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Work experience

May 2011Present


Patak Trading Partners, LLC
Jan 2007Nov 2010

Real Estate Investor


  • Sole Proprietor of 3 real estate investment and management companies including Neighborhood Growth, a Southeastern Wisconsin multiple-apartment building holding company; Phoenix Real Investments, a multiple-unit apartment building complex; and Oconomowoc Historical Living, a renovated Victorian mansion Bed & Breakfast.
  • Involved in all aspects of property investment, maintenance and management including buying, selling, and renting; property management, maintenance and supervision; financing; and improvements, etc.
  • Built companies in 23 years from initial investment in a 4-unit building to ownership in over 163 apartment units in 8 separate properties, including an 88 unit complex in suburban Milwaukee.
Dec 2009Jan 2010

Futures Trader

HTG Traders, LLC

  • Simulated 1,417 round turns in training for proprietary trading company which has a presence on all major global markets including the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.
  • Trained in buying and selling of oil and Standard & Poor’s E-mini futures contracts on an electronic platform.
  • Employed rapidly absorbed stock market concepts, strategies, and techniques designed to provide fast profitable solutions to investor objectives including investor and market psychology, “neutral attitude” in risk taking, market movement and behavior, and trading nuances, etc.
Aug 1990Nov 2006


Decker Properties Inc.

  • Co-owner/investor of 263 residential apartment units in 10 properties.
  • Involved in all phases of property investment and management for real estate partnership including development, assessments, valuations, appraisals, qualifying for financing, sales, improvements, renting, management, showings, contract negotiations, sales, and closings.
  • Interfaced with brokers, attorneys, appraisers, contractors, building inspectors, and investors
Jul 1988Jul 1990


Real Estate Investors Of Milwaukee

  • Facilitated buying and selling of investment properties, including 4-unit to 150-unit buildings all over southeastern metropolitan Wisconsin.
  • Learned and employed the intricacies of the high stakes buying, selling, and closing process, including valuation, capitalization of income, exchanges, property research, sales strategies, market and legal developments, and canvassing.
  • Obtained real estate sales and broker’s licenses and continuing education in real estate sales.


Aug 2007Oct 2008

Information Technology


Program completed.  Received A +, Network +, and MCP certifications.  Awarded "master" designation by school for completion of all coursework with grades of 90% or more.



University of Evansville

Bachelors of Science

University of Evansville