A reputable company with reputable people.

 

James Bibbings: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

James launched Turnkey Trading Partners over a decade ago (2008) after he completed a successful career as an NFA Supervisor.  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.

 

Josh Johnson: Senior Manager, Compliance Group

Josh has over ten years of experience working with regulatory and compliance matters within the financial services industry.  Prior to joining Turnkey, Josh worked at National Futures Association (NFA) in various roles where he led numerous reviews of NFA member firms. Additionally, Josh worked in the internal audit department at State Street Corporation conducting reviews of the various business units and offerings of the bank. Josh has a degree in finance from the University of Iowa.

 

Greg Baracy: Director, Marketing and Sales Strategy

Greg Baracy has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. His expertise spans across many verticals such as investment banking, financial advisory, quantitative and qualitative analysis. His area of focus at Turnkey is in new business origination, customer on-boarding and relationship management. Greg also regularly conducts reviews of customer outside office locations for Turnkey clients. 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.

 

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.

 

Matt Anderson: Operations Manager

Matt joined Turnkey after completing his M.S. in Financial Economics from Florida Atlantic University. While pursuing his Master’s, Matt managed a small team for a financial technology startup, where he focused on evaluating trader returns and strategies. Matt will serve in a hybrid role at Turnkey, where he will assist with our performance accounting efforts, client experience, and day-to-day operations. He holds his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.