Bobby Pelz Jr

Bobby is a co-founder of McDonald Pelz 1983 and throughout his career brokered soybeans, corn and wheat. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board and head of the soybean group. He graduated from Hamilton College and did language graduate work at Cornell University in Mandarin. He has been instrumental in expanding McDonald pelz from two offices in Boulder and KC to the global presence it is today. He has three grown sons and has been married for 38 years and counting.

Mick McDonald

Mick is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in 1977. He started his career in the grain business with Bunge Corp. in 1977. Went on to work for A.C.L.I Soya, and Farmers Export Company. In 1980 he moved to New York to work for David S. Van Vort Inc. as an export soybean broker. In 1983 he and his partner co-founded McDonald Pelz. Together with his partner, Bobby Pelz have expanded McDonald Pelz from a two person company, to a global presence with offices around the world. Mick had been married to his wife Kayla for 45 years, have 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Jon Church

Jon is the C.E.O of Mcodonald Pelz, he is working in the organisation from 1999. Jon received his under grad from Kansas State in 1983, he went on to get his M.B.A from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1989. He began his career in Agriculture in 1986 with Bartlett Grain in Kansas City and went on to work with Garnac Grain/Andre and Co. in Kansas City and Lausanne, Switzerland from 1988 – 1995. Jon returned to Kansas City in 1997 where he worked for Farmland Industries until August 1999 when he started his career at McDonald Pelz Global Commodities. Jon is married ( for 35 years ) and has two sons.

Jeffrey Mcpike

Jeffrey McPike, Manager of Global Marketing for McDonald Pelz Global Commodities since 2013, has had the pleasure of working within the Agribusiness Sector for four decades as a commercial traders, an independent speculator, a supply chain manager in Egypt and Holland, and a consultant. These diverse experiences help Jeffrey advise and assist existing and new customers with the development of their business strategies. Located in the Colorado office, Jeffrey also travels extensively, whether to evaluate crops firsthand or sit with customers and discuss the implications of changes in global balance sheets and potential market implications.

Ian Pelz

After growing up around the grain trading industry, Ian attended the University of Oregon to study history and business. He began his career in 2012 with Rand Financial services as a clerk on the Chicago Board of Trade floor, where he was promoted to broker and became a full member. From 2016-2018, Ian traded futures and options proprietarily full time registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor. In 2018, he joined the McDonald Pelz Derivatives team as Strategist, where he conducts brokerage & oversees research/information flow. Ian holds a Series 3 FINRA license. In his free time he enjoys skiing, hiking and playing poker.

Stuart Richardson

Stuart has over 30 years experience in the Grain industry, previously holding roles at trader and senior management levels in Australia, USA and Switzerland. Since 2010 he has been brokering Australian commodities in the domestic and container CFR Markets with McDonald Pelz.

Fabricio Bianchini

Fabricio is a Broker at McDonald Pelz for 9 years. Trading : Wheat, Meal, Corn and Beans. He is High School Graduate in York Country Day in Pennsylvania and have a College degree in International Business at Paulista University in Sao Paulo. He is also a Broker at America Corretora for 4 years and CEO at a Tatica4 Midia Agency for 6 years

Wyatt Muse

Wyatt is the point person for specialty grains at McDonald Pelz, including Certified Organic, NON-GMO, and other identity preserved grains. Having a 15 year history of working with processors and suppliers has built a strong base of knowledge and contacts. From making spot transactions to fully managed IP growing programs for processors, we are equipped to help fulfill your grain marketing needs.

Paul Meyer

After 30 years in the grain industry both as principal and broker with stops in USA, Europe, and Australasia would be happy to share what I have accumulated on the way. Wheat, proteins and by products supply chains are my passion when I’m not outside living the dream.

Jon Hart

Jon grew up in Minnesota and has been with McDonald Pelz since 2012, spending the 5 years prior with The Scoular Company. He works out of the Boulder office focusing primarily on export corn markets. Jon is a Minnesota State University graduate and remains an avid Minnesota sports follower.

Paul Sylvester

Paul is the Co-Head of World Wheat team in McdonaldPelz. He has 20 years experience as a wheat and sorghum broker at McDonald Pelz. Formerly a CBOT floor broker/trader.

Ricardo Werebe

Graduated in Business Administration with MBA in finance, Ricardo have worked for 15 years as a trader in the commodities industry focused on sugar and ethanol. Has also worked for a commodities fund dealing with grains and softs. Joinned McDonald Pelz team in 2018 to be General Manager of the brasilian offices.

Ben Geesaman

Ben is a Boulder area native and Rice University graduate who has been with McDonald and Pelz since October 2008. After 8 years as a container and soft red wheat broker, he has spent the last 3 trading exclusively US Soybeans.

Vlad Roosevelt

Vlad is a Boulder native and University of Colorado graduate who has been with McDonald and Pelz since August 2011. Shortly after joining the team, he moved to Sao Paulo and spent 5 years developing the Brazilian container market and eventually took over the Brazilian FOB Corn. He moved back to Boulder in 2016 and continues to work the Brasilian FOB Corn and US soybean container business.

Alyssa Chenhui

Alyssa has over 26 years of experience trading oilseeds, grains, vegetable oil, pulses and feedstuffs. Handling import, export and domestic trade in China. Participating the setting up and operating of the company’s joint venture in China.

David Mellen

Graduated from the Univ. of Minn. undergraduate and American Univ. graduate. Worked at Peavey Grain and left for McDonald Pelz to broker all domestic beans; barges and trains.

Paul Mattson

Paul joined McDonald Pelz in 2003 after a 25 year career in various commodities trading roles with ConAgra. He is located in the Minneapolis office and brokers DDGS with colleague Steve Johns. Paul graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Econonics in 1981.

Brandon Abel

In 2013, Brandon joined McDonald Pelz as a physical ethanol broker. In addition to ethanol, he also brokers rail freight subleases to help wide array of customers adapt to constantly changing railroad regulations. Outside of McDonald Pelz, Brandon manages his family’s 2000 acre cattle/grain farm in Central South Dakota. Brandon has been involved with agriculture his entire life. He grew up on his southern Minnesota family’s farm and attended Minnesota State University. After college, he played professional hockey in the U.S. and also in Europe. In 2009 he joined CHS Grain Marketing. Throughout his tenure at CHS, he was involved in DDGS marketing, global barley trading along with domestic corn and soybean trading.

Steve Johns

Steve grew up in Canada and is now a dual citizen and has been in Minnesota for the past 20 years. He is a Minnesota State University graduate who has been with McDonald and Pelz since January 2010 and has spent the last 10 brokering DDGS, primarily in to the export channels.

Alex Duncan

Grew up on farm in southern Manitoba . Graduated with BA (Econ) U of Manitoba 1977. Spent 13 years working with prominent Canadian exporter before joining McDonald & Pelz in the fall of 1994 Moved to Boulder in 1995 .Active in golf, skiing, hiking. Brokers most Canadian ag commodities, as well as U.S. canola, flaxseed, and pulses.

Sergio Leme

Graduated in business administration in Sao Paulo, I started my activities in the commodities market in 1992 as a broker in the export and domestic soybeans and corn markets. Since February 2010 at Mcdonald Pelz as head of the domestic market for soybeans and corn.