Executive Team

Robert G. Fitzsimmons

Managing Director and Head of Wedbush Futures

Bob Fitzsimmons is the Managing Director & Head of Wedbush Futures at Wedbush Securities. He oversees the business within the Futures Commission Merchant ("FCM"), with a focus on developing and defining the strategic direction for the Futures and Treasury Division. Bob has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, beginning as a Bond Options Broker on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. He moved onto Nomura Securities where he created their Futures division in 1990, which he ran until 1999. He has also served as CEO of RedSky Financial and ITG Derivatives. Bob graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s degree in economics and also earned his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.


John D. Streich

Special Advisor

John Streich is a Special Advisor to Wedbush Futures. Drawing from over 30 years of experience, John offers a supporting role to the Wedbush Executive Team, assisting and advising in various aspects of the futures industry.

John began his career in the futures industry starting as a runner, broker and floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. He later founded First Capitol Ag, an agricultural hedging firm, and efutures, one of the first online trading brokerages. Additionally, John developed a systematic trading program which became a hedge fund. The conglomerate of successful businesses grew to become a FCM, which was featured in Futures Magazine Top 50 Broker list. John also served three terms on the National Futures Association Board of Directors, and was appointed to the NFA Appeals Committee for final dispute resolution. He also was a full member of the Chicago Board of Trade.

John has served on several community organizations including Chairman of the Board for Southwest Health Center and Chairman of the Platteville Airport Commission. He is an IFR rated pilot and is also an avid runner and skier. He enjoys spending time with his family.

 

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