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Management Team

Eric Min, CEO
Eric Min, a co-founder of the company and based in London, is responsible for successfully executing the company's overall plans and for all its operating groups. He moved to Europe in 2001, and headed the implementation of Xenon at E.ON Sales and Trading in Munich. Before founding Sakonnet, he gained experience of energy trading technology at JPMorgan. In 1997 he was made head of the technology group for all of Morgan's commodity derivatives businesses. Eric Min graduated with a B.A. in Economics from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989.

Alarik Myrin, CTO
Alarik Myrin, a co-founder of Sakonnet, heads the company's business and product strategy unit. Along with his partners, he previously worked at JPMorgan. While there, he developed internal oil, natural gas and metal trading systems and also helped implement several third-party applications. Before joining Morgan, he worked for Cap Gemini America in their energy consulting practice. He graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Pomona College in 1992.

David Wang, Ph.D., General Manager Asia Pacific
David Wang is head of Sakonnet's operations in Asia and previously worked at JPMorgan. While there, he developed pricing and risk management models for Global Commodities group and also helped implement applications for trading and risk management systems for energy, precious metals and base metals. He also worked for IBM Asia Pacific in the trading and risk management consulting group. David Wang graduated with a Ph.D in Chemical Physics from Yale University in 1992.

Philip Renton, COO
Philip Renton is in charge of day to day activities in the company. He joined Sakonnet in 2002 has helped clients such as E.ON, Nuon (now Vattenfall), Fortis Bank and Walmart model their risk and operations in technology solutions. Prior to Sakonnet Mr. Renton was a financial analyst at the Darien Hospitality Group, a real estate investment firm in Darien, CT. Philip Renton has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics in Economics from Harvard University and received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Sakonnet’s Advisory Board members

Brett Humphreys
Brett Humphreys recently joined Morgan Stanley as Executive Director in the Commodity group. Before that he co-founded the consulting firm Risk Capital, sold in 2006 to Towers Perrin. At both firms he led their quantitative modeling and credit risk practices. He worked previously in the credit risk and commodity fields at Bankers Trust, PricewaterhouseCoopers and JPMorgan.

David Jones
David Jones is head of Global Oil at Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading, based in Houston, TX. The company was Cinergy Marketing and Trading before being acquired in 2006 by the Fortis Group (www.fortis.com). David Jones was previously head of energy trading at AIG Financial in Greenwich, CT, and before that head of energy trading at Statoil US.

Marc Keller
Marc Keller is Managing Director of Atlantic Trust, a New York-based private wealth management firm. Previously he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Whitehall Asset Management. Before joining Whitehall, he founded Delphi Asset Management.


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