Jim Green is a founding principal of Rosetta Capital Management. He and the late Michael Swinford registered RCM in May 1997. Mr. Green is responsible for the management of all aspects of RCM’s operations and trading decisions.
Mr. Green’s agricultural experience began during his childhood on a grain and livestock farm in Henderson County in Western Illinois. He attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Economics. Mr. Green supported himself through college by working for DeKalb Ag Research. Upon graduation, he entered the DeKalb management training program and was quickly promoted to District Sales Manager.
In 1979, Mr. Green entered the Management Trainee Program at Heinold Commodities. After completion of the program he was appointed Regional Sales Manager of Heinold’s Central Region. He served in this position until 1985, when he accepted a position as National Sales Manager of Merchants Trading. At Merchants, he diversified his pursuits by establishing a retail business as well as expanding the firm’s local and introducing broker business.
In 1988, Mr. Green joined Balfour Maclaine as Senior Vice-President and returned its troubled Chicago operations to profitability. In December 1990, Mr. Green and Mr. Swinford, along with a group of colleagues, left Balfour Maclaine and founded the Livestock Division of Rosenthal Collins Group, a Chicago based Futures commission merchant. In February 1991, Livestock Division of Rosenthal Collins Group registered as a branch office of RCG with Mr. Green as its manager and associated person. In addition to his responsibilities with Rosetta Capital Management, Mr. Green is the manager of the Livestock Division of RCG.