Stable began in 2016 after Rich Counsell, (the founder of Stable and a farmer’s son) set out to reimagine the way the $8trn food and farming industry could manage the risk of volatile commodity prices; one of its biggest problems. With the help of Harvard, Liverpool and Lisbon Universities, Stable went live in the UK in 2019 with just 15 commodities. The Stable platform can now protect our clients using over 3,000 untraded commodity indexes from 70 countries and has operations in London, Minneapolis, Amsterdam and Bermuda.
We’re a diverse team of Data Scientists, Analysts, Developers and Commodity Experts united in our mission to protect our industry from volatile commodity prices. With more than 6 PhD's, 9 languages and 12 MSc's it's a team that's been able to rapidly build a global risk management platform.
Founder and CEO
An experienced entrepreneur, Richard has led companies in Chicago, Melbourne and London and is a previous winner of the Barclay’s Bank Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also a Nuffield Scholar.
Chief Data Officer
Simon has a PhD in Actuarial Mathematics from Liverpool University and leads our Data Science team.
Julia has a proven track record in risk management with senior roles at Brit Insurance, Peak Re, Renaissance Re and PartnerRe. She has an MBA from Wharton and is based in Bermuda.
Director Stable London
With a degree in Land Economy from Cambridge and MBA from Imperial College London, Laura has worked in the worlds of agriculture and tech start ups for the last ten years and leads our London back office team
European Sales Director
Louise has a degree in economics and an MBA from INSEAD. Previously senior derivative sales at Rabobank, she has over 20 years of experience in pricing and selling commodity derivatives to corporate clients.
VP Sales: North America
Previously Hedging Solutions Director at Cargill, Chris runs our Minneapolis office and helps our US clients organisations manage commodity price risk.
Senior Risk Manager
William joined Stable's team in Bermuda from Louis Dreyfus in Geneva, bringing his expertise in trading and physical commodity risk management.
Previously from S&P Platts, ADM and ED&F Man, Joe is a seasoned analyst specialising in understanding opaque markets.
Head of Sales, France
Sonia runs our sales team in France and joined Stable after 16 years at Cargill.
Senior Data Scientist
After completing an MSc in Computational Finance from Oxford University, Rachel joined the team to manage our portfolio algorithms.
Victor has a PhD from Oxford University and previously worked at CME. He brings cutting edge mathematics, finance and economics expertise to Stable’s data science team.
Senior Sales Executive
Tony is an experienced commodity risk management executive and joined our Minneapolis team after nearly 10 years at Cargill
Senior Sales Executive (NL)
A graduate of ESSEC, Jean Baptiste joined the grain marketing team at Invivo, followed by 4 years as a Dairy Trader at Olam. Jean Baptiste is based at our Amsterdam office.
Harry recently completed his MA in International Business from Edinburgh University, before joining our research team. Harry supports the sales teams in Europe and USA and also creates content for our weekly client newsletter.
Reyhaneh competed her MSc at London Business School and joined our research team to develop the index centre, managing over 3000 commodity indexes
With an MSc from Imperial on Data Analytics and Machine learning, London-based Khezia is now studying for a PhD while working in our technology team as a Data Scientist
Data Scientist - Quantitative Analyst
Allison graduated from University of Cambridge and was a researcher at the prestigious Cavendish Laboratory looking at lossless data compression using deep learning. At Stable she refines our data science algorithms and simulations.
Sales Executive (France)
Maite is a commodity risk expert, having previously held analyst and buyer positions with AB Sugar, Auchan and ABF Group.
Julie has a degree in Economics and completed an MA in Anthropology of Food from SOAS. Speaking French, Spanish and English Julie works in our Analyst team
UK & Ireland Sales Executive
Kit is a former Sugar Trader from ED&F Man and previously worked for ECOM Coffee in Tanzania. He brings a wealth of experience in price risk management at all levels of the supply chain - from the family farm to international giants.
With a MSc from Manchester Metropolitan University in Computing, Sam heads up our developer team to make Stable simple and scalable.
After studying maths at Imperial College, Jimmy then completed his MSc at London School of Economics. He works in the Data Science team and focuses on pricing contracts
Professor and Head of Consultancy in Financial Mathematics at University of Liverpool, Hirbod has PhDs in Economics and Financial Mathematics specialising in risk management, hedging and pricing commodities.
Ruth was previously at Allianz and PepsiCo and brings a wealth of experience in insurtech and fast growth technology companies.
Former Managing Director of Greenhill Merchant Bank and current Chair of the Virgin Money Foundation, Edward is a noted corporate finance expert.
Charles was a member of Lloyd’s of London for over 20 years and brings considerable insurance expertise to the business.
Previously at Swiss Re in Zurich, Matthew advises on all things related to our underwriting partners and strategy.
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