Rosenthal Collins Group Management Team

 

Meet the people who inspire, conduct and manage the day-to-day business of Rosenthal Collins Group. Across the board, our management team has witnessed first-hand how the futures industry has evolved—from the trading floor to electronic trading, from brokerage firms to exchanges and regulators—and uses that experience to guide Rosenthal Collins Group on a daily basis.

J. Robert Collins

Founder & Principal

Scott Gordon

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jason Manumaleuna

President & Chief Financial Officer

Richard Mackey

Deputy President

Patrick Carey

Executive Vice President, Strategic Implementation

Michael Conti

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel

Patricia Donahue

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Regulatory Counsel

Brian Gaffud

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Steve Ivey

Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Matthew Straight

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Robert Turner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Keith E. Turner

Executive Vice President, Accounting & Finance

J. Robert Collins

Founder & Principal

With Rosenthal Collins Group, you get experience that works.”

J. Robert Collins has the futures brokerage business in his blood. His father, John F. Collins, co-founded the brokerage firm Greene and Collins at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1923. Bob joined the family business in 1961 and led it through two successful mergers into what is now Rosenthal Collins Group.

With more than 50 years in the futures brokerage business, Bob actively provides keen operational experience and insightful strategic vision to the executive management team.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • President, MidAmerica Commodity Exchange
  • Director, Chicago Board of Trade
  • Governor, Board of Trade Clearing Corporation


Scott Gordon

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

We approach the business with a ‘try harder’ mentality.”

Scott Gordon brings vast experience in the global futures industry—as a trader, broker, brokerage executive and exchange official—to his role as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rosenthal Collins Group. Indeed, he began his career with Rosenthal & Co. in 1974, later moving to Dellsher Investment Company, where he held various trading and management positions. Prior to his return, Scott was President and Chief Operating Officer of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Futures, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.

In 2004, Scott returned to his industry roots, joining Rosenthal Collins Group as President and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed the firm’s Chairman in 2007.

As Chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from 1998 to 2002, Scott guided the exchange through the development and execution of a strategic plan that transformed it from a mutual membership organization to a for-profit stock corporation, the first U.S. financial exchange to take this step. He served as a director of the exchange from 1982 to 2004.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • Chairman, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Director, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Member, Chicago Board of Trade
  • Member, Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • Founding Board Member, OneChicago
  • Trustee, Institute for Financial Markets
  • Board and Executive Committee, National Futures Association

Civic Affiliations

  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Econ Illinois
  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • RefuSHE formerly known as Heshima Kenya

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, cum laude, Union College


Jason Manumaleuna

President & Chief Financial Officer

We take great pride and effort in everything we do, both big and small.”

Jason Manumaleuna brings almost 20 years of futures industry experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all finance functions including accounting and treasury.

Jason began his career as an auditor at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1997. He left the CME in 1998 to work as the Controller for LFG, LLC, which later became a division of Refco. In 2005, he left Refco and joined Calyon Financial as Assistant Controller and was promoted to Controller within one year. He later joined MF Global and worked in its internal audit department. He then moved to R.J. O’Brien & Associates in 2008, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2010. As CFO at R.J. O’Brien, he witnessed the two-fold growth of the firm’s customer segregated funds and helped navigate through the industry’s new enhanced customer protection rules.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago


Richard Mackey

Deputy President

Innovation, teamwork, and customer service are part of the RCG fabric.”

Richard Mackey brings over 20 years of trading, operations and management experience in the financial futures and securities industry to his role as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. Rich began his career trading soybeans at the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange and later became a broker in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Ten-Year Note pit, where he executed orders for institutional customers and investment banks including Salomon Brothers. In 2002, Rich left the trading floor to join Rosenthal Collins Group as a fixed income trader.

In 2006, he transitioned to RCG’s Risk Department, where he supervised all risk management functions. As Senior Vice President of Risk, Rich put in place enhanced daily senior management reporting and operational procedures for the tracking and approval of customer fund transfers. He also helped develop industry-leading risk software.

Previous to returning to RCG, Rich was the Treasurer for Peak6 Advisors. He was a key member of the logistics team that helped facilitate the Peak 6 Achievement fund’s growth in less than two years from its $150 million launch to $2 billion in assets under management. Rich oversaw the fund’s PB allocation, stock loan, and financing in addition to providing margin review, and cash and collateral management.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor of Science, DePaul University
  • Series 3, 4, 7 and 24 licenses


Patrick Carey

Executive Vice President, Strategic Implementation

RCG’s experience is second to none; it’s exciting to be part of an organization that offers so much to the industry.”

Patrick was appointed to the new position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Implementation for Rosenthal Collins Group in 2017 after 15 years with the company. In that role, he is charged with spearheading important initiatives designed to enhance RCG clients’ experience and foster continued innovation. He joined RCG in 2002 as a runner on the Chicago Board of Trade’s grain floor and has been part of the team ever since. He was one of the first employees on the eHelp Desk and eventually took over management of all 24-hour electronic trading support operations and execution services.

As his role within the organization continued to grow, Patrick assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Operations in 2015. In that position, he led coordination between clients, vendors and exchanges on a variety of industry initiatives including market data reporting and pre-trade risk management. In keeping with the firm’s focus on high-touch service, he helped initiate its Risk Electronic Limits Management System (RELMS), an RCG offering enabling its broker community to manage pre-trade limits across its most common trading software.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, DePaul University
  • MBA in Operations Management & MIS from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • Series 3

Civic Affiliations

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository


Michael Conti

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel

We’re an industry incubator and have an eye for talent.”

Michael Conti joined Rosenthal Collins Group in 2010 as Associate General Counsel and now, as Chief Legal Officer, oversees all litigation matters.

Mike came to the firm following several years as a market regulation attorney for CME Group, where he capitalized on his vast knowledge of current and historical rules, policies and procedures at the National Futures Association, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the futures exchanges. At CME Group, Mike was a prosecutor for the enforcement group, managed the arbitration programs, trained employees regarding rules and acted as counsel to the Chicago-based arbitration committee panels.

When he was in private practice, Mike focused on litigation, compliance and contract negotiation for firms and individuals within the futures industry.

Civic Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, Econ Illinois
  • Board of Trustees, Have a Heart for Sickle Cell

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois
  • Juris Doctor, Northern Illinois University


Patricia Donahue

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Regulatory Counsel

Our executives are hands-on on a daily basis.”

With more than 25 years as a futures industry regulator and in-house counsel, Patricia Donahue joined Rosenthal Collins Group as Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel in 2010. She oversees all compliance and regulatory matters for the firm.

Patricia began her futures industry career as a trial attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Chicago, where she brought injunctive cases in federal district court and administrative actions before the CFTC. She later became a senior trial attorney with the National Futures Association (NFA), where she prosecuted enforcement and registration cases before the NFA Hearing and Registration Committees.

Following her regulatory career, Patricia joined Refco, Inc. as Associate General Counsel, later becoming Vice President and Senior Compliance Counsel at Man Financial.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • Member, FIA’s Law and Compliance Division and serves on its Executive Committee
  • Member, Hearing Committee, National Futures Association

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bowling Green University
  • Juris Doctor, DePaul College of Law


Brian Gaffud

Executive Vice President, Business Development

We strive to provide our clients with consistent, high-touch service so they can focus on growing their business.”

Brian Gaffud joined RCG in 2004 as Senior Associate in Business Development, managing the firm’s retail foreign exchange (FX) operation, and developing and introducing new client relationships. His role expanded over the years as he helped to grow and build strong partnerships with RCG’s introducing broker network, with promotions to Vice President, Business Development in 2014 and Executive Vice President, Business Development in November 2017. He is now responsible for all sales, marketing and relationship management, including overseeing relationships with key constituents such as introducing brokers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pools and other FCMs.

Brian began his career at United Airlines in Chicago with a role in revenue management, focusing on pricing and yield strategy for its Pacific Division. He later forecasted traffic demand, conducted route planning and evaluated code-share partnerships for the airline’s International Planning department. UBS Warburg recruited him to the firm’s New York office as an associate on the Airline Equity Research Team, focusing on major U.S. airlines.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • Director and FCM Advisor, National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA)

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University of Notre Dame
  • Series 3
  • Previously held Series 7 and 63 licenses


Steve Ivey

Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Our priority is to provide first-rate risk management services that will continue to strengthen the firm and our relationship with our clients.

Steve Ivey recently joined Rosenthal Collins Group’s Executive Management Team as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer. Steve brings over 20 years of risk management experience in trading, liquidity, credit, operational and market risk.

Steve began his career heading Risk Management at O’Connor & Company, where he oversaw the risk management of all accounts that traded equity, index and commodity options and futures as market makers or on a proprietary trading basis.

In 2007, Steve joined Hanley Group and ultimately became Head of Risk, Compliance and Business Development. At the time, Hanley Group was one of the largest grain option trading firms in the world. Steve joined Allston Trading following the acquisition of Hanley Group in 2010. As Allston’s Head of Risk Management, he chaired the firm’s Risk Committee and managed the risk management team.

Most recently, Steve joined Options Clearing Corporation, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, as Vice President of Market Risk and Default Management.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Masters of Business Administration, Saint Xavier University
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Previously held Series 3, 4, 7 and 24 licenses


Matthew Straight

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Leadership means embracing innovation and creating business enablement.”

Matt brings more than 20 years of futures and financial industry experience ranging from data platform systems, to high-frequency/low latency trading groups, to FCM IT infrastructure. He has deep experience architecting, building and operating 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure environments.

Matt spent nearly a decade with Hyperfeed Technologies designing, implementing and supporting data distribution systems from multiple financial exchanges as its Vice President of Operations. Matt then managed the IT needs of ITG Derivatives, a multi-asset Broker Dealer and financial technology provider, before becoming the Senior Director of IT Infrastructure for R.J. O’Brien & Associates.

Prior to joining RCG in early 2017, Matt was Executive Director of Financial Solutions at the Burwood Group, where his focus was providing solutions to complex business challenges faced by trading and execution firms as well as software development companies.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • CCNA
  • ITIL v3 Foundations
  • Palo Alto Firewall Management
  • PMP Enrolled
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA A+

Civic Affiliations

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • VMWare User Group (VMUG)
  • ITIL Community for Service Management & Foundation Certification (ITIL)
  • Board Member: Lincolnway Blue Demons Baseball organization youth football coach

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Information Technology Program, Western International University


Robert Turner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Our goal is always to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Bob Turner assumed the role of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of RCG after a more than four-decade history in the futures industry. As Chief Operating Officer, Bob presides over all trading floor operations, clearing operations in New York and Chicago, telecommunications, exchange clearing relationships and physical facilities.
Earlier in his career he spent 17 years at RCG predecessor firm Rosenthal & Company, ultimately as the firm’s Back Office Manager, helping develop and implement an electronic futures clearing and back-office system. He also held a variety of operations and management roles in futures brokerage and clearing at Nikko Securities International Inc., Calyon Financial, Inc., Jefferies Bache, LLC and most recently Macquarie Futures USA.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • Member, Chicago Board of Trade
  • Member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Member, Minneapolis Grain Exchange
  • Served on a variety of exchange committees

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Illinois


Keith E. Turner

Executive Vice President, Accounting & Finance

We have seen many changes over the years in our industry, but one thing that has never changed is our integrity.”

Keith E. Turner was promoted in October 2012 to Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance, reporting directly to the CFO. His responsibilities include assisting the CFO in all accounting and finance initiatives, including supervision over all accounting and treasury management staff, documentation of policies and procedures, monitoring and enhancement of internal controls, financial reporting, tax compliance, working with regulatory and outside auditors, and assistance with financial budgeting and forecasting.

Prior to taking this position Mr. Turner joined Rosenthal Global Securities in January 2009 as an accounting / operations manager, where he worked on enhancements in financial reporting and operational software efficiencies in our broker/dealer subsidiary.

Mr. Turner brings over 25 years of futures industry experience in financial reporting, operations management, staff training, internal control and financial analysis. He served as CFO for First American Discount Corporation from 1995 to 2000, servicing primarily retail and institutional customers. He also served as CFO at Fortis Clearing Corporation from 2001 to 2006, servicing primarily local and professional traders. Mr. Turner began his career in public accounting performing audits of FCMs and Broker/Dealers.

Industry Accomplishments (Past & Present)

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant