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About Striker
Team Striker
john gallwas
John Gallwas - Chairman / Founder
John Gallwas is the founder of Striker Securities. Since 1958 he has been active in the industry, rising from broker to senior management at several firms. John is a pioneer in the Asian futures markets. He served as Chairman of the East-West '97 Conference (Hong Kong) that was co-sponsored by the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Futures Industry Association (FIA). He was also the Chairman of the Board of the Pacific Commodities Exchange and founder of the Commodity Club of San Francisco.

Mr. Gallwas has been a member of two futures exchanges and an educator at the industry and university level. On Sept 9th, 2003, he was interviewed by Japan's largest business paper, The Nikkei Financial Daily, in a cover story about Striker Securities. The story emphasized Mr. Gallwas' leadership, and how he founded Striker on the principle that "the customers interest must come first". Mr. Gallwas is married and a father of eight children and has seventeen grand children.
william gallwas
William Gallwas - President
William Gallwas is responsible for Striker's marketing, research, vendor network, and compliance activities. He is the firm's Financial & Options Principal, Stock-Futures Principal, and General Principal. His licenses include: Series 3, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, Series 27, Series 30, and Series 63.

William learned the futures business from the 'ground up', starting as a clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and later moving to The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). He is a member of the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange and a past member of the CBOT.

William holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from the Honors Program at Washington State University, and studied in Japan, where he learned to speak fluent Japanese. In addition to his financial and administrative responsibilities, he directs the Striker's white label program. William serves on the Membership Committee of the National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA). He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters News Service, Investors Business Daily, Futures World News, and Futures Magazine. William is married and a father of three children. He is a certified Ice Hockey Coach with USA Hockey and plays adult hockey on 2 teams in the Chicagoland area.
dan neenan
Dan Neenan - Vice President Operations
On graduating from Beloit College, with a B.A. in Economics and Management, Dan Neenan began his career in the futures industry in 1991, and has held the positions of Runner, Phone Clerk, Pit Clerk, Assistant Manager, and Manager of Grain Floor Operations for a major clearing firm at the Chicago Board of Trade. Dan also has had extensive compliance experience serving as Compliance Assistant and Internal Auditor for a major clearing firm. Dan's extensive connections on the trading floors of both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange have served him well in executing trades for Striker's clients.

Dan has the Series 3, Series 7, Series 30 & Series 63 licenses. Mr. Neenan is married and a father of three children.
chris dickerson
Chris Dickerson - Operations
Chris Dickerson began his career in the commodities industry in 1992, and has held positions on the trading floors of Chicago as phone clerk, order checker and pit clerk, eventually working his way up to assistant floor manager for a major clearing firm at the Chicago Board of Trade. His extensive trading floor history gave him vital experience in "fast market" situations and instilled in him the importance of rapid execution in order routing. He witnessed the birth of several new technologies while on the floor, and was one of the first traders to "beta test" hand-held devices in the trading pits. As a recognized member of the exchange, he traded options pit for wheat, oats, soybeans, and corn in one of the most active trading pits for agricultural commodities worldwide. Off the phone, Chris broadened his industry experience working in the back office of a major clearing firm, where he assisted traders with online platform performance and optimization. Chris's comprehensive knowledge of both floor trading protocols and his considerable experience with the ins and outs of electronic trading and computer trading platforms makes him a backbone for Striker operations . A father of four, Chris is a true Chicago native whose local connections in the marketplace and formidable trading experience both on the floor and off help to provide further depth to Striker's operations team.
martin lembak
Martin Lembak - Account Executive / Portfolio Analyst
Martin Lembak is from the Czech Republic. He joined Striker in August of 2003, as Chief Economist. He has a Masters Degree in Economics from Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic. Martin's certification as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) indicates a mastery of the components of alternative investments, including managed futures, commodities, algorithmic trading and complex derivative management. Also, in spring of 2009, Martin was certified as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He has experience at two futures firms, and extensive knowledge of options trading. He is fluent in German, Russian, Polish and Czech. Much of his recent work has been focused on the study of multiple-systems correlation and the calculation of absolute and risk-adjusted returns.

Martin now builds customized portfolio analysis for Striker's clients using actual results from systems traded at Striker. Martin is Series 3, 4, 7, & 63 licensed.
eiko gallwas
Eiko Izumi-Gallwas - Account Executive / Webmaster
Eiko Gallwas serves as Striker's Webmaster and Customer Relations Coordinator. Originally from Nagoya, Japan, Eiko directs the company's trading program database. Having lived in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, and now the United States, her international business experience has brought a diverse and unique perspective to the firm. Also as a web developer and mathematician, Eiko not only built and maintains 3 Striker-affiliated websites, but holds a strong back bone in system and portfolio performance analysis. By collecting and storing each trading data, she makes various calculations available to our clients through her own programming. Eiko has attended conferences held by the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Futures Industry Association (FIA) in Hong Kong on behalf of Striker. Eiko is a member of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago, and is currently working at a PTA board at Futabakai School in Arlington Heights, IL. The Futabakai school provides elementary through high school education of math and Japanese language based on curriculum by the Ministry of Education of Japan.
Career Opportunities

We are currently seeking someone to join our operations team. Primary responsibility will be to check equity runs, and preliminary listings, as well as run trading systems on Tradestation software. Must have good computer skills. Any suitable combination of education, training, or experience may be acceptable.

Employer: Striker Securities, Inc.
Attention: Dan Neenan
940 N. Industrial Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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940 N. Industrial Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Disclaimer The risk of trading can be substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not necessarily indicative of future results. Striker is a member of the National Futures Association ("NFA"), the Managed Funds Association ("MFA"), and the National Introducing Broker Association ("NIBA"). Striker is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), and was formerly registered with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Additionally, Striker is a former member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC"). FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities business in the United States. Please read Striker Disclosure Statement for the additional disclosure.

Futures Trading Disclaimer:
Transactions in securities futures, commodity and index futures and options on futures carry a high degree of risk. The amount of initial margin is small relative to the value of the futures contract, meaning that transactions are heavily "leveraged". A relatively small market movement will have a proportionately larger impact on the funds you have deposited or will have to deposit: this may work against you as well as for you. You may sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and any additional funds deposited with the clearing firm to maintain your position. If the market moves against your position or margin levels are increased, you may be called upon to pay substantial additional funds on short notice to maintain your position. If you fail to comply with a request for additional funds within the time prescribed, your position may be liquidated at a loss and you will be liable for any resulting deficit. For accounts that are deemed abandoned or inactive, Striker may charge up to a $35.00 monthly inactivity fee, depending on the clearing firm where the account is held. If the Net Liquidity of an account reaches a Daily Loss Limit of 80%, open positions will attempt to be liquidated. Clients are responsible for monitoring their positions and are financially responsible for any losses generated by open positions in the account. Striker retains its right to liquidate positions in any account, at its sole discretion, with no forewarning.

Forex Trading Disclosure:
Trading cash Foreign Exchange ("FX") contracts carries the same high level of risk as futures trading (Futures Trading Disclaimer). However cash FX, unlike futures FX contracts that are regulated by the Commodity Trading Futures Commission, are not regulated by any governmental agency. In addition, because there is not a central clearing house for cash FX transactions, there is also a counterparty risk for each contact. For additional information please read the National Futures Association ("NFA") August 2003 "Investor Alert" found on the Striker Disclaimer Page.