Dr. Robert Dieli

Robert F. Dieli is President and founder of RDLB, Inc. an economic research and management consulting firm based in Lombard, Illinois.

Mr. Dieli received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with honors, from Boston College in 1968, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977.

Mr. Dieli began his professional career in 1978 as an industrial economist in the Economic Research Division of the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, Illinois specializing in the analysis of industrial commodities, inflation and short-term forecasting.

In 1984 he became Manager of the Portfolio Analysis Unit of the Credit Risk Evaluation Department of the Continental where he was charged with developing risk management systems and loan portfolio reporting and tracking procedures for senior management.

In 1987 Mr. Dieli moved to The Northern Trust Company of Chicago as Vice President and Economist in the Economic Research Department where he coordinated the domestic economic forecasting program.

In 1994 Mr. Dieli became Vice President and Portfolio Manager in the Northern Advantage unit of the Cash Management Department of the Northern Trust. He ran about $3.5 billion in discretionary short-term fixed income accounts for high net worth individuals and corporations.

Mr. Dieli left the Northern Trust in 2001 to start RDLB, Inc. In addition to being an advisor to firms in the marketing, trucking, management consulting, and financial services sectors, RDLB, Inc. also publishes Mr. Model, a monthly series of reports on current and prospective conditions in the US economy, from its web site at www.nospinforecast.com




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