Jeffrey Borchardt has dedicated more than 30 years of his career to the futures industry. Over the course of his career at the Kansas City Board of Trade he has held various positions in the areas of compliance, regulation, finance and operations. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the KCBT in 2004 and participated as a member of the KCBT Executive Committee in that capacity.
He first joined the KCBT in 1982 as a commodities investigator/auditor. He was promoted to Vice President-Compliance in 1987, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1994, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000. His entire professional career has been spent at the KCBT, furthering the exchange’s growth, competitiveness and strategic initiatives.
In addition to his leadership at the KCBT, he has worked with the Commodity Markets Council since its inception in 2006 and was involved with its predecessor, the National Grain Trade Council, since 2004. He currently serves the CMC as a director, executive committee member and treasurer.