Eric Leese

President of Leese Trading Group

Eric Leese brings decades of trading and business development to the group as his role as President of the Leese Trading Group.  Eric started his career in 1987 at Drexel Burnham Lambert in Chicago.  After spending time mastering both the back office and trading floor procedures,  Eric moved into a broker role  at E.D.& F. Man in 1992 and became a Full Member of the CBOT specializing in Agricultural Commodities .  Over the years the Leese Group was formed and has spent over 19 years providing  Clearing, Execution, Research  and dedicated customer service to hundreds of clients.   In 2011 the group moved the business to Rosenthal Collins Group and are happy to call this their home.

Series 3 and 30 licenses

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Jim Sullivan

Executive Vice-President of Leese Trading Group

Jim Sullivan started his career at the Kansas City Board of Trade in 1980.  By 1985 he was a full member of the exchange through 2011.  Jim not only developed business as a broker specializing in the Fundamentals of the Agricultural markets, he also served in various capacities in the leadership of the KCBT as well.  Jim moved to Chicago in 2012 in his new capacity as Executive Vice President of the Leese Trading Group, a division of Rosenthal Collins where he continues his role as a lead broker and Head of the Research Department.

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Peter Blodgett

Executive Vice-President of Leese Trading Group

Peter Blodgett started his commodities career in Chicago over 30 years ago .  His many responsibilities have included sales & trading as well as developing customized risk management strategies for an long list of institutional clients.  Peter joined Man Financial in 2005 as Executive Vice President of the Agricultural/OTC Derivatives group.  The Ag/OTC group worked  very closely with the Leese Groups  back office and floor execution team. This long association with the Leese Trading Group is why Pete officially joined the team in 2013.  It was a seamless fit!

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Matt Tucker

Vice-President Sales of Leese Trading Group

Matt Tucker started his career in commodities on the Ag floor of the CBOT in 1992.  His addition to the Leese Trading Group soon followed.  Matt’s ability to execute an order from start to finish has been a mainstay of the Leese Trading Group.   In the fast paced and changing environment of agricultural trading the ability to solve complex issues is a trading desk plus.  Matt’s interaction with both traders and back offices provides the group with important insights.  These experiences and attributes are why Matt is expanding his role with the Leese Trading Group as he joins the sales team.

Series 3 license 

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