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Alum Shares Experience, Values MMSS Training

July 23, 2015



MMSS alumnus Ryan Garino (pictured above with seniors Yoni Muller, Blake Heyde, Lissa Marten and Jon Cohen) joined a crowd of MMSS students for dinner in Harris Hall recently and discussed his career path since graduating from Northwestern in 1998.  After NU, Ryan spent three years at The Boston Consulting Group in both Chicago and London where he advised companies in the consumer and financial industries on business strategy issues.  He earned his MBA at the University of Chicago and then joined Citadel in 2003.  He is currently the Head of Global Credit and is a member of Citadel’s Portfolio Committee where he is responsible for leading Citadel’s efforts investing in convertible bonds, corporate bonds, and synthetic credit.  Ryan told the assembled students that the rigorous quantitative training he received in MMSS played a key role in shaping his career path and he described various ways in which Citadel employs quantitative analysis as part of its core business strategy.  When asked what other key ingredients added to his success, Ryan answered, "Hustle, a great deal of hustle."