CommodityCareers(dot)com, LLC Launches Global Commodities Career Portal

Released on: September 23, 2008, 11:02 am

Press Release Author:, LLC

Industry: International Trade

Press Release Summary: Energy Executive Search Specialist, Audrey Cullen Davis,
launches online portal focused on the international commodity career sector to make
immediate impact in environmental, energy, metals, and agricultural job markets

Press Release Body: Wednesday September 24, 2008, Stamford, CT –, LLC, announces the official launch of its niche online job
portal focused on serving energy, metals, agricultural, and other commodity markets.
The website is a global resource designed for serving recruiter, professional, and
corporate communities.

The foundation of the site was developed by Audrey Cullen Davis, Co-Founder and
President of First Call Associates, a highly regarded boutique search firm focused
on energy trading, marketing, and risk management. Prior to co-founding First Call
Associates, Davis was a trader and marketer of energy commodities. She holds a BA in
Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Davis commented on why she created, “With the influx of capital
to the commodities market, I have seen a sharp increase in the demand for talent.
Since there are only a handful of specialists to manage this heightened client
demand and limited dedicated online resources to help us with our research combined
with the general popularity of job boards, it seemed logical to create a resource
like ”

Out of the 40,000 plus members of the Industry Association of Employment Websites,
IAEW, less than 1% is dedicated to the commodities and environmental markets, and
none are specific to trading. To better serve its target market, the navigation on is similar to a trading and marketing desk, directing users to
front, middle, and back office job postings. The Site’s talent pool includes a
database of well-vetted professionals; qualified candidates range from marketing and
trading in the front office to risk management in the middle office and contract
negotiations in the back office.

Davis has chosen Thomas B. Newman as the Company’s President and COO to lead the
management, operations, and development of Commodity Careers. In this role, he will
leverage his 25 years of professional experience in international business to
implement the Company’s strategic global expansion plan. Newman holds a Masters
degree from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird)
and a BS in International Economics from Arizona State University.

Newman commented, “Our goal since day one has been to build a leading industry
technical solution, including a proprietary search engine, while ensuring our users
also find the Site useful, interesting, and aesthetically pleasing. Our development
team has received positive feedback from early adapters. The Site’s search engine
has the ability to drill down to specific functional expertise required in a trading
environment. This innovative approach makes the recruitment process more efficient
and ensures a greater return on our customers’ human resource investments. ”

Davis has also chosen Puja Lakhlani as Director of Technology Planning and
Development. In addition to overseeing the Site’s development since 2007, she will
also be responsible for international marketing and the company’s customized
cultural content. She holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a BS degree in
Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.’s customized resources include relevant job opportunities, a
well-vetted candidate database, insightful articles and industry information, campus
recruitment, social networking integration, and search engine optimization that
targets the appropriate audience within wholesale and retail commodities marketing
and trading.

For more information about us visit or call

About is a niche, on-line job portal and a research tool for
employment in the global commodities and environmental marketplace. Its initial
focus is the energy (oil, gas, power, coal), emissions, metals, environmental, and
agricultural markets, as well as alternative investments.’s
e-recruitment service provides employers and recruiters with the added support
necessary for achieving a first-rate talent acquisition plan.

Web Site:

Contact Details:, LLC
65 High Ridge Road, Suite 657
Stamford ,CT 06905
Press Contact: Shannon DeFries
Phone: +1 954-649-1368

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