· Founder and president of Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc.
·Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance (Derivatives), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
· Executive Director, Head of Financial Engineering in the Global Financial Markets Division at Westdeutsche Landesbank in London
·Head of market risk management for the capital markets group for Bank One in Chicago
·Head of asset swap trading desk and mortgage backed securities marketing at Merrill Lynch in New York
·Head of mortgage backed securities marketing to Japanese clients for PaineWebber in New York
·Head of marketing for fixed income quantitative research for Bear Stearns
·B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
·MBA in Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
·"Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1, 269 Miles from Wall Street"
·"Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations: Developments in Cash and Synthetic Securitization" (2008)
·"Collateralized Debt Obligations & Structured Finance: New Developments in Cash and Synthetic Securitization" (2003)
·"Credit Derivatives and Synthetic Structures"(2001)