Dan Long is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and strong advocate for the arts. Dan is also an avid art collector, as well as a trained academic. Graduating from UC Berkeley with dual honors in Math and Philosophy, Dan became a PhD candidate in Math at the Universite Paris Diderot – Paris 7. In addition, he holds a MA in Philosophy from Stanford where, in a prescient moment, he wrote an Aesthetics paper contrasting the nature of photography and film that greatly informed the creation of MONTAJ. Following his formal studies, Dan ventured into the world of finance, holding various structuring and proprietary trading roles at Barclays Capital, where he was part of an elite deal team responsible for managing the Lehman Brother’s acquisition. After Barclays Capital emerged strong from the financial crisis, Dan set off on his own to launch a structured credit hedge fund, but he has never strayed far from his intellectual and artistic roots. His enthusiasm for philosophy and art, coupled with his entrepreneurial zeal, gave blossom to his latest co-creation, MONTAJ.