About EMC: Key Personnel 

John Krautsack
Chairman and CEO

Mr. Krautsack directs all investment activity at EMC. Mr. Krautsack started his career in the futures industry in 1985 as an assistant to a prominent S&P 500 trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. From 1989 to 1995, he managed trading operations for De Angelis Trading/Crown Capital Management, JPD Enterprises and ALH Capital. He joined EMC in 1995, overseeing trading and managing the portfolio until he assumed the role of Chairman in 2013.
David Polli
Managing Director, Research

Mr. Polli joined EMC in 2002 and has directed the research agenda of the firm since 2008. Under his guidance, EMC has constructed an entirely new research infrastructure using evolutionary, adaptive trading models. Mr. Polli graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
Brian Proctor
Managing Director, Marketing

Mr. Proctor manages business development for EMC. He began his futures career in 1982, with experience at both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Proctor was a participant in the renowned Turtle Program, and managed all trading operations at C&D Commodities through 2000. Mr. Proctor holds a Bachelor's of Economics from Miami of Ohio University, and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School.
Patrick O'Leary
Senior Research Developer

Mr. O'Leary joined EMC in 2006 and has been essential in the development of EMC's adaptive trading methodology. Mr. O'Leary did his undergraduate studies in Computer Science and holds a Master's degree in Financial Engineering. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. O'Leary led a team of developers at Trading Technologies, specializing in low-latency trading software.
Robin Gerth
Director of Operations

Ms. Gerth joined EMC in 2007 and is responsible for all administration and compliance at EMC. She has extensive experience in project management, accounting and professional development. Ms. Gerth managed systems training for Urban Properties, a real estate investment trust, for over 10 years. Prior to joining EMC, Ms. Gerth was employed by the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in corporate education. She holds bachelor's degrees in both Business Administration and Information Systems.
Michael Kennedy
Senior Trader

Mr. Kennedy supervises the active management of EMC's portfolio and is responsible for all trading operations. Mr. Kennedy has nearly 20 years experience in the futures industry starting as a trade clerk for ABN AMRO on the CME trading floor in 1994. While at ABN AMRO, he moved up to their retail trading desk until 1999. From 1999 to 2009, he added to his trading experience as Assistant Vice-President at Newedge on their Institutional Trading Desk. Attended University of Illinois at Chicago.
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