Meet the Green Markets Team

Daniel Houder

Daniel Houder

Managing Director, Green Markets
President, Kennedy Information

Dan joined Kennedy Information, the parent company of Green Markets, in 2000 and serves as President as well as the Managing Director of the Green Markets business unit.

In earlier roles at Kennedy, Dan directed the marketing, advertising and creative efforts for the company’s conferences, research, advisory, and newsletter product lines. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors and was responsible for new product development.

Dan began his career at MBNA America Bank (now Bank of America) where he served in a variety of analyst and marketing roles during his 10 year tenure. He was CMO and part of the initial management team that gained funding and developed CCC Interactive (now Interactive Response Technologies) an advanced teleservices firm, and was a manager in retail and commercial banking for what is now TD Banknorth. He received a degree in economics from the University of Delaware.

Steve Seay

Steve Seay

Associate Publisher

Steve has more than 25 years experience with Green Markets, covering the fertilizer industry as well as an additional five years spent reporting on other agricultural and energy commodities. He is the winner of the Best Spot-News and Exclusive Single-News Story Award given by the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

Previous positions include Director of Export/Import Publications, In-House Counsel and Executive Assistant to the President at King Publishing Co. as well as an Analyst/Investigator with the Tennessee Valley Authority and stints at a law firm and as a research assistant to a law professor. He holds a B.A. from Tusculum College and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole

Managing Editor

Daniel is a senior editor with Green Markets, and is managing editor of Green Markets’ sister publication, Fertilizer Dealer Report.

Dan started with Green Markets in 1991, and has more than 23 years of experience covering the North American fertilizer market. In addition to his work with Green Markets, Dan has also held teaching positions at the University of Michigan and at Montana State University, and worked as a reporter for the Sarasota Herald Tribune in Florida. He now works out of Bozeman, Montana, near the family farm where he grew up.

Dan holds a BA in History and English from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a MA in Journalism from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jonathan Wentworth-Ping

Jonathan Wentworth-Ping

Director of Sales

Jonathan hails from Sheffield, England but has been working in the U.S. for the past 25 years. Now the Director of Sales for Green Markets, his primary role is to customize corporate agreements that support companies in their desire to receive, access and use Green Markets content across their organizations.

His professional career started in the hotel business in England, and included stops in Bermuda and New York City with companies such as Sheraton, Omni and Swissôtel. Having left the hotel business, he spent 5 years in publishing with Racquet Magazine, Family Media and Black Book. Another 6+ years in IT consulting followed with firms such as Binary Tree, Starpoint Solutions and Ciber before joining the Kennedy Information business in 2002.

kristian wyatt

Kristian Wyatt

Director of Business Development

Kristian, like Jonathan is also English born. He currently resides in Austria.

Kristian brings 25 years of sales and account management experience, with the last 12 years in fertilizer market and industry intelligence sales. His main role within Green Markets is the maintenance and development of the client base outside of North America.

Lisa Robel

Lisa Robel

Director of Sales

Prior to joining Green Markets, Lisa worked at PC Connection Inc. for 9 years as an Executive Account Manager in the SMB space with a focus on developing new business and maintaining existing client relationships.

Understanding her customer’s core needs and building long term partnerships that provided value is her sales “motto”.

Neil Fleishman

Neil Fleishman, CFA

Senior Industry Analyst (Fertilizers/Chemicals)

Neil is the Senior Industry Analyst for Green Markets. His research includes the seminal Global Nitrogen Quarterly, Global Potash Quarterly, and Global Phosphate Quarterly, which details the market status of the key NPK nutrients. In addition, Neil produces regular research on topics related to a variety of fertilizer markets of interest to the industry. Neil also leads and contributes to ad-hoc research and advisory projects to Green Markets clients.

Previously, Neil worked at the Susquehanna International Group as a trading desk Sector Specialist covering both the industrial and energy markets for the firm. He also has experience as a portfolio analyst for Evergreen Investments.

Neil holds a BS in Business Administration (Finance concentration) from Drexel University and he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.