Experienced. Knowledgeable. Trusted.
Dejan is an independent, evidence-based, fiduciary investment advisor with almost 20 years of experience in the trading/financial services industry.
Dejan 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. His approach to investing is grounded in economic theory, peer-reviewed research, and Nobel Prize-winning ideas, with unwavering belief in data and reasoning.
After earning a BA in Chemistry, Dejan began a career in the sciences as a research chemist at AlliedSignal (Honeywell) and its subsidiary, UOP, working on diverse projects including: novel plastics additives; metal-coating technology for catalyst adsorption; environmental reduction of nitrogen oxides; jet fuel catalytic combustion; and wastewater purification for the ISS. He then transitioned to IT, developing technology solutions for business-critical processes. During this time, Dejan earned an MS in Computer Science.
Next asked to join a trading firm at the Chicago Board of Trade, Dejan found that his science background provided a unique skill set. By the end of his rookie year, Dejan consistently had the highest monthly p&ls and trading volumes, routinely transacting over $1 Billion/day and more than 1% of the global daily US 10-yr Treasury note volume.
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.
To complement his financial industry experience and help facilitate his longstanding goal of being independent, Dejan earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Now President of Sabela Consulting Group, Inc., Dejan established this investment advisory firm on the principles of integrity and transparency to deliver a better investment experience for clients. He also serves the wider community by providing investment education to the public and sponsoring nonprofit initiatives.