Coming from the world of finance, Alan Zayer began his career working for ING Barings. He then began a 10+ year career as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Subsequently, he managed a team of brokers for several commodity trading firms where he trained and developed sales team, including as a Branch Manager for a start-up firm. He holds an MBA and M.Ed. from DePaul University.