MEET THE MAKERS
An innovative collective of like-minded commodities industry leaders coming together to introduce a better way to hedge.
Michael Ortiz • Partner
Michael is one of the founders of the agricultural OTC industry and has launched several highly profitable ag OTC operations. Responsible for aggregate trading profits of $360M over 5.5 years without a losing month in his last two startups. Michael’s clients include commodity producers of all sizes, hedge funds, other financial institutions and corporate end users.
BackgroundHead of OTC Structured Products / ED&F Man Capital Markets, IncPresident & Head Trader / INTL FCStone Markets, IncFounder & Head Trader / KOR Capital Management, LLCGlobal Head of OTC / AWB, Ltd. (the former Australian Wheat Board)Vice President & Senior Trader / Cargill Risk Management, IncFull Member / Chicago Board of Trade
+1 970 948-6608
Mark Schwausch • Partner
Mark has been involved with successfully trading various financial instruments for over 30 years. His trading career started with equities, bonds, and futures where he eventually founded his own trading firm in this arena. In the early 2000’s, Mark moved into energy trading. This included trading OTC and listed oil, natural gas and power products. He pioneered several successful energy trading firms with cutting edge technology, analysis, and risk management. Mark received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
BackgroundFounder and CEO of Inertia Power, LLC- Privately held Energy trading firmCo-Founder of West Oaks Energy, LP-Privately held Energy trading firmCo-Founder of Velocity Merchant Energy LP-Energy Hedge FundFounder of MOS Investments-Privately held equity, bonds, futures and options trading firm
+1 713 446-8811
Taylor Ortiz • VP Business Development
Taylor started her career in equity trading as an institutional sales trader at Jones Trading and Macquarie Bank. She has traded in Asian, European, and US cash markets for hedge funds globally. During her time at University of St Andrews, Scotland, Taylor interned on commodity trading desks learning option theory and OTC structures. She is excited to bring her experience to Pack Creek Capital.
+1 970 948-9157
ERIC OETHEric comes from a business development background in the enterprise software industry, working in various B2B sales and channel partnership management roles in Germany and the United States.He is a graduate of Cal Poly's Agricultural Business program, where he led numerous projects on data analysis techniques and risk management practices for commercial agribusinesses. During his time at university, Eric began writing for the publication PrecisionAg and continue to write articles quarterly.
Writer - PrecisionAg
Lead Generation Specialist - MINDBODY, Inc.
Global Channel Management Intern - Derdack GmbH
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