INTEGRITY. KNOWLEDGE. EXPERIENCE.
Dejan Ilijevski, MS, MBA, is an evidence-based fiduciary investment advisor with almost 20 years of experience in the trading/financial services industry. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.
As a research chemist in Aerospace and Engineered Materials at AlliedSignal/UOP, Dejan was privileged to work on exciting and high-visibility projects, including novel plastics additives formulations, metal-coating technology for catalyst adsorption; environmental reduction of nitrogen oxides, jet fuel catalytic combustion; and wastewater purification for the ISS. He subsequently designed and developed custom technology solutions for UOP’s enterprise-wide resource planning software.
When recruited by a start-up trading firm at the Chicago Board of Trade, Dejan put his career in the sciences on hold to take advantage of the unique and rare opportunity. He soon found that his talents and technical background provided a unique skill set. By the end of his rookie year, Dejan routinely transacted over $1 Billion/day and more than 1% of the global daily US 10-yr Treasury note volume. He consistently earned the highest profits for the firm for many years after that.
Dejan continued to advance professionally in the trading arena. As the Vice President and Director of Discretionary Trading Operations for a private, proprietary trading startup, he played a crucial role in transforming the firm from a manual, click-trading shop into one of the most prominent technology-based trading companies in Chicago.
After earning an MBA, Dejan left the trading industry to start an independent investment advisory firm based on integrity and transparency, built on the belief that everyone deserves trusted, knowledgeable investment advice.
Dejan also serves the wider community as an investor advocate, a proponent for financial literacy, and sponsoring nonprofit initiatives.