Analysts

Contributing Analysts

Tore Alden

Senior Analyst - Oilseed

Tore Alden

Tore Alden began his career as an analyst for the Agricultural Marketing Group at Smith Barney. When the group left to form International Agribusiness Group (IAG), he directed the firm’s fundamental research reports covering the markets for grain, oilseed, coffee, frozen concentrated orange juice, along with oil and natural gas. After leaving IAG, he developed ... read more

David Becker

Senior Analyst - Organic & Non-GMO

David Becker

David Becker is a consultant and portfolio manager with 20 years of experience as a trader and analyst focusing on energy hedging and capital markets. Prior to founding Fortuity, his consulting firm, he worked for investment banks and hedge funds in London and New York. David is the editor of The Jacobsen’s Organic & Non-GMO Bulletin.... read more

John Cusick

Senior Analyst - Biodiesel

John Cusick

John Cusick has 15 years of experience as a trader in biodiesel and biodiesel feedstock. His career has included work for the trading upstart RBF Port Neches, Texas, the largest biodesel production facility in the US, along with Morgan Stanley Commodities, Trafigura, Glencore and Imperium Renewables. He has successfully navigated the complex and challenging relationship ... read more

John Eustice

SVP

John Eustice

John Eustice earned a degree in Dairy Science and Agricultural Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to spending over 20 years in the feed industry acting as Sales and Product Managers, and the Director of Purchasing before being named as the North American Manager of Agricultural Products. Prior to joining The Jacobsen, he was ... read more

Gary Gagnon

Senior Analyst - Hide & Leather

Gary Gagnon

Gary Gagnon has three decades of experience as an executive in the hide and leather industry including 19 years as the Vice President and General Manager of Prime Tanning’s web blue tanning facility in St. Joseph, Missouri. He has extensive knowledge of the mechanisms that drive the global hide, leather and wet blue tanning industries. ... read more

Chase Hubbard

Senior Analyst - Industrial Hemp

Chase Hubbard

Chase Hubbard earned his degree in sustainable agriculture from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC and later completed NC State’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program. After a successful career in farm management, and two decades of community leadership in sustainable and organic farming, Chase now covers the fast-moving Hemp Bulletin for The Jacobsen.... read more

Bob Lane

Senior Analyst - Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil and Grain

Bob Lane

Bob Lane holds an MBA and a BBA in finance from Loyola University in Chicago. He has experience in real estate asset management and spent more than 15 years as a professional analyst and trader for options, futures and equities on the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. ... read more

Ryan Standard

Senior Analyst - U.S and Intl Animal Fats & Proteins

Ryan Standard

Ryan Standard earned a degree in English literature and history from Monmouth College, while maintaining a parallel track in economics. With a background in logistics and sales, he joined The Jacobsen in 2007 as an analyst and the editor of the Animal Fats and Feed Bulletins, and contributor to the Biodiesel Bulletin. He has built ... read more

Alexandra Watts

Junior Analyst - Hide & Leather

Alexandra Watts

Alexandra Watts has earned her BS in Finance and the Spanish language from Bryant University. During her time at Bryant University, Alexandra was a securities analyst and a portfolio manager in the technology sector of the student run equity portfolio called the Archway Investment Fund. She also competed for the school’s Division I Track & Field team, ... read more

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