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Our Team

Sweet Futures dedicated team works with prospective clients to identify what solutions meet their needs. We strive to deliver solutions and services personalized to meet the clients’ specific trading needs. At Sweet Futures, we pride ourselves on adding value and providing world-class customer service to all our customers.

Avery Putter New York
Avery Putter
COO – Sr. Options Broker & Branch Manager | New York
P. 1.201.706.7189 | C. 1.917.903.7575 | aputter@sweetfutures.com

Avery began his career in 1992 on the exchange floor of the New York Board of Trade. In 2001 he started a full-service floor operation, providing execution services in sugar, coffee, cotton and cocoa futures and options. With his transition from the floor to electronic trading in 2008, Avery expanded his expertise to brokering options off the floor.

Avery is a member of the Intercontinental Exchange, and today facilitates a broad spectrum of execution services. He provides exceptional liquidity and price discovery to institutional clients, banks, fund-to-funds and hedge funds. Avery’s experience and knowledge of the soft and agricultural commodity markets make him a valuable key member of our organization.

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Paul Gauger
Account Executive, Manager of Sweet Futures Execution Desk Chicago
P. 1.312.216.5716 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | pgauger@sweetfutures.com

Paul Gauger is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Paul has many years of experience on the CME and CBOT floors, trading in the S&P 500 pit and on the execution desks.  At Rosenthal Collins Group Paul worked with a diverse group of clients. Paul was with RCG for 18 years. Paul has managed the Sweet Futures execution desk and also served as an NFA registered account executive. Outside of work, Paul’s passion is coaching youth hockey, which he has been doing since 1995. He loves to tell co-workers and clients alike about the many championships his teams have won.

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Frank Rubano
Senior Options Broker | & Branch Manager | New York
P. 1.201.706.8197 | C. 1.646.372.8732 | frubano@sweetfutures.com

Frank Rubano began his career in 2006, as a runner on the New York Board of Trade exchange floor. In 2007, he became head of floor operations for Gentile Commodities, which was a full-service operation offering execution in coffee, cocoa, cotton, orange juice and sugar futures and options. The following year, Frank became a member of the exchange, executing orders in the pit. When the floor went electronic, he began using his expertise to broker options off the floor. The rest, as they say, is history – in 2013, Frank joined Sweet Futures, and now works out of the New York Office with Avery Putter. He holds a Series 3 license.

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Michael Korn
Senior Energy Broker | & Branch Manager | New Jersey
P. 1.609.279.1575 | C. 1.609.947.7556 | mkorn@sweetfutures.com

Michael Korn specializes in price execution in options exchange cleared contracts and energy futures. His experience is gleaned from time spent on the New York NYMEX, Chicago CME and London IPE and voice brokering. Michael began covering the crude oil options market on the NYMEX floor in 1986, on the very first day that energy options started trading. He holds a Series 3 license and takes pride in building long-term relationships with satisfied clients.

Guy Bishop Broker at Sweet Futures
Guy Bishop
Energy Derivatives Broker | New Jersey
P. 1.609.279.1575 | C. 1.609.947.7556 | gbishop@sweetfutures.com

Guy Bishop has been trading and brokering energy markets since 1983. As a Partner in Skokie Energy, trader at BB Energy, and broker at Amerex, Smith Barney and EF Hutton;  Mr Bishop has many years of experience. During this time Guy has worked with many commercial entities and also provided risk management solutions. With the fast pace of growth across the board, of both participants and platforms, Mr Bishop believes expert order execution is more important than ever.

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William Parnell
Director of Latin American trading
P. 1.312.216.5722 | C. 1.312.614.1908 | wparnell@sweetfutures.com

William Parnell specializes in showing businesses how to use commodity options to reduce risk, helping them to implement the hedging strategy that best fits their risk parameters. He was instrumental in developing the MERDER (Mexican Futures Market) and has also worked with the AMIB (La Asociación Mexicana de Intermediarios Bursátiles) as an adviser, developer, and certifier of traders. Bill has introduced many banks and brokerage houses to Chicago’s futures and options market. Bill has been a registered member of the National Futures Association since 2004.

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Bill DuBard
Memphis Branch Manager – Account Executive of Sales
P. 1.901.766.4653 | Fax. 1.901.766.8158 | bdubard@sweetfutures.com

William J. “Bill” DuBard, Jr. has years of experience in agricultural trading, having been registered since 2000 with the National Futures Association and helping clients to manage their margins. Bill is a graduate of Mississippi State University and has spent 15+ years working in the cotton industry. He comes from an agricultural background, having worked on his family’s farm and agri-business, located in the Mississippi Delta. Bill’s branch office, located in the headquarters of Informa Economics IEG, which is a world leader in agricultural and market research. With Bill as your broker, you will have access to Sweet Futures’ products and services, as well as Informa’s industry leading market research.

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Thierry Rabut
Managing Director International Sales
P. 1.312.216.5704 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | thierry@sweetfutures.com

Thierry started working as a futures and FX broker in 2012 in Chicago. He joined Sweet Futures in September 2016 and oversees the international business of our group, with a focus on Europe and South America. Thierry deals with institutional and commercial clients, including foreign brokerage groups, proprietary trading groups, commodity merchandisers, and CTAs.Thierry graduated from ESSCA, a leading French Business School and holds a bachelor and a Master’s Degree in Finance. He also holds his Series 3 and 34.

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Mark Lenkowski
Managing Director North American Sales & Systems Execution
P. 1.312.216.5725 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | mlenkowski@sweetfutures.com

Mark Lenkowski holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois and began his career with an independent advisory firm where he managed options, equities and bond accounts. His first experience with futures was on the trading desk of Trade Station Securities, and in 2012, he began working as a trade desk manager with an IIB. Since then, he has worked with many companies which require high-frequency algorithmic trading.

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Carlos Neto
Managing Director of South American Sales
P. 1.312.216.5703 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | cneto@sweetfutures.com

Carlos Neto is relatively new to Sweet Futures, having joined us in September of 2016. He specializes in the South American market with a particular focus on Brazil – and with good reason, since that is where he was born and raised. Carlos has a background in agriculture as well since his family has spent 50+ years in the sugar and meat industries. Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is Series 3 licensed. He is fluent in Portuguese as well as English.

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Ian Sweet
CEO
P. 1.312.216.5701 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | ian@sweetfutures.com

Ian Sweet is chief executive officer of Sweet Futures. He began his career as a CBOT runner in 1997, working in the soybean pit and running a commercial hedging desk. Three years later, Ian left the floor and founded the in-house brokerage division for Rosenthal Collins Group. In 2006, RCG made Ian a Futures Commission Merchant divisional partner, and in 2010, he became an Independent Introducing Broker to serve customers requiring services from other FCMs. Ian attributes his success to offering outstanding customer service and surrounding himself with employees who share his commitment to personal, professional service. Ian is a member of the Board of National Introducing Brokers Association. He is married and has five children, so spare time is at a premium, but he makes time for serving as a Cub Scout Leader and coaching AYSO girls’ soccer.

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Michael Popilchak
EVP, Principal
P. 1.312.216.5702 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | mpopilchak@sweetfutures.com

Mike Popilchak has more than 34 years of experience in the futures industry. His first position in 1976 was as a chalkboard marker on the old catwalks above the CBOT grain trading floor. He then went on to work for six premier clearing member FCMs, spending his next twelve years in virtually every back office position, including that of compliance officer for a major FCM. In 1989 he turned his hand to sales. From 1989-2006 he successfully recruited Ag-based Introducing Brokers to his clearing firms. Today, as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Sweet Futures, he is the administrator for both retail and commercial business growth.

 
Aysheh Sweet
Risk Manager / Treasury
P. 1.312.216.5705 | Fax. 1.312.873.4558 | asweet@sweetfutures.com

Aysheh Sweet joined Sweet Futures in 2011 with the goal of advancing her skills in the business and commodities world. She has the knowledge that’s needed to provide excellent support and leadership in our organization, ensuring success in the industry. Aysheh is the administrator for risk management, overseeing and implementing day-to-day operations relating to back-end equity run, customer service, and research. She facilitates wire transfers, account openings, and closings for clients, and establishes policies and procedures to comply with CFTC and NFA requirements. She is a valuable asset to our executive team.

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Avery Putter
COO – Sr. Options Broker & Branch Manager | New York
P. 1.201.706.7189 | C. 1.917.903.7575 | aputter@sweetfutures.com

Avery began his career in 1992 on the exchange floor of the New York Board of Trade. In 2001 he started a full-service floor operation, providing execution services in sugar, coffee, cotton and cocoa futures and options. With his transition from the floor to electronic trading in 2008, Avery expanded his expertise to brokering options off the floor.

Avery is a member of the Intercontinental Exchange, and today facilitates a broad spectrum of execution services. He provides exceptional liquidity and price discovery to institutional clients, banks, fund-to-funds and hedge funds. Avery’s experience and knowledge of the soft execution business make him a valuable key member of our organization.

Sweet Futures Offices

Title Phone Email Webcam / Skype Instant Messenger
New York
Avery Putter Futures & Options Execution 1.201.706.7189 aputter@sweetfutures.com avery.putter averysoftsoptions (ICE Chat)
Frank Rubano Futures & Options Execution 1.201.706.7187 frubano@sweetfutures.com frubao1(ICE Chat)
New Jersery
Michael Korn  Energy Broker  1.609.279.1575  mkorn@sweetfutures.com  mkorn (ICE Chat)
Guy Bishop Energy  Broker   1.609.279.1575  gbishop@sweetfutures.com  gbishop (ICE Chat)
Illinois
Ian Sweet  CEO  1.312.216.5701  ian@sweetfutures.com  isweet1 (ICE Chat)
Aysheh Sweet  Risk Manager / Treasury  1.312.216.5705  asweet@sweetfutures.com  asweet (ICE Chat)
Xena Sweet  Executive Assistant  1.312.216.5737  xsweet@sweetfutures.com
Thierry Rabut   International Sales  1.312.216.5704  thierry@sweetfutures.com  thierry.rabut  trabut (ICE Chat)
Mark Lenkowski  North American Sales & Trading Systems  1.312.216.5725  mlenkowski@sweetfutures.com  mark.lenkowski  mlenkowski
Carlos Neto South American Sales  1.312.216.5703  cneto@sweetfutures.com  1.773.673.3589
Javier Saucedo  Administrator  1.312.216.5737  jsaucedo@sweetfutures.com  jsaucedo (ICE Chat)
Micheal Hermanson  Administrator  1.312.216.5737  mhermanson@sweetfutures.com
Paul Gauger  Futures & Options Chicago  1.312.216.5737  pgauger@sweetfutures.com  pgauger (ICE Chat)
William Parnell  Director of Latin American Trading   1.312.216.5722  wparnell@sweetfutures.com
Tennessee
Bill DuBard  Account Executive & Branch Manager  1.901.766.4653  bdubard@sweetfutures.com
Michigan
Michael Popilchak  EVP, Principal   1.312.216.5702  mpopilchak@sweetfutures.com  m.popilchak   mpopilchak (ICE Chat)

Foreign Introducing Brokers

Company Phone Email Skype
Brazil
Singapore
India
Mexico