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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Melvin brings more than 20 years of finance, energy risk management and trading experience to Mobius Risk Group (MRG). His extensive trading and marketing experience includes natural gas (physical and financial), power, crude, products, coal, weather, fixed income and foreign exchange. Mr. Melvin has a proven record of accomplishment in developing and managing profitable energy trading, marketing and origination groups. He has extensive knowledge in corporate governance, hedging strategies, trading processes, physical and financial trading systems and energy accounting matters. Mr. Melvin received his bachelors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a JD from the University of Detroit School of Law.
Mr. Ragsdale brings more than 17 years of risk management, technology development, regulatory compliance, and retail energy structuring experience to Mobius Risk Group. His areas of expertise include power, natural gas, crude oil, crude products and metals. Mr. Ragsdale’s experience prior to Mobius Risk Group involved the development of processes to value and structure commodity transactions in both the power and natural gas markets throughout the U.S. as well as the development and implementation of risk management systems and risk management policies and procedures for various commodities in a large energy merchant environment. Mr. Ragsdale holds a BBA in economics from Baylor University.
Chief Operations Officer
Ms. Anderson has over 20 years’ experience in the physical commodities market. Prior to Mobius, Ms. Anderson spent twelve years in the deregulated energy arena primarily responsible for originating, analyzing, and executing structured transactions with pipelines, utilities, industrials, and municipalities. Most recently, Ms. Anderson leads the physical energy operations at Mobius. The physical operations group is responsible for managing all energy needs for both consuming and producing clients, these needs range from procurement, marketing of production, contract negotiation, budget preparation, credit review and monitoring, nominations and balancing, etc. Ms. Anderson holds a BBA in Marketing from Henderson State University.
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Smith has over 17 years of financial markets trading and structuring experience. Most recently, Mr. Smith was with one of the world’s top 5 producers of oil and natural gas, where he ran the North American financial derivatives trading desk. Mr. Smith’s previous experience includes structured product sales for a large Houston energy marketer. Prior to sales he traded physical and financial gas for a large utility marketing company. He has marketing and trading experience in natural gas, electricity, crude and crude products, natural gas liquids and LNG. Mr. Smith moved to Houston in 1997 from Chicago where he traded equities, options and financial futures for a city center hedge fund. Mr. Smith holds a BA from Syracuse University and an MS from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Commodities and Analysis
Mr. Clark has an engineering background and twenty-five years of commercial and operations experience in the energy industry with oil and gas production companies, producer-affiliated gas marketing companies, and twelve years service at Mobius and other consulting firms. He provides conceptual and analytical support for energy and commodity risk management and is proficient in the formulation of specialized market assessments and analytical models relevant to natural gas, LNG, NGL’s, crude oil and refined products, renewable energy, landfill gas projects, RFS2, Dodd-Frank compliance, power, coal, emissions, petrochemicals, and metals. Mr. Clark holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.
Vice President of Research and Analysis
Prior to joining Mobius Risk Group as Vice President of Research and Analysis, Mr. Saucer spent 13 years at the Houston based energy fund AAA Capital Management Advisors as a Trading Principal and Petroleum Specialist. Previously, he was a Vice President of Commodity Futures Sales at Citigroup. During his 12 year career at Citigroup, he also spent 7 years as a Vice President of Energy Analysis, responsible for fundamental research in the firm’s Futures Research Department. Prior to his work at Citigroup, Mr. Saucer spent 5 years as a senior editor at Petroleum Argus, a leading international oil market publication. Mr. Saucer is a 1987 graduate of The University of Texas with a BA in Economics.
Vice President of Market Analytics
Mr. Thompson has over 10 years of private finance, financial markets trading and structuring experience. Prior to joining Mobius Risk Group, Mr. Thompson spent 18 months as an analyst for Donovan Capital, an energy banking firm that specializes in raising private capital and providing advisory services for oil and gas companies. Prior to Donovan, Capital Mr. Thompson worked in advisory and structuring roles at the UK’s largest mortgage lender HBOS for 2 years and 1 year at the Zurich Insurance Group. Mr. Thompson holds an MA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Work for Mobius Risk Group
Established in 2002, Mobius has enjoyed controlled growth according to a strategic expansion plan. At Mobius, we hire leaders in energy risk management; therefore our hiring process involves meticulous screening and interviewing.