Darren Carlat is the Managing Director of SpreadEdge Capital, LLC and is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations including market research, trading, customer satisfaction, and operations management. Mr. Carlat attended Washburn University in Topeka, Ks and graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting.

In 1986, he started a 32-year career in various increasing capacities with Frito-Lay, Inc., a large snack food producer and distributor that is a division of PepsiCo Inc.. Prior to his retirement in early 2018, Mr. Carlat served as an Executive in Supply Chain Operations in the company’s headquarters in Plano, Tx. His responsibilities included leading the development, support, and execution of demand forecasting, production scheduling, replenishment planning, and numerous other supply chain planning activities.

For decades, Mr. Carlat has been developing, programming, and testing a wide variety of trading systems. In 2010, he finished initial development efforts on a seasonal spread trading strategy which he has continually refined, enhanced and improved. This trading system has been used for his own trading activities and is the basis of all the programs described. In 2014, he founded SpreadEdge Capital, LLC, registered SpreadEdge Capital as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), and began to offer the program to the public. He is now dedicated to this effort full time and remains the largest investor in the Diversified program.