Brian Luftman is the Founder and President of American Farm Investors, a firm that specializes in locating and managing grain-producing farmland for private investors. AFI invests individual and institutional capital into profitable grain land in the Midwestern Corn Belt. Mr. Luftman’s background is in commodity trading. He spent 10 years trading livestock and grain options on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he founded and operated his own proprietary trading firm, Luftrade LLC. He attended Miami University in Oxford, OH, and graduated with a degree in Finance from the Farmer School of Business in 2001. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Bluegrass Angels Venture Funds and he is an active angel investor. Mr. Luftman is a co-founder and managing director of Never Say Die Bourbon. As Chairman of the Board for Gryphon Environmental, a multi-national industrial waste drying company, and Director for both Hippo Software Manager, Inc. and Thynk Health, Inc. in Lexington, KY, Mr. Luftman actively represents the Bluegrass Angels on several company Boards.