1200 11th Street, Manhattan Beach CA 90266
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Utilize my talents to add value for the company I work for, as well as gain increased responsibilities over time. Willing to work over-time, creative, hard-working, help others, knowledgeable, team-player, analytical, perceptive, good time management, and self-starter.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Marshall School of Business May 2001
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Emphasis: Finance Relevant Coursework Included: Operations Management, Financial Analysis, Business Statistics, Financial Derivatives, Business Law. & Trading and Exchanges.
Alternative Money Fund Management, LLC (“AMFM” LLC) January 2017- Present
■ Co-Founded Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Management Company, which manages Alternative Money Fund, LP, a small Limited Partnership in the state of Delaware.
■ Top Performing fund on “Hedgeco.net” for funds with assets under $5MM for the first six months of the year.
THE NEXT BIG TRADE IDEA™ - TeNBiTi June 2013 – Present
■ THE NEXT BIG TRADE IDEA™ - A JOHN CHALEKSON NEWSLETTER
■ Stock selection and investment ideas and insight delivered to subscribers. Word of mouth and referral based to increase exposure in future and opportunities in investment management industry.
TRAVELGROVE.COM Los Angeles, CA
Consulting, Accounts Receivable & Billing June 07-Jan 13
■ Marketing of online travel meta-search site, branding, and affiliate business development.
■ Billing, collections, and invoicing of more than 30 companies.
UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES Los Angeles, CA
Research Analyst for Steve Campbell Group May 06- May 07
■ Facilitated research and analysis of equities and global macro trends, headed by Stephen R. Campbell and his team of 3 financial advisors.
■ Superior understanding and comprehension of industries, corporations, and equity markets.
ROCKFISH CAPITAL, LLC Manhattan Bch, CA
Founder, Managing Member, Portfolio Manager Feb. 02- Jun 05
■ Co-Founded hedge fund and Management Company, Rockfish Capital LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser in the state of California that managed a small Limited Partnership (pValue Opportunity Fund LP)
■ Starting at age 23, ranked in the top 1% (#4) in performance of all hedge funds on Hedgefund.net for 2003, and top 1% in 2004. Discontinued fund in the end of 2005.
JOHN CHALEKSON, SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP Manhattan Bch, CA
Account Advisor/Trader Sep. '98-Oct '00
■ Evaluated securities and utilized charting and NASDAQ Level 2 software to trade accounts.
■ Utilized proprietary price and volume trading methods including short selling, making market in securities using Instinet, Archipelago, Island, and other ECNs.
■ Developed and tested trading ideas based on news events, market sentiment and public opinion, as well as trades based on more subjective fundamental knowledge of company.
■ Obtained power of attorney and focused on one account that grew from ($4000 total deposit) to a high of $600,000 within 1.5 years, with approximately $200 million in net sale proceeds. Gross Net gain for the period was 14900% (not including taxes.)
USC MEN'S BASKETBALL Los Angeles, CA
Team Manager May '96- May'97
■ Under Head Coach Henry Bibby, implemented, maintained and analyzed database of high school athlete recruits.
■ Organized many large recruiting campaigns focused toward the most dominating players in high school and junior college. Maintained ‘daily mail merge’ of letters, utilizing the database of players.
■ Communicated with, gave tours, and facilitated relocation of new players to the new campus.
BUSINESS SCHOLAR, University of Southern California, - Member (1996-2001)
■ Admitted into the Marshall School of Business as a freshman.
TYCOONS INTERNATIONAL, USC (now Trojan Investment Club)- Co-Founder, Treasurer, Member (1996-2001)
■ On-campus investment/business club which manages investment portfolio and organizes group activities and events. Sponsored by Larry Harris (Former SEC Chief Economist) of the Finance Department at USC. (Originally Southern California Investment Group). Currently is one of the largest on-campus business groups with approximately 130 members, and recently renamed to "Trojan Investment Society"
TROJAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT CLUB - Member (1999-2001)
■ Group of recent USC graduate business students, who discuss investments and business opportunities.
ALPHA PHI OMEGA, USC - Service Fraternity - Member (1997-2001)
■ Nationally recognized service fraternity- "Leadership, Friendship, and Service." Provided community service to the Los Angeles area.
Reliable, Driven, Respectful, and Friendly. Proficient in technical analysis and identifying trends, with over 20 years of studying charts, balance sheets, price/volume, potential catalysts.
Advanced knowledge of short selling. Can identify unusual events, proper entry and exit of short selling stocks with unusual valuations or trading volumes. Skills: Stock picking ability. Ability to generate trade ideas, for a senior portfolio manager or head trader.
Basic understanding of open source CMS: Drupal, HTML, PHP. mySQL. CSS, various NASDAQ level II and charting software.
INTJ personality type Myers-Briggs.