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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.

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.

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.

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.