Meet Our Team
Justin Kelly – President
Justin Kelly is the President of EHedger and a senior VP of Iowa Grain Company. Justin grew up working on his family’s farm in western Illinois and has been intimately involved in the agricultural industry his entire life. Justin started in the business over 10 years ago and his experiences with farming and trading have made him a key factor behind the success of EHedger and Iowa Grain Company.After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management, Justin is a Chicago Board of Trade member and was a corn pit broker for Iowa Grain Company until 2006. Upon leaving the trading floor, Justin became President of EHedger where he applies his hands on experience of farming and futures and options trading to help both EHedger and Iowa Grain customers implement risk management strategies tailored to their specific requirements. In addition, Justin is a registered CTA and trades for his own account as well as for a select group of clients.
Dustin Johnson – Broker
Dustin is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree from the Haworth College of Business where his studies targeted the Financial Markets. Dustin has strong experience helping agricultural producers with their price risk management needs. During his time at EHedger, Dustin has built an impressive customer base of large producers throughout the Midwest. On top of agricultural hedging, Dustin has a solid understanding of foreign currency markets. Dustin is truly dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to his clients.
Dan Dempsey – Broker
Dan Dempsey was raised on his family’s grain farm in western Illinois. Upon graduating from Northern Illinois University, Dan worked in healthcare sales for a Fortune 500 company. His responsibilities included handling office technology for the largest healthcare facilities in Illinois and nurturing those professional relationships. After fulfilling his role in healthcare for two years, Dan returned to his roots in the grains industry by hinging upon his fundamental understanding of the markets and his unmatched ability to take care of the needs of his clients. Dan’s focus is on the grain markets, supplemented by a strong understanding of the livestock markets.
Michael Brinati – Broker
Michael is the newest member of the EHedger team. Michael has grown up in the business as both his father and grandfather were members of the exchange. Furthermore, Michael has a solid understanding of the grain markets as his family still farms western Illinois. Michael works as a broker as well as trades his own account.