Management

 

Robert J. O’Brien Jr. – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. O’Brien is the founder of County Cork and heads the executive management committee.  Additionally, he participates in trading and management related decisions with respect to the Commodity Long /Short Program.  Prior to founding County Cork, Mr. O’Brien was the President of R.J. O’Brien Associates, Inc. which he had been associated with 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 Chicago.

 

Thomas W. Senft – President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Senft is responsible for the day-to-day operations of County Cork as well as risk management for the trading programs.  Prior to joining County Cork in 2011, Mr. Senft served in a wide spectrum of roles for many firms including: the Chicago Board of Trade, Spike Trading LLC, for which he was a Principal and served as President, and Trinity Capital Markets LLC.  Mr. Senft earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University.

 

George F. Coyle – Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Coyle is primarily responsible for the development of investment systems and strategies for County Cork.  Prior to joining County Cork in 2015, Mr. Coyle ran his own CTA, Mount Analogue Capital Management.  Before that he worked in various capacities, including portfolio manager, analyst, researcher, and trader for firms such as 13D Research (publisher of “What I Learned This Week”), Niederhoffer Investments, 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.

 

Ronald L. Anderson – Portfolio Manager

Mr. Anderson is co-portfolio manager of the RLA program.  Before County Cork, he managed the Kottke Grain Managers’ Crush trading program from 1994 through 2004.  Prior to that, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Continental Grain Company’s World Oilseed Processing Division and has been involved directly in the development, operation and eventual disposal/sale of oilseed crushing plants around the world.  Mr. Anderson has a degree in Agricultural Science from South Dakota State University.

 

Bernie Kane – Portfolio Manager & Director of Business Development

Mr. Kane joined County Cork in 2017 as a co-portfolio manager of the RLA Program. Mr. Kane is also Director of Business Development. Prior to joining County Cork, he was the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Meech Lake Commodity Fund. Before that he acted in differing capacities from managing director to senior trader for firms such as Gelber Group, Fuji Securities (now Mizuho Banking Group) and Merrill Lynch Securities. Previous to that he was a senior auditor at Arthur Andersen. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

 

Steve Capillo – Vice President Operations

Mr. Capillo has been working with County Cork since June 2015 in a trading capacity. In 2017 Mr. Capillo expanded his responsibilities to include Operations at County Cork. Prior to joining County Cork, Mr. Capillo worked in business development for RAM Management Group, a Connecticut based CTA, as well as a Proprietary grain and grain option Trader for Kottke Associates and before that, The Hanley Group. Mr. Capillo is a 40 year veteran of the Chicago trading floors. His trading responsibilities involved execution and risk management in a variety of futures and option strategies. Mr. Capillo been a member of the Mid-America Commodity Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and The Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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