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Richard Lackey

Chairman & Founder

Mr. Richard Lackey is a serial entrepreneur and a trader with decades of diverse experience. His unique background includes several years in international emergency medical response missions as well as nearly three decades as an active trader and fund manager in the United States and Latin America. Mr. Lackey has held eight different securities licenses spanning equity, options and futures markets. He has served as the Managing Director for five private funds, each of which achieving storied levels of success. Over his career he has established himself as a highly regarded expert in the securities trading industry, having appeared in magazines, and on radio and television.

Mr. Lackey’s expertise in emergency response management as well as the inefficiencies of markets led him, along with a world-class team of experts, to create the Global Food Exchange™. The Global Food Exchange™ is responsible for establishing the world’s most valuable commodities as the world’s newest and potentially safest asset class. Mr. Lackey is passionate about utilizing the Global Food Exchange™ as a solution for the need in getting critical supplies to disaster victims.

Mr. Lackey has authored three books on technical analysis and market analysis and is a co-developer of the CPO (cycle projection oscillator), which has been very accurate in predicting market trends for more than a decade. Predictions for the Dow and other markets have been published in Futures magazine five times since 2003 with each prediction proving correct. He has developed hiring and training programs for the securities trading business to model. Such programs proved to be highly successful and are the basis on which seminars, courses, and books have been created. Mr. Lackey has overseen consulting services for hedge funds and the creation of innovative automated trading systems, later adopted by large trading entities.

Professional History:

Managing Director, Greatwater Fund, LP (www.GreatwaterFund.com)

Managing Director, Greatwater Investment Management, Inc.

Principal, The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio, SA

Founder, Global Food Exchange™, Ltd (www.GlobalFoodExchange.Org)

Founder, Global Food Share, Inc. (www.GlobalFoodShare.com)

CEO, Predictive Technologies International, Inc.


Present Board Positions:

Colorado Nanotechnology Initiative

Emerging Global Leaders Summit

Titi Conservation Alliance


Past Board Positions:

American Heart Association

American Cancer Society

O. Youth Soccer League

Leadership Program of the Rockies



Wall Street’s Ten Greatest Myths, 2004, McGraw-Hill

Technical Analysis for Traders, 1998, Independent Traders Press

Trading the 50% Rule, 1999, Independent Traders Press



2010 Cornell University

Hotel Finance and Management

1989 University of Georgia

Bachelors Marketing and Management

1987 Harvard University

Certification in Fund Analysis

1986 Athens Tech Institute

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

1985 Georgia Real Estate Schools

Real Estate



Global Food Exchange™   2489 W Main St  Littleton, CO 80120   USA


Drying & Storage Technologies

Food As An Asset Class

Our Mission & Vision

Letter from the Founder

Board of Directors

Board of Advisors


Ongoing Crises

Growing Need


Relief Provider

Strategic Partner



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