Third Street Ag Investments, LLC was formed in December, 2012 by Chad Burlet and Bob Otter. Burlet and Otter are both veterans of the grain and soy markets and their trading program will concentrate exclusively on these markets.
Burlet is the Chief Trading Officer of the firm. He spent the first nine years of his career with Cargill, ultimately rising to head the firm's Commodity Marketing Division Oilseeds Trading Department. In 1989, Goldman Sachs hired Burlet to trade grain and soy for a new trading operation of the firm's J. Aron division in New York. There Burlet traded US and world soybean futures, options and cash for the firm. In 1996 Mr. Burlet became an independent trader headquartered in Chicago. He continued to utilize his extensive network of contacts and experience to successfully trade grain and soy throughout the 90ï¿½s and up to the present. Beginning in 2008, he also began trading on behalf of other investors. In 2012, when the firm was founded, Burlet brought the $10,000,000 under his management into Third Street Ag. Otter has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1975. He traded soybeans and grain from the CBOT exchange floor until 2012 when Third Street Ag was founded. Otter heads up risk management, compliance and operations in his role as the firm's C.O.O.