SAL GILBERTIE, has been the President of the Sponsor since its inception, its Chief Investment Officer since September 2011, and its Chief Executive Officer and Secretary since September 17, 2018, was approved by the National Futures Association (“NFA”) as a principal of the Sponsor on September 23, 2009 and was registered as an associated person of the Sponsor on November 10, 2009. He maintains his main business office at 65 Adams Road, Easton, Connecticut 06612. Effective July 16, 2012, Mr. Gilbertie was registered with the NFA as the Branch Manager for this location. Since October 18, 2010, Mr. Gilbertie has been an associated person of Foreside Fund Services, LLC (the “Distributor”) under the terms of the Securities Activities and Services Agreement (“SASA”) between the Sponsor and the Distributor. Additional information regarding the SASA can be found in the section of each Fund’s prospectus entitled “Plan of Distribution.” From October 2005 until December 2009, Mr. Gilbertie was employed by Newedge USA, LLC, a futures commission merchant (“FCM”) and broker¬-dealer registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he headed the Renewable Fuels/Energy Derivatives OTC Execution Desk and was an active futures contract and over¬the¬counter derivatives trader and market maker in multiple classes of commodities. (Between January 2008 and October 2008, he also held a comparable position with Newedge Financial, Inc., an FCM and an affiliate of Newedge USA, LLC.) From October 1998 until October 2005, Mr. Gilbertie was principal and co-founder of Cambial Asset Management, LLC, an adviser to two private funds that focused on equity options, and Cambial Financing Dynamics, a private boutique investment bank. While at Cambial Asset Management, LLC and Cambial Financing Dynamics, Mr. Gilbertie served as principal and managed the day ¬to¬ day activities of the business and the portfolio of both companies. Mr. Gilbertie is 58 years old. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s Broker Check
STEVE KAHLER, Chief Operating Officer, worked for the Sponsor from November 2011 through September 6, 2018 as Managing Director in the trading division and as Chief Operating Officer from May 24, 2012 through September 6, 2018. He will officially resume his role as Chief Operating Officer subject to a majority vote of the Class A Members and will have primary responsibility for the Trade Operations for the Teucrium Funds. He maintains his main business office at 13520 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345. Since January 18, 2012, Mr. Kahler has been an associated person of the Distributor under the terms of the SASA between the Sponsor and the Distributor. Additional information regarding the SASA can be found in the section of this disclosure document entitled “Plan of Distribution.” Mr. Kahler previously worked for Cargill Inc., an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, from April 2006 until November 2011 in the Energy Division as Senior Petroleum Trader. In October 2006 and while employed at Cargill Inc., Mr. Kahler was approved as an Associated Person of Cargill Commodity Services Inc., a commodity trading affiliate of Cargill Inc. from September 13, 2006 to November 9, 2011. Mr. Kahler graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Agricultural Business Administration in 1992 and is 51 years old.
COREY MULLEN-RUSIN, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, began working for the Sponsor on August 16, 2011. She became the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Compliance Officer on September 17, 2018 and has primary responsibility for the financial management, compliance and reporting of the Sponsor and is in charge of its books of account and accounting records, and its accounting procedures. She maintains her main business office at Three Main Street, Suite 215, Burlington, Vermont 05401. Ms. Mullen-Rusin was approved by the NFA as a Principal of the Sponsor on October 8, 2018. Ms. Mullen-Rusin worked directly with the former CFO at Teucrium for the past seven years. Her responsibilities included aspects of financial planning, financial operations, and financial reporting for the Trust and the Sponsor. Additionally, Ms. Mullen-Rusin assisted in developing, instituting, and monitoring the effectiveness of processes and procedures to comply with all regulatory agency requirements. Ms. Mullen-Rusin graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Communications in 2009, where she was a four-year scholarship player on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball team. In 2017, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Nichols College. Ms. Mullen-Rusin is 31 years old.
BARBARA RIKER, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, has a background in finance, accounting, investor relations, corporate communications and operations. Ms. Riker held various finance positions at Pacific Telesis Group before being selected to lead the Investor Relations team that completed the Initial Public Offering of AirTouch Communications. She then was named Chief Financial Officer of AirTouch International and, in addition to her other duties, served on the board of several of the firm’s joint ventures, both private and public, across Europe. Ms. Riker’s operations experience includes AirTouch Cellular’s VP and GM for Arizona and New Mexico. Ms. Riker retired in 1999, coincident with the purchase of AirTouch by Vodafone PLC. Ms. Riker, who is 58 years old, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal State – East Bay. Ms. Riker is married to Dale Riker, Teucrium’s Chief Executive Officer.
Each Teucrium Fund is a commodity pool that issues Shares that may be purchased and sold on the NYSE Arca. The Funds are series of the Teucrium Commodity Trust, a Delaware statutory trust organized on September 11, 2009. The Funds are managed and controlled by the Sponsor, Teucrium Trading, LLC. The Sponsor, a limited liability company formed in Delaware on July 28, 2009, is registered as a commodity pool operator (“CPO”) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and is a member of the National Futures Association ("NFA).
Investing in a Fund subjects an investor to the risks of the applicable commodity market, which investment could result in substantial fluctuations in the price of Fund Shares. Unlike mutual funds, the Funds generally will not distribute dividends to Shareholders.
Investors may choose to use a Fund as a vehicle to hedge against the risk of loss, and there are risks involved in such investments and activities. The Sponsor has limited experience in operating a commodity pool, which is defined as an enterprise in which several individuals contribute funds in order to trade futures or futures options collectively.
Commodities and futures generally are volatile and are not suitable for all investors.
The Funds are not mutual funds or any other type of Investment Company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and are not subject to regulation thereunder.
For a complete description of the risks associated with each of the Funds, please refer to the applicable prospectus.
Shares of the Funds are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and have no bank guarantee.
All supporting documentation will be provided upon request.
Foreside Fund Services, LLC is the distributor for the Teucrium Funds.
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