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.
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.
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.
Monty began his career with the Forest Service and was a business owner in the nursery industry. Monty became a futures and options broker in 2001 and then went to work for the late Ed Van Ahn. In 2005, with two partners Monty began Heartland Commodities. Monty’s primary focus is building relationships with his clients in order to understand their needs and trading styles. Monty specializes in technical trading and is able to help producers and traders face the challenges of today’s markets. He excels at providing insight to traders of all levels, from the new producer to the self-directed speculator. Clients can expect a combination of dedication and patience, as he understand each client’s journey is different. Monty enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with his wife, Julie.
Our knowledgeable staff is always willing to give more information, or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us!