GSCG’s mission as a 21st-century multi-asset commodity exchange is to build and grow markets for underserved commodities across the globe. We offer a comprehensive suite of trading tools to enable true price discovery and provide effective risk management tools to market participants.
Meet The Team
President & CEO
As the CEO of Global Smart Commodity Group, Robert is responsible for the design, implementation, and oversight of all facets of the business. Robert has a proven financial background and over 25 years of experience in financial funds and commodity risk management. Prior to joining GSCG, Robert was the Head of Risk Management for a large US Dairy Cooperative. He transformed hedging and risk management policies to adapt to high performance and scalable solutions for managing a wide array of internal and external risks. Previously, as Founding Partner in a market-making firm, he helped re-establish the Chicago Mercantile Exchange dairy complex from open outcry to an electronic market by direct participation as the lead market maker. Aside from this, Robert has managed multiple commodity trading advisors totaling assets in excess of $700M and was a member of a management team advising on equity and fixed income assets allocation and execution for personal assets of high net worth individuals.
Jack is Chairman of the Global Smart Commodity Group. He was formerly a member of the board of directors of the CME Group during which time he helped demutualize the exchange and prepare for its IPO. During his time on the Board, Jack was instrumental in conceptualizing the E-mini futures and later creating the Russell 2000 futures and options, S&P Midcap 400 futures and options. Jack has served as CEO of Index Futures Group and President of Commerzbank Futures. As an entrepreneur, Jack has launched over a dozen companies and thrives on developing innovative and disruptive ideas. He is also currently Co-Founder, Chief Economist and Director of the Universal Compute Exchange (UCX). Jack graduated with honors and distinctions from Loyola University of Chicago and is a featured expert contributor on CNBC focusing on market developments and trends.
Edward has over 15 years of experience in the futures and options financial world. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Commerz Futures, a Division of Commerzbank AG, where he devised strategies to drive company vision and support tactical initiatives. He also worked at several Futures Commission Merchants (FCM’s) working as Financial Controller, where he oversaw financial reporting, performed complex accounting functions, and prepared financial statements. These firms included RJ O’Brien & Associates, Inc, and Index Futures Group. He started his career working as a Senior Auditor at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Edward graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Accounting and has also obtained a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate.