August 17, 2015
Chris Manns is in-studio with special guest Andrew Seo, a Civil Engineer who is running for Chicago Water Commissioner. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures calls in to talk China, Arizona’s solar industry and more. Finally, Matty Weber and the Chief discuss state fairs, the PGA Championship and the current state of job-growth in the U.S.
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Guests & Co-Hosts
Christopher Manns manages PTI Securities & Futures’ global commodities area and is a research analyst. He devotes much of his time to monitoring and analyzing the latest international commodities reports and financial research. This allows him to keep the firm’s management well informed so that they can, in turn, apprise their clients on pertinent information. Christopher has more than 18 years of securities and financial services experience. Prior to joining PTI Securities, he was a floor broker for AE Staley at the Chicago Board of Trade, and worked for the grain division of Rodman & Renshaw. He has authored many commodities articles and training materials, and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Christopher lives with his wife in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more.
Formerly an engineer for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Andrew Seo is now running for Chicago Water Commissioner. Previously, Andrew began his engineering career at Teng & Associates (currently EXP Global) managing construction and engineering projects. He received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Glendale, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 12 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.
Matt Weber is currently the Executive Producer/Update Anchor for Stocks & Jocks. He is a diehard sports fan (Cubs, Bears and Bulls especially) and has worked for WSCR-AM 670 The Score, 120 Sports Network and Chicago Sports Webio while also appearing on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Matt has covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Marathon as a field reporter and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports. Matt is a Chicago Bulls season ticket holder and currently lives in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the Northside of the city. (more…)
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