Alyssa started her career at the Board of Trade managing a firm that had a primary focus in grains. The nucleus of her position centered around order entry and research development; from there, Alyssa’s enthusiasm for commodities continued to grow and expand. This enthusiasm led her to move to West Texas and assist in hedging for the largest originator of U.S. cotton to textile mills worldwide. Alyssa has now settled back in Chicago as the Director of Operations and Manages HighGround’s Market Intelligence. Alyssa’s background with risk management as well as working closely with New Zealand dairy company’s provide HighGround a unique perspective that adds value to our customers.