Risk Management Consultant
Mr. O’Dea is a risk management consultant for INTL FCStone. He is active in commodity risk management and the physical trading of wheat, feed grains and soybeans. Mr. O’Dea has spent the past 32 years at FCStone and its predecessor, Farmers Commodities, building a customer base that includes cooperative and private grain companies, flour millers and grain processors. More recently, he has worked to introduce the company’s philosophy on risk management into European and Asian markets. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural economics from Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla.
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