Mr. Shellady has a broad and strong range of technical and trade experience in both commodities and financial products in the three main geographies of North America, Europe and Asia.
From 1990 to 1993, after graduating with a finance degree from the University of Colorado, Mr. Shellady was the European Managing Partner of Prime International Trading London, a proprietary options trading group based out of Chicago. He built the group up to one of the largest options proprietary trading firms on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) and was responsible for all aspects of firm management, from risk controls to regulatory reports.
In 1993, Mr. Shellady built a similar group for Muirpace Ltd. as a board member and Director, which was sold and merged into Speer Leeds in 1995. Mr. Shellady was then retained by Deutsche Bank AG as an Associate Director to revitalize their options execution on the floors of London and any open-outcry exchange staffed by Deutsche personnel in Europe.
In 1998, Mr. Shellady was hired by The Industrial Bank of Japan – Aubrey G. Lanston Futures to become the Managing Director of their London futures operations overseeing all aspects of the futures division of a large international investment bank.
During this same period, Mr. Shellady was helping to get patsystems plc off the ground as a technology company for electronic futures trading. Mr. Shellady was the first shareholder after the founder and committed time and resource from 1996 to 2000 when he was named Chief Operating Officer for a listing in March of that year on the London Stock Exchange raising over $100 million US Dollars leading to a $400m market cap.
After 11 years in London, Mr. Shellady returned to Chicago to run a small family futures and options business that was started over 50 years ago.
Currently, Mr. Shellady spends his time as an adjunct finance professor of Finance at DePaul University and as an SVP at TJM Institutional Services in Chicago where he can frequently be seen wearing his trademark ‘Cow Jacket’ on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox Business News.