Derek Penn

Degree and Year: 
BA 1979
Professional Title: 
Head of Equity Sales & Trading
Employer: 
BNY Mellon

Professional Background: 
Been working on Wall Street for 32 years

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
It never hurts to know how to write, speak, and express yourself in an effective manner. Being able to quote John Milton doesn't hurt either!