Paul Plescher is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He has been with McVean since the firm’s formation in 1986. He has played an instrumental role in establishing and maintaining McVean Trading’s accounting policies and controls. Additionally, Paul has the responsibility of training and developing the firm's accounting and financial personnel. Charles McVean recruited Paul, a Chicago native, because of his extensive accounting and finance experience and excellent reputation. Prior to joining McVean Trading, he held various financial positions at Heinold Commodities, Inc. in Chicago, including controller and vice president of corporate accounting. Paul is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.