Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Brief Biography of American Novelist David Baldacci


Since 2014, Keyvan Azami has served as the head of fixed-income derivatives trading technology at Bloomberg LP in New York City. In his free time, Keyvan Azami enjoys playing soccer and tennis, listening to music, and reading. He lists David Baldacci among his favorite authors. 

Born in Virginia in 1960, David Baldacci is a best-selling novelist who practiced law for nine years before publishing his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. The book was very well received and went on to spawn a feature film starring Clint Eastwood. 

Since writing Absolute Power, Baldacci has published 32 novels for adults and six novels for young readers. In addition to writing novels, he has produced several screenplays and served as a contributing editor for Parade magazine. His next novel will hit bookstores in early 2017. 

Outside of his work as a writer, Baldacci is a dedicated philanthropist who has helped raise money for various organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy, and the Wish You Well Foundation. He has also served as a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Light the Night Walk-- What is It and How to Get Involved


Currently serving as head of FI derivatives trading technology at Bloomberg LP in New York City, Keyvan Azami has more than 14 years of experience in investment banking front office technology. Keyvan Azami is also a supporter of several charities, including the Cycle for Survival event for rare blood cancers and the annual charity walk Light the Night.

The Light the Night Walk is a fundraising campaign that directly supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and its mission of funding research into blood cancer cures. The walk is held in more than 200 communities across North America and each participant raises an average of $250 through the event.

Participating in the event is easy and participants can register as individuals or as part of a team. Prospective participants should visit www.lightthenight.org/what to learn more about the walk and complete registration. After registration, walkers should begin fundraising by reaching out to friends, family, and their community to raise money and awareness of the event. Finally, the last step is the walk itself. Light the Night walks are held throughout the year; visit the website to find when a walk is happening near you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The 2016 New York City Cycle for Survival at the Metropolitan Pavilion


Since 2014, Keyvan Azami has served as head of fixed income derivatives trading technology at Bloomberg, LP, located in New York City. Away from his work overseeing the Bloomberg Swap Execution Facility (SEF) exchange, Keyvan Azami actively supports cancer research and participates in various fundraising events, such as the Cycle for Survival.

Cofounded by Dave and Jennifer Lynn in 2007, the Cycle for Survival has raised more than $76 million to benefit research for rare forms of cancer, including ovarian cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma. The annual ride occurs nationwide in February and March in partnership with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Equinox, the event’s founding partner. Participants form teams, lead online fundraising campaigns, and unite at an indoor cycling studio in a relay of four 50-minute lengths.

Interested New York City residents may join the next Cycle for Survival on February 26, 2016, at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street. For registration information and a list of cities and dates, visit www.cycleforsurvival.org.