Career Objective

Keegan's career objective is to work as a business analyst for an innovative company where he can contribute his ideas, knowledge, and skills to help execute meaningful projects.

A Brief History

Keegan has recently earned a Masters in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and before this he earned a Bachelors and Masters in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his graduate studies, Keegan wrote a master's thesis that examines how families change their charitable giving behavior in response to charitable donations made by their reference group members. Keegan has also completed two professional internships. First, he helped to implement an enterprise software system for Kimbrell's Furniture. Second, he found cost saving vendor opportunities in the purchasing department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Professional Information



M.A. in Economics
University of California at Irvine
December 2016

During his graduate studies, Keegan wrote Bayesian algorithms, fit advanced economic models, and forecasted outcomes with Python, MATLAB, and Stata. Keegan also presented a working paper at UC Irvine's 2016 Associated Graduate Students Symposium and was awarded the Judge's Winner in Economics.

M.S. in Economics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
December 2015

Keegan began learning the Python programming language and applying it to advanced computational economics. From demonstrating proficiency in economics, Keegan was invited and accepted into Omicron Delta Epsilon: The International Economics Honor Society. Keegan completed his first master's degree by defending a master's thesis on tax policies for charitable donations.

B.S. in Economics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
May 2014

While earning his bachelor's degree, Keegan began learning how to estimate economic models and forecast with SAS and Stata. After three years of study, Keegan graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Teaching Experience

Keegan has served as teaching assistant for Amihai Glazer's Corporate Governance, Jiawei Chen's Intermediate Economics I, Brian C. Jenkins' Intermediate Economics III, and Ellen Sewell's Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Industrial Organization and Public Policy.

Research Experience

Keegan aided Paul Gaggl in his research on the distributional effect on wages from electricity adoption in the early 20th century, and assisted Ellen Sewell in her research on fixed book price laws in Europe and the welfare implications of resale price maintenance. Furthermore, Keegan has conducted original research on the motivations for families in the United States to give to charity.

Analyst Experience

Spend Analyst
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
September 2013 – December 2013

In the purchasing department at UNC Charlotte, Keegan pioneered SpendCompass, a powerful spend analytics program. SpendCompass is used in tandem with Microsoft Excel to compile data, perform analysis, and identify areas for cost reduction. Keegan aided senior purchasing agents in making optimal vendor choices by providing information on trends in commodity prices.

Financial Analyst
Kimbrell's Furniture Distributors, Inc.
May 2013 – September 2013

Keegan played an important role in the successful implementation of Storis Vision9, an industry–specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, that manages more than $40 million in accounts receivable and $8 million in inventory for Kimbrell's 43 locations in 3 states.