Chad R. Burlet

Co-Founder, Chief Trading Officer & Principal

  • Graduated from St.Olaf College in 1980 with a BA in Economics with Departmental Distinction.
  • Former head of Cargill’s Oilseeds Trading Department and V.P. at Goldman Sachs’ J. Aron division where he traded soybeans on a world wide basis.
  • Successful independent grain & soybean trader since 1996.
  • Began trading on behalf of others in 2008. Brought $10 million under management with him to Third Street Ag Investments.
  • Former member of the MGEX & CBOT. Served on the Board of Directors of the CBOT.


Robert E. Otter
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Principal

  • Began his career, while still in high school, as a messenger at the CBOT.
  • Studied business at Loyola University.
  • Served as General Manager of Iowa Grain Company.
  • CBOT member since 1975.
  • Respected and successful soybean pit broker and trader since 1976.
  • Member and Chairman of numerous CBOT governance and oversight committees.