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Daniel R. Sholem

Adjunct Lecturer of Finance

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Daniel R. Sholem joined the Illinois faculty in 2004 as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Finance, where he teaches Growth Corp Capital Funding Fin 580/490. He is also principal since 2000 of D.R. Sholem and Company providing Strategic Corporate Finance Advisory for a variety of corporate and public sector clients. He earned a B.A. in political science from Southern Methodist University and holds an MBA from Saint Louis University.  He has over 17 year’s experience in the equipment finance industry where he has raised debt & equity to fund equipment transactions, structured & priced equipment leases, remarketed commercial & corporate aircraft and managed a $2 Billion portfolio of equipment on lease to global semiconductor manufacturers. Dan also provides strategic consulting for early stage & middle-market technology clients. Dan is a native of Champaign where he lives with his wife and two daughters.