After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in 1991, Dan started his career as a programmer at IBM in Rochester, MN. From there, he joined Cargill, Inc. in Minneapolis as a systems analyst in their Financial Markets Division, and spent four years on foreign assignment, supporting financial trading systems at their European headquarters near London. Dan returned to Minneapolis to work for Cargill Steel as their Technology Infrastructure Manager, before joining MarketWatch.com as Director of Technical Client Service. Currently, Mr. Schindler is a full-time futures trader and broker at KDM Trading, Inc., holding the position of Vice President. Mr. Schindler has been a listed principal of KDM Trading, Inc. since December 16, 2003 and a registered associated person of KDM Trading, Inc. since February 4, 2004. Mr. Schindler's responsibilities at KDM Trading, Inc. include handling both hedge and speculative customer accounts and writing weekly market commentary and trade recommendations.