About the Analyst
Shawn began his career in agricultural markets in 1980 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from the University of Wisconsin in Platteville.
The first 20 years of Shawn’s career were in the cash grain markets where he held roles as the manager of a country elevator and assistant manager at several river facilities. His experience during these roles included trading in the river, truck, and rail markets. It also included 12 years at two of the largest corn processors in the U.S. where he was responsible for supplying processing plants with an uninterrupted supply of corn.
Following two years with exporter Nidera as director of domestic markets, he spent 13 years as Senior Grain Analyst with Prudential Bache followed by three years with Jefferies Bache in the same position.
Shawn joined Spot Market Insights as Director in January 2016. Shawn stays in contact and maintains a large network of grain experts, including those at parent company Bloomberg.