George Groner started his energy career in the “pits” of the MidAmerica Exchange and then the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. From there he went “upstairs” and created trading strategies and hedging programs for commodity markets and financial derivative products. Energy markets became extremely volatile and he began advising clients on market trends.
He formed an independent consulting and brokerage firm to help clients choose the right energy supplier and the right hedging strategy.
George is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a degree in chemistry. He holds a C.E.P. (Certified Energy Procurement Professional) certification from the A.E.E. (Association of Electrical Engineers).
Stu Unger initiated his education and energy market savvy as a 42 year member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 1975 as both a floor trader and broker. After leaving the floor and affiliating with a prestigious futures firm in developing business, he expanded his knowledge and expertise in the energy market fundamentals and technical analysis to working with his long time fellow floor trader, George Groner.
Applying the same strategies to the commercial sector parallels the same knowledge and strategies he utilized on the trading floor but now he can share this knowledge and help the public commercial sector try to save money on their utility bills. Stu is also able to tap into a plethora of market suppliers and strategies.
He is a current member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) as a registered Broker.As a Senior Energy Specialist, Stu brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and positive working relationships with other industry participants helping to nurture and support existing as well as new customers in the energy brokerage industry. He is continuously an active supporter of promoting integrity and soundness in our field. Stu is also the oldest current competitor and member of the Illinois Boxing Association and member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.