questions. Read on for a mix of technical and behavioral questions that'll help refresh your understanding of data analytics' fundamentals and key principles.


US Financial Regulation’s Lone Possibility: ESG Disclosure Rules

Over the past year, interest has steadily increased in regulating adherence to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards, particularly when making claims about ESG disclosure and credentials in investment products or funds.


The Rising Levels of Data Lakes: A Timeline

As the evolution of data management, and specifically the data lake, continues at an ever increasing rate, we took a look back at where data management has been – and to understand how to get more out of data lakes, it helps to understand how the industry has gotten to this point in its data management methods.


US Exchanges’ SEC Suit Could Be a Turning Point for Market Data Distribution

Lawsuits by major securities exchanges against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about the regulator’s proposed market data infrastructure reform overshadow what the real and total effects for the exchanges would be if this new market data distribution rule is enacted.



The Battle of the Quants Big Data (a client project) took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on 10th December, 2019. The event was for quantitative hedge fund managers, investors in and allocators to quantitative funds, quantitative hedge fund data buyers; and big data providers and alternative data providers to quant funds.



Financial firms have always relied on an array of data and technological processes to get the intelligence they need to make decisions. However, with the transition to today’s advanced technology environments occurring almost overnight, many organizations are still relying on the same data architectures, software, and workflows that they have for many years.



Marketing Communications Consultant

AlixPartners, A-Team Group, Changing Market Strategies, Chubb Insurance, DTCC, Enfusion, FactSet, FIS, GoldenSource, Grist, IHS Markit, Realization Group, Rimes Technologies, Tabb Group, Talos and Thomson Reuters As “Shashoua Media,” producing content relevant to the interests and customer bases of leading data management and trading technology service providers in the $20 billion securities and investments operations industry.

Company: Shashoua Media

I worked there from 11/2016 until now

Editor, Inside Reference Data; Deputy Editor, WatersTechnology

Directed editorial agenda of a daily website and a monthly print publication focused on financial reference data management. Increased monthly reach of the publication and its associated website from 2,000 to over 3,000 subscribers, an increase of 150%. Advanced thought leadership for data management in the securities industry through weekly columns analyzing industry news, trends and hot topics. Developed video content for website, conducting on-camera interviews of experts.

Company: Incisive Media (now Infopro Digital)

I worked there from 6/2011 until 10/2016

Content I Write