Director of Trading and Risk Management
As Director of Trading and Risk Management, Jay Nelson helps Midwestern agriculture flourish by leveraging his extensive experience in commodity marketing, business unit leadership, and team building. He leads all the commercial activities of Platinum Crush, while developing strategies that best serve the business and create value for the local producers, customers, and community members.
Educated at Iowa State University, Jay began his career with Archer Daniels Midland, where he specialized in trading, transportation, and risk-management tactics in both domestic and export markets. Jay also worked for West Central Cooperative and Heartland Co-op in senior leadership roles focused on grain origination. Most recently, he led multiple commercial business platforms in the ethanol sector in various senior management positions for Louis Dreyfus Company. Jay is the owner / operator of Nelson Farms / Taylor Made Show Lambs in Dallas County, Iowa, and has stayed close to his agrarian roots throughout his life.