STAMFORD, Conn., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phibro, an independent commodity merchant company, today announced that it has appointed Dana Auslander as managing director in charge of strategic partner and investor relations and Kevin O'Reilly as advisory director providing strategic guidance on Phibro's product development and fundraising efforts.
"Bolstering our team with two senior executives with Dana and Kevin's expertise and track records who share our approach to commodity investing is a tremendous step forward for Phibro," said Simon Greenshields, President and Chief Executive Officer of Phibro. "We are fortunate to have them join our firm. Their skillsets will be invaluable as we pursue our strategy of working with our clients and partners to identify and create value from market dislocations across the commodities spectrum within a rigorous risk management framework."
Ms. Auslander commented, "I am very excited to join Phibro, the unique business they are building and their focus on capitalizing on compelling relative value opportunities is ideally suited to the current environment in the commodities sector. I look forward to working alongside such a talented and motivated group of professionals to broaden Phibro's client and investor bases."
Mr. O'Reilly stated, "After previously working alongside Simon at Morgan Stanley for many years I am pleased to partner with him once again and the experienced team he has assembled here at Phibro. I am eager to bring my experience to bear as we utilize this strong platform to penetrate new market segments and explore new opportunities."
Ms. Auslander will spearhead Phibro's strategic partner and investor relations activities as it executes on its growth strategy. Previously she spent several years at Blackstone, where she was a managing director and the founder and supervisor of the Blackstone Alternative Asset Management Product Development Group and participated in business initiatives across both the sales and investment sides of the company. Following her time at Blackstone Ms. Auslander was the global head of business development for Harbinger Capital Partners LLC. Ms. Auslander began her career as an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
Mr. O'Reilly, who will advise the firm's senior executives on product development initiatives and fundraising as an advisory director, brings more than two decades of commodities experience to the role. He spent the bulk of his career at Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director and member of the global management committee. During his time at the firm he worked with institutional investors on trading opportunities across the global commodities landscape and led the global investor sales business for several years. From 2011 to 2013 he was the head of Morgan Stanley's commodities business in China and then went on to conceptualize and lead highly successful strategic initiatives leveraging the synergies between the firm's wealth management and commodities businesses.
Phibro is an independent new commodity merchant company focused on asset acquisition, project development, and trading. Its principals have deep expertise across commodities including oil and oil products, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), electricity, renewable fuels, fertilizer, and coal. Founded in 1901, Philipp Brothers (or PhibroTM as it became known) had a long heritage of innovation in the commodities markets. The business was a pioneer in the development of liquidity and prince transparency in the global commodity markets. It operated in the US since 1915. For more information about the firm, its current operations, and its history please visit www.phibro.com.
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