John Snell, Senior Vice President at FCStone, LLC, has 35 years of experience developing and implementing commodity price risk management strategies. After growing up on the family farm in Decatur, IL, John completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and received a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. His career began as the grain and soybean analyst for Merrill Lynch after which he worked independently as a broker and a consultant. John founded Risk Management Incorporated (RMI) in 1988 to provide services and products to mitigate price risk in commodity exposure. RMI, which executes approximately $16 billion in commodity contracts for its clients each year, became a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. in 2010 and is now known as FCStone, LLC.