MANAGEMENT

DON LEVANTIN – CEO

Don started his career as a soft commodities trader at Philipp Brothers and Phibro Energy where he was introduced to straight through processing and the first generation of Amphora’s current integrated commodity trading system. Utilizing his trading and logistics experience, he joined TradeCapture, Inc., now Amphora Inc. during its initial year in 1997 to manage their global implementation and client services teams. In 2006, Don partnered with a colleague to form Commoditrack, a real time mark-to-market and risk management platform for commodities which was soon acquired by the ICE in 2007 and then later acquired by Sungard Financial Systems in 2009 where it was rebranded as Kiodex Real Time. In 2013 Don rejoined Amphora in the role of CEO to spearhead the upgrade of the software with new enhanced features.

RICK NELSON – PRESIDENT

Rick is responsible for Marketing and Global Operations of the company with a primary focus on both employee and customer satisfaction. Rick comes to Amphora with over 30 years of experience in the commodities market. In his career that spans organizations as diverse as ICE, Louis Dreyfus, Triple Point, Eka and Enron, he has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to understand customers and businesses, and achieve high levels of sustainable business growth. 

LYNN LATTIMER – GLOBAL HEAD OF SALES

Lynn is responsible for leading the company’s sales strategies across all global markets and maintaining customer relationships.  Prior to Amphora, Ms. Lattimer was VP Sales for Eka Software Solutions where she was responsible for sales and client care for the Americas and EMEA.  Lynn was instrumental in the rapid and consistent growth of Eka over a six year period.  Lynn has been in the commodity trading and risk management software industry for over 15 years with a record of strong sales achievements at both SunGard and Triple Point Technology.

DAVINDER VIRK – PRESIDENT INDIA

Davinder Virk started his career at Amphora in 2001 in the Houston, US before moving to Hyderabad, India, in 2007 to lead Amphora’s development center. He is responsible for managing and growing the India center’s capabilities for business analysis, development, QA and global support.  Davinder has over 20 yrs experience in software development and has worked on different products such as seismic analysis software at Schlumberger, and data analysis software at a biotech start-up.

KEN ANDERSON – CTO

Ken has extensive experience in the Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) area and was one of 4 founders that built the system that is now known as Symphony from Amphora.  Ken left TradeCapture.com (now Amphora) in 2004 to build Commoditrack, a fully hosted risk management platform aimed at the hedge fund space.  That system is now known as Kiodex Real Time.  Ken likes to keep his hands dirty, spending a portion of his time developing the high level architecture for future Symphony releases.  By staying involved with the technology, he earns the respect of the people that work for him.

Maarten-Jan Waasdorp – VP Finance & HR

Maarten-Jan started his career at Ernst & Young and since then has developed over 25 years of high-level international management experience at Oracle, Canon and Heineken, to name a few. Throughout his career he delivered great results by managing Finance and coordinating closely with HR, IT, and sales and marketing. These collaborative and analytical skills are now being used to manage Amphora’s global Finance and HR team. Through constant monitoring and optimization Maarten-Jan and his team support management in growing the company.

John Winn – Chief Product and Risk Officer

John is responsible for Product Management and Quantitative Risk functionality with a primary focus on innovation and user experience.  John comes to Amphora with over 15 years of experience in commodity trading and risk management solutions having worked for OpenLink, EDF Trading, Misys and NYFIX across the globe in Sydney, London, New York and Atlanta.  John leads Amphora’s Atlanta office specializing in the delivery of innovative products and platforms for Amphora’s future growth.