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.
Dejan’s professional career began as a research chemist in Aerospace and Engineered Materials at AlliedSignal (Honeywell). He advanced to a more prominent role as a development chemist for AlliedSignal’s subsidiary, UOP LLC. At AlliedSignal and UOP, he 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. Dejan subsequently designed and developed custom technology solutions for UOP’s enterprise-wide resource planning software.
When asked by one of the top traders in Chicago to join his firm, Dejan put his career in the sciences on hold in order to learn about capital markets and professional trading. He soon found that his 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 entire global daily US 10-yr Treasury note volume, consistently earning the highest profits for the firm for many years thereafter.
Dejan continued to advance professionally in the trading arena, becoming Vice President/Director of Discretionary Trading Operations of a private, proprietary trading startup, playing a key role in transforming the company into one of the most prominent technology-based trading firms in Chicago.
After earning an MBA, Dejan left the trading industry to fulfill his longstanding goal of establishing an independent investment advisory firm based on integrity and transparency with a client-focused philosophy.
Dejan also serves the wider community as an investor advocate, a proponent for financial literacy, and by sponsoring nonprofit initiatives.