(Their) knowledge, experience and insights of the global commodity technology markets have consistently proven to be of great value to our company in helping us make informed decisions by remaining abreast of the critical trends and issues facing our clients and prospects.

Gavin Lavelle

Comtech provide an abundance of value to our organisation. Their market expertise is second to none and we have engaged them to help build our successful go to market strategy. I find the team at Comtech extremely easy to work with and always willing to help with insights and valuable sector information.

Simon Wheeler, CEO of Contigo

Expert Analysis of E/CTRM Technology Market Issues and Trends

Commodity Technology Advisory is the leading analyst organization covering the ETRM, CTRM and Commodity Management software markets. We provide the invaluable insights into the issues and trends affecting the users and providers of the technologies that are crucial for success in the constantly evolving global commodities markets.

Our team is headed by Patrick Reames and Gary M. Vasey, a team whose combined 60-plus years in the energy and commodities markets provides depth of understanding of the market and its issues that is unmatched and unrivaled by any analyst group.

Patrick Reames, Founder and Managing Director

Patrick ReamesMr. Reames possess a deep understanding of the energy and commodities markets, developed through hands-on experience and managerial oversight of energy and commodity operations, including exploration, production, gathering, plant and pipeline operations. Additionally, he has 5 years of energy commodity trading, transportation, and risk management experience with Hess Corp. (formally known as Amerada Hess), a Fortune 100 integrated energy marketing company.

Over the last fifteen years, he has been focused primarily on information technology serving energy and commodity trading, marketing, and risk management. Prior to founding Commodity Technology Advisory, he led the CommodityPoint division of UtiliPoint International, providing expert CTRM market analysis and advisory services to dozens of clients in North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region.

Prior to joining UtiliPoint International in 2005, he held senior executive positions with several technology companies (including TransEnergy Management, Altra Energy, and TradeWell Systems) servicing the energy and commodity markets.

An acknowledged expert in market analysis and advisory, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, has published numerous articles in industry publications and is an often quoted expert in news stories. He is the co-author (with Dr Gary Vasey) of the books “Selecting and Implementing Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Software – A Primer” and “Trends in Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Software – Second Edition”.

Mr. Reames holds a B.S. in Business Administration – Finance from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Gary M. Vasey – Partner and Managing Director

Patrick ReamesDr. Vasey is an industry expert noted for his analysis, consulting, marketing, and branding skills. With over 36-years’ experience in the energy and commodities trading industry, Gary has experienced the industry’s volatility as an executive of a trading firm, geologist, consultant, software developer, analyst, and marketing practitioner, providing him with unique insights, not just into the entire value chain, but also into how to position, brand, and deliver products and services to the industry.

He is a noted expert on the commodity trading, transaction and risk management software industry and an accomplished industry analyst and thought leader.

Gary has published more than 200 articles on energy and commodities industry trends in a variety of publications, is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and is the co-author of the books Trends in Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Software – A Primer and Selecting and Implementing ETRM Software – A Primer (with Patrick Reames). He also contributed two chapters to The Professional Risk Managers‘ Guide to Energy and Environmental Markets published by PRMIA and two chapters, co-written with Peter C. Fusaro, to Weather, Energy and Environmental Hedging – An Introduction (ICFAI University Press, 2007) edited by Amando F C Da Silva.

Gary is also the co-author of Energy & Environmental Hedge Funds – The New Investment Paradigm (Wiley, 2006) with Peter C. Fusaro, and of many trade press articles on hedge funds in the energy, commodities and environmental industry.

Gary holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

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