We are excited to bring to the west central Minnesota area 60+ years of combined technical, fundamental, and hedging analytic experience. Experience that is second to none in bringing the highest level of integrity in meeting your futures and cash grain marketing, trading, and revenue management needs.
Meet the Team
Get to know our team, where our goal is always to serve our clients.
Principal, Chief Compliance Officer
John began his career in the securities and commodity industry in 1983. After achieving many production awards at a major broker/dealer, John started Flatirons Capital Management LLC (FCM) with the goal of maximizing profits of mortgage companies. In 2016, over 20 years since its inception, John sold his stake in FCM to its employees. He now applies his knowledge of risk management to the grain commodity markets with the goal of maximizing farmers profits. John joined Heartland in 2019. In his free time, John enjoys spending time at the lake with his family.
Office Manager, Broker
Sam joined Heartland in August of 2020 and recently passed his Series 3 to become a registered commodity futures broker. He currently serves as our office manager as well as a register futures broker. Prior to Heartland, Sam worked for the City of Fargo – Forestry department, and before that as an account manager for a commercial and industrial lighting supplier. Between all this he earned his degree from North Dakota State University, Go Bison!
He now looks forward to getting to know our current clients as well as introducing our products and services to new clients.
Brad has been involved with ag production since 1975 after finishing a degree at the University of Minnesota. After about 15 years of focusing on the production side of the industry he returned to Alexandria and began his ag marketing focus in 1997. Brad obtained his commodity brokerage license at that time while working with the late Ed Van Ahn. That was his best education ever. In 2005 Brad joined forces with two colleagues and Heartland Commodities was born. Over the following 15 years the markets have taught us many things but predominately that price protection is a lot better approach than price predicting. HCS continues to help producers do that with knowledge gained in futures and options for just that purpose, price protection.
Our knowledgeable staff is always willing to give more information, or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us!