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
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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
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Anup has been involved with commodity markets in various capacities since 2001, combining physical and financial trading across commodities and foreign exchange. He spent 10 years as a principal in a consulting business advising large commercials and speculative entities on aspects of markets, trading strategies and new business development. His clients included Duke Energy, Essent (now RWE/E.On), Chevron, BP, Platts, DTCC, LDC and ConAgra Foods (before it became Gavilon). Anup spent 5 years based out of Singapore working in frontier markets and headed risk management for a large integrated edible oils merchant (Golden Argi – Sinarmas).
With a part of his extended family being dairy farmers in VT, Anup became deeply interested in dairy markets in the early part of 2011 and developed a gross margin management program which is now being used by a large dairy farm in the Northeast US. Currently, Anup is involved with advising commercials with exposure to commodity price risk on issues ranging from designing commodity risk management programs, enhancing gross margin from merchant/physical assets, portfolio development and team/skill development to specific market based strategies. He is involved with developing capabilities that utilize developments in computing techniques to analyze markets and refine risk management techniques.
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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.
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