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Houston, TX 77094


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John M. Best

Senior Vice President - Energy

INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Sales and marketing executive, with extensive global oil and gas experience, having developed and led teams over the past thirty (30).  Recognized for ability to manage a wide variety of people with competing objectives and agendas. Proven success in establishing rapport, building trust and confidence, while forging business alliances to achieve an organization’s goals.  Known for creating and directing successful business development initiatives.  Ability to lead and create alliances within and outside of formal authority role. Successful in start-up, re-engineered and transformational business environments.  Accountable for P&L oversight and improvement strategies for three (3) companies.  Exceptional interpersonal skills with people at all levels of an organization, while identifying, developing and promoting talent.​

  • Increased profitability for an international energy company from break-even to $100 million in two years.

  • Identified a marketing entity, purchased it for $2.4 million in 2004, managed the team, and then sold it for $90 million in 2010.

  • Built and managed a sales team of ten (10) brokers that resulted in sales of $4.9 million within the first year of business. Repeated this process and level of success at two (2) other firms.

  • Negotiated highly profitable domestic and international distillate contracts that increased penetration. 

  • For more than a decade, sold refined product cargoes for export, originating from the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Former Greater Houston Port Bureau Board of Director, and former Chairman of the Port’s Advocacy Committee.