Ken Packard is Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Daniels Trading. Ken creates and executes the firm’s sales and marketing strategies and serves as the first line of contact for dt brokers seeking training and advice, as well as potential customers interested in trading through the firm. Ken is an invaluable member of the dt executive team. His experience and abilities and detail orientation are evident throughout the firm’s public face.
Ken arrived on the grain floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in late 1995, working as a runner for LFG L.L.C. It was while working in this capacity that Ken first met Andy Daniels, then serving as LFG’s Executive Vice President of Sales. Recognizing his potential, Andy took Ken under his wing and they have been working together since.
Ken’s arrival coincided with Andy Daniels establishing the Daniels Trading division of LFG, L.L.C. Ken worked within the Daniels Trading infrastructure from the firm’s infancy, starting in a support role and working his way through the ranks. As the firm grew, so too did Ken’s presence within it. He gained an in-depth understanding of the trade execution process by working with a firm that has always held trade execution above all other services provided by the broker. In April of 1996, Ken was given the opportunity to learn futures brokerage by assisting Andy Daniels and the firm’s other top brokers. In 1997, Ken became a broker, plying the skills he had learned so meticulously by watching the best in the dt office. Ken opened several hundred futures accounts and still personally maintains a good number of those accounts today. In 1999, Ken became Sales Manager for Daniels Trading; in 2002, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales; and in 2006, he became the firm’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.
Ken received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York. He is registered with the National Futures Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Security Futures Principal, as well as an Associated Person (retail futures broker). Among his outside interests, Ken is an avid motorcyclist, and drags his knees around the track with NESBA whenever he can. He also frequently supports friends and colleagues who participate in Team in Training charity events for cancer fund raising. Other favored charities support disabled veterans and their families.