ERNEST CANCHO RODRIGUEZ, MBA, BSc in Software Eng. and
Business Systems Analyst and Data Scientist with IT Consulting Experience
MBA and Certification in Business Analytics from The George Washington University
2406404870 825 New Hampshire Ave NW Apt 814, Washington, DC
I have experience as a Business Analyst and Systems Analyst, working as the liaison between software developers
and the business people to collect their requirements and as a Consultant in Software Development Projects.
I graduated in May 2015 from the MBA, a master program at The George Washington University. Simultaneously, I
completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Business Analytics (Data Analytics & Business Intelligence) with the
GW Department of Decision Sciences and the Institute for Integrating Statistics. Prior the MBA, I gained a solid
experience as a creator of analytics models/systems with the Market Pricing team in Novartis, a global corporation
where I developed and run analytics models/systems at the Market Pricing Analysis department. Having graduated from
a Bachelor in Software Systems Engineering and Computer Science in 2007, I became an expert on developing
advanced analytical models and systems by codding and programming in multiple languages such as VBA (Visual Basic
with HTML/CSS code. I had the opportunity to gain experience with SQL (database query language), PL/SQL, as well
as databases design, implementation, and management. I worked with common database management systems such as
MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2, and MS Access. In my recent Certificate Program in Business Analytics at the
GW University, I gained experience with modern Business Intelligence software tools such as the SAS Software Suite
(SAS Enterprise Data Miner), R, Python, Hadoop, SPSS, STATA, Mat lab, and Excel Add-Ins such as Oracle Crystal
Ball and Palisade Software. I also worked with modern Data Visualization tools such as Tableau and SAS JMP.
I am an ideal candidate a role at your organization, not only because of the skills that I developed during several
years of experience in business data analysis but also because I keep up to date with the most current trends. If it
is required, I have complete readiness to travel and relocate when needed.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
- MBA - Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Concentration in Financial Data Analysis
- Master-Level Certificate in Business Analytics at the GWSB Department of Decisions Sciences
Awarded with the merit-based $85,000 George Washington University’s Fellowship Award.
Practical projects in Business Analytics, Information Systems, Operation Strategy, and Optimization Models.
The Certificate Program in Business Analytics’ projects included: Big Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Social Media
Analytics, Web Analytics, Data Mining, Forecasting, Time Series Analysis, Statistics, Statistical Modeling, and Data
Analytics Models with the SAS Software Suite and other tools like R, Python, Tableau, and IBM SPSS.
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA
- Postgraduate Diploma in System Dynamics (Development of Analytics Models/Financial Models)
Development of diverse analytics and financial models based on software. GPA 4.0.
UNIVERSITY OF SAN MARCOS
- BACHELOR’S DEGREE: Bachelor of Software Systems Engineering and Computer Science
Original Name: Bachiller en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Título Profesional de Ingeniero de Sistemas
Ranked 1st in Class for the 5-year University program. Highest GPA in Class of 2007 (~200 students). GPA 4.0.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Solid training and experience in computer science, software development projects,
business intelligence, programming, data mining, database, statistics, operations research, and project management.
Training Center of the Central Bank and the National Stock Exchange
- Graduate Diploma in Finance - Granted by the Central Bank’s Training Center
Intensive CFA training in financial data analysis, risk analysis, investments, derivatives, and company valuations.
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
Systems Analyst for the Project Management System
Sep 2015 - Present
Systems Analyst Functions: Performed systems analyst's functions and updated the Project Management System,
cloud-based system used internationally to manage information for all the developments projects in Latin America.
GW TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICE
Business Analyst for New Technologies
Oct 2014 - Aug 2015
Technology: Performed modeling and data analytics to evaluate the commercial potential and market size of new
technologies based on GWU’s intellectual property, such as novel devices and breakthrough technologies developed by
researchers such as the Associate Professors and PhD Candidates. Example: Cyber-Physical Stream Algorithm Device
for 'Big Data' Processing, Intelligent Software-Defined Storage, ‘Big Data’ Searching Methods.
Business Data Analysis and Market Research: Identified business opportunities by conducting market research
and analyzing data of potential marketing targets and key players in diverse technological markets in order to build a
portfolio of potential clients and licensees.
Marketing for New Technologies: Supported marketing efforts for the promotion of select licensing opportunities.
Developed marketing summaries, concepts, and pitch materials for the university’s intellectual property portfolio.
GW UNIVERSITY’S RAMSEY INVESTMENT FUND - $2.2M PORTFOLIO
Financial Data Analyst
Jan 2014 - May 2014
Investment Data Analysis: Conducted analysis of financial data for the $2.2 million investment fund (G.W.
Ramsey Student Investment Fund). Conducted valuation of six (6) companies. Operated Bloomberg terminals.
Risk Analysis: Performed risk assessment by analyzing credit profiles data and historical behavior. Completed
quantitative and qualitative analysis of performance by creating models and connecting outputs with drivers of future
growth. Conducted mathematical simulation, statistical modeling, and regression analysis.
IMPSA ARGENTINA - Latin America's largest wind power investor
Washington, DC - Mendoza, Argentina
Business Analysis & Market Strategy Consultant - MBA Consulting Project
Mar 2014 - May 2014
Consulting & Market Data Analysis: Conducted analysis of data on industry growth trends to develop a business
strategy to face the economic impact made by the recent expansion of China’s competitors in the energy sector of major
Latin American markets. Developed computational financial analysis and statistical modeling of growth.
EDCR CONSULTING - Independent Consulting Practice
Lima, Peru, and Florham Park, New Jersey
Business Analyst & Consultant - Primary Client: NOVARTIS CORP. (US)
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
Business Analysis Consulting: Performed three (3) major multi-regional consulting projects on the development
of pricing analysis models and systems by providing professional services as an Independent Consultant (Business
Analyst) in the Constellation Project for the Global Product Strategy department of the Novartis Corporation’s offices at
Florham Park (New Jersey, US) and in the Latin American offices (Lima, Peru).
Development of Market Pricing Models and Systems: Delivered strategic and tactical recommendations on the
development of market pricing analysis systems.
NOVARTIS - Fortune 500/Top Multinational Corporation
Business Analyst (after promotion) - Unit: Pricing - Department: Marketing & Sales
Jan 2009 - Jun 2010
Development of Models for Market Pricing and Financial Analysis: Developed five (5) global pricing analytics
systems and forecasting models for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of international reference pricing data at a
global scale. Managed global market and industry growth trends analysis and price forecasting models for strategic
decisions on the new product launch sequences internationally, systems used as forecasting frameworks by the Senior
Analysts in the Pricing Analysis Team.
Analysis of Pricing and Market Data: Achieved a profit increase of 14% per product across the portfolio by
discovering insights and providing strategic recommendations on market pricing systems. Analyzed product launch data
and pricing data for Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern markets.
Business Analyst Functions: Operated as a liaison between business users, model developers, and other vendors.
Modeling Assistant for Pricing Analysis - Unit: Pricing - Department: Marketing & Sales
Jun 2008 - Dec 2008
Models for Finance & Market Analysis: Developed the Pricing Models and the Product Launch Sequence Model
used to forecast the financial impact resulting of cross-country reference pricing dynamics (Optimization Models).
Spanish: Native English: Fluent French: Fluent (Québec Certificate) Portuguese: Basic
ADDITIONAL MERITS & INFO
Extra-Curricular People Management Experiences and Volunteering:
- International Monetary Fund: Volunteer and organizer in the IMF Seminars at GWU (Washington, DC).
- GW Latin American Business Society (GW LABS): President and organizer of a career fair (Washington, DC).
Awards: The Extra-Mile Award, Switzerland 2008: Professional award granted by Novartis for a modeling project.