Timing is everything, and no one knows this better than a trader. Jeff traded his own money at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, specializing in agricultural markets and interest rate markets. In the mid-nineties, he was part of a group of equity owners that saw a huge opportunity and remade the entire exchange. They unlocked trapped value, modernized technology, and exponentially grew the business. CME was the first exchange to demutualize, and the first to go public in November of 2002. It is the largest financial exchange in the world based on notional trading volume and market capitalization. In April of 2007, he used his market intuition and network to help found Hyde Park Angels. Jeff actively recruited like minded investors dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Midwest. Prior to HPA’s founding, it was very difficult and expensive to get a seed round done in the Midwest. HPA is now the most respected and largest angel group in the Midwest.
BS Marketing from the College of Business, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana,
MBA University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business
Member of the Board of Trustees National World War Two Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
When Jeff isn’t blogging on www.pointsandfigures.com or meeting with his companies, Jeff can be found grilling meat of all kinds, watching Chicago sports teams and road biking.
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