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, backed by global reinsurers, can now protect our clients using over 3,000 untraded commodity indexes from 70 countries and has operations in London, Amsterdam, Bermuda and Minneapolis.
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 5 PhD's, 9 languages and 16 MSc's it's a team that's been able to rapidly build a global risk management platform.
Senior Sales Executive
Tony is an experienced commodity risk management executive and joined our Minneapolis team after nearly 10 years at Cargill
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 Product Officer
After graduating from Cambridge, Laura joined Savills and CBRE, before working in ‘agtech’ software. A farmers daughter from Suffolk, Laura heads up the product team at Stable.
Chief Data Officer
Simon has a PhD in Actuarial Mathematics from Liverpool University and leads our Data Science team.
Managing Director (Stable Europe)
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.
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.
Previously from S&P Platts, ADM and ED&F Man, Joe is a seasoned analyst specialising in understanding opaque markets.
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.
Senior Data Scientist
After completing an MSc in Computational Finance from Oxford University, Rachel joined the team to manage our portfolio algorithms.
Victor is reading towards 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.
Sales Executive (France)
Maite is a commodity risk expert, having previously held analyst and buyer positions with AB Sugar, Auchan and ABF Group.
Will joined us from Louis Dreyfus in Geneva, bringing his expertise in trading and physical commodity risk management.
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
A dairy farmer’s son with a degree in Agricultural Business Management, 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.
Head of Sales (Mid West)
Previously Hedging Solutions Director at Cargill, Minneapolis-based Chris brings his considerable expertise to help Mid West organisations manage commodity price risk.
With a MSc from Manchester Metropolitan University in Computing, Sam heads up our developer team to make Stable simple and scalable.
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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