Chris Mitseff – Managing Director

Mr. Mitseff has nearly 10 years of regulatory compliance, audit and management experience.

Prior to joining Blue River Partners, Mr. Mitseff spent four years with HighGround Trading, LLC, a leading derivatives Introducing Broker in Chicago with $75 million of customer segregated funds and over 2,000 customer accounts. He served as Director of Compliance, where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing HighGround’s compliance program pursuant to NFA Rules and CFTC Regulations. Mr. Mitseff also lead the efforts of onboarding HighGround’s institutional clients which consisted of some of the largest corporations in the world. Mr. Mitseff also worked in a senior management role in HighGround’s Trading Operations Department, working closely with brokers, traders, and clients. He also served as the main contact to HighGround’s largest individual client, who has a net worth of over $300 million. Mr. Mitseff served as both Principal and Associated Person at HighGround Trading, and holds both the Series 3 and Series 30 license.

Prior to joining HighGround Trading, Mr. Mitseff spent over 5 years at the National Futures Association (NFA). Most recently as Field Supervisor, his responsibilities included leading and supervising the NFA audit teams responsible for conducting routine and investigative emergency audits of Futures Commission Merchants, Commodity Pool Operators, Commodity Trading Advisors, Introducing Brokers, swap firms, and forex firms. He presented before NFA’s Business Conduct Committee and Executive Committee the reports and findings of high profile actions taken against NFA member firms. Mr. Mitseff also assisted member firm personnel to develop and strengthen their firm’s compliance and supervisory programs to ensure they comply with the Commodity Exchange Act.

Prior to his role as Field Supervisor, Mr. Mitseff spent two years as a Staff Auditor at the NFA. While a Staff Auditor, he conducted audits and investigations of all types of NFA Member firms, as well as financial statement analyses for Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers and Commodity Pool Operators.