The Founders


Meet The Executives

Mike Wisnefski

Co-Founder And 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

Co-Founder And Chief Information Officer

Joe Campagna spent the first 15 years of his career in various trading & financial services back-office operations and technology positions. He served 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 trading and risk management solutions as well as vended applications. In addition to co-founding MaterialsXchange and serving as its CIO, Joe owns Countryside Consulting, a firm that specializes in financial services project management and product ownership.

Ashley Boeckholt

Co-Founder And 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.

John Mancine

Chief Technology Officer

John Mancine began his professional career in the video game industry focusing on artificial intelligence and real-time systems. He transitioned to enterprise scale architecture at Dell Software as part the Dell CTO Group. He was pivotal in affecting tremendous efficiency gains and cost savings for the organization. Most recently, John was Director of Frontend Development for Peapod LLC helping to launch Peapod Digital Labs (PDL), a common omnichannel e-commerce platform for all Ahold/Delhaize brands. As the CTO at MaterialsXchange, John is modernizing the lumber industry through technical solutions that focus on delivering Users a best in breed experience.

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