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 Ag 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.

Jerry Nolan – Business Development

Mr. Nolan is responsible for business development and client service for County Cork.  Mr. Nolan was previously a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he held the role of Vice-President in the Fixed Income Division at Morgan Stanley.  In this capacity he consulted with and executed trades on behalf of: Primary Dealers, Sovereign Banks, and Hedge Funds.  Mr. Nolan has a BS in Agricultural Economics from University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and an MBA in Finance from DePaul 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

Mr. Kane joined County Cork in 2017 as a co-portfolio manager on the RLA program.  Prior to joining County Cork, he was the founder and chief investment officer of Meech Lake Commodity Fund.  Before that he acted in a variety of capacities from managing director to senior trader for firms such as Gelber Group, Fuji Securities (now Mizuho Banking Group), and Merrill Lynch Securities. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Steve Capillo – Business Development

Mr. Capillo has been working with County Cork since June 2015 in a trading capacity.  He has recently joined the business development team to assist with marketing the trading programs.  Prior to joining County Cork, Mr. Capillo worked in business development at RAM Management and held trading roles at Kottke Associates and The Hanley Group.  Mr. Capillo is a 40 year veteran of the Chicago trading floors. He was involved in execution of a variety of futures and option strategies and has been a member of the: Mid-America Commodity Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and The Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Steven Van Dusen – Business Development

Mr. Van Dusen joined County Cork in 2017 to assist in marketing and product development.  Prior to County Cork, Mr. Van Dusen enjoyed a long career in trading and capital markets working for firms such as the Hull Group, Goldman Sachs, Getco, and GTS.  He has traded a wide variety of products and asset classes both in the US and Europe.  Mr. Van Dusen holds a B.A. from John Carroll University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

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