, LLC Launches Global Commodities Career Portal

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.

Stamford, CT, September 24, 2008 --(, 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.

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