My name is John Forsythe. The purpose of this site is to briefly explain my background, interests and projects that I have worked on.
Currently I am working at a proprietary trading firm in Chicago. I have always had a passion for financial markets and how they rapidly change. Trading is a way I am able to express my creativity in the markets while managing risk. Solving problems and executing my ideas is something I enjoy doing everyday.
Being an athlete at heart, I love to compete and work hard. My drive to improve everyday is a quality that has helped me in all aspects of my life. When faced with a problem, I like to dive into the weeds and figure out what exactly is going on. For example, SilverGlade Analytics, is a program my roommates and I developed while studying at The University of Iowa. It helps identify patterns and behaviors from tweets using large data sets. I will talk more about that under Projects.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, mountains, and oceans. Whenever I can, I try to see new things and explore different cities. The difference of cultures is what interest me the most about traveling because It gives me a broader perspective on the way cities function.