Leadership & Team

A good business partner is strategic, resourceful, creative, and responsive – and that describes our team pretty well. We leverage our collective know-how and services to meet your needs, industry, and budget. Best of all, our longtime experience gives you high-value, helping to improve business profit predictability through effective management of risk both short- and long-term.

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Brian Harris
Executive Director & Owner  

Brian started his career at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1981 with Stotler and Company. During his nine years there his responsibilities included floor trading of the grain and soybean complex in addition to technical analysis, cash grain merchandising, and retail brokerage. Read more…



Michael Irgang
President & Owner  

After working six years in Public Accounting & Banking, in 1993, Michael began a 20-year career with McDonald’s Corporation in the Treasury Department initially working on the Capital Markets team. In 1997, he took over responsibility for McDonald’s foreign exchange hedging program. Read more…

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Patrick Sparks
Director, Client Support & Market Analysis  

Since joining GRM in 2011, Patrick has helped clients manage risk/reward surrounding their commodity portfolio. As Director of Client Support & Market Analysis, he helps clients develop strategies that fit their business’s goals and protect/maximize profit margins. Read more…

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Max Thomas-Olson
Director, Financial Risk Strategy  

Max joined the team in 2011, and as a Director of Financial Risk Strategy, uses his knowledge in global agriculture and food industry to help clients effectively manage their commodity risk in an increasingly volatile market. Read more…