FRANK W. GETMAN JR.
CHAIRMAN AND CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Getman helped found NEO Markets to create an open, innovative and customer driven energy marketplace.
Before leading NEO Markets he was President and CEO of HoustonStreet, a leading domestic electronic exchange of physical crude oil, NGLs, refined products, ethanol and grains.
Mr. Getman also serves as President and CEO of BayCorp Holdings, Ltd., a merchant energy company that is part of the Tavistock Group (www.tavistock.com), the private investment company of Joe Lewis. In 2005, Mr. Getman led a management buyout of BayCorp, with Tavistock acting as the main equity sponsor. BayCorp owns and operates renewable power generation and natural gas and oil production assets.
Under his tenure, BayCorp has launched the leading utility scale biomass power development company in the country, American Renewables, LLC (www.americanrenewables.com), and a leading renewable energy, food waste-to-energy company, NEO Energy, LLC (www.neoenergyusa.com).
Mr. Getman served as a Director of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, an independent, non-partisan think tank focused on state and local public policy issues that affect quality of life in New Hampshire, and Chairman of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the school board of Saint Patrick School in Portsmouth, NH.
He also previously worked as an attorney with the Boston-based law firm Hale and Dorr, LLP. Mr. Getman holds a joint J.D./M.B.A from Boston College and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Tufts University.
J. ROBERT COLLINS, JR.
PRESIDENT AND CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Collins helped pioneer NEO Markets after leading successful exchanges and trading desks in derivative and commodity markets.
Before leading NEO Markets, Mr. Collins served as the president of the New York Mercantile Exchange – the largest commodity exchange in the world. He led NYMEX to an initial S & P credit rating of A++, its recognition by Energy Risk magazine as the 2004 "Exchange of the Year" and its creation of Clearport Clearing - the first commercially successful OTC clearing platform.
Mr. Collins also founded MotherRocka $500 million hedge fund specializing in energy derivatives trading, which closed in 2007. In 2008 he was also a founding partner in a new exchange and clearinghouse – International Derivatives Clearing Group (IDCG) – in partnership with NASDAQ, which was recently sold to LCH Clearnet.
Before leading NYMEX, Mr. Collins served as senior vice president at El Paso Merchant Energy, where he was the head derivatives trader in natural gas. He has also served as an options market maker on the trading floor at NYMEX and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Mr. Collins has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Texas A & M University.
JOHN H. WYMAN
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
John used his experience in online trading technologies to create the engine that drives NEO Markets™.
Mr. Wyman served as the chief technology officer at HoustonStreet and worked to position it as a technology leader in the energy markets. He led development of a new HoustonStreet trading platform that allowed the exchange to expand into window trading, biofuels, and NYMEX cleared markets.
Before working for Neo Markets and HoustonStreet, Mr. Wyman was a founding partner with DirecTradean online equities brokerage and trading business. He led the design, architecture and development of the company's proprietary online trading solution.
Mr. Wyman was the founder and president of Engineered Information Systems, Inc. and has held management and technical positions at MCI Communications Corporation, Softbridge Microsystems, Inc. and Coordination Technology, Inc. Mr. Wyman studied computer science at Iona College and the University of New Haven.
LARRY S. GAGLIARDI
Mr. Gagliardi has been associated with NEO Markets since Sept 2006. He oversees all refined product markets. Larry has over 36 years of experience providing crude oil and refined products brokerage services to a wide range of commercial traders including banks, major oil companies, independent refiners, oil trading companies and hedge funds. He has brokered cargoes, barges, pipelines and financial contracts in all U.S. markets. Previously he was Managing Director of marketing with Enron Global Markets and oversaw EnronOnline which grew into the world's largest e-commerce platform for trading crude oil and refined products. In addition, he has been associated with Williams Energy as Senior Marketing Executive and has brokered for PVM Oil Associates, Tradition Financial Services, Amerex, TCT Energy and Dillion Energy. Since joining NEO Markets Larry conceived and implemented the hybrid brokerage model combining state of the art trading technology with brokerage services. Mr. Gagliardi is a 1978 graduate of Ithaca College with dual major bachelor's degree in Business/Pre-Law.
PERRY G. GAGLIARDI
Mr. Gagliardi joined NEO Markets in May 2014 after spending eight years working for investment banks in New York selling commodity derivatives to sophisticated investors. Prior to joining NEO Markets, Mr. Gagliardi was a Vice President at BNP Paribas in New York, where he helped grow the commodities business in the institutional and hedge fund client space. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Mr. Gagliardi worked at Barclays for seven years in New York, where he focused on cross-commodity derivative solutions for Institutional and hedge fund clients. Mr. Gagliardi holds an M.B.A from NYU's Stern School of Business and a B.S. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He is a 2002 graduate of The Kinkaid School.