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.

  • Background
    Head 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
  • Contact
    +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.

  • Background
    Founder 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
  • Contact
    +1 713 446-8811
  • DENNIS Flaherty • Partner

    Dennis has been involved with successfully trading various financial instruments for over 21 years. His trading career started with real time electricity trading, electric basis, natural gas and hydrocarbons. After a number of high level trading posts at prominent energy firms, he eventually founded his own trading firm in 2005. Since that time, Dennis’s firm has produced on average triple digit returns for his investors per year. His firm has grown to actively speculatively trade in the electricity and hydrocarbon markets. He has developed for his firms pioneering technology, analysis, and risk management. Dennis received his BA in History from Northeastern University and a Masters from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a registered CTA.

  • Background
    Founder and CEO of Great Bay Global, LLC / Privately held Energy trading firmManaging Director Commercial Operations / Cinergy Corporation (now Duke Energy)Senior Director Electric Basis Trading / Dynegy CorporationAssistant Director of Operations / Vitol Gas & Electric
  • Contact
    +1 513 484-4105
  • Taylor Ortiz • Director of 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.

  • Contact
    +1 970 948-9157


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