Commodity Talent LLC

"Where Talent Is Not a Commodity" 

-- George H. Stein, CFA, Managing Director

Commodity Talent LLC, an advisory executive search consultancy based in New York, provides:
  • Thorough searches for key commodity professionals to bolster clients' strategy.
  • Personal attention and counseling for top talent seeking the best platform.
  • Competitive intelligence for clients on trends, strategy, new markets development.
  • Expert Witness Testimony.
  • Fund Startup services
  • Outplacement services for clients seeking to help valued staff in downsizings.
  • Broad contacts on Wall Street, hedge funds, private equity firms, merchant traders, prop shops, industry.
  • Select pro-bono searches

URGENT:
Compliance - Power Trading 
Physical Base Metals Ops
Base Metals Traffic-Logistics Contract Administrator (2)
GoM Crude Oil Trader
for International Oil
Commodity Brokers (Teams) 
VLCC Tanker Charter Ops for Major International Oil Co
Credit Risk Analyst for Major International Oil Co
Rising Star Commodity PMs for Major Hedge Fund
Refinery LP Modeler for Major Midstream Oil Co
Physical Oil Traders (Snr & Jnr) for Midstream Oil Company
Energy Futures/Options Ops Mgr for Prop Trading Firm
Base Metals Marketer (VP) for International Trading Firm
Logistics/Ops Mgr for Multinatl Softs Trading Firm
Rising Star for Marquee Hedge Fund - Systematic Commodity Strategist 
Atty - Commodity Trade Finance for Marquee PE Firm
Ops Mgr - Commodity Trade Finance for Marquee PE
Gasoline Pipeline Schedulers (2) for Brand-Name Oil Company
Soybean Cargo Trader (2) for China Export Firm - US/Latam
Trade Finance Director for China Export Firm
Oil Market RIsk Analyst for Midstream Company
Snr NGL/LPG Trader: Growing Energy Trading Firm
Grains Merchandiser for International Merchant Trader
Front Office IT Developer
Snr Green Coffee Trader
Snr Specialty Coffee Trader
Head US Physical Crude Trader
Energy Analyst/Strategist to VP at Wall Street Bulge Bracket
Oil Options Brokerage Team
Snr Ags Market Risk Manager
Markets Meteorologist
Commodity Broker Teams
Commodity Prop Traders
Senior LNG Trader, BizDev
Bulge Bracket US Ags Sales/
  Origination -- Director/VP
Bulge Bracket Energy Analyst
 - Director/VP: Northam Oil/Gas
TEAMS: Northam Physical Oil
  Trading, US Gas Trading
Commodity Merchant: Oil
  Sales/Origination Heavy Hitter
Hedge Fund: US Southeast
  Power Trader
Bulge Bracket: LNG Traders,
  BizDev for Latam
Ethanol Traders/Marketers:
  International Trading Firm
Commodity Hedge Fund -- 
  Execution Trader, IT Systems
  Director, Star Junior Gas Analyst
 Clean Products Pipeline Trader,
   US EC
Head, Clean Products Cargo
   Trader, US
Head, Physical/Paper
   Grains/Oilseeds Trader , US

Base Metals Traders
Seasoned Oil Trader
  Latam/CIS (Guarantee)
Mid-Office Oil Specialist
Grain Analyst/Strategist
  (International Bank, NY)
Power Traders/Sales  /Origination (US NE, ERCOT, US WC (Bulge Bracket)
Softs/Ags Options Traders
  (Trading Firm, New York)
Commodity Macro PMs,
  Traders, Strategists
  (Hedge Fund, New York)
Industrial Metals Analyst 
  (Hedge Fund, New York)
Commodity High Frequency
  Trader (Hedge Fund, NY)
Snr Asia Coal/Metcoke/Iron
  Ore Sales/Originator (Bulge
  Bracket, Spore)
European Gas/Coal Traders,
  Originators (BB, London)
European FSU Grains Trader,
  Originator (BB, London)
Snr Petchem, Specialty Chem
  Trader (Int'l Trader, New York)
Snr Chem Trading BizDev Mgr
  (Int'l Trader, New York)
Break Into Trading - Analyst
 (NY Commodity Hedge Fund)
European Short-Term Power  Analyst/Strategist - Continent,  Nordpool (Major Fund)
Senior European Coal Trader -  Russian Speaker (Trading Firm)
Senior Asian Crude Trader  (Major Internatl Trading Firm)
US O&G Project Finance (RBL)  Director (International Bank)
Oil Options Trader (Top I-Bank) Coke Emissions Engineers  (Major US Refiner)
Systematic Traders -Hedge Fund
L-S Commodity Equity PM (NY)
Ags/Softs Strategist (San Fran)
Freight Strategist (San Fran)
Gasoil, Products Brokers (Middle East)
Prop Oil (London, Houston)
Industrial-Strength Barrel Mover for Europe (IBank) 
Rock Star Prop Oil Trader 
Prop Commodity Traders
Sales/Origination Directors
Commodities Documentation
    Negotiator 

  • Grain/Biodiesel/Softs Traders/Teams, Structurers 
  • LNG Originator, Trader 
  • Commodity/Metals Project Finance Director (London)
  • EMEA Sales/Origination
  • Gas/Power Trader (US NE)
  • Commodity Index Traders
  • Prop Commodity PMs (NY)

                 -- Challenging Markets Require Top Talent --


Integrity, discretion, market knowledge, strategy  -- Commodity Talent LLC

+1 646 205-3557 direct  +1 917 545-9850 mobile  ghstein@commoditytalent.com   Follow GeorgeHStein on Twitter   
Skype: georgehstein 
 
 


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Latest: WE'RE 7 YEARS OLD -- BEEN BUSY, NOW BUSIER

Active Clients last year: Top Commodity Merchant Trading Firms (5), Marquee Hedge Funds (4), Commosirt Hedge Funds (3), Marquee Private Equity Funds (2), ABCD Agribusiness Company, Midstream Oil (2), Brand-Name Oil Distribution, Wall Street Bulge Bracket investment Banks (4), MidEast Investment Bank, US Prop Shops (3), International Coffee Trading Firm, International Grains/Oilseeds Trading Firm, International Futures Brokerage (2), Mint Coinage Firm.

Recent Roles: Commodity Portfolio Managers, Senior Commodity Managing Director for Client Relations, Commodity Market RIsk Officers, Metals/Mining Finance - Structurer, Power Compliance, Global Energy Traders (Three Teams), European Power & Gas Trader, Coal Trading Team, US Upstream Private Equity Team, Midstream Oil Market Risk (Director & Senior Analyst), Commodity Structurer, Quantitative Commodity Strategist, Structured Commodity Finance, Physical Oil Traders (Senior & Junior), Senior Oil Markets Strategist, Base Metals Prop Trader, Base Metals Sales & Origination Vice President, Precious Metals Sales Trader, US Power Prop Traders (Term, FTR, Virtual, UTC & ICE), Prop Futures Traders, Prop Options Traders, C++ Developer, Commodity Trade Finance Attorney, Commodity Trade Finance Operations Manager, Head Ags Trader, Oilseeds Export Trader,s (US & Latam), Clean Products Schedulers, NGL Sales Traders,  LNG Traders, Softs Markets Strategist, Grains Merchandisers, Specialty & Green Coffee Business Development Sales Traders, Logistics/Operations Manager, Fuel Oil Traders. 

 

The Future of Coal

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, interviewed on Dukascopy TV

Metals Job Market Hit by Prices, Bank Cuts, Regs:

   Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited byBloomberg

   JPMorgan Commodities Head Blythe Masters to Leave

   Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Banks Yet to Pull Plug on Commodities

    Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Montel

Gunvor Hires Metal Traders as Banks Exit

       Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Bloomberg

 Traders - The Secret Commodities Market

        Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, interviewed in documentary,

            aired January, 2014, on ARTE, French-German TV network. In French. Clip begins at 29:00

Higgs Commodities Fund To Close

        Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Financial Times

Deutsche Exits Commodities as Regulators Pressure

        Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

LNG Trading Expands as Cargo Competition Heats Up

          Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Bloomberg

Commodity Hiring Rout May Be Ending at Big Banks

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Bloomberg

Vitol Boosts US Crude by Gavilon Energy COO Hire

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Personality Traits of a Successful Wall Street Trader

  
Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by TheStreet.com

Era of an Era as Banks Exiting Physical Commodities

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by TheStreet.com

Besieged JPMorgan to Quit Physical Commodities

  Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Fed Unlikely to Make Banks Exit Commodity Trading

   Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Macquarie Hires for UK Power Sector

    Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Hedge Funds, Trading Houses Picking Off Disgruntled Commodity Traders

      Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by eFinancialCareers

Banks Retreat From Commodity Derivatives

          Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by Energy Risk magazine

Funds, Merchants Boost Commodity Hiring

   Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H, Stein, CFA, cited by eFinancialCareers

          

Wall Street Exodus: Barclays Commodity Head Jones

    Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director cited by Bloomberg

JPMorgan Overtook Goldman, Morgan Stanley in

             Wall Street Commodity Trading in 2011

  Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Wall St. Commodity Talent Wars: Merchants Return

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters

Goldman Commodity Chief Isabelle Ealet Promoted

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, in Financial Times

Award-Winning Professor Helyette Geman Named

Commodity Talent LLC News Release, Jan. 12, 2012

Careers in Commodities: Landscape, Paths

Commodity Talent LLC Managing DIrector George H. Stein, CFA,

Columbia University Business School, Nov. 29, 2011 Annnouncement
Commodity Talent LLC Managing DIrector George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Reuters


Glencore: The Next Goldman Sachs
Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by The Street

Jefferies Pushes Into Commodities as Giants Struggle

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by The Street
 

Post-Bonus Merry-Go-Round to Spin on Wall Street Commodity Units 

A White Paper from Commodity Talent LLC

Stein Says Wall Street Still Pays Top Dollar for Top Talent: Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg TV Interviews Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA

Commodity Jobs: Pass the Slide Rule

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Metro Energy Desk

"I'm finding existing clients coming up with new requirements and new clients coming in the door," says George Stein, who runs Commodity Talent LLC.

Carbon Trading Goes Up in Smoke

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Today, with prospects for a federal cap-and-trade program dea and prices in voluntary carbon markets in the U.S. collapsing, "Carbon traders are calling to ask me what they should do now," says George Stein, Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director. 

Prop Traders Desert Wall Street for Funds

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Markets Media 

“The advantages of Wall Street, including the prestige and the compensation, no longer seem so attractive when faced with political exposure at the most prominent firms," Commodity Talent's George Stein told Markets Media. "It's an open question whether there will be enough seats and deployable capital at hedge funds to absorb the exodus from investment banks."

JPMorgan Commodities Chief Takes the Heat

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Wall Street Journal

“The danger for JPMorgan is taking on a very high overhead which can hurt them if results fail to achieve goals,'' said George Stein, managing director of New York commodities executive-search firm Commodity Talent.

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Citigroup Poaches UBS Energy Investment Bankers

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein, CFA, cited by Bloomberg
 

“Steve Trauber put UBS on the map in oil- and gas- investment banking and Citigroup is now going to benefit,” said George Stein, a managing director at New York-based recruiting firm Commodity Talent LLC. “It’s one more sign that Citigroup is emerging from its defensive crouch of the past two years.”


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Wall Street Pays Up to Get Physical, Comp Tops $5 Million

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein cited by Reuters

"Wall Street has shown again it is willing to pay for very senior, high-producing money makers and its focus is on physical commodity traders among other people," said George Stein, managing director at Commodity Talent LLC in New York. 

   "We're talking about compensation guarantees in excess of $5 million per annum for the real rock stars and heavy hitters in the business. The norm for good performers is about $1 million a year, including base pay of $400,000 and bonuses," Stein said.

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BP Loses Trading Swagger After Deep Horizon as Rivals Snatch Talent

Commodity Talent LLC Managing Director George H. Stein cited in NY Times  P1 article:

 "Everyone is hovering over that company (BP) right now," said George Stein, Managing Director of Commodity Talent, an executive search firm in New York.