William N. Goodwin
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Bill Goodwin’s future was determined one night when his parents were going out to dinner with a family friend. Bill “did not know what he did, but I knew that he did pretty well.” Bill was home for Christmas break and said to the family friend, “I’m graduating in May. Are you ready to hire me?” It turned out that he was.
Initially assigned to another position at the Chicago Board of Trade, he had an opportunity to watch the futures traders and became interested. He asked his boss if he could try it and he has been trading futures even since. The “future” that resulted from his parents’ dinner engagement is just about the only “future” he wouldn’t want to trade.
As the Chief Executive Officer and founding partner, Bill Goodwin is responsible for the overall operations, management and strategic direction of Crossland llc. Under his leadership, Crossland has provided exemplary clearing and trading services for nearly 25 years.
Bill has been a futures professional for his entire career. Prior to establishing Crossland, he had more than 10 years of trading and management experience at Bielfeldt, Lauritsen & Hagemeyer. While at BL&H, he served as a research analyst, trader, floor trader and broker, advancing to positions of increasing responsibility. He is a veteran of both the agricultural trading floor and the financial trading floor. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University.
Principal & Managing Member | email@example.com
Having trained as an engineer, Kim Swahlstedt had no idea what a futures contract was, yet when his friend Bill Goodwin asked him if he wanted to join him in the futures trading business, he decided to give it a try. Soon, he was studying to become a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, learning answers to questions as esoteric as, “What’s the value of one tick in an iced broiler*?”
Thirty years later, he’s still trading futures with his friend, and helping to manage Crossland. It’s worked because, “We think very similarly. We’re both trained as engineers, so we’re logical thinkers. We each pretty much know what the other one’s thinking.”
Kim is an NFA-approved Principal and Registered Floor Broker with Crossland llc who has more than two decades of experience in the futures and options industry.
Having started his career as a floor trader and floor broker for Bielfeldt, Lauritsen & Hagemeyer, Kim became an operations and market expert in the Chicago commodities markets. Kim gained his extensive knowledge of futures and options trading by working on the trading floor.
Kim moved to Crossland when it first launched and subsequently became a Managing Member of the firm. In addition to trading for his own account, he manages Crossland's fund trading and is responsible for the firm’s Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) floor operations. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University.
Executive Vice President | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Zellinger’s career in the futures industry began at Merrill Lynch in 1964, where he managed clearing and settlement operations. Since then, Jim has held partnership interests in three clearing firms, while holding executive positions at each of them. Jim’s extensive background includes working with the Globex Corporation when it began trading in 1992.
Because of Jim’s vast knowledge of the futures trading community, he has played an instrumental role in working with exchange officials to enhance general trading activity. He is respected by many for his knowledge of all aspects of both open outcry and electronic trading.
He is an active member of the Chicago Board of Trade and currently serves on the CME Groups Business Conduct Committee. He has also served on the Operations Committee and the Chicago Board of Trade Clearing Committee.