About

As one of the original architects of this niche environmental commodity market, Element Markets’ commitment to sustainability, integrity, versatility, and ingenuity has cemented our position as a steadfast leader in the biogas and environmental markets. Read More

We have persevered when others wavered, evolved to better meet the needs of our clients, and emerged with a depth of knowledge and range of resources unmatched in this space.

We service the biogas and environmental markets with agility, acumen, and foresight; as such, we have commanded the repeat business of our clients, the respect of our peers, and attracted the industry’s brightest talent and commendation. We are ready for whatever’s next. As it stands, we’re likely driving it.

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Leadership

We are driven by a holistic understanding of environmental economics and compliance mandates and are distinguished by a truly client-centered approach.

Element Markets brings a high degree of creative strategy, service, and sensitivity to a traditionally siloed space, anticipating and championing our clients’ unique business needs in a manner that fosters alignment and promotes opportunity for all parties. Our leadership team brings together senior executives with proven expertise in the commodity, energy and financial markets.

Angela Schwarz
President and Chief Executive Officer
281.207.7248

Angela Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer, joined Element in 2007. She has over two decades of experience in the energy industry, and closed over $3 billion of energy outsourcing and infrastructure contracts with Fortune 100 companies in both the deregulated and regulated power and gas markets. Angela joined Element Markets as Vice President of Development and under her direction, the Company built a successful development portfolio of wind, solar, methane and greenhouse gas mitigation projects. In 2012, Angela was promoted to President and CEO and has lead the company through the evolution of the environmental commodities market place. Prior to joining Element, Angela was Managing Director at Enron Energy Services (EES) responsible for running EES's commercial origination group. Following Enron's bankruptcy in 2001, Angela worked on behalf of the Creditor's Committee until 2003 to manage the liquidation of some of EES's most valuable assets. She also held senior sales and operating positions at Trilogy and Honeywell.

Randall Lack
Chief Marketing Officer
281.207.7213

Randall Lack is a successful entrepreneur within the environmental commodity and alternative energy industries for almost two decades. In 2005, he co-founded Element and currently serves as a Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Lack's extensive experience in structuring environmental commodity transactions including biogas, emissions, renewable energy credits, and greenhouse gases has eclipsed $1 Billion in total transactions completed, which has led him to be recognized as one of the top executives in the environmental markets. Randall is an acclaimed speaker and media resource in the areas of Biomethane, Renewable Energy Credits, Greenhouse Gas Trading, Regional Emission Markets, and pending emissions legislation and was a founding Board Member of the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition. In 2013, Randall was awarded the recognition of 40 under 40 by the Houston Business Journal recognizing him as one of the most influential young people in business in Houston. He received his BBA in Business from the University of Houston.

Keri Richardson Bevel
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
281.207.7259

Keri Bevel joined Element in 2009 and was promoted to serve as a Senior Vice President and the Company's General Counsel in 2011. Ms. Bevel has extensive experience negotiating and drafting biogas and environmental commodity agreements (totaling over $500 million of notional value to date) as well as acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the best in-house counsel in Houston by being named a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s Best Corporate Counsel Awards. Prior to joining Element, Keri served as an Assistant General Counsel for The Structure Group and also as Vice President and Counsel for Lehman Brothers Private Equity. Keri also worked in private practice at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP, where she specialized in corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Keri holds a BSBA in Accounting and Master of Accountancy from Auburn University and received her Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law.

Tiffany Grigsby
Vice President
281.207.7263

Tiffany Grigsby joined Element Markets in 2008. She has over 20 years of oil and gas and power settlements experience. Ms. Grigsby’s responsibilities have ranged from all facets of daily ongoing settlement and accounting, scheduling, detailed actualization of pipeline statements to governmental reporting. At Element Markets, Tiffany has successfully directed, coordinated and managed all aspects of the settlement and biomethane operations groups. Ms. Grigsby also works closely with Element’s counterparties, traders and schedulers to ensure a shared understanding of contractual terms, pricing formulas, and transportation logistics for assigned areas of responsibility.

Meredith Hedrick
Controller
281.207.7254

Meredith joined Element in 2016 as the Controller. In this role she manages the day-to-day financial operations, oversees yearly external financial audit, and provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data. Prior to joining Element, Meredith spent the last 10 years in industries including healthcare, manufacturing and oil and gas. She has held numerous Finance and Accounting positions as Assistant Controller, Accounting Manager, Cost Accountant and Senior Accountant. Most recently she was responsible for the implementation of new control and accounting systems and leads ongoing change management efforts. Meredith earned her MBA from West Texas A&M University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.

Leslie Ward
Vice President
281.207.7230

Leslie is a CPA and has an MBA with a concentration in finance. She currently oversee the accounting and treasury functions of the company as well as structuring and contract management. . In addition, Leslie is responsible for the generation and reporting aspects related to renewable fuel credits. Leslie has extensive experience in the energy industry, with a focus on power and natural gas.

Career Inquiries
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Visit the careers page or email recruiting@elementmarkets.com.

Contact

281.207.7200
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Headquarters
3555 Timmons Lane, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77027
Additional Offices
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Carlsbad, CA
Budapest, Hungary

Awards

2016
North American Markets (California): Best Trading Company, Options*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
North American Markets (California): Best Offset Originator*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
North American Markets (California): Best Advisory / Consultancy*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
Renewable Identification Numbers: Best Broker
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
Renewable Identification Numbers: Best Advisory
Environmental Finance Magazine
2015
North American Markets (California): Best Trading Company, Spot & Futures
Environmental Finance Magazine
2015
North American Markets (California): Best Advisory / Consultancy
Environmental Finance Magazine
2015
North American Markets (All): Best Advisory / Consultancy*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2014
Emissions House of the Year
Energy Risk (Granted to only one company globally each year)
2014
North American Markets (California): Best Trading Company, Spot & Futures*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2014
North American Markets (California): Best Trading Company, Options
Environmental Finance Magazine
2014
North American Markets (California): Best Advisory / Consultancy*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2014
North American Markets (RGGI): Best Trading Company*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2014
North American Markets (All): Best Advisory / Consultancy*
Environmental Finance Magazine

Awards

2016
North American Markets (California): Best Trading Company, Options*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
North American Markets (California): Best Offset Originator*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
North American Markets (California): Best Advisory / Consultancy*
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
Renewable Identification Numbers: Best Broker
Environmental Finance Magazine
2016
Renewable Identification Numbers: Best Advisory
Environmental Finance Magazine