As an Account Executive at Archer Financial Services with over 30 years of experience, Mike has specialized in the energy and metals markets, with increasing involvement in the growing electricity sector. This has included experience with Nodal Exchange products as well as CME weather derivatives and ICE natural gas basis swaps. Mike grew up in rural Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1987. Following college, he began working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for a major wire house focusing on the agricultural quadrant but also covering all products as a member and floor manager at the CME. In 1997 he left the floor and went to work at a futures, forex & metals trading desk. This position involved all aspects of futures trading from execution to clearing, and included extensive work with the CTA community. He was also actively involved in the trading of spot foreign exchange and physical precious metals. Mike lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife.