Robert J. O’Brien Jr. – Chief Executive Officer
Robert J. O’Brien, Jr., the Advisor’s Chairman and CEO, has been registered as an associated person with the Advisor since May 8, 2002. Mr. O’Brien is one of the Advisor’s trading principals, heads the executive management committee, and is also primarily responsible for all trading-related decisions made by the Advisor with respect to the Long / Short Agricultural Program, including the development of all trading models, money management, and portfolio selection. From May 2000 to July, 2007, Mr. O’Brien was an associated person and President of R.J. O’Brien Associates, Inc. (“RJO Inc”), a registered futures commission merchant (“FCM”), with which he had been associated since 1970. Mr. O’Brien holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. degree from Loyola University in Chicago.
Thomas W. Senft – President & Chief Operating Officer
Thomas W. Senft is the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the executive management committee. Mr. Senft is responsible for the CTA’s operations and risk management. In 1980 Mr. Senft was hired by the Chicago Board of Trade and worked in its Office of Investigations and Audits. In 1981, Mr. Senft was hired to open and run Goodman-Manaster Co.’s Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) operations. In 1985 Rudolf Wolff & Co. hired Mr. Senft as an Executive Vice President to build its Chicago futures operations. In 1987, Mr. Senft opened a new futures commission merchant, Spike Trading LLC, for which he was a Principal and served as President. During his time at Spike, Mr. Senft traded on the floors of the CME and the CBOT. In 1998 Mr. Senft left Spike Trading purchased a membership on the CME and traded for his personal account. In 2002, Mr. Senft and Christopher McNulty opened Trinity Capital Markets LLC, a proprietary trading company where Mr. Senft served as a member of the LLC and Co-CEO. In 2006, Mr. Senft became sole owner of Trinity. Since Trinity, Mr. Senft has continued to trade and work as a consultant, until he began his employment at County Cork in August, 2011. Mr. Senft received a BS in Finance from Indiana University in 1980.
George F. Coyle – Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Coyle is responsible for the development of investment systems and strategies. Prior to joining County Cork in 2015, Mr. Coyle ran his own CTA, Mount Analogue Capital Management. Before that he worked in a variety of capacities, including portfolio manager, analyst, researcher, and trader for 13D Research (publisher of “What I Learned This Week”), Manchester Trading, Clovis Capital Management, and John A. Levin & Co. Mr. Coyle holds a B.S. in Finance from the Ohio State University and a M.A. in Applied Statistics from Columbia University.
Jerry Nolan – Business Development
Mr. Nolan was a previous member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was a Vice-President in the Fixed Income Division at Morgan Stanley where he consulted with and executed trades for Primary Dealers, International Banks, and Hedge Funds, specializing in Technical Analysis, Option Valuation and Designing Hedge Strategies. Mr. Nolan has a BS in Agricultural Economics from University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago. Jerry holds Series 7 and Series 3 licenses.
Ronald L. Anderson – Portfolio Manager
Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Continental Grain Company’s World Oilseed Processing Division until its sale in October 1993. He has been involved directly in the development, operation and eventual disposal/sale of oilseed crushing plants in the U.S., United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina. Over the last 40 years, he has managed processing plants in the U.S., South America, Italy, the U.K., and Australia both at the plant level and as Division Manager. Earlier during this period, he worked 7 years in corporate planning positions, doing feasibility studies related to building or acquiring oilseed crushing plants in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Italy, England, Germany, China, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Canada and United States. He managed the World Protein Trading Desk in Geneva during the mid 1980’s and the ContiStaley Export Company from 1987-89, a joint venture export company that marketed corn gluten feed and soybean meal throughout Europe and Latin America. Since 1994 he has been consulting for several international grain and processing companies in the U.S., South America, Mexico, Australia and Europe. He was consultant for the SDSP soybean crushing plant in Volga, SD, for the MBP Biodiesel plant in Alexandria, S.D which is now running and for the KSA 3000 mt soybean crushing complex in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, now operating. In addition, he has set up and managed commodity funds specializing in CBOT commodities. Specifically, he managed the Kottke Grain Managers Crush trading program from 1994 through 2004 with 100 million dollars under management.