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Thakkar Parth

Parth Thakkar

Mathematical Economics Specialized in Computing

Name:Parth Thakkar
Phone:626-217-2784
Email:pthakkar@g.ucla.edu
Born with an infectious positive energy, I am a dedicated individual that will always bring some zing to the table. Growing up, I was never taught what 'giving up' meant, and I still don't know what the means today. This mindset enraptures me with a hunger to chase my passions without relent.

Employment

Sep 2015 - present

Leadpoint Inc

Leverage my mathematical background and programming skill-set to traverse the Leadpoint data warehouse and work cross-functionally with the Account Management, Sales, Business Development, and Marketplace teams to provide valuable business insights based on analysis of the marketplace and consumer data. As an Analyst at Leadpoint, Pivot Tables and SQL Queries are only the beginning…

Dec 2014 - Jul 2015

HONK Technologies

Business Development

Conduct the exploration of new markets for the product, this entails: market research, lead generation, profitability calculations, negotiation, and maintenance of established business relationships. Apply technical knowledge to implement solutions that increase efficiency and efficacy of the currently established framework used to break into new markets. Design models in excel to support operations, including: strategic planning, revenue growth, and KPI tracking.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2014

Technology Forefront

Technical Consultant

Work in partnership with clients to advise them on technological solutions to meet and exceed their business objectives, or economically overcome problems. Projects involve improvements to the structure, functionality, and efficiency of business systems such as point-of-sale and security camera systems. Finally, oversee the implementation and installation of the prescribed infrastructures for clients.

Apr 2013 - Dec 2014

UCLA Community Bike Center

Operations Specialist

Oversaw training for new employees and taught bicycle maintenance classes to UCLA affiliated members. Offered proper guidance with respect to repairs and maintenance for clients who came in. Coordinated the community outreach and promotion of sustainability/bicycling in West LA through various events throughout the year.

 

 

Oct 2008 - May 2012

Wienerschnitzel Diamond Bar

Shift Manager

As Shift Manager, my role during a shift was to supervise my fellow co-workers and keep the crew up to speed on the hourly checklist. Additionally I would oversee any customer relations if such events would arise. Furthermore, because of classes I was taking in high school at the time, I also assisted the General Manager with small marketing efforts such as graphic design of promotional media and social media outreach efforts.

Leadership Experience

Apr 2011 - Dec 2014

UCLA Investment Society

President

Joined the society in the of Spring 2011 as the marketing officer and, over the year, overhauled the club’s brand and outreach. Went on to become Vice President and serve as the Chief Educator for weekly meetings. Became President in 2014 which entails coordinating several teams of officers across the educational, portfolio management, and corporate outreach arms of the club.

2013 - 2014

UCLA Cycling

Sponsorship and Outreach Officer

The UCLA cycling team was started over 20 years ago and over the decades the team has established an incredible record. Currently the team is composed of about half graduate and half undergraduate students, with a handful of faculty, staff and alumni. The team is sponsored by several substantial companies in the cycling industry including Herbalife24, Wheelbuilder, and Champion Systems. My role as Sponsorship Officer is to stay in contact with these organizations and facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship between the organizations and the team. As Outreach Officer, I reach out to other cycling organizations as well as handle photo shoots and graphic design for the team.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

UCLA Social Biking Club

Founder and President

UCLA Biking Club is a social cycling club for that was created to bring together the cycling community of UCLA. The club organizes social bike rides in tandem with the Bicycle Coalition at UCLA to peddle fellow Bruins to various parts of Los Angeles and Beyond! I created, self promoted, and grew this club at UCLA because social riding is what got me into cycling in the first place. I am enraptured by the weekly phenomenon of meeting new people and going to places I never knew existed to have experiences that I’ll never forget!

Oct 2010 - Jun 2012

UCLA Radio

Marketing Team Analyst and Talk-show Host

At UCLA Radio I worked on the Marketing Team to spread awareness about our station, current shows, and monthly contests to the UCLA student population as well as the West LA area. Being on the marketing team was my first experience with marketing and taught me that success with marketing in a start-up setting catering to millennials is more than just going outside the box. This meant that creating an appeal for college students involves constantly changing strategy, creating, not just finding, trends, and field research.

As a Talk-show Host, I co-hosted my own current events show about campus events and activities, as well as activities in the West LA area. Each show would feature a special guest or musical artist from the UCLA student population or the West LA area.

Education

2010 - 2014

University of California, Los Angeles

Mathematical Economics, Specialized in Computing

 

  • MGMT 120A&B: Intermediate Accounting
    Experience: Participated in the Business Activity Simulation (8 Weeks per quarter) which entailed auditing of financial statements; interaction with a ‘client’, reevaluation and preparation of statements as well as writing of footnotes according to the Accounting Standards Codification based on the information extracted from the client.

 

  • Econ 144: Economic Forecasting
    Experience: Worked with the R statistical package to construct advanced time series models such as ARMA, ARIMA, and GARCH models to forecast out with given business data. Forecasts were used to derive valuable sales, consumer, and product insights in order to make strategic operational decisions.

 

  • Pic 10C: Advanced C++
    Experience: Completed a course project of implementing a stock quote stream program that allows for pseudo real time inflow of security price quotes with real time recalculation of statistics, financial ratios, and Geometric Brownian Motion per tick.
Events

Events

Photography
UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation

Photography
UCLA Cycling Team

UCLA Cycling Team

Photography, Graphic Design
Investment Society at UCLA

Investment Society at UCLA

Graphic Design
Java RPG GUI

Java RPG GUI

Programming
New Housing Forecast

New Housing Forecast

Programming, Financial Research
Cars and Coffee™

Cars and Coffee™

Photography
C++ Stock Quote Streamer

C++ Stock Quote Streamer

Programming
On the Rocks

On the Rocks

Photography
UCLA Bicycle Coalition Spoke Card

UCLA Bicycle Coalition Spoke Card

Graphic Design
No Looking Back

No Looking Back

Photography
Palmed

Palmed

Photography
4 or 5

4 or 5

Photography
Impermanence

Impermanence

Photography
Menchie’s

Menchie’s

Photography, Graphic Design
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