Leadership

OUR LEADERSHIP

Javier Loya heads our diverse and talented leadership team. As Chairman and CEO, Loya leads OTC Global Holdings as the largest independent interdealer brokerage in the world. As a privately owned business, OTC Global Holdings and Mr. Loya have won multiple prestigious awards in the years since he co-founded the business in 2007.

The leadership team behind OTC Global Holdings brings decades of deep experience in commodity brokerage from around the world to bear for your benefit. The focus on transparent, forward-thinking, and entrepreneurial growth is the key to the company’s success, and each new partner refines the skill set of the organization.

Each broker partner is small and nimble, allowing them to make the quick moves while still having the support of a much larger organization to back them up. Brokers are encouraged to be highly entrepreneurial and hard working, and to treat customers in a transparent and straightforward fashion while working hard to understand and meet their needs.

From brokerage and legal services to industry-leading technology platforms and reporting, OTC Global Holdings is positioned perfectly for future growth. The well-rounded leadership team hails from businesses as diverse as UBS, Citadel Investment Group, Calpine, Macquarie Energy, and Deloitte & Touche.

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Javier Loya

Chairman and CEO

Mr. Loya is Chairman and CEO of OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), a company he co-founded in 2007 which is now the largest independent interdealer brokerage in the world.read more…

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Joseph Kelly

President and CEO

Mr. Kelly joined OTC Global Holdings as President and Chief Operating Officer upon the closing of the OTCGH/PMG merger in July 2007 and was promoted to Co CEO in January 2017. Prior to the effective date of the merger, Joe was a lead manager read more…

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John Jeffers

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Mr. Jeffers is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of OTCGH. Prior to the establishment of OTCGH, John served in the same capacity for the Choice Energy Group. John was previously engaged in the private practice of law read more…

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Suresh Dongre

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Dongre is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of OTC Global Holdings with over 20 years of experience building and supporting trading and risk systems for various asset classes including commodities, read more…

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David Ratliff

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ratliff is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OTC Global Holdings with more than 20 years of experience in the professional energy sector. Prior to working with OTCGH, he served as the Co-Head of Finance read more…

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Sam Vogel

Vice President, EOX Holdings LLC

Sam Vogel heads up EOX IB, the Introducing Broker Division of OTC Global Holdings, the leading independent interdealer broker in over-the-counter commodities, with a focus on Energy Products. read more…

Press and Media

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL EXPANSION, CONTINUED GROWTH OF EOXLIVE PLATFORM CLIENT BASE

HOUSTON (December 13, 2017) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a year of significant growth, continued expansion of its EOXLive platform’s client base and numerous other milestones.

The company kicked off the year by announcing the opening of its OTC Asia office in Singapore in January. The new office and venture into the Asia Pacific region completed the company’s global service model, allowing OTCGH to serve every major global crude swaps market with a live broker at any time during the global workday via its Aalpha Energy desks in Houston, London, New York and now Singapore.

In addition, the company’s OTC Europe subsidiary acquired London-based global physical and financial oil products firm Oil Brokerage Limited in October. The deal, which added Oil Brokerage’s more than 70 employees working at offices in London and Singapore to OTCGH, further strengthened OTC Europe’s and OTCGH’s position as a major global player across all commodity markets by deepening its liquidity pools, product offerings, expertise and information resources in the global physical and financial oil products.

Finally, thanks to the continued support of OTCGH’s brokers the company also saw continued growth of the client base for its EOXLive platform. This resulted in more trader-to-trader interaction and multiple record-setting natural gas market volume totals, such as August’s 296,430 Natural Gas Options sides which eclipsed the previous record (from June 2017) by nearly 19 percent.

Other highlights for the company during the year included:

  • OTCGH’S Choice Natural Gas being name “Best Broker in Weather Risk Management in North America” by Environmental Finance
  • Joe Kelly, previously OTCGH’s President and Chief Operating Officer, being named Co-CEO in February;
  • OTCGH’s selection as “Broker of the Year” by renowned international trading and risk management industry publication Energy Risk for the second straight year in May;
  • ION Energy Group, the largest natural gas options broker in the world and a portfolio company within OTCGH, ringing the Closing Bell during the Nasdaq stock market closing ceremony on August 3;
  • OTCGH support of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey by corporately matching and donating 100 percent of its voluntary employee commissions during a Charity Day on September 8;
  • ION Energy Group brokering the first Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Block trade on the Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX) on December 7.

“The last 10 years have flown by for Joe Kelly and myself and we are very proud of how OTC Global Holdings has transformed from a group of independent brokerages that banded together into the world’s dominant independent commodity broker,” said Javier Loya, OTCGH’s chairman and Co-CEO. “While our achievements and activities from 2017 were tremendous, what really excites Joe and I are the opportunities the next 10 years present as we continue to gain market share, enhance our technology and data offerings, and diversify our portfolio of services in order to continue providing the best client experience and service in the market.”

About OTC Global Holdings
Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION ENERGY GROUP BROKERS FIRST NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS BLOCK TRADE ON NASDAQ FUTURES EXCHANGE

HOUSTON (December 11, 2017) – Ion Energy Group, a portfolio company of leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced that it has brokered the first Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Block trade on the Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX) on December 7, 2017.

“Ion Energy is proud to continue its legacy of being an industry leader with this most recent first of its kind market trade on the NFX,” said Ion Energy’s Thomas (TJ) James, who brokered the trade.

Ion Energy also brokered the first options contract, a natural gas options transaction, on the NFX shortly after the platform’s launch in late 2015 and earlier this year the company rang the Closing Bell during the Nasdaq stock market closing ceremony.

“This trade by TJ and Chris Dinges of Ion’s NGL desk is yet another example of the forward thinking that has propelled OTCGH to its position as the leading independent commodities interdealer broker in the world over the last 10 years,” added Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “As the only broker within the NFX Partnership, OTCGH continues to work closely with the exchange to roll out their new products within its energy markets.”

OTCGH’s Power Merchants Group also brokered the NFX’s first crude options trade in July 2015 and its Choice! Power portfolio company brokered the platform’s first power options in May 2016.

For more information about OTCGH and its portfolio companies, including Ion Energy, visit www.otcgh.com.

About Ion Energy Group
Founded in 2008 and based in New York and Houston, Ion Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

About OTC Global Holdings
Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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OTC EUROPE ACQUIRES OIL BROKERAGE LIMITED

Leading IDB bolsters liquidity and strengthens product offerings, continues geographic expansion with addition of global physical and financial oil products firm

 

London – (3 October, 2017) – OTC Europe, LLP, a subsidiary of leading independent commodities interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced the acquisition of Oil Brokerage Limited, a London-based global physical and financial oil products firm.

 

The acquisition further strengthens OTC Europe’s and OTCGH’s position as a major global player across all commodity markets by deepening its liquidity pools, product offerings, expertise and information resources in the global physical and financial oil products. Coming on the heels of the formation of OTC Asia in Singapore at the beginning of this year, it also continues OTCGH’s geographic expansion and marks another significant milestone for the company as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017.

 

“Putting these two firms together brings unparalleled value to our clients and employees. Both companies have had incredible success and growth, especially in the last five years when many of our peers in commodities have folded, sold or floundered,” said Joe Kelly, OTCGH President and Co-CEO. “While we typically build our own firms, we also have made strategic acquisitions and Oil Brokerage was strong in areas of the market we weren’t in yet but saw an opportunity.”

 

Established in late 1988, Oil Brokerage specializes in the brokering of Physical Gasoline, Gasoline Components, Gasoline Swaps, Physical Naphtha, Naphtha Swaps, Fuel Oil, LPG and Freight Futures (FFA) for clients such as major oil companies, oil trading divisions of investment banks and commodity houses as well as other established independent trading concerns and funds. It has more than 70 employees working at offices in London and Singapore.

 

Oil Brokerage will become one of OTC Europe’s brokering groups, joining the London office’s Aalpha Energy, Ion Energy UK, Choice! UK and P&P Oil desks, and will have the ability to leverage OTCGH’s global network of 20 independent portfolio companies in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore as well as technology resources such as the company’s EOXLive platform to serve its clients.

 

“A decade ago we structured our agile and innovative business model with deals like this in mind. This acquisition again exemplifies why that model works as we can bring in a company like Oil Brokerage, allowing them to maintain their independence and ability to offer specialized products while at the same time enjoying the financial, managerial and technological resources needed to compete effectively in today’s rapidly changing marketplace,” added Kelly.

 

“This deal is a sound strategic move for our company,” said James McNicol, Oil Brokerage’s Managing Director. “We’ve had major success in Europe over the years and recently expanded our business in Asia. OB has been pursued by a number of suitors during our nearly 30 years in business, however,  the opportunity to accelerate our growth within OTC Global’s structure is  something we are genuinely excited about and look forward to greatly. .”

 

OTC Europe’s office is located at10 Finsbury Square, 5th floor, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 1AF. For more information about OTC Europe or its divisions, visit  www.otcgh.com or call +44 (0) 20 7726 8601.

 

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

 

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OTCGH Hosts Charity Day Benefitting Hurricane Harvey Relief

OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the world’s leading independent commodities interdealer broker, raised funds during its Hurricane Harvey Charity Day on Friday, September 8, 2017. Joining OTCGH’s brokers in Houston were a collection of iconic sports stars, media personalities and musicians from the city, who acted as “guest brokers.” Watch the highlights from OTCGH’s Charity Day here: https://vimeo.com/235050183