J. Robert “Bo” Collins Jr.
Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Collins served as the President of the New York Mercantile Exchange (then the largest commodities exchange in the world) from 2001-2004. During that time, 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 MotherRock: a $500,000,000 hedge fund specializing in energy derivatives trading, which closed in 2007. In 2008, in partnership with NASDAQ, Mr. Collins was also a founding partner in a new clearinghouse: the International Derivatives Clearing Group (IDCG), 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 and led the trading team to earn more than $1,000,000,000 in annual revenue. 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. View Less
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Vince Marino
Chief Financial Officer
Vince Marino is CFO and Managing Director of Lone Star Capital. Prior to joining Lone Star Capital, he was the global CFO of the Tavistock Group, an international private investment firm with over $8 billion under management. While with Tavistock he was a member of the firm’s executive committee, investment committee and the Chairman of the operations and
portfolio management committee. Mr. Marino was responsible for overseeing and managing financial reporting, provided portfolio management functions and served on multiple boards for Tavistock’s North American assets and operating companies, as well as select international assets. Prior to Tavistock, Mr. Marino was a director with Navigant Consulting, a publicly traded global management consulting firm. The scope of Mr. Marino’s consulting practice included corporate operational reviews and M&A advising. He began his career with Matson, Driscoll & Damico. View Less
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R. Rene Carson
General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Lone Star Capital, Ms. Carson served as Vice President and Global Head of Legal and Compliance at INTL FCStone Inc., a Fortune 500 company which provides customers across the globe with execution, clearing and advisory services in commodities, capital markets, and other financial services. At INTL FCStone, Ms. Carson served in a variety of senior
leadership roles, including the firm’s new business review committee and as a Director for FCStone LLC (a registered U.S. Futures Commission Merchant) and INTL FCStone Markets (the first non-bank swap dealer registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission). Prior to INTL FCStone Inc., Ms. Carson spent more than 15 years in private practice, including as a partner at Sidley & Austin, focusing on futures and securities regulation, trial and appellate litigation. Ms. Carson received her Juris Doctor degree with honors from NYU School of Law, and her B.A. with honors in Political Science from University of Wyoming. She is a member of the bar in New York and Illinois, and is admitted before numerous federal courts of appeal. View Less
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