alberto garza

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ALBERTO GARZA [email protected] | (210) 847-4749 | 1401 E. 4th St #211 Austin, TX 78702 albertogarza.me

EDUCATION .

Harvard University - Extension School, Cambridge, MA Master of Liberal Arts Field: Software Engineering Data Science Concentration Rice University, Houston, TX Bachelor of Arts Majors: Mathematical Economic Analysis Managerial Studies Minor: Business

2015 present 2012

WORK EXPERIENCE 03/2016 07/2017

Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX Data Science Analyst • Developed techniques to identify geographic zones with similar consumer and competitor behaviors to be used in defining broad product-category strategies • Developed process to minimize product spoilage related to discontinuations and changes in store product assortments • Conducted research on product groupings and relationships between those groups • Developed applications and sustainable data warehouse processes to support ongoing pricing research

07/2016 03/2017

Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX Sr. Pricing Analyst • Managed the development of newly built pricing software, acting as a product owner, defining technical aspects of the project, prototyping functionality, and conducting user acceptance testing • Developed tools for ongoing pricing maintenance that takes various strategy decisions into account, including competitor pricing, brand perceptions, premium product attributes, and costs • Conducted research on pricing strategy, including surveying the marketplace for competitor pricing behaviors • Worked with various stakeholders from purchasing teams to incorporate all strategic elements and intimate product knowledge into pricing decisions

06/2014 04/2016

Texas Department of Insurance, Austin, TX Actuary • Examined the methods and assumptions of Texas company analyses and conducted independent analyses to determine the financial adequacy of reserving liabilities • Examined the actuarial controls and processes of companies through interviews with company officials, review of documentation, and substantive testing • Managed the department’s internship program and trained interns and new hires

06/2012 12/2013

Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. Houston, TX Equity Compensation Analyst • Managed the database and general administration of the corporate stock plan, including preparing stock option and restricted stock reporting for proper accounting and taxation • Managed the transition from multiple legacy systems to a single enterprise-wide administration system, resulting in lowered maintenance costs and the elimination of process redundancies

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS •



Statistical Computing o R o Hadoop (Hive, Pig, Spark) o Database admin., SQL o Microsoft Excel General Programming o Java o Python

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Related Coursework o Machine Learning o Cloud/Distributed Computing o Web-based Database Applications Actuarial Examination Credentials o Probability/Statistics o Financial Mathematics o Models, Financial Economics Native fluency in Spanish