SAL GILBERTIE, President, Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Teucrium, brings deep experience in commodities markets, particularly in the areas of trading and liquidity, providing insights which enable him to design compelling exchange-traded products (“ETPs”) for a wide variety of investors. In 1982, Mr. Gilbertie began trading at Cargill's oil arm in New York. He has been involved in the financial markets since that time, most recently with Newedge USA, LLC, where he headed the Renewable Fuels/Energy Derivatives Over- the-Counter (“OTC”) execution desk and was an active over-the-counter derivatives trader and market maker. While there, Mr. Gilbertie developed the liquidity and the standard contract in the ethanol market. Mr. Gilbertie, who is 52 years old, graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
STEVE KAHLER, Chief Operating Officer, began working for the Sponsor in November, 2011. He became the Chief Operating Officer on May 25, 2012 and has primary responsibility for the Trade Operations of the Funds and, together with Mr. Gilbertie, directs trades for execution. He began his career in 1991 as a grain merchandiser with Harvest States Cooperative, which merged into CHS, Inc. In October of 1992 he was registered as a Floor Broker and served as Market Analyst. In April, 1999 Mr. Kahler became the European Grain Marketing Representative for CHS and opened the office in Paris, France. From April 2002 until April 2006 he worked in the energy division of CHS as Energy Risk Trader. In April 2006 he began working for the Energy Division of Cargill Inc. as Senior Petroleum Trader where he remained until November of 2011. Mr. Kahler, who is 45 years old, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Agricultural Business Administration in 1992.
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 54 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.
DALE RIKER, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, has a strong background in corporate finance and operations. Mr. Riker began his corporate career in 1983 as an auditor with AT&T, serving for the next twelve years in both operational and corporate positions with Pacific Telesis Group. In 1994, Mr. Riker was Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Bell Enhanced Services Group and was later appointed treasurer of PrimeCo, the start-up wireless joint venture formed by four “Baby Bells.” After PrimeCo, Mr. Riker built and then sold a software company that focused on software for the banking and brokerage industry. Mr. Riker, who is 54 years old, graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mr. Riker is married to Barbara Riker, Teucrium’s Chief Financial Officer.
CARL N. (Chuck) MILLER III, co-founder and Principal of the firm, is a lifelong Wall Street trader and manager. Mr. Miller began his career in tropical commodities in 1974 at ACLI (later acquired by DLJ) and has held positions at a wide variety of Wall Street firms.
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).
The Funds have a limited operating history, meaning there is little performance history that might serve as a basis to evaluate an investment in the Trust. 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 Fund, 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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