Rick Beaman is the CEO of SJMX. Mr. Beaman was formerly a Vice President of NASDAQ and CEO, Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX). Mr. Beaman has been involved in the Exchange, Clearing, Product Development and Brokering of Energy Markets for 23 years. Before joining NASDAQ OMX, Mr. Beaman worked 5 years at VMAC, LLC, as VP of Client Relations and Marketing developing a Clearing solution for physical and financial derivatives. Prior to VMAC, he was employed by TradeSpark, LLC as the General Manager where he managed a sizeable Broker and Sales team of 72, that was a competitive hybrid model in the energy industry- a combination of electronic trading and commodities brokering. Prior to TradeSpark, he was employed by Cantor Fitzgerald and supervised a team of 46 brokers in Natural Gas, Power, Emissions, and Coal. Rick is also a veteran of ten years in the U.S. Navy.