Steven Mendes

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Steven B. Mendes
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Occupation Management Director
Employer Mindfull Philanthropy Partners
Location Chicago
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Steven B. Mendes is a former floor broker and financial services professional who now works in the non-profit sector and serves as a management director for Mindfull Philanthropy Partners.[1]

Background[edit]

Mendes was a registered floor broker with the starting in 1982.[2] He was a Eurodollar broker and founder of SRG Trading Co., one of the largest broker groups in the Eurodollar pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1998.[3]

He later worked for TJM Institutional Services, LLC from 2013 to 2015.

After leaving TJM, Mendes moved to the non-profit world and joined the Birthright Israel Foundation as an area director in 2014. In 2016 Mendes moved to the Israel Cancer Research Fund as its Chicago director.

He joined Mindfull Philanthropy Partners in his current role in 2018.

At one time, Mendes bought, improved and sold a a 22-room Georgian mansion in Glencoe, Illinois mansion built for Pabst Brewing Company president and chairman Harris Perlstein in the 1930s. Mendes bought the property, which was billed in real estate ads as “Gatsby in Glencoe,” for $2.15 million in 1997, renovated it, and after initially listing it for $11 million, sold it to Red Hat Software co-founder Marc Ewing and his wife in late 1999 for $7.05 million.[4][5]

In 2017, Mendes envisioned an innovation lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to provide a collaborative space for students and support the Illini Chabad's Deborah and Ira Cohen Innovation and Education Program. The Illini Chabad provides a gathering space for Jewish students of the University of Illinois, of which in 2017 there were approximately 4,000 on the Urbana campus. The CME Goldstick Tech Innovation Lab, established with funding from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Foundation and the family of Phil and Beverly Goldstick featuring computers, presentation TV screens, and a printer, was designed to foster idea generation and collaboration.<ref>Business Welcomes Tech Innovation Lab at Illini Chabad. University of Illinois.<?ref>

Education[edit]

Mendes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a non-profit/public/organizational management Certificate from the Kellogg Executive Education.

References[edit]

  1. Steve Mendes. Facebook.
  2. Steven B Mendes. National Futures Association.
  3. SAVVY MOVE. Chicago Tribune.
  4. Former Glencoe home of beer magnate relists for $12M after 33% price cut. The Real Deal.
  5. TOP HAT. Chicago Tribue.
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