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Department of Economics

Erik Sunderbruch

  • Graduated: 2010
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant, Other

Erik Sunderbruch, who graduated in 2010 with a BA in Economics and Honors, is a grain merchandiser for  TRC Trading Corporation(opens in new window) in Sacramento, California.   Erik has been working for TRC Trading since the middle of 2011.  He is responsible for negotiating the terms of trade for 25 to 35 million bushels of rice annually and producing a minimum of $1 million per month in gross profit according to his LinkedIn page(opens in new window).  Erik manages trading risk using futures and options, and he is in charge of barge logistics.

On his LinkedIn page Erik states that “I am an accomplished grain merchandiser whose clients call when they want concise insights into the factors driving prices, spreads, and basis movements. I am looking to challenge myself and grow my career with a major commodity trading firm.” 

“While much of what I do I learned on the job, having a mastery of fundamental analysis has been essential as supply and demand are driving forces that determine price discovery” Erik stated in a recent email. “As someone whose job is predicting the future price of grains, the skills I learned as an econ major have been immeasurable.”