Meet Our Team

OPIS Senior Management Team

Brian Crotty

Brian CrottyGeneral Manager

Started with OPIS in 2002

Brian Crotty is General Manager of OPIS, a leading global data, analytics and information company serving energy and chemical markets. He joined Dow Jones in February as part of Dow Jones’ acquisition of OPIS from IHS Markit. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Brian was an executive vice president at IHS Markit, leading their $900-million Energy and Natural Resources Group.

Brian has extensive experience in commodity markets and running news, database, SaaS platform and analytics businesses. From 2002 to 2015, Brian was CEO of OPIS, leading several acquisitions and ultimately the sale of OPIS to IHS Markit.

Before joining OPIS in 2002, Brian spent eight years as a vice president at Hart Publications, an energy information company specializing in magazines and advertising supported events.

Brian is a journalist by trade, having spent his early years with OPIS covering downstream energy markets. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from American University and an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. He is a New York City native and now resides in Washington, D.C.

Linda Herbert

Linda HerbertChief Operating Officer

Started with OPIS in 1994

Linda oversees all of OPIS’s day-to-day operations including pricing, customer service for electronic products, newsletters and conferences, billing and technical support. In addition, she acts as a liaison between OPIS’s IT groups and business heads to ensure the success of new launches, product enhancements and changes to meet customer needs. Linda started with OPIS as a customer service representative and has held various positions before being named COO.

Fred Rozell

Fred RozellPresident

Started with OPIS in 1997

Over the past 20 years, Fred has developed the OPIS retail fuels database into the most timely, complete and accurate source of gasoline and diesel pricing available in the market. He has won multiple industry awards for editorial excellence and product development.

In addition, Fred manages strategic relationships with some of the most high-profile and largest consumer companies worldwide, including Apple, Google and Toyota. He is credited with creating a benchmark margin index for retailers that helps measure profit performance against an industry standard. Fred is a graduate of Monmouth University where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

Tom Kloza

Tom KlozaGlobal Head of Energy Analysis

Started with OPIS in 1980

Tom has covered downstream oil markets for over 40 years. A magna cum laude graduate of St. Francis University, Tom has a degree in English and has analyzed crude oil, refined products, and gas liquids for parts of four decades. He has also written commentary for Marketwatch and is a regular guest commentator for Bloomberg Financial Markets and NPR Marketplace. He provides unbiased and expert commentary for print and electronic media during times of oil volatility, and is regularly quoted in virtually every U.S. and international periodical.

Michael Sinsky

Michael SinskyChief Information Officer

Started with OPIS in 1994

Michael provides strategic oversight for the use of information technology resources in support of the mission and goals of OPIS. As CIO, Michael ensures the structural alignment of technical product development efforts, engages in strategic IT investment planning, oversees IT and Data Governance, and manages the setting of IT priorities for the company.

He has more than 22 years of experience leading technology development, operations, and initiatives across large-scale, complex organizations. Prior to serving as OPIS’s CIO, Michael led the Corporate IT Development and Project Management group for UCG, OPIS’s former parent company. Michael has a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Rich Lisauskas

Rich LisauskasPresident, Axxis Software

Started with OPIS in 2001

Rich brings more than 20 years of industry and technology experience including a unique blend of enterprise software, business management, sales and operations expertise. His focus is on helping downstream petroleum companies maximize their use of software and technology when managing fuel supply, distribution and logistics.

Before joining OPIS, Rich was Vice President of Business Development for the Cedar Group, a UK-based publicly traded enterprise software and solutions provider. Rich’s prior experience included eight years as an accountant and consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick and Price Waterhouse (PWC). Rich is a CPA and a member of the AICPA. He is also a member of the AICPA Technology Committee. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Bentley College.

John Howland

John HowlandVice President, McCloskey

John Howland is Vice President and head of McCloskey by OPIS, a Dow Jones company. McCloskey provides market intelligence, news, price assessments/benchmarks and analytics/forecasts for the metals and mining supply chain with focus on thermal coal and steel making raw materials. Prior to joining Dow Jones, he was head of the coal, metals and mining business within IHS Markit and joined the company in 2007 through the acquisition of McCloskey of which he was a director. Mr. Howland is a member of the OPIS leadership team.

Steve Tan

Steve TanVice President, Strategic Content

Started with OPIS in 2018.

Steve has close to 25 years of price reporting experience in the energy and petrochemical sectors. Prior to joining OPIS, Steve was Editorial Director for ICIS editorial operations in Asia and led the global Market Engagement team on business development. At OPIS, Steve focuses on championing OPIS spot content as trusted enablers of market development – through the timely provision of globally recognized benchmarks, market analysis/insights and breaking news.

Steve holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate business degree from Deakin University, Australia.

Lindsey Bernard

Lindsey BernardVice President, Global Sales

Started with OPIS in 2020

Since graduating with her Master’s degree from Columbia University, Lindsey has spent 20 years in sales in the business intelligence industry. Lindsey joined IHS Markit in 2009, and in that time she worked across a number of sectors, from country analysis, to upstream, to agribusiness. For five years she ran EMEA Sales for Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals from London, overseeing sales growth in markets as diverse as Spain and Qatar and from 2018-2020 she managed the integration of a newly-acquired agribusiness company. Over the past decade she has worked with clients across the energy, financial, manufacturing and professional services sectors. In 2020, after nine years living in the UK, she returned to the US to take over Global Sales for OPIS, which was a part of IHS Markit at that time. Lindsey is currently based out of Houston, Texas.

Rick Wilkes

Rick WilkesVice President, Marketing

Started with OPIS in 2016

Rick has extensive experience in marketing management and brand-building for leading B2B information providers across diverse industries, including the Financial Times, Adweek, Fairchild Fashion Media and The Hollywood Reporter. He joined OPIS after 10+ years at SNL Financial (now S&P Global Market Intelligence) where he directed the company’s marketing in the energy sector, as well as in banking, insurance, real estate, media & communications and metals & mining. Rick holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University in the City of New York.