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Amy Ellis Simon

Head of Corporate Access at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Amy Ellis-Simon was at a crossroads 11 years ago: She could pursue her interest in teaching—she'd majored in the history of Caribbean women's reproductive issues—or she could take a crack at the corporate world. Her father, a schoolteacher who had emigrated from Jamaica, encouraged her to explore business.

Good idea. Ms. Ellis-Simon is the head of corporate access at one of Wall Street's leading firms. As a senior sales executive in Merrill's convertible bonds group, she helped raise more than $9 billion in 2011 for U.S. companies, including prominent names like American Express and Carnival Corp.

While growing up in Evanston, Ill., she says, she never contemplated a career in finance. But she discovered that the field stirred the same competitive juices that flowed when she ran sprints for her high school track team. Through a group called Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, which prepares minority students for careers in investment banking, law and other professions, she landed an internship at Merrill Lynch in 1993. She returned to the firm as an analyst trainee the following year, after graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in history.

She had an inkling that things would work out for her on Wall Street following a rigorous interview at SEO, of which she's now vice chairman. The interviewer fired unpleasant questions at her, demanding to know why was she worthy of his time and why she got a B- in a statistics class. "It was like being on a trading floor," she remembers. "You were being really grilled, you had to think fast and the atmosphere wasn't always friendly. But it fascinated me, and I decided to give it a shot."

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Amy Ellis Simon

Head of Corporate Access at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Amy Ellis Simon Biography

Amy Ellis-Simon was at a crossroads 11 years ago: She could pursue her interest in teaching—she'd majored in the history of Caribbean women's reproductive issues—or she could take a crack at the corporate world. Her father, a schoolteacher who had emigrated from Jamaica, encouraged her to explore business.

Good idea. Ms. Ellis-Simon is the head of corporate access at one of Wall Street's leading firms. As a senior sales executive in Merrill's convertible bonds group, she helped raise more than $9 billion in 2011 for U.S. companies, including prominent names like American Express and Carnival Corp.

While growing up in Evanston, Ill., she says, she never contemplated a career in finance. But she discovered that the field stirred the same competitive juices that flowed when she ran sprints for her high school track team. Through a group called Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, which prepares minority students for careers in investment banking, law and other professions, she landed an internship at Merrill Lynch in 1993. She returned to the firm as an analyst trainee the following year, after graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in history.

She had an inkling that things would work out for her on Wall Street following a rigorous interview at SEO, of which she's now vice chairman. The interviewer fired unpleasant questions at her, demanding to know why was she worthy of his time and why she got a B- in a statistics class. "It was like being on a trading floor," she remembers. "You were being really grilled, you had to think fast and the atmosphere wasn't always friendly. But it fascinated me, and I decided to give it a shot."

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  • How to book Amy Ellis Simon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amy Ellis Simon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amy Ellis Simon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amy Ellis Simon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amy Ellis Simon?

    Booking fees for Amy Ellis Simon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amy Ellis Simon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amy Ellis Simon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amy Ellis Simon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amy Ellis Simon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amy Ellis Simon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amy Ellis Simon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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    Head of specialty sales and America's head of corporate access, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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