Member of a shipping family whose involvement in shipping dates back to 1868. Has over 30 years experience. Served as second mate on family owned vessel and in-house chartering broker for family company in London that controlled over 25 vessels of all types. Member of the Baltic Exchange. Prior to joining PMA, formed own brokerage Starboard Maritime LLC, and recently acted as Manager of the Large Tanker Department, Crude/Dirty Petroleum Products at Odin Marine. Has recently concluded long-term multiple ship contracts with first class charterer and prior had concluded long-term C.O.A with major oil company and numerous long-term time charters with sovereign state oil companies and oil traders.