Our Team

Tore Alden

Dir. Forecasting/Sr. Analyst:  Oilseeds

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 an analyst and portfolio manager with 30 years of experience in the capital markets. Prior to joining The Jacobsen, he worked for 2-investment banks and 3-hedge funds in London and New York, focusing on commodities, fixed income, equities and foreign exchange. David is the editor of The Jacobsen’s Organic & Non-GMO Bulletin.... 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

Rich Galdieri

Business Development Lead

Rich Galdieri

Rich comes to The Jacobsen with a wide experience of financial, sales and entrepreneurial experiences. After earning a BS in Finance, Rich’s experience started out with co-founding a cigar manufacturing business then transitioned to a specialist on the floor of the Boston Stock Exchange. He spent several years as a Sales Operations Manager and two ... 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. His career in farm management — including a broad range of crops, livestock, and markets – received widespread local and national recognition for progressive agricultural practices and for mentoring young farmers. ... read more

Hamed Khoojinian

Director of Machine Learning

Hamed Khoojinian

Hamed is an experienced researcher and engineer. Hamed earned his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Washington, and his master’s degree in Business Analytics from the University of Minnesota. He has almost ten years of experience in R&D, having investigating topics in surface chemistry, biophysics, and nanotechnology. Here at the Jacobsen, Hamed is using ... 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

George Morris

Dir. of Sales & Marketing

George Morris

George earned his degree in environmental studies from Shippensburg University. Prior to joining The Jacobsen, George was the co-founder and President at Imulus, a digital agency in Boulder, Colorado. Today, George brings his entrepreneurial energy to The Jacobsen where he applies his knowledge of sales and marketing to help promote and grow the influence of ... read more

Erin Perkins

Account Management

Erin Perkins

Erin Perkins has more than seven years of experience in technology sales with an expertise in account management, relationship building and customer support. She manages software solutions, accounting and marketing for The Jacobsen. She is committed to making sure you have the technology tools to achieve your goals.... read more

Ryan Standard

Director of PRA Ops & 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

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

Blog

07.23.2024

US House moves to extend biodiesel blenders tax credit

US House moves to extend biodiesel blenders tax credit

A bipartisan bill to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit was introduced to the House of Representatives on July 18. The bill was sponsored by representative Mike Carey of...

07.23.2024

Fundamentals suggest CWG rally nearing an end

Fundamentals suggest CWG rally nearing an end

The US bleachable fancy tallow (BFT) markets were steady from Monday July 22. A bid was heard for packer tallow at 52 cents per lb delivered Chicago, but could...

07.23.2024

Soybean meal futures weigh on porcine MBM market

Soybean meal futures weigh on porcine MBM market

Please note that Chloe Krimmel will be out of the office through Wednesday July 24. In her absence, please contact Ryan Standard.

Ruminant blood meal traded higher on...

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