How to Thrive in a Commission-Based Job
At AIFP, our commodity traders go through a one-year paid apprenticeship program before they enter our commission-only sales structure. That means that by the t… Learn More
Jeff graduated Oregon State in 1982 with a degree in business and finance. He became a lumber trader with FCTG at Western International Forest Products in August of 1982. He has been with AIFP since their merger with WIFP in December of 2011 and just recently completed 35 years in the industry.
He enjoys most sporting events and rooting for the Beavers with his wife Carla, daughter Amanda, and son Austin. They also enjoy playing golf as a family from spring to fall. They are all avid baseball, football and basketball fans and they often enjoy country music concerts together. These bonds were formed early as he helped coach his children’s youth teams and they traveled to many tournaments and sporting events together.
We balance hard work and play. With exceptional employee retention and a people first approach, we keep our staff happy and engaged.
Some of my favorite things about working at AIFP are that I enjoy the trading partners that I work with every day, and the fact that my paycheck is based on how hard that I am willing to work.Jeff Hoggard Trader
Commodity trading is the coolest, old-school, person-to-person, make-deals business out there. It’s professional, personal, and requires a level of ease with people. It’s both challenging and rewarding.Nick Klohs Trader