The perspective and enthusiasm of the executive team resonate throughout the firm. From the brokers you’ll use as your first point of contact, to the hard-working trade execution professionals, to the support staff, every dt representative is dedicated to the firm’s mission of independence, objectivity and reliability.
Andrew Daniels, firm founder and Chief Executive Officer
“Although electronic trading has created greater efficiencies in certain aspects of the markets and presented new forms of arbitrage opportunities, electronic order execution is but one aspect of what a brokerage should offer; and, for the most part, the platforms and routing of electronic orders is, itself, a commodity. The markets have always been a major producer of irony. The greatest irony at play right now is this: As the world becomes more connected, and the human element is removed from many aspects of the trading process, you, as a trader, have never needed people more. People who have come up through the ranks and who have gained the experience through which you benefit, but which you need not personally possess. These are the people around whom I’ve built this firm. Capable market professionals who are execution experts.”
Glenn A. Swanson, President
“I can’t think of a more competitive environment than the world of trading. I know that being the first firm on the block to offer a new service is important, but only if that service is ready to be introduced. I’ve made it my mission to stay on top of trends within the industry. If there is a new technology, product or process coming down the pike, I want to understand it before anyone else has a real grasp on it. I want to know what it can do, who’s spearheading its creation, and what its real strengths and weaknesses are. Over time, I find that more and more of my industry contacts call me to find out about any new developments on the horizon. I am most comfortable staying ahead of the curve.”
Ken Packard, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
“Throughout my career, I’ve seen constant change within the trading industry. The world is truly becoming a smaller place, and there’s really no place where this is felt more than the markets. It creates a unique type of excitement. The first time I stepped on to the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, I felt the excitement. The electricity caused by the momentum of commerce. I feel that same excitement every time I access the markets, each time I train a new broker, or provide service to one of my own customers. I don’t think this excitement will ever go away. I try to make my enthusiasm contagious. Working with a team like ours certainly helps.”
Our Futures Brokers
Our brokers serve as trading advocates – advocates who are in tune to each client’s specific futures trading needs and objectives. From keeping an unwavering eye on risk, to leveraging the size and financial stability of our clearing partners, our brokers will answer questions, address concerns and never shy away from challenging orders.
Our Support Staff
Our support staff is here to ensure that every customer has a positive experience at Daniels Trading. Whether it’s connecting potential customers to a broker or maintaining our technology and resources, our staff makes sure Daniels Trading is always at the front of the pack.