Brian Burke joined JSA in 2011 and opened the St. Louis Branch. Brian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Southern Illinois University. His experience in the agriculture business has focused on risk management for grains, oilseeds, and renewable energy products.
Brian started his career with ADM in Decatur, Illinois, managing truck/rail corn and beans positions for the Grain and Processing Divisions. During his 11-year career with ADM he also traded specialty grains internationally and developed producer marketing programs for the Grain Division.
Brian joined Abengoa Bioenergy Trading as grain and feed director. In this position he managed grain procurement, risk management, and co-product sales for the U.S. plants. In two years, Brian advanced to executive vice president and was responsible for all trading and risk management for U.S. operations, as well as risk management oversight in the EU and Brazilian operations. In 2011, Brian joined long-time business associate Brent Baker to form the St. Louis branch.
Brian Burke is a registered Associated Person of John Stewart and Associates and principal in the company.