John Paskin joins Oceanbolt as Chairman

John Paskin joins Oceanbolt as Chairman

We are thrilled to announce that John Paskin is joining Oceanbolt as Chairman of the Board. John is the founder and former CEO of Commodity Flow, an independent systems and data company, specialising in a commodities intelligence service in the shipping space. He founded, expanded, and successfully sold Commodity Flow to S&P Global Platts from 2008 to 2016.

John brings unparalleled experience in building and scaling commodity trading data systems and software. He personally built the backend at Commodity Flow, scaled the business to a leader within commodities tracking, and ensured a smooth integration of the service into S&P post acquisition. At Oceanbolt, he will help us steer the go-to-market strategy and support the overall product development strategy to deliver value across shipping and commodity corporations. This marks an important milestone in our journey to establish Oceanbolt as the global reference for dry bulk commodities trading and shipping operations.

John comments: “I am genuinely excited and honoured to be working with Oceanbolt. For a long time I have felt that dry bulk shipping interests have been underserved by technology. I love the fact that Oceanbolt is a customer-focused but highly technical company which serves real market needs. I love the values and dynamism of the company. And I love the fact that Mads and Niclas are more energetic, intelligent and considered versions of my younger self when I was working at Commodity Flow. It is a pleasure to join Oceanbolt and I feel confident that we will continue to give our customers a competitive advantage in this fascinating market.”

You can reach John at jhp@oceanbolt.com.