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James Ronan
Freight Derivatives Desk Head
GFI - McQuilling

Mr. Ronan graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2002 with a B.S. in Marine Transportation and Intermodal Logistics, USCG 3rd Mates License, and commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Upon Graduation from Kings Point, he immediately entered active duty as an officer in 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division. While serving on active duty, Mr. Ronan deployed to Iraq where he participated in combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Ronan was honorably discharged from active duty in 2006.

Following active service he joined GFI-McQuilling as a freight derivatives broker and in 2008, became GFI-McQuilling Freight Derivatives Desk Head in New York. He and his team provide market intelligence in order to facilitate the financing and hedging requirements for North/South American shipping companies, Oil Companies, Banks, and Hedge Funds.