Mr. Shellady has a broad and strong range of technical and trade experience in cash equities, 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 in 1988, 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 Level 3 to revitalize all their financial options execution on the floors of London and any exchange staffed by Deutsche Bank personnel in Europe.
In 1998, Mr. Shellady was hired by The Industrial Bank of Japan – (now Mizuho) to become the Managing Director of their London futures operations overseeing all aspects of the futures division of a large triple-A rated, 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 2000 on the London Stock Exchange raising over $100 million US Dollars leading to an over $400 million market cap. After almost 16 years in London, Mr. Shellady returned to Chicago to run a small family investment business that was started over 50 years ago. Mr. Shellady grew up working on the family dairy farm in Northwest Illinois where they grew corn and beans as well as tending to the dairy herd.
Currently, Mr. Shellady is back from London. He can frequently be seen wearing his trademark ‘Cow Jacket’ hosting his own show on RFD – TV ‘The Cow Guy Close’ or on CNBC Europe, Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, and Fox Business News. Most recently Mr. Shellady has added both radio and print to his media mix with radio gigs on AM560 in Chicago and on WJOB Indiana as well as being a weekly contributor to the Northwest Indiana Times, The Omaha World Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.