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Joe Kelly, OTC global holdings

Professional Overview

About Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly operates one of North America’s and Europe’s largest independent interdealer brokers of commodities as Co-CEO and President of OTC global holdings (OTCGH). They have a leading market position in US Natural Gas Options, Daily Power Options, and US Physical Crude Oil. Joe’s company serves 70 Fortune 500 businesses, over 300 institutional customers, and over 200 commodity delivery sites. They have locations throughout North America, as well as Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

OTCGH has been listed many times in the Houston Chronicle’s Chron 100 list of leading privately owned businesses, and Energy Risk named OTCGH the Broker of the Year on two occasions. One of the many reasons that Joe Kelly is fond of the company culture at OTC Global Holdings is that brokers are also partners, which gives them the freedom to work within a flexible framework of innovation and quality. Brokers are able to diversify and grow their holdings, acting as entrepreneurs while also having the safety net of a large corporation supporting them and supplying tools and resources such as the EOXLive platform.

Prior to this role, Joe Kelly was a co-Founder of Power Merchants Group (PMG), an energy derivatives broker of crude oil and natural gas. Joe was instrumental in helping PMG to become one of the biggest independent natural gas institutional commodities otc brokerage operations in North America.

After high school, Joe attended Seton Hall University in New Jersey.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. Joe’s first position after college was working on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange with ED&F Man. He learned how to observe macroeconomic trends, gather data and form trade strategies. It didn’t take long for his supervisors to notice his innate abilities. Joe was elevated to the firm’s brokerage desk, where he launched an OTC natural gas brokerage endeavor and became a major trader of natural gas fixed price and options products.

When he isn’t working, Joe spends time with his family and promotes his favorite sport, rugby. After relocating to London with his firm, Joe became intrigued by the game, noting the comparisons between the sport and success in business. Joe’s efforts to boost the popularity of rugby in the United States have been laudable. The Guildford Rugby Club’s Board of Directors has appointed him Chairman in recognition of his contributions to the game. Additionally, he is the head coach of the Houston Sabercats Rugby Club.

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Joe Kelly Otc Global Holdings Profile