Meet the Green Markets Team
Managing Director, Green Markets
Dan joined Green Markets in 2000 and serves as Managing Director. In earlier roles, 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 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 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.
Alexis Maxwell is Research Director with Green Markets and is originally from Illinois.
Prior to joining Green Markets, Alexis held positions in market research and sales at fertilizer producers SABIC and CF Industries. She also launched a satellite imagery startup focused on agriculture production at Lanworth (now Thomson Reuters).
Alexis received a MS/MBA in Agribusiness Management from Purdue University’s School of Agricultural Economics and Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and a BA from The College of William and Mary.
Director of Sales
Jonathan hails from Sheffield, England and is a Director of Sales for Green Markets.
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 Green Markets in 2002.
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.
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”.