Ms. Derrah is the Chief Financial Officer for Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners and also a Partner in the firm. In addition to her affiliation with Chess Ag, Ms. Derrah assists the Funds with the financial operations of the General Partner. Prior to joining Chess Ag, Ms. Derrah was employed by Man Group plc, a U.K. public company, in its U.S. operations, where she served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and/or Secretary of multiple U.S. domiciled Man entities engaged in investment management and distribution services. In this capacity, Ms. Derrah was variously registered as a principal, associated person and financial and operations principal, from October, 2000 until June, 2012.
From October, 1993, until October, 2000, Ms. Derrah served as Chief Financial Officer of Glenwood Capital Investments, L.L.C. and its predecessor entity (“Glenwood”), a Chicago-based manager of hedge fund of funds. Ms. Derrah joined Glenwood in September, 1992. In October, 2000, Glenwood, along with certain of its affiliates, were acquired by Man Group plc.
From December, 1987 to August, 1992, Ms. Derrah was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP as a senior auditor in the Financial Services division of the firm. Ms. Derrah’s clients included Glenwood, bank holding companies and capital market institutions. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, Ms. Derrah was employed by Sanwa Bank, Ltd., in its Chicago branch office, as an analyst in its corporate finance area from 1981 to 1987. Ms. Derrah worked primarily with local Fortune 500 companies and was responsible for both corporate credit analysis and continued business development.
Ms. Derrah is a C.P.A. and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mundelein College in Chicago. She also holds Series 3 and Series 27 registrations.