Ms. O'Connell spent the last 25 years being a premier provider of financial services and product. Erin started her career with Salomon Smith Barney where she managed the daily repo positions for the mortgage desk in Chicago which was the top global revenue producing office during her tenure there. She spent over ten years as a Broker/Trader in the Eurodollar pit for Fuji Bank at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and participated on the Eurodollar Back Months and International Monetary Market Membership committees.
Her institutional experience continued at First Union Bank in which she was a financial advisor for High Net Worth and Family Offices. Ms. O'Connell has spent the last several years as a Risk Manager for Effective Trading LLC, a proprietary trading group. Additionally, during this time she has acted as a consultant to a number of Introducing Brokers and Futures Clearing Merchants. Ms. Sjo is Founder and CEO/CIO of St. Esprit Research and Trading. Prior to forming St. Esprit, Ms. Sjo managed STACK Capital, LLC, her Family Office. From 1987to 1998, she founded and built Sjo, Inc., a Hedge Fund Manager and CTA with over $350 million under management.
Mr. Gause has over 20 years of institutional portfolio management experience in equities, derivatives, and commodities.
He began his career in 1993 as a delta neutral clerk with Nations Bank/Chicago Research & Trading. In 1994, Mr. Gause began as a commodities trader for U.S. Commodities.
In 1997, Mr. Gause started the derivatives trading desk for ConAgra Grain Cos. and was responsible for exchange-traded and over-the-counter options activities. In 2001 Mr. Gause founded Geneva Capital Management, LLC a Registered Investment Advisor.
In 2004, Mr. Gause served as Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Geronimo family of hedge and mutual funds. In 2009, Mr. Gause founded Geneva Fund Partners, LLC. Mr. Gause holds a BA in Finance from Bethel University.