Meet our Founders

Mike Wisnefski

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Wisnefski has been on the cutting edge of trading, as well as a FinTech innovator in the commodity trading business, for more than 20 years. In addition to co-founding MaterialsXchange and serving as its CEO, Mike is the owner of STX Trading, a proprietary firm that specializes in lumber futures and options. With a deep understanding of trading market dynamics, Mike worked with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) group to introduce electronic trading to the lumber futures exchange. Mike was Vice President of Business Development for Bloch Lumber, a wholesale lumber distributor, where he expanded the risk management program and developed an overseas lumber import department.

Joe Campagna

Chief Operating Officer

Joe Campagna spent the first 15 years of his career in back-office operations and technology, serving in roles as Global Operations Manager for BZW (Barclays Bank), Managing Director of GMI Software in Sydney, Australia, and Senior VP, Technology Marketing and Development for ABN AMRO Incorporated, among others. Joe has spent the last 25 years of his career managing front- and middle-office proprietary solutions as well as vended applications. In addition to co-founding MaterialsXchange and serving as its COO, Joe owns Countryside Consulting, a firm that specializes in financial services project management and product ownership. Past clients have included Merrill Lynch, Newedge/Société Générale, BP Energy, TradingScreen, and ABN AMRO.

Ashley Boeckholt

Chief Revenue Officer

Ashley Boeckholt has been immersed in the raw materials industry since birth, having grown up at his family’s small lumber yard just outside of Chicago. In the role as Chief Revenue Officer, Ashley oversees sales, marketing, and business development. Prior to joining MaterialsXchange, he served as a Director at Koch Pulp & Paper Trading, where he helped grow the firm’s risk management business through selling lumber swaps in the OTC market. Previously he served in leadership roles at Sherwood Lumber and Bloch Lumber.

Steve Sladoje

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Sladoje has spent his entire 25+ year career in the financial and commodity markets either trading or developing platforms that produce positive change and efficiencies for market participants. Prior to joining MaterialsXchange, Steve spent 10 years at Nasdaq where he was the COO of both Nasdaq Futures, Inc. and Nasdaq Commodities Clearing Co. Previously, he was one of the founders of North American Energy Credit and Clearing Corp., which was eventually purchased by Nasdaq, as well as a Partner at G-Bar Limited Partnership. Steve received an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

MaterialsXchange is an electronic marketplace for buying and selling raw materials.


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