Mr. Hamilton has specialized in non-traditional investment products during a career that spans over thirty years of financial trading, investing, education, analysis and marketing. He began his career with Price Waterhouse where he earned his CPA and moved on to trading listed options on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He was retained by various investment firms to create investment products which led him to the maritime sector. Mr. Hamilton is the driving force behind the Ship+Trade model which has been used successfully in several previous transactions. Mr. Hamilton earned an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.