Leading by Example
The complementary approach to leadership taken by co-founders Brian and Frank Gelber has created a platform for Gelber Group’s continued growth. Brian’s talent for innovation and profitability pushes Gelber forward, while Frank ensures that each idea is implemented with the greatest precision.
Brian and Frank work in close partnership with Justin Foley, who grew the firm’s sizeable FX operation, and Pat Coffey, who shapes the firm’s IT strategy and operations. The management team collaborates with new hires and experienced traders alike, fostering an atmosphere of support and inspiration.
Chairman, President, and CEO
Brian Gelber became one of the industry’s most prominent leaders while working on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. After managing high-profile accounts such as Salomon Brothers and Citigroup, he eventually became one the most prominent broker on the floor as well as the largest local trader. Early on, his talent for trading was apparent as he consistently posted extraordinary returns. His intellectual approach and shrewd market instincts as a broker and trader propelled Gelber Group’s success as a proprietary trading shop in the early 1990’s. Today, he has maintained his success by sharing his passion and dedication with his senior traders and novices alike. Raised in Scotia, New York, Brian graduated from Hamilton College with honors in economics.
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer
Before joining his brother Brian as a broker at Thomson McKinnon, Frank served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. With his background in accounting, Frank was instrumental in establishing Gelber Group in 1982. Today, he continues to oversee the operational, regulatory, and compliance aspects of Gelber while serving as chairman of the NFA Business Conduct Committee. Raised in Scotia, New York, Frank holds a BS from Cornell University and an MBA with a focus in accounting and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Head of Trading
Justin joined Gelber Group in 2004 after working in trading and management positions at Bank One, Bank of America, and CRT. He now also serves on the Executive Board of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. Justin grew up in Beverly on the South Side of Chicago. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame where he majored in pre-med and psychology.
Chief Technology Officer
Pat oversees Gelber Group’s entire technology department. Before joining Gelber Group as the leader of the FX technology team in 2010, he worked in the technology divisions of large consulting companies, trading software firms, and proprietary trading shops. Pat was raised in Beverly on the South Side of Chicago. He graduated with honors from Brown University where he majored in economics, history, and political science and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a dual major in finance and accounting