Mike is the CEO and one of the founding partners of HighGround Trading, LLC. He has been involved in senior management positions within the futures industry for over 25 years, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an accounting emphasis from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota, as well as a CPA certification.
Prior to serving as the CEO at HighGround Trading, Mike served as the Executive Vice President of the Introducing Broker Division of MF Global, the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of the Introducing Broker Division at R.J. O’Brien, the General Manager of Iowa Grain Company, and as the Commodity Controller of Kemper Clearing Corporation. Outside of HighGround Trading, Mike is heavily involved with various boards and committees, including the National Introducing Broker Association (NIBA) Board of Directors (where he serves as President), and the National Futures Association Board of Directors as the Independent Introducing Broker Representative. Previously, he was a member of both the CBOT and CME FCM Committees, the CBOT Clearing Corporation Operations Task Force, and has served on the NFA Nominating Committee and the NFA/FIA Best Practices Committee.