Brad Werner is an instructor in the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations Division at the Leeds School of Business. He is a commodity futures trader and investor. He has been a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for over 30 years, specializing in agriculture, energy, and currency products. While at the CME, he served on multiple regulatory committees. He has since moved his operations to Colorado and continues to actively trade a broad suite of futures products. Brad also has an active career angel investing in the energy, technology, real estate, and hospitality sectors.
He sits on the Board of Directors of several start-up companies nation-wide and actively consults seed stage start-ups. An experienced CEO, he has led a number of businesses throughout his career; steering a diverse basket of early growth ventures through initial risk stages.
Brad holds his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Brad is a Lifetime Trustee of Chicago House, an organization that helps individuals who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS in Chicago. They seek to alleviate homelessness, joblessness, and provide support and legal services to those afflicted by HIV/AIDS.