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.

Jason Manumaleuna

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Carey

Executive Vice President, Head of Operations

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


Aman Mehta

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


Cary Musser

Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Asset Management

Matthew Straight

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jason Manumaleuna

Chief Executive Officer

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

Jason Manumaleuna brings over 20 years of futures industry experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Marex Spectron’s RCG Division. Prior to the acquisition of RCG’s customer business by Marex Spectron, Jason served as Rosenthal Collins Group’s President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he was 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


Patrick Carey

Executive Vice President, Head of Operations

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 Executive Vice President and Head of Operations after RCG’s merger with Marex Spectron. Prior to this, Patrick was Executive Vice President, Strategic Implementation for Rosenthal Collins Group. 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


Aman Mehta

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

We strive for excellence in everything we do.”

Aman Mehta joined Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG) as a Staff Accountant in 2009 and worked in the role of Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager and Controller before being promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer for Marex Spectron’s RCG division 2019. In his new role, he oversees the finance function including accounting and treasury.

Aman has over 10 years of experience within the futures industry and during those years, he managed accounting functions for the proprietary divisions of RCG.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
  • MS in Accountancy from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University
  • Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi


Cary Musser

Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Asset Management

Details matter – if you do enough small things right, big things are better positioned to happen.”

Cary Musser joined RCG in 2017 with 30 years of investment management and security lending experience, most recently at Wells Fargo Asset Management. Prior to joining RCG, Musser served for nearly seven years as Client Relations Director – Balance Sheet Asset Management Team for Wells Fargo Asset Management. He previously was Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer for R.J. O’Brien & Associates from 2007 to 2010. From 1995 to 2007, he was Managing Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager for Horizon Cash Management, LLC in Chicago and then Senior Relationship Manager for David Vaughan Investments, Inc. in Peoria, Ill. Musser began his career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as an Arbitrage Clerk for Drexel Burnham Lambert before joining Continental Bank, where he spent eight combined years as a Security Lending Trader, Fixed Income Analyst and Associate Portfolio Manager on the Short-Term Asset Management Team.

Education and Professional Certification

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MBA in Finance and International Business, DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • Previously held Series 3, 6, 63, 65 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