Senior Analyst - Grains & Oilseeds
Stephen Nicholson is a grain & oilseed analyst based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stephen has more than thirty years of experience in cash grain markets, hedging, commodity/ingredient procurement, commodity risk management and commodity analysis. Prior to joining Rabobank, Nicholson was most recently category manager and chief economist with International Food Products. From 2001 to 2007, he was a senior economist and oilseed analyst with Doane Agricultural Services in St. Louis.
Stephen also has nearly fifteen years of experience in the food & beverage industry. He served as senior buyer at The Earthgrains Company, now the Sara Lee Baking Group, in St. Louis. From 1988 to 1997, he was the senior commodity analyst in the global procurement and trading company at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. While at Coca-Cola, he was involved in the creation of the first commodity risk management and governance policy framework for the company.
A native of Iowa, he holds a bachelor’s in farm operations and agricultural education, and a master’s in agricultural economics, both from Iowa State University.