At Griffin Markets, we are energy market focussed and dedicated to giving our customers an optimised trading experience.
Our leadership team.
Andrew Stephens – Chairman and Co-founder
Drew co-founded Griffin in 2011 with Simon Davidson. Together they shared a vision to drive change in the OTC broking world and in doing so become the leading European market place for energy.
Innovation and change have been in Drew’s core and he was the first to introduce Trayport technology to the market and has been an innovative presence in the markets ever since. Prior to founding Griffin, Drew spent fourteen years in the European energy broking industry.
Simon Davidson – Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Simon is a co-founder of Griffin and its Chief Executive Officer.
Before founding Griffin, Simon spent nine years in the energy broking industry where he gained significant experience of running and operating trading venues, with particular strength in technology. Previously he was a Senior Manager at Andersen’s, consulting on IT projects in their Energy and Utilities group.
Simon earned a bachelor degree from the University of Bristol, and a PhD in Engineering Geology.
Nick Jackson – Chief Operating Officer
Nick is Griffin’s Chief Operating Officer. He has worked in the energy industry for over 10 years and has been part of the Griffin team from day one.
Nick is part of Griffin’s management team and involved right across the business including operations, information security, regulatory requirements, risk and legal.
Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and worked in Dechert LLP’s London office for 8 years before moving to the energy broking industry in 2008.
Nick has a bachelor degree from the University of Durham.
Olivier Raevel – Managing Director Europe
Olivier heads up Griffin’s office in Paris. He joined Griffin in 2018 from Euronext where he was Managing Director of Commodity Markets.
Olivier has nearly 30 years’ experience of global commodities markets having begun his career as an energy options market-maker at Société Générale before moving onto various trading, structuring, and marketing roles in Paris, London and New York – which included being a founding board member of ICE.
Olivier has also worked for ABN Amro in London originating OTC EMEA commodities as well as carrying out a structured energy derivatives role with Koch Supply & Trading in Geneva.
Our approach to driving change is supported through the innovative use of technology.
We work hard to continually evolve and enhance our systems to ensure we are offering best in breed services and efficiencies. It is through our technology that we are able to regularly top the Equias Key Performance Indicator tables for brokers. It allows us to integrate with Trayport in a way that creates and drives accuracy and efficiency. And it is through our technology that we are able to deliver our credit optimisation service with over €10 billion of benefits every year.
Our technology is the catalyst and driver that allows our broking team to focus on delivering the service our customers demand.