Robert Dzisiak has a Bachelors of Science and Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba. Rob started his career in Philadelphia as an economic and econometric analyst with the international consulting firm Chase Econometrics which later merged to become Wharton Econometrics. He subsequently moved back to Canada and worked in the strategic planning division of United Grain Growers working on long term corporate planning. He helped start Growers Marketing Services where Rob was a commodity analyst and wrote the newsletter “Growers Marketing Services”. He also wrote monthly articles for GrainNews magazine and become a weekly guest on CBC radio and an avid public speaker on commodity markets and agricultural policy.

Rob started the commodity trading division of Benson Quinn Commodities based in Minneapolis and became the Vice-President of Canadian operations. He wanted to focus on commodity trading and subsequently started the Canadian operations of the U.S. Clearing firm LFG,LLC which operated as an Investment Dealer in Canada. He subsequently purchased the Canadian operations from LFG, and re-branded the firm as CFG Futures Canada. As President and CEO of CFG he expanded the firm to 6 branch offices and 60 commodity/stock brokers. CFG was sold to Refco,LLC in 2001 and Rob became the President of Refco Canada in Toronto where he oversaw 120 brokers across Canada.

Rob also served as President/CEO of RJ O’Brien & Associates Canada where he oversaw the registration of the firm as a dealer with IIROC and built out the Canadian operation. Rob has also worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Longview Capital in Vancouver a Company which focused on starting and promoting TSX-V resource Companies.

He has started, listed and run several TSX-V Companies and has served as the President/CEO of Beijing Marvel, Tanzania Minerals Corp. and Karoo Exploration Corp. Rob is/has been a director/Chairman of over 20 TSX-V and CSE Companies during his career

Rob is also a past Chairman of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange where he also served as a director of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Clearing Corporation for over 7 years. Rob also served for several terms on the Regional Dealers Committee of the IDA.

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