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Leslie Owobu

  • Over 7 years of broad experience in financial industry analyzing business requirements, transforming the business processes and enhancing the business capabilities.

  • Enormous experience with business process setup using UML Use Case Modeling, Business Process Modeling, Change Modeling, QA testing, RUP, Agile and UAT.

  • Extensive experience in project management in various areas of Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, and Mortgage backed securities, Credit Risk Management, Futures Contract, Stocks, Commodities, Options, Mutual Funds, Fixed-income Investments, Annuities and Oil and Gas.

  • Facilitated Intent grooming sessions, Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions and Joint Requirement Planning sessions with excellent inter-personal communication skills.

  • Proven track record of resolving skills by providing solutions and requirements to the stakeholders and developers.

  • Excellent data collection skills, analyzing, communicating the requirement to senior management and documenting skills.

  • Proven track record for ability to interact on individual levels with Senior Business Managers, Business Users, and Project Managers, Technology developers using my inter-personal communication skills and collecting requirements.

  • Familiarity with industry standards such as SOX, GAAP, CCAR, Dodd-Frank Act, Investment Performance.

  • Experienced in Root Cause Analysis, GAP Analysis, and Feasibility studies, SWOT Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis using ROI, Financial Analysis deriving IRR, and NPV.

  • Excellent documentation skills creating Business Requirement Document (BRD) and translating the requirement into Functional Requirement Document (FRD).

  • Experienced in creating Business case development, Process mapping, UML diagrams.

  • Experienced in working on the launch of latest software implementation with good knowledge of SQL and Oracle database.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education: Masters in Business Administration.
Skills Set:,

Agile Scrum, UML, RUP, UAT, Rational Rose, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Clear Quest, Rational Clear Case, MS- office, MS Visio, AXURE 5.6, MS SQL Server ( 2008/2005) , MS Windows, Oracle 11i, 10g, Win runner, Load runner, Erwin, MS share point, HP Quality Center, Version One.

Projects Summary:
Capital One Bank, Rolling Meadows IL 03/2014 – Present

Business Analyst

Project involved being part of a team tasked with maintaining the SMg3 (Retail) platform, an application used for credit card decisioning. This is application is used to create or modify credit policies for clients based on client’s credit risk analysis, credit bureau data, FICO, JANUS scores and a host of wish list attributes.


  • Co-ordinated, initialized and facilitated Joint Application Development sessions for business requirement gathering and analysis.

  • Co-ordinated, initialized and facilitated sprint planning sessions, story grooming session with product owner and developers.

  • Created and recorded user stories and scenarios of business processes by carrying out JAD sessions with intent owners and developers.

  • Collected high level intent from product owners to archive basic information and to narrow down further requirements.

  • Evaluated the amount of efforts and resources needed to design, code, test and implement client’s intents.

  • Identified instances where existing processes may be streamlined or improved.

  • Captured and manage high-level & low-level business requirements.

  • Monitored and tracked sprint progress via burndown charts.

  • Acted as a liaison between the development, testing and management group and collaborated with the technical team to create technical specifications.

Environment: Agile Scrum, UML, SharePoint, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, , MS Visio, ALM, HP Quality Center, SMg3, SQL, HP Quality Center, Version One.
Citizens Bank, Providence R I 04/2011 – 10/2014

Business Analyst:

Project involved developing an application known as Modify Account Composition (MAC). This tool was a web based application to adjust the target asset allocation, investment composition based on client’s credit risk analysis within current business risk model. Create a system to reallocate the assets in the portfolio to meet the risk adjustment requirement given a certain tolerance level.


  • Analyzed Business Requirements and developed use cases of business processes and stakeholder interactions.

  • Collected high level of requirement gathering by interviewing various stakeholders including investment bankers, fund managers to achieve basic information and to narrow down further requirements.

  • Co-ordinate, initialized and facilitated Joint Application Development seminars, deep dive sessions for Business Requirement gathering and analysis.

  • Researched As-Is workflow with current business model and risk assessment in context to the new application.

  • GAP analysis for defining the current state of reporting practices and set of proposal to improve reporting tools and reporting metrics.

  • Created user-friendly reporting by understanding and integrating graphical and tabular reports to provide more inclusive view of investment portfolio.

  • Actively partnered with system architects, technology developers for business and technical queries and coordinating with QA testers to ensure all specifications and requirements are correctly translated into system design and functioning.

Environment: Windows NT Server, Oracle, SQL, Agile, UML, SharePoint, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Visio, EDI, HP Quality Center, Load Runner, Rational Rose, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Clear Quest.
Barclays Capital, New York 11/2009 – 01/2011

Business Analyst

Barclays Capital specializes advisors is an investment management company dealing with extensively in International Equity & Treasury Management, Industry Analysis, Fixed Income Management and Municipal Bond Management. The project was to interact with portfolio Managers and Analysts to work on Equity Valuation, perform Risk- Premium calculations & Required Return calculation using numerous Equity Valuation models.


  • Instrumental in performing International Equity Valuation processes to determine Absolute & Relative performance measurement of Equity securities.

  • Instrumental in performing day to day management of investments, including the monitoring of endowment portfolio, execution of approved buy/ sell transactions, and regular cash and investment account maintenance.

  • Served as primary Finance contact for all stock trading, treasury products, facilitated all cash and profitability analysis.

  • Worked on Equity Models to determine Equity Risk premium using Historical estimates & forward looking estimates like Gordon Growth Model, Dividend Discount Model (2- stage & 3- stage) & Macroeconomic Models.

  • Worked actively on fixed income securities such as bonds, treasury bills, repos, commercial papers and derivatives such as options contracts, future contracts and forward contracts, also Commodities.

  • Extensive involvement with Annuities, Investments risk tolerance and investment objectives

  • Performed Valuation models to determine firm specific “Free Cash flow to equity & Free Cash flow to Firm”.

Environment: RUP, UAT, GAD (Gap Analysis Document), Microsoft Office 2003 Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access), Microsoft SharePoint 2003, SQL, Quality Center
Scottrade, Houston, TX 04/2008 – 08/2009

Business Analyst

For more than 25 years, Scottrade has been a leader in technology, customer service and in value in the stock brokerage industry. Scottrade introduced a newly redesigned Web site featuring flexible detachable trading solution which allowed their customers to view real time quotes and place online trades quickly from anywhere on the Internet. The goal of this project was to interface with fixed income trading module and other trading modules.


  • Evaluated the amount of efforts and resources needed to design, implement and test the application; Gathered and documented the business and functional requirements from various teams and stakeholders.

  • Acted as a liaison between the development, testing and management group and collaborated with the technical team to create technical specifications.

  • Developed both QA and UAT test cases and test scripts for both external and internal agents and performed QA Testing. Documented and discussed QA test results with Developers and business units.

  • Partner with leads, release managers to obtain clear, concise and accurate project status in a timely fashion.

  • Lead the team meetings on status updates, issue resolution, client meetings, track bug reports, and postfix analysis and executed SQL queries.

  • Communicated the project plan tasks, accomplishments and status to Project/Program Management on a weekly basis.

Environment: Unified Modeling Language (UML), Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Rose, EDI, MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, MS SQL.
Deloitte, Nashville, TN 10/2006–2/2008

Business Analyst

Deloitte is a global professional service firm. It provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services. The project involved development of a new activity tracking tool for the Deloitte Intelligence Department, a discipline within R&D. The tool would allow effective tracking of RFPs and productivity, collaboration between R&D disciplines.


  • Worked closely with the Project Manager and contributed to the definition of scope, preparation of work plans and definition of business requirements.

  • Gathered requirements through interviews with key business users within R&D and established a business analysis methodology based on the RUP (Rational Unified Process).

  • Performed extensive requirement analysis, including data analysis and gap analysis using the information from the interviews.

  • Assisted project managers in the development of weekly and monthly status reports, documented process flows, policies and procedures.

  • Functioned as an intermediary and a liaison between developers and stakeholders throughout the project cycle. Analyzed requirement document in Rational Requisite Pro by identifying ambiguous, incomplete and incorrect requirements.

  • Worked with the Quality Assurance Team using Quality Center to test different releases and to develop test plans and test cases.

  • Managed and tracked deliverables and documents using change management software Rational ClearCase.

Environment: Rational RequisitePro, Rational Robot, Rational ClearCase, Axure 4, SQL-server 2008/.Net, Microsoft Visio, MS Office

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