FOUNDERS


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Satish Nandapurkar

Founder & Co-managing Principal

Nandapurkar has more than 25 years of financial management experience. Before co-founding Silveus Financial in 2012, he served as the president & CEO of the Chicago Climate Exchange & also served as CEO of the U.S. Futures Exchange.

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Cy Monley

Founder & Co-managing Principal

Monley has more than 20 years of experience in agriculture markets. Before co-founding Silveus Financial in 2012, he served in a senior leadership position for MF Global, an independent Futures Commission Merchant (FCM).

MANAGEMENT


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Fernando Adler

Chief Operating Officer

Adler has more than 18 years of financial markets experience in risk management, derivative trading, regulation, valuation, technology innovation, operations, and management across various asset classes and institutions.

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Milissa Griffith

Head of Member Services & CCO

Griffith has more than 20 years of experience managing financials, controlling departmental budgets and directing day-to-day business decisions.

REGIONAL RISK MANAGERS

Regional Risk Managers help oversee sales and agriculture risk management services for Silveus Financial clients through the use of commodity futures/options, over-the-counter price products, and cash flow planning with
banking partners.

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Derrik Hobbs

Regional Risk Manager

Hobbs has more than 15 years of experience in the financial field, managing various equity funds and sitting on a committee that oversaw more than a half billion dollars in investments.

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Jason Carter

Regional Risk Manager

Carter co-manages a client portfolio of large agricultural commodity producers and aggregators throughout the Midwest, Delta and Southwestern United States.

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Josh McClure

Regional Risk Manager

McClure has more than 10 years of ag experience. He assists agricultural producers in navigating the risk of the marketplace and educates the client about the benefits of connected risk management.

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Jonathan Wiedeman

Regional Risk Manager

Wiedeman leverages years of experience in agriculture fundamentals and technical analysis. He has successfully traded agriculture products including corn, soybeans, soybean oil, meal, and wheat.

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Brad Lucke

Regional Risk Manager

Lucke has more than 10 years of experience utilizing hedging strategies to help producers manage risk. He obtained his NFA Series 3 license in 2008.

iDESK RISK CONSULTANTS


iDESK Risk Consultants help agricultural producers and end-users understand their options in risk management. This includes helping them understand the forces at work in the current market both in the near- and the long-term as well as helping clients develop solutions to take advantage of their biases in the market.

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Art Liming

iDESK Risk Consultant

Liming has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to Silveus, he served as a futures specialist at Citigroup Global Markets, focusing on agricultural commodity markets.

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Bill Fritz

iDESK Risk Consultant

Fritz has more than 10 years of experience working in finance and accounting roles, concentrating on financial accounting and auditing functions.

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Ashley Arrington

iDesk Risk Consultant

Arrington has more than 10 years of experience in banking, with a specialization in agricultural banking and analysis. She leverages market analysis and risk management expertise to provide ag solutions to clients.

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Carrie Watts

iDESK Risk Consultant

Watts has more than two years of experience helping clients mitigate risk. She earned her B.B.A. in agribusiness and organizational management from Abilene Christian University.

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James Foley

iDESK Risk Consultant

Foley has more than 10 years of experience working on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade as a broker, executing corn, wheat and soybean options for commercial entities and large financial institutions.

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Jared Clark

iDESK Risk Consultant

As a former farmer and cattle owner/operator for 10 years, Clark leverages his first-hand experience in the farming industry to help producers understand their options in risk management.

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Trace Ulrich

iDESK Risk Consultant

Ulrich has more than 10 years of experience helping farmers in the Texas panhandle and Kansas limit their risk exposure through the use of futures and OTC contracts.

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Lauren Urbanczyk

iDESK Risk Consultant

Urbanczyk has more than five years of ag experience. She has worked as an independent futures broker and as a grain marketing specialist for a large commercial grain company.

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Sean Findley

iDESK Risk Consultant

Findley has over three years of experience in the commodity markets merchandising grain in northeast and central Nebraska. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University.

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Emily Dalton

iDESK Risk Consultant

Dalton possesses more than two years of ag experience. She works with Silveus Financial clients to control risk and helps identify opportunities to take advantage of their biases in the market.

SUPPORT STAFF


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Alex Draghicchio

Financial Analyst

Draghicchio has more than 14 years of experience in the financial field. He has served as an investment advisor for Falcon Ridge Capital performing technician, trader, and research analyst duties.

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George Capote

Software Architect

Capote serves as a Software Architect. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Chris Sellers

Financial Analyst

Sellers has more than three years of experience in the financial field, with expertise in structured grain products.

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Mirissa DiVaccaro

Back Office Specialist

DiVaccaro has more than three years of customer service experience. Prior to Silveus, she was a teller team leader at MutualBank in Warsaw.

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Marta Suchocka

Business Development Coordinator

Suchocka has more than three years of experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from UIC.