Key Personnel

Martin H. Bergin

Martin H. Bergin, born 1960, joined the Trading Advisor in September 1997 as Accounting Systems Manager and was promoted to Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in March 2001. In May 2007, Mr. Bergin was promoted to President while retaining the position of Chief Financial Officer. In December 2008, Mr. Bergin relinquished the position of CFO. Mr. Bergin was Assistant Secretary of Martin Money Management, Inc. (MMM) a CPO & CTA in July 2001 and served as the Vice President and Sole Director of MMM from January 2005 until November 2005. Mr. Bergin assumed the role of President of MMM where has been registered as an Associated Person and listed as a Principal since August 2016. Mr. Bergin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from George Mason University in 1987. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1988. From June 1987 to October 1989 he was employed by the public accounting firm Sullivan and Company, Ltd. Mr. Bergin left his position as a partner with Homes Lowry Horn & Johnson, Ltd., a public accounting firm, with whom he had been employed from October 1989 to September 1997 immediately prior to joining the Trading Advisor. Mr. Bergin has been listed as a Principal of Financial Consortium International, LLC, a registered Introducing Broker and MyFuturesOnline.com LLC, also a Registered Introducing Broker since October 2015 due to ownership interests in those firms. Mr. Bergin was listed as a Principal of Halyard, an SEC registered investment adviser, from June 1, 2015 to June 2016, due to ownership interest in the firm which had been registered as a CPO during that time. Mr. Bergin has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since September 20, 2001 and as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since January 11, 2002.

James R. Curley

James R. Curley, born 1958 (no relation to James F. Curley of the Investment Manager) joined the Trading Advisor in September 2015 as Executive Vice President and Principal. Previously, Mr. Curley was registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor from August 2007 to August 2009 and October 2010 to October 2011. Mr. Curley was Managing Member of Financial Consortium International LLC ("FCI"), a registered Introducing Broker from April 1997 to October 2015 and was registered with the same as an Associated Person and Principal from June 1997 to October 2015. Mr. Curley was also Managing Member of MyFuturesOnline.com, a registered Introducing Broker from November 2000 to October 2015 and was registered with the same as an Associated Person and listed as a Principal with MyFuturesOnline.com from January 2001 to October 2015. Mr Curley was also an Associated Person of Revolution Capital Management LLC, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator from July 2009 to August 2009, from May 2011 to September 2015 and from October 2015 to June 2016. Mr. Curley also an Associated Person of Dearborn Capital Brokers LTD, a registered Introducing Broker from January 2012 to May 2013. And Mr. Curley was an Associated Person and Principal of Optionhousefutures LLC, an Introducing Broker from August 2012 to January 2014. Mr. Curley has been registered as an Associated Person and listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since September 9th, 2015. 

James R. Dailey

James R. Dailey, born 1972, joined the Trading Advisor in March 2003 as a Financial Analyst, was promoted to Vice President of Finance in February 2007 and was promoted to CFO in December 2008. In March 2016, Mr. Dailey was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Dailey earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1994. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1995. From February 1995 to August 1998, Mr. Dailey was employed at the public accounting firm Holmes Lowry Horn & Johnson Ltd. Mr. Dailey left Holmes Lowry Horn & Johnson for graduate school. Mr. Dailey attended the University of Maryland from August 1998 to May 2000, graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree. Upon graduation, Mr. Dailey joined Marriott International, Inc., a hotel management company, where he worked as Manager of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis from June 2000 until leaving in February 2003 to join the Trading Advisor. Mr. Dailey was listed as a Principal of Halyard, an SEC registered investment adviser, from June 1, 2015 to June 2016 during which time Halyard had been registered as a CPO and is currently the CFO for the firm. Mr. Dailey became Vice President of Martin Money Management, Inc. (MMM) a CPO & CTA in July 2015 and is listed as a Principal and registered as an Associated Person since July 1, 2015. Mr. Dailey has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since March 13, 2007 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since November 17, 2003.

David E. Dreyer

David E. Dreyer, born 1962, joined the Trading Advisor in June 2008 as General Counsel. Mr. Dreyer earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in accounting from Bob Jones University in 1987; a J.D. degree with high honors from the University of Florida in 1993 and was admitted to the Order of the Coif; and a LL.M degree in taxation from the University of Florida in 1994. Mr. Dreyer is a member of the Florida Bar, and is listed in Woodward & White's publication The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Dreyer practiced law as a shareholder with the law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. in West Palm Beach from June 2003 until leaving in June 2008 to join the Trading Advisor. Mr. Dreyer was listed as a Principal of Halyard, an SEC registered investment adviser, from June 1, 2015 to December 2015 due to the ownership interest in the firm which had been registered as a CPO during that timeframe. Mr. Dreyer has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since August 21, 2008 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since April 17, 2009.

Daniel E. Dunn

Daniel E. Dunn, Ph.D., M.D., born 1961, first joined the Trading Advisor as a programmer/analyst from December 1975 to June 1978. In 1982, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences degree from the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa; in 1988 he earned a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Chicago and, in 1990, an M.D. degree from the same institution. He subsequently trained, taught and conducted post-doctoral research at Stanford University from June 1990 through June 1993, the National Institutes of Health from July 1993 to January 1999 and at Johns Hopkins University during 1994 and was named an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah from March 1999 to May 1999. Dr. Dunn has published over 20 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. In March 1999, he rejoined the Trading Advisor as a Senior Associate. Dr. Dunn was listed as a Principal of Martin Money Management, Inc. (MMM) a CPO & CTA from November 1999 until July 2016 and registered as an Associated Person from July 14, 2000 until July 2016. In November 1999, Dr. Dunn was promoted to Vice President, then to Executive Vice President of the Trading Advisor in January 2001 and held the position of Chief Executive Office of the Trading Advisor from December 2003 through December 2006. He currently holds the title of Vice President, Systems Analyst at the Trading Advisor. Dr. Dunn has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since November 8, 1999 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since March 2, 2000.

Roberto Osorio

Roberto Osorio, Ph.D., born 1954, joined the Trading Advisor in February 2011 as a Senior Research Analyst and was promoted to Vice President, Systems Development, in September 2015. A Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Osorio was, from January 2008 to January 2011, Director of Short-Tem Strategies at Evnine & Associates, LLC, an equities hedge fund in San Francisco, where he helped develop trading signals-and portfolio optimization methods. At the Trading Advisor, he has been in charge of designing and coding new trading systems on futures contracts, of improving our signal generation and risk-control algorithms, and of supervising research in futures and equities. He has been listed as a Principal at the Trading Advisor since September 9, 2015 and an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since September 18, 2013.

Carlos G. Alvarez

Carlos G. Alvarez, born 1959, joined the Trading Advisor as Senior Trader in January 1998 and was promoted to Vice President in December 2002. Mr. Alvarez received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the University of Colorado in 1982. Mr. Alvarez became Vice President of Martin Money Management, Inc. (MMM) a CPO & CTA in November 2005 where he was listed as a Principal and registered as an Associated Person from November 7, 2005 to January 12, 2015. Mr. Alvarez has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since May 24, 2003 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since February 24, 1998.

Patrick G. Hamilton

Patrick G. Hamilton, born 1973, joined the Trading Advisor as a Trading Specialist in June 2001 and was promoted to Vice President, Operations in June 2007. Mr. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Central Florida in 1995. Mr. Hamilton has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since June 14, 2007 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since August 16, 2001.

Raymond J. Brinskelle

Raymond J. Brinskelle, born 1960, joined the Trading Advisor as a Trading Specialist in August 2001 and was promoted to Vice President, Investor Relations in July 2007. Mr. Brinskelle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Depaul University in 1985. Mr. Brinskelle has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since July 16, 2007 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since October 26, 2001.

David A. Kauppi

David A. Kauppi, born 1974, joined the Trading Advisor in April 2001 as a Financial Analyst and was promoted to Vice President, Compliance in July 2007. In July 2015, Mr. Kauppi left the Trading Advisor to return to the Washington D.C. area where both he and his wife were born and raised. During this time, he pursued an outside business venture by investing in a franchised furniture and electronics rental retailer, Buddy's Home Furnishings, which he still maintains an investment in. Mr. Kauppi rejoined the Trading Advisor in March 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kauppi earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from James Madison University in 1996. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997. From June 1996 to October 1998, he was employed by the public accounting firm Homes Lowry Horn & Johnson. He served as the Accounting Manager for Greenstone, a manufacturing company and subsidiary of Louisiana-Pacific from October 1998 to July 1999. Mr. Kauppi left his position as Controller of Unibex, Inc., an internet start up company, with whom he had been employed from July 1999 to April 2001, immediately prior to joining the Trading Advisor. Mr. Kauppi served as Vice President of Martin Money Management, Inc. a CPO & CTA where he has been listed as a Principal and registered as an Associate Person from January 2015 to July 2015. Mr. Kauppi has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since March 2016.

Melissa L. Sprafkin

Melissa L. Sprafkin, born 1986, joined the Trading Advisor as an Associate in December 2010 and was promoted to Vice President, Investor Relations in November 2016.  Ms. Sprafkin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Indian River State College in May 2011.  Ms. Sprafkin has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since November 2, 2016 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since September 23, 2011.

Jenny Kellams

Jenny A. Kellams joined the Trading Advisor as Vice President of Business Development in September 2011.  Ms. Kellams earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Pace University in 1999.  She began her career in the securities industry in September 2000 with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., a previously registered SEC investment adviser, as a Financial Advisor.  She left in April 2003 to start her own investment management firm, JK Financial Group, Inc. and was affiliated with an independent broker-dealer, LPL Financial, Inc., until she sold her company and joined the Trading Advisor in September 2011.  Ms. Kellams has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since November 2, 2016 and registered as an Associated Person of the Trading Advisor since October 18, 2011.

Stefan Wintner

Stefan Wintner, MBA, CFA, FRM, born 1982, joined the Trading Advisor in January 2017 as a Vice President, Volatility Strategies. In 2004, he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria. In 2003 he earned the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals. In 2008 he became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. From September 2004 to September 2008, Mr. Wintner was a portfolio manager at Kathrein & Co. Privatbank AG, a private bank in Vienna Austria where he was managing systematic investment products for high net worth individuals and institutional investors. Among the strategies he developed, Mr. Wintner focused on volatility trading and was one of the first asset managers to focus on the VIX product range. In October 2008, he joined IMC financial markets BV in Zug, Switzerland, a high frequency trading firm as a research associate, developing short term price prediction models and intraday volatility forecasts for all financial markets. In August 2012 he joined Independent View AG in Zug, Switzerland, a Commodity Trading Advisor as a partner and portfolio manager focusing on long term trend following and volatility trading. He implemented and managed a volatility trading strategy he had developed after leaving IMC in July 2011. In April 2013, he founded SigmaSquare Capital AG, in Zurich, Switzerland, a proprietary investment research firm, as CEO, to focus exclusively on volatility as an asset class. In October 2014 he joined Systematic Absolute Return AG in Zurich, Switzerland, an asset manager focusing on systematic intraday equity strategies as a partner, director and portfolio manager.  He implemented a systematic volatility trading strategy and was among the top performing volatility trading programs in 2016.  Mr. Wintner has been listed as a Principal of the Trading Advisor since March 2017.