AB ’87 Econ
Commodities Trader

Douglas Monieson has been involved in the financial trading community for more than twenty years.  He began his career in 1989 as a spot foreign exchange dealer at Manufacturers Hanover.  He became a Commodity Trading Advisor in 1991 and worked for Commodities Corporation where he successfully traded from both their Princeton and Chicago offices.  Since 1994, he has been an active member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).  He is a founding member of the NASDAQ100 futures pit, and served as the Vice Chairman of the Pit Committee from the pits inception until 2001.  He worked closely with the CME Board of Directors and staff on pit design, pit space allocation and helped with the successful launch of the e-mini NASDAQ contract in 2001.  Mr. Monieson is a valued member of the CME Pit Supervision Committee (1999-Present), serves on the CME Group’s Political Action Committee since 2007 and was elected by the membership this year to the nominating committee of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

Monieson has made regular appearances as a financial commentator on Bloomberg TV and has made guest appearances on CNBC, CNNFN, and Canda’s Report on Business TV.

Doug is also an active member of Chicago’s angel investment community.   He is Chairman of the Board of  Hyde Park Angels, the Midwest’s largest angel investment group, and has board responsibilities for one of the groups largest investments , UICO, a rugged touch screen manufacturing company that recently closed it Series C investment round.   Mr. Monieson also led the group successful exit of Gradebeam which was purchased by Textura(TXTU) in 2011.  Gradebeam.com was a SAAS business that connects general contractors and sub contractors in the construction industry.  

Douglas Monieson graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987 with a BA in Economics and received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago in 1989.  He serves on the Economic Advisory Council for the University of Michigan.  Doug and his wife Leslie live in Lincoln Park with their two children, Aaron and Sarie.