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OUR TEAM

Attain does not wish to be a faceless entity that only claims to know its customers personally. Rather, the firm's partners, commodity brokers, and staff listed below are directly engaged with customers, getting to know them and working with them to meet their financial goals. The first step towards that end is allowing investors to get to know our team:

Leadership

Walter Gallwas
Walter Gallwas President, Founding Partner 312-604-0926

Mr. Gallwas started his career in Chicago's famed trading pits in 1993, with experiences ranging from old school futures broker, to executing trading systems, to building and running CTAs and managed futures funds. His long list of industry contacts and knowledge of the trading business are tremendous assets in conducting due diligence on managers and in forming strategic partnerships to further Attain's interests, but his friendly demeanor and love of conversation find him talking with clients and hearing their stories more often than not.

Jeff Malec
Jeff Malec, CAIA CEO, Founding Partner 312-604-0926

A veteran of the futures industry since 1997, Mr. Malec holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA) designation, and has authored hundreds of white papers covering managed futures. He co-founded brokerage firm Attain Capital Management in 2002, and is the chief investment officer for affiliate Attain Portfolio Advisors, a registered Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor. Outside of Attain, Mr. Malec is active in the industry, sitting on the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association and Commodity Customer Coalition.

Investor Relations

Jeff Eizenberg
Jeff Eizenberg Partner, VP-Client Portfolio Mgmt 312-604-0924

Mr. Eizenberg has been with Attain since its launch in 2002, and is one of the partners of the firm and member of the Board of Directors and firm Investment Committee. You will be hard pressed to find a more experienced and diligent portfolio manager in the industry, as Jeff really prides himself with collaborating with clients on their total portfolios to integrate the optimal managed futures solutions. Many of the tools on this website are a direct result of Jeff (or Oz as he's known at Attain) having Attain create technology to meet the needs and requests of his clients. Jeff holds his series 3, 7, and 63.

John Cummings
John Cummings, CAIA Investment Research Manager 312-604-0924

With Attain since its founding in 2002, John is responsible for sourcing CTAs from across the globe and leading Attain's due diligence efforts. John holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA) designation, earned an MBA from the University of Dayton, and gained invaluable CTA experience working on the trading desk of a $50 million CTA. His good humor and encyclopedic knowledge of the programs Attain has done due diligence on make him a favorite with both clients and co-workers.

Lauren Berliner
Lauren Berliner Investor Relations Manager 312-604-0926

Mrs. Berliner is responsible for insuring every client of Attain receives unsurpassed customer service. Her main role is to make the account opening process an easy and enjoyable experience, but she is just as willing to assist a client with wiring funds, a dinner reservation, or deciphering account statements. Lauren is also a volunteer at the One step at a Time Camp, which provides some much needed FUN each summer for children with cancer.

Jessica Powers
Jessica Powers Director of Product Development 312-604-0926

Ms. Powers joined the Attain team in 2011 after holding positions with Altegris, Lehman Brothers and UBS and completing her MBA at the University of San Diego. With a background in wealth management, institutional fixed income sales, and alternative investment consulting, Jessica brings a unique perspective to Attain's Investment Committee as well as to her primary job function of creating new fund products and developing the firm's distribution channels.

 

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