Renée Laird is a grain and commodity markets veteran who is currently senior managing director and global head of commercial agriculture and OTC markets at R.J. O'Brien. She oversees both ag and OTC initiatives, including the OTC Structured Products Group led by Melisa Culbertson, the executive director and senior vice president, OTC Structured Products. 
Laird started her career as a grain merchandiser at Liberty Grain Co. She has held various roles, including in trading, risk management and sales, at Koch Industries, Inc., Rabobank and Newedge/Société Générale. More recently she was the founder and president of Tallgrass International Ltd., a consulting firm advising on strategic business and operational matters.
She earned a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University.
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