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Mark Sachs

Mark Sachs

Consultant - Exchange Traded Derivates and Expert Witness

Greater Chicago Area

Futures industry senior executive with 33 years of experience in managing all aspects of an FCM. Exemplary and continuous record of success in establishing and managing futures brokerage operations in the US, London, and Hong Kong. Managed and lead all aspects of the business, including trading operations, risk management, compliance, sales, and marketing. Client-facing process improvement expertise including streamlining futures brokerage operations, development of go-to-market strategies, establishing state-of-the-art trading applications, and building global sales and production teams. Effective cross-business collaborator, bringing together IT, third party ISVs, compliance, project management, risk management, and business partners. Strong organizational and business development skills, complemented by high EQ skills to achieve results.

Direct and in-depth experience of operating within the rules and regulations of multiple regions, as well as industry customs and practices resulting from senior leadership roles in establishing and managing risk management, compliance, trading operations and sales groups across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Directly participated in investigations and resolutions of client disputes, as well as those ultimately brought in arbitration before the National Futures Association. Strong analytical and organizational skills, bringing industry context in support of complex litigation matters.

Experienced and effective deponent, having been deposed in civil litigation, as non-party before the CFTC, as non-party before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as testifying in arbitration before the National Futures Association.


  • Consultant - Exchange Traded Derivates and Expert Witness (Self-employed)
  • Global Head of Online Trading, Retail division (MF Global)
  • Member of Board of Managers, R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC (R.J. O'Brien)
  • President (Lind-Waldock)
  • Senior Managing Director -- Global Head of Sales and Marketing (R.J. O'Brien)
  • Consultant (Trustee for the SIPA liquidation of MF Global, Inc)


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