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					                                             DANIEL ELEKMAN
1334 Laurel Avenue                                                                                 Home Phone: (847) 940-9036
Deerfield, Illinois 60015                       Email: DanElekman@comcast.net                     Cellular Phone: (847) 372-8176

PROFILE             Technically sophisticated and business-savvy senior mechanical engineer with a solid record in product
                    design, development, and manufacturing. Adept at spearheading technological innovations, global vendor
                    sourcing, new process development, and commercialization. Record of success implementing quality
                    improvement and cost reduction programs. Held a security clearance while working at a defense contractor.

ENGINEERING SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER (January 2011 to April 2014)
EXPERIENCE  Water Harvesting Solutions, Inc. - WAHASO, Hinsdale, Illinois
            • Designed water harvesting systems for commercial and government facilities using SolidWorks.
            • Conducted final inspection of equipment skids prior to shipment to customer.
            • Travelled to customer sites to commission systems.
            • Evaluated new equipment for system integration.

                    MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (January 1995 to February 1999)
                    Illinois Superconductor Corporation, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
                    • Developed manufacturing processes and equipment for assembling superconducting RF filters for cellular
                       telephone base stations.
                    • Commenced manufacturing operations at this startup public company. Hired a team of manufacturing
                       engineers and production managers.
                    • Built-out the manufacturing facility.
                    • Designed custom tooling for superconductor fabrication and filter assembly.
                    • Designed custom assembly tools and fixtures.
                    • Created work instructions for training factory workers.
                    • Used Finite Element Analysis to design cooling plate which allowed filter to be quickly cooled from
                       ambient to -320 degrees Fahrenheit.

                    SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER (August 1992 to December 1994)
                    Motorola Inc., Libertyville, Illinois
                    • Designed plastic thin walled injection molded housings for MicroTac cellular phones and accessories
                      using Pro Engineer 3D solid modeling software. Prepared detailed and assembly drawings.
                    • Created prototypes for marketing and engineering evaluation using stereo lithography rapid prototyping
                      technology and model shop.
                    • Oversaw worldwide MicroTac cellular telephone battery pack assembly facilities, injection molders, and
                      component vendors.
                    • Increased worldwide MicroTac cellular telephone battery pack production from 3 million units in 1992 to
                      35 million in 1994.
                    • Conducted supplier quality reviews and first article inspections.
                    • Subjected prototypes and production telephones to accelerated life testing.
                    • Granted patent for cellular telephone housing.

                    MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (May 1988 to August 1992)
                    Motorola Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois
                    • Developed manufacturing processes and equipment for assembling MicroTac cellular telephones. Created
                      the prototype assembly line and then ramped up to 7 assembly lines running three production shifts.
                    • Implemented Six Sigma quality program.
                    • Utilized statistical process control to reduce defects.
                    • Conducted design for manufacturability experiments to optimize printed circuit board pad geometry for
                      surface mounted components.
                    • Programmed Fuji automated placement equipment and Seiko D-Tran robotic work cells to populate
                      printed circuit boards.
                    • Created work instructions for training factory workers.
                    • Increased production output by 30% by optimizing automated placement equipment programming.

                    ASSISTANT MECHANICAL ENGINEER (Summers 1986 and 1987)
                    Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois
                    • Designed custom robotic work cells to place fine pitched integrated circuits onto printed circuit boards.
                    • Conducted analysis of competitors’ products for component and manufacturing costs
DANIEL ELEKMAN                                                                                                    Page Two


                ASSISTANT MECHANICAL ENGINEER (January 1985 to August 1985)
                IBM Corporation – Federal Systems Division, Owego, New York
                • Created assembly and detailed drawings for military avionics upgrade projects on CADAM (computer
                  aided design). Projects included HH-60D rescue helicopter and C-130 transport.
                • Generated complex wiring diagrams.
                • Obtained confidential security clearance.

                MACHINIST / WELDER (Summer 1984)
                SARGENT-WELCH SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, Skokie, Illinois
                • Welder, operated various machine tools to manufacture parts: drill press, screw machine, milling machine,
                  lathe, press brake, and belt sander.

INVESTMENT      CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER (December 2003 to July 2009)
EXPERIENCE      Meadowbrook Capital Management LLC, Deerfield, Illinois
                • Oversaw all administrative and compliance matters for two hedge funds.
                • Conducted operational activities including: allocating and uploading trades to prime brokers, daily
                  reconciliation to prime broker accounts, resolving trade breaks, instructing prime brokers regarding
                  delivery and receipt of securities, cash disbursements / wiring, maintaining books and records, setting up
                  new accounts with prime brokers and executing brokers, processing of corporate actions, investor
                  subscriptions and redemptions
                • Oversaw outside accountants who provided portfolio accounting, financial accounting, investor
                  statements, and tax returns.
                • Worked with auditors to produce annual audits.
                • Generated and maintained Code of Ethics and Policy and Procedures manuals.
                • Registered firm as Registered Investment Advisor and then de-registered (pursuant to the exemption).
                • Purchased more than 70 PIPEs (Private Investments in Public Equity). Sold restricted securities with
                  prospectus and pursuant to Rule 144.
                • Set up and maintained computer network. Wrote VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) programs to
                  automate Microsoft Office applications.

                MANAGING DIRECTOR (January 2003 to December 2003)
                Redleaf Management Company LLC, Northbrook, Illinois
                • Managed portfolio of real estate investments.
                • Purchased and sold business jets. Assisted with flight crew hiring. Negotiated contracts for aviation
                  services.
                • Conducted economic analysis of various investments.
                • Set up and maintained computer network.

                SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST (March 2002 to December 2002)
                Deerfield Capital Management LLC, Chicago, Illinois
                • Analyzed proposed Collateralized Debt Obligation transactions.
                • Monitored surveillance video system covering company’s office space.
                • Administered biometric hand recognition security entry system for all employees.

                SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST (March 1999 to February 2002)
                Forge Asset Management LLC, Northbrook, Illinois
                • Oversaw all administrative matters for a hedge fund with assets under management of $200 million.
                • Back-tested trading strategy to optimize buy and sell signals to maximize trading profits.
                • Created a program to automate trade executions.
                • Set up and maintained computer network.

EDUCATION       MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
                Loyola University – Chicago, IL (1993)

                BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
                University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI (1988)

MEMBERSHIPS ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
LICENSES    Amateur Radio Operator – extra class – WD9E

				
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