A reputable company with reputable people.

 

James Bibbings: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

James launched Turnkey Trading Partners over a decade ago after he completed a successful career as an NFA Supervisor. He is also a founding partner of FundSeeder which is an emerging technology provider hoping to provide every day traders with opportunities to advance their trading careers. James has previously qualified in US Federal Court and has been cleared to work on CFTC/SEC receivership matters as an expert witness and consultant.  Highlights of his work within the legal system include advising attorneys for both the MF Global’s class action lawsuit as well as on matters related to the failure of Peregrine Financial Group (PFG).  James’ insights and work has been featured in/at the National Introducing Brokers Association, Bloomberg, Reuters, Financial Times, WSJ Market Watch, MSN, Yahoo, FX Street, Forex Factory and others. He is a frequent speaker and recognized thought leader at both foreign and domestic conferences on a variety of CFTC/NFA related topics.

 

Susan Osmanski: President

Susan has been actively involved in the commodity futures industry for more than twenty-five years. Her career began in fund management where she was responsible for the administration of eighteen affiliated public and private commodity funds. Since, she has gathered extensive experience as an independent consultant for CFTC and NFA member firms. She was selected to serve on the Advisory Board for the Commodity Customer Coalition (“CCC”). With her assistance, the CCC has been able to help thousands of every day commodity customers recover from both the MF Global and Peregrine Financial Group (“PFG”) collapses. Throughout her career she has authored a number of articles for industry publications, participated in numerous conferences as a speaker, and has been asked to be a panel participant on a variety of occasions.

 

Scott Kruse: Manager, Accounting Group

Scott brings a wide range of financial services experience to Turnkey’s Accounting team. He has been actively involved in the accounting and trading operations for FCMs, proprietary trading groups, broker deals and corporations. With these experiences, Scott has gained expertise in regulatory reporting, month-end close process, GAAP accounting and external, internal and regulatory audits. He manages a team of five (5) to meet the accounting needs of Turnkey’s clients. Scott was formerly a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois and holds an Accounting degree From the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of business.

 

Charlene Osmanski, Esq.: Senior Consultant, Compliance Group

Charlene joined Turnkey Trading Partners after being accepted to the Illinois Bar. She previously worked at Turnkey as an intern during her law school tenure. Charlene has also interned at law offices focused on Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property. She has a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Intellectual Property and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business & Management and Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During law school, Charlene was a member of the Intellectual Property Legal Society and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. While at Rensselaer, she was on the varsity softball team and served as secretary for the Business & Management Honor Society.

 

Greg Baracy: Director, Marketing and Sales Strategy

Greg has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. His experience spans across many verticals such as investment banking, financial advisory, quantitative and qualitative analysis. His area of expertise is in new business origination, on-boarding and relationship management. Before joining Turnkey, he managed the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast portfolio of municipal issuers for one of the big three Wall Street Bond Rating Agencies. During his tenure, he grew the agencies portfolio to its largest size since its inception. He holds a degree in Economics and Applied Policies from Michigan State University.

 

James Gray: Senior Accountant, Accounting Group

James is the newest member to the Turnkey team. He joins the company after spending over five years working for a Chicago Board of Trade, CFTC Registered, NFA member FCM. During his tenure with the FCM he was responsible for various activities but primarily served in the back office and accounting departments. James has been working as an accountant or book keeper for over a decade with much of his experience coming outside the financial services industry. His perspectives and understanding of best practices across several industries adds additional depth to Turnkey’s accounting knowledge and expertise.