Get to Know Our Staff!

Senior Management:

Kris Carlson

Executive Director, CEO Americas

Kris Carlson has been appointed Executive Director of Urner Barry, and CEO Americas for AgriBriefing.

In addition to leading the U.S. Senior Management Group, Carlson will be promoting AgriBriefing’s platform across the Americas and working to expand the AgriBriefing presence outside of Europe.

Previously, he was President of Business Information at Farm Journal Media, and prior to that he was Global Head of Agriculture and Metals at Thomson Reuters.

Joe Muldowney

Executive Vice President

Joe graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, NY with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

In addition to his duties at Urner Barry, Joe has served on the Board of Directors for the North American Meat Processors Association, was a member of the NAMP Program Planning Committee and was chair of the their 2005 Management Conference.

He joined Urner Barry in 1989 as a COMTELL sales representative. In 1992, he became a market reporter for Urner Barry’s new acquisition, The Yellow Sheet which publishes red meat markets and commentary twice daily. Joe reports on several red meat markets, is editor of Urner Barry’s Yellow Sheet, managing editor of Urner Barry’s quarterly Reporter newsmagazine and is on the team that produces Urner Barry video content.

Joe and his wife Joanne have two sons, and reside in Toms River, NJ.

Jim Kenny

Executive Vice President

Jim is a member of Urner Barry’s Senior Management Group and oversees the Seafood Division.

Jim graduated from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in finance. He was later conferred a Masters of Business Administration by Monmouth University.

In addition to his duties at Urner Barry, Jim was a contributing editor to Meat Processing Magazine, served on the Annual Meat Conference Advisory Committee, and was an annual convention chairman for the 2008 North American Meat Processors Annual Convention. Jim is active in a number of trade associations and is a graduate of the National Fisheries Institute Future Leaders Program.

Jim’s professional interests include strategic planning, product development, and sales and marketing activities. He brought the Commercial Guide to Fish and Shellfish, and numerous other products to market.

He joined Urner Barry in 1994 as national accounts representative in their instant market news division and was later promoted to the position of boxed beef market reporter. He also served as manager of the Instant News Department for the firm. Prior to joining Urner Barry, Jim worked for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and independently at the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim and his wife, Melissa, have one son, Christian. They reside in Wall, NJ.

Chris Ashley

Senior Vice President

Chris works with both large and small scale clientele, fulfilling business and personal design, printing and mailing needs. Chris’s professional interests are operations, planning, and customer service.

Chris graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He later received a Masters of Business Administration from Monmouth University in NJ.

Chris joined Urner Barry in 1995 as the Associate Editor of the Yellow Sheet. He also served as manager of the Instant Market News Department for the company.

Chris and his wife, Meridith, have one son, Christian and two daughters, Ava and Mia. They reside in Marlboro, NJ.

Frank McQuarrie

Senior Vice President

Frank is the IT Director at Urner Barry.

Frank graduated from Glassboro State College (presently named Rowan University) in 1988, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

He made his first job interview out of college count as nearly three decades later he is still with Urner Barry. Hired as a computer programmer and network administrator, he was assigned to create a new front end to the satellite version of COMTELL.

In 1995, Frank wrote the company's first website (www.urnerbarry.com) along with configuring whatever needed to be done to host the site on the "web." In 1998, with the stability of the internet no longer a question, he wrote a new version of COMTELL using the internet as opposed to satellites for its content delivery.

Due to his long career and unparalleled experience, Frank has a unique understanding and appreciation for Urner Barry's information and the user's expectation when viewing. His focus is in keeping up with progressing technology without compromising the presentation of the data.

Frank resides in Freehold, NJ, and is married with three kids.

Reporters:

Angel Rubio

Director

Angel joined Urner Barry in 2006 as a market reporter for the seafood department. He later added other responsibilities to his agenda and is currently the business development director for Latin America in addition to performing tasks as the company’s chief market analyst. Other responsibilities include writing monthly columns for the Global Aquaculture Advocate, along with other publications.

He created the Aquaculture Monthly Insider’s report, which reviews, explains and analyzes pricing and supply conditions in the U.S. market for the following commercially traded food commodities: tilapia, pangasius, and imported channel catfish. Angel is currently Urner Barry’s expert in economic technicalities and supervises chart creation. He also supervises and performs quantitative and qualitative analysis across commodity departments.

Angel has been a guest speaker at various conferences in Latin America, India, the U.S. and Europe. He has spoken about market conditions, pricing trends, and supply and demand scenarios that are of interest to those involved in the industry.

Angel was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship for his college education. He graduated from Villanova University’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a co-major in International Business. He also attended the Summer School at the London School of Economics in 2004 in London, England, and the East China Normal University Business School in Shanghai, China in 2005. He is a member of The International Economics Honor Society, Pennsylvania Chapter, which he joined as an undergraduate student. He was a member of Villanova University’s varsity men’s tennis team.

Angel previously worked as an intern at the Geneva Association for the study of Insurance Economics in Geneva, Switzerland. There, he developed a document called “Etudes et Dossiers” that helps members network and find research institutions around the world. He also worked as an intern for the press department for Warner Music in London, England.

Bill Smith

Director

Bill Smith is a market reporter for Urner Barry where he is responsible for reporting on the boneless beef, lamb, veal and by-products market.

Additionally, Bill’s responsibilities include managing the Instant Market News Department for Urner Barry.

Bill also acts as the building manager for the company and has been heavily involved in making Urner Barry an eco-friendly “green” company with the addition of solar panels, among other environmentally friendly company initiatives.

Bill graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and upon graduating college in 2001, he joined Urner Barry as an account manager in their sales division and was later promoted to the position of market reporter.

Bill and his wife Marisa have a son and a daughter, Will and Lindsay. They reside in Bayville, NJ.

Brian Moscoguiri

Director

Brian Moscogiuri is a market reporter at Urner Barry, covering the US and EU egg and egg product markets. He began his career with the company in April of 2011.

In addition to his responsibilities reporting the egg market, Brian also manages the marketing and social media initiatives on behalf of the company. Through his efforts, Brian has enhanced the consistency and value of communication to our client-base, using a multitude of platforms to connect with our network of customers in meaningful ways, keeping them up-to-date and abreast of new developments.

Brian attended Philadelphia University from 2005-2010. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a Masters of Business Administration.

Brian and his wife, Kelly, have one son, Antonio. They reside in Toms River, NJ.

Bruce Longo

HR Manager

Bruce Longo is the boxed beef market reporter and human resources coordinator for Urner Barry.

Bruce initially joined Urner Barry in October of 2003 as the national accounts manager and was promoted to his current position in 2004.

Bruce graduated from Glassboro State College (presently named Rowan University) in 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education.

Prior to joining Urner Barry, Bruce spent over 20 years in the medical equipment manufacturing industry, specializing as a rehab supply specialist and managed his own independent manufacturing sales firm during the last seven years.

Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter, Ali. They reside in Toms River, NJ.

Dylan Hughes

Poultry Market Reporter

Dylan joined Urner Barry in December 2017 as a market reporter covering the chicken and turkey markets. In this role, Dylan provides in-depth coverage of the poultry markets while helping to analyze and effectively communicate the complexities that surround current market situations to the benefit of our subscribers.

Dylan graduated from Stockton University with a B.A. in Business Studies and is pursuing his master's from Colorado State University.

In addition to his responsibilities as a market reporter, Dylan is a contributing writer to Urner Barry’s Reporter newsmagazine. He often appears in UB's Daily Market Video, showcasing his weekly market analysis pieces.

Gary Morrison

Director

Gary Morrison is a market reporter/analyst for Urner Barry where he is responsible for reporting the boxed beef and beef variety markets. He is also responsible for analyzing macro themes and economic data to see how they relate to market conditions, pricing trends and buying patterns.

Gary’s professional interests include financial analysis, product development, process improvement and management.

Gary graduated with Honors from Rutgers University School of Business in New Brunswick, NJ with a Bachelor of Science. He later received a Masters of Business Administration by Georgian Court University.

He joined Urner Barry in 2001 as a reporter on the pork desk. He also served as Manager of the Instant Market News Department. He rejoined the firm in 2013 from Merrill Lynch. While at Merrill Lynch for six years, Gary was a financial advisor in their retail division, advising affluent individuals and business owners on investment strategies, retirement and estate planning.

Gary and his wife Melissa have two daughters, Nicole and Lucija. They reside in Beachwood, NJ.

Janice Schreiber

Advertising Product Manager

Janice Schreiber is a seafood market reporter specializing in salmon and crab at Urner Barry. Janice began her career with Urner Barry in the summer of 2004. During this time, she studied and reported the seafood markets and worked with Urner Barry’s advertising customers.

After graduating from the University of Delaware in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in History and Biology, Janice did some undergraduate research on marine policy for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain. Janice was also a summer intern in New Jersey for the Barnegat Bay’s National Estuarine Program in the summer of 2003. During her time at Delaware, Janice participated on the varsity women’s rowing team for four years and was named captain her senior year.

Her current responsibilities include reporting the farmed salmon, wild salmon, king crab, snow crab, and Dungeness crab markets. Janice worked on Urner Barry’s Commercial Guide to Fish and Shellfish and also contributed to the Annual Report on the United States Seafood Industry. Janice is a regular contributor to the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Global Aquaculture Advocate and Urner Barry’s Reporter newsmagazine.

Janice is a graduate of the 2010 National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leader’s Program. She has also given several presentations on the seafood industry at Urner Barry’s Obsono Workshop and was a speaker at the Boston Seafood Show’s Salmon Council in 2006, NFI’s Technical Conference in Charleston in February of 2009, and University of Florida’s Shrimp School in May of 2009.

Along with her responsibilities in the seafood department, Janice also works to head the advertising sales department.

She currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Joseph Govea

Egg Market Reporter

Joseph is a market reporter at Urner Barry, covering the US and EU egg markets. He began his career with the company as a sales analytics intern in the summer of 2017.

Joseph graduated from Monmouth University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Economics and Finance, as well as a minor in Statistics. While at Monmouth University, he won the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Mathematics for his research and statistical analysis of the Affordable Care Act.

Joseph joins the organization during a pivotal movement forward and aspires to incorporate his statistical background into Urner Barry’s longstanding business model.

Lorin Castiglione

Seafood Market Reporter

Lorin joined Urner Barry in December 2017 as a seafood market reporter. In that capacity, she covers the markets for scallops, groundfish and processed blocks, pangasius, tilapia, and Chinese catfish. In addition, she reports on snapper, orange roughy, cape capensis, whiting, and sea trout.

Lorin comes to us with 10 years of experience in product development where she previously was a senior trend manager in the footwear industry. Her responsibilities included: analyzing selling reports to understand trend and opportunity, traveling to China twice a year to oversee line building, developing supplier relationships worldwide, and copywriting.

Lorin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2006.

In addition to her market reporting duties, Lorin is a contributing writer for Urner Barry’s Reporter newsmagazine and also assists with company marketing initiatives.

Lorin and her husband, Greg, have one daughter, Charli, and reside in Toms River, NJ.

Randy Pesciotta

Vice President

Randy S. Pesciotta is the vice president of Urner Barry’s egg department and has been with the company for 27 years.

Randy holds a degree in business administration from the Stockton College of New Jersey where he graduated in 1983.

Randy lives in Toms River, New Jersey with his wife, Kim and children, Morgan and Cole.

Russell Barton

Director

Russell Barton is a market reporter for Urner Barry, where he is responsible for reporting on the pork market. Other job responsibilities include marketing new and existing products, online shop management, product development and social media management.

Russell is also the Product Manager of Urner Barry's online service COMTELL

Russell joined Urner Barry in April 2011; his professional interests include project development and management, media relations and financial analysis.

Russell graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Prior to employment at Urner Barry, Russell was a full time student and held a part-time position as an automotive mechanic.

Russell Whitman

Senior Vice President

Russ Whitman is Senior Vice President for Urner Barry and overseas all of the company's market reporting initiatives.

Whitman joined Urner Barry in 1986 and was initially involved with COMTELL sales and support. He also served as Manager of the Instant Market News Department and coordinated the company’s marketing efforts. In addition to his primary market reporting responsibilities, Whitman is actively engaged in all facets of Urner Barry’s events, services and media products. Russ is a frequent presenter at industry events and received commendation from the National Turkey Federation in 2008 for excellence in market reporting. He was most recently Vice President of the Poultry Division.

Whitman graduated from Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with special attainments in Commerce.

Russ has two daughters, Sara and Lauren. He resides in Pine Beach, NJ.

Sales:

Brandon Guenther

Account Manager

Brandon joined Urner Barry in December 2017 as an account manager for the Midwest territory along with parts of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His responsibilities include providing excellent account management along with growing our customer subscription base.

Brandon graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with a focus in finance. As an intern at Enterprise, he finished in the top two in the region for sales, leading the area as well his branch in sales over several months.

In addition to his responsibilities as an account manager, Brandon is also a contributing writer to Urner Barry's Reporter newsmagazine. He also has a professional interest in digital marketing and seeks to improve the company's global reach.

Haidee Elliott

Renewals Manager

Haidee Elliott is a native of New Zealand. She is a senior account manager and manages the line of products and services that Urner Barry represents for the North American Meat Institute.

Haidee joined Urner Barry in 2007 and has served the company in several capacities including market reporting, sales and marketing.

Haidee obtained her degree from Auckland University of Technology.

Hank Hansen

Sales Manager

Hank joined Urner Barry in 2009 as an account manager. In that capacity, Hank manages existing regional customer accounts, providing training and assistance on Urner Barry's wide array of products and services. He also serves as an initial point of contact for potential customers, informing them of how they can make better decisions using the data and analytics UB provides.

As an experienced and accomplished sales representative, Hank was promoted to Senior Account Manager, leading the sales team and assisting in training, database operations and marketing efforts.

Hank has also assisted in special projects, including efforts to train and improve upon Urner Barry's Foreign Trade Data service.

Hank graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Jennipher Mack

Account Manager

Jennipher joined Urner Barry in October 2017 as an account manager for the Northeast territory of the U.S. She also handles customers located in Quebec, Canada; and those located in Europe.

She is responsible for regional sales as well as overseeing existing customer accounts. Jen is also available to provide training and assistance to our subscribers across all our platforms.

Before joining Urner Barry, Jen accrued over 10 years of business and sales experience. She graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a specialization in Public Relations and Journalism.

Jen lives in Toms River, New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Laura Zinger

Account Manager

Laura joined Urner Barry in January of 2018 as an Account Manager. In this role, she supports portions of the southeastern and midwestern United States, Ontario, Russia, and the Middle East. Laura takes great pride in maintaining a personal connection with clients in addition to the highest level of service.

Charged with handling all inquiries for her designated region, Laura proactively engages industry professionals across many channels to provide direct access to her expertise. Through this communication, clients receive timely updates on improvements and changes to Urner Barry products and services, as well as extensive training and support whenever necessary. Laura has also contributed multiple articles to the Urner Barry Reporter magazine and appeared in our Daily Market Videos.

Laura brings to Urner Barry a strong background of sales, finance, and customer service that spans over her 17 years in the workforce. Laura studied psychology at Lehigh University as well as business administration at Brookdale Community College, where she became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Extremely active in her hometown, Laura also keeps very busy when not in the office. Serving as the coordinator for Neighborhood Watch, a member of the Coalition of Wellness and Prevention, and Head Coach for Youth Soccer are only some of the many ways she serves.

Sandi Veneziano

Customer Service Manager

Sandi manages all aspects of customer service for Urner Barry—assisting with sales, accounts and customer inquiries. She works closely with our team of account managers, overseeing sales progress and marketing efforts.

In addition to these responsibilities, Sandi manages a vast inventory of products, keeping records of sales volumes and cataloguing stores of books and posters. Sandi manages online sales within Urner Barry’s Shop and maintains shipping details and customer notifications.

Sandi joined Urner Barry in 1993, initially working within the Instant Market News department where she assisted in data entry and related applications. She was later promoted to an account manager selling products and services, where she was able to build on her knowledge of company operations and customer service skills.

Sandi graduated from Stockton State College (now Stockton University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.

Sandi lives in Barnegat, New Jersey with her husband and three children.

Steven Valverde

Account Manager

Steven joined Urner Barry in February 2017 as an account manager, serving customers in Florida and the Southwest region of the U.S., along with Latin America.

Steven studied Business Administration at Brookdale Community College in NJ. His previous experience includes 8 years in sales-related capacities, working for Wells Fargo customer service, Best Buy, and Prudential.

Steven's responsibilities include assisting Urner Barry's Spanish-speaking customers, and expanding our presence in Latin America through marketing initiatives and business outreach.

News:

Amanda Buckle

Staff Writer

Amanda joined Urner Barry in July 2017 as a staff writer for Seafoodnews.com. Her responsibilities include aggregating top seafood industry news from around the globe and writing on developing trends and topics that impact our customers.

Amanda graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in journalism. She brings over six years of experience to her role at Urner Barry, having previously worked as an editor at Mic and International Business Times.

Amanda is also a contributing writer for Urner Barry's Reporter newsmagazine. She also assists in producing news content for various video productions.

Curt Thacker

Senior Staff Writer

Curt joined Urner Barry in September 2013 as the Senior Staff Writer for Urner Barry Newswires.

In that capacity, Curt covers the cash and futures markets plus tracks and reports on the key monthly and quarterly government livestock and meat reports, such as the cattle-on-feed data, cold storage report and the hogs and pigs inventory report. In addition, Curt writes various analysis pieces and other pertinent food and agriculture stories including feature div class="was-article"s for Urner Barry's quarterly newsmagazine, The Reporter.

Since joining Urner Barry, Curt has greatly expanded Urner Barry's original coverage of industry and agricultural news and data.

Curt attended and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture/Biology.

Curt has worked in livestock market coverage and industry news since 1995, including time at Knight-Ridder Financial and Dow Jones. Prior to that, Curt worked for Wilson Foods for 22 years in various capacities including hog procurement and the fresh pork division.

Jamie Chadwick

Production Editor

Jamie is production editor and a writer for Urner Barry Newswires, where she is responsible for reporting and analyzing food and agriculture industry news.

Jamie joined Urner Barry in August 2011 as part of the sales division while building on her understanding of the meat, livestock and grains market before joining the Newswires team in 2014. In addition to various daily reports, Jamie authors a popular weekly column featured on COMTELL and Foodmarket.com that highlights retail grocery activity as a result of seasonal swings, wholesale market action and consumer trends.

She is a regular contributor to Urner Barry's Reporter Magazine, and is also a Copy Editor of the publication.

Jamie also assisted in writing and editing The Beef Book which was published in conjunction with the North American Meat Institute in 2014, as well as The Pork Book published in 2017.

In addition to her role as a staff writer, Jamie is the host of Urner Barry's Daily Market Video and collaborates with a small team during the entire production process for this broadcast, as well as on special video segments and projects.

Jamie moved to New Jersey in 2010 after graduating from Lake Superior State University in Michigan where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Marketing.

John Sackton

John began writing seafood industry news in 1977, and has worked in all areas of the industry, from fisheries management, trade associations and magazines, to running his own seafood import business, to being general manager for Baader North America.

In that capacity, John got to know most of the major seafood processing companies and vessels from Alaska to Mississippi to Newfoundland. After leaving Baader in 1994 John founded Seafood.com to provide news services, market analysis and consulting to the industry.

Linda Lindner

Production Editor

Staff writer Linda Lindner joined Urner Barry in 2006 at which time she took responsibility for Foodmarket.com, Urner Barry's "center-of-the-plate" web site and daily newsletter designed to keep readers fully informed of the food industry’s most timely and relevant developments in the protein industry. At the same time, Linda’s duties included managing and posting select news stories on Urner Barry’s COMTELL® site where news coverage included providing up-to-the-minute market information for all Urner Barry customers.

Simultaneously to Linda’s beginnings at Urner Barry, the company launched its quarterly newsmagazine, Urner Barry’s Reporter. It is within the realm of this publication that her skills as a writer, editor, copy writer and proofreader thrived.

Linda duties expanded even further in 2013 when Urner Barry announced the formation of Urner Barry Newswires, the company’s newest service that provides its customers with the latest in breaking agricultural, seafood and food industry news. Within this five member news team, Linda maintains close communication with her colleagues as well as market reporters and contributes to ensuring a high level of quality news coverage on a daily basis to all Urner Barry News sites.

Prior to joining Urner Barry Linda worked as an editor for a major animal book publisher where she also authored several books.

IT:

Frank Mallia

Network Technician

Frank began his career with Urner Barry in February of 1990. He is currently the Senior Network Specialist.

Working within Urner Barry's IT department, Frank oversees the company's infrastructure of communication and technological systems.

Frank also played an integral role in the planning and installation of the network when the company moved headquarters in May 2016.

In addition to his IT responsibilities, Frank is also the Shipping Manager for all outgoing company products and packages. He also acts as a Pressroom Operator on behalf of Urner Barry's Printing department.

Grady Jenkins

Mobile Developer

Grady joined Urner Barry in 2017 and is currently a Mobile Developer.

Serving our efforts to relentlessly pursue innovation and convenience on behalf of our valued customers, Grady works as a developer for a mobile version of our premier service, COMTELL. He specializes in creating user-friendly systems that best accommodate the needs of the customer.

Prior to UB, Grady attended Monmouth University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering. His resume includes winning the Dean's Award for Excellence on an app he created for his senior project.

Grady resides in Point Pleasant, NJ.

Joe Bless

Web Developer

Joe joined Urner Barry in 2012 as a Web Developer and IT Administrator.

Joe is an integral part of our IT team and has worked towards developing all UB websites and services including Seafoodnews.com and COMTELL. Joe also facilitated the transition to Urner Barry's new headquarters in 2016, seamlessly moving the entire IT infrastructure from the old facility to the company's new building.

Prior to UB, Joe served five years active duty in the United States Marine Corps working on the Communication, Navigation, and Weapons systems of F/A-18 aircrafts along with various other collateral duties including HAZMAT coordination and OSHA safety compliance.

Joe graduated Stockton University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a focus on Information Systems. He is currently married and living in Bayville, NJ.

Laura Rowley

Senior Web Developer

Laura joined Urner Barry in 2012 and is currently a Senior Web Developer.

Laura serves as the lead developer for our premier service, COMTELL. She has pioneered numerous enhancements on the site including the notifications system, history and improved charting capabilities.

Prior to UB, Laura had nearly 20 years of programming experience in Microsoft technologies, database management, and client-side scripting.

Laura is a pivotal member of Urner Barry's IT department who's creativity and expertise has helped to keep the services our customers value both user-friendly and on the cutting edge of technology.

Shailesh Patel

Senior Web Developer

Shailesh is a Senior Developer at Urner Barry. He began his career with the company in 2000, focusing his efforts within the IT department and maintaining and developing the inter-workings of all UB sites and products. He most notably specializes in data retrieval and analysis.

Shailesh graduated from Gujarat University in India where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to get a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Powder Metallurgy) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Shailesh currently lives with his wife and two sons in Galloway Township, NJ.

Instant Market News:

Christin Chase

Director

Christin is the Operations Manager for Urner Barry's premier service, COMTELL. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing functions within the Instant Market News department, including data entry and proofing.

In addition, Christin largely oversees organizational responsibilities and expertly coordinates the processes behind maintaining the extensive database of UB market information.

Christin has been with Urner Barry since 2007. During that time, she has facilitated numerous improvements to our service interface. She has been an integral part of enhancing our data and design to make it more user-friendly for our valued customers.

Christin studied at Northern Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders.

Jenna Timoney

Operations Assistant

Jenna joined our Instant Market News department in August 2015. In this capacity, she works within Urner Barry's daily operations, entering data points and proofing reports for accuracy.

Jenna oversees the construction of many daily and weekly publications, and assists with disseminating reports to customers via email and fax.

Jenna moved to New Jersey in 2010 from Brooklyn, New York. She brings organizational and data entry experience from her previous job working in the fashion district in Manhattan.

Louis Discenza

Data Specialist

Louis joined Urner Barry in December 2017 as a data specialist.

Louis brings several years of programming and data experience. He gained valuable knowledge as an intern for a Naval contractor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the summer of 2017. Now, Louis supports data operations within Urner Barry by automating data retrieval, storage, and analysis.

Louis graduated from Stockton University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Computational Science. He is also working toward a master's degree in Data Science.

In addition to his regular duties, Louis works closely with Urner Barry’s Instant Market News department.

Louis currently resides in Forked River, NJ.

Sarah Florio

Operations Assistant

Sarah joined Urner Barry in 2015, working in the Instant Market News department.

Sarah is responsible for a variety of day-to-day operations, including data entry and ensuring all UB reports are thoroughly proofed for accuracy.

Sarah also helps maintain Urner Barry's Retail database by updating product features from circulars around the country.

Sarah graduated with honors from Kean University in January 2015 with a degree in English.

Tara Tashjian

Operations Assistant

Tara began her career at Urner Barry in September of 2014 in the Instant Market News Department.

In the IMN department, Tara facilitates everyday tasks such as collecting, proofing, and publishing market reports in a timely fashion. In addition, she helps maintain Urner Barry's database and ensures the information is up to date and accurate each and every day.

Tara graduated from Ocean County College with her Liberal Arts degree in May of 2009.

Accounting:

Fran Finkle

Accounts Payable

Fran joined Urner Barry's Accounting department in 2005. Within the accounts receivable segment, Fran worked to maintain billing and other functions by working closely with our Account Managers and customers.

In 2015, Fran transferred to the accounts payable sector where she works with vendors and coordinates payments and services to Urner Barry. She assists in managing various aspects of UB operating costs and finances.

Prior to Urner Barry, Fran was the accounting manager for a property preservation company for 12 years until the company moved headquarters out of state.

Fran lives with her husband in Lakewood, NJ, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Melanie Powitz

Accounts Receivable

Melanie joined Urner Barry in September 2008, initially working in customer service and collections. In this capacity she managed account details and billing on behalf of our valued subscribers. She worked closely with our team of sales representatives, communicating account status and furthering marketing efforts for products and services.

In April 2014, Melanie joined the Accounting team where she works closely with the sales team and is responsible for receiving orders and setting up customer billing. In addition, Melanie assists in invoicing existing customers, receiving and posting payments.

Melanie brought customer service and accounts management experience from her previous positions at Merrill Lynch and Prudential.

Melanie graduated from University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Organizational Communication.

Nicole Espada

Accounts Receivable

Nicole Espada works in the Accounting department of Urner Barry after starting her career in the Instant Market News department.

Nicole joined the IMN team in August of 2014 while continuing to pursue her degree in, Business Accounting at Kean University in Toms River, New Jersey.

Nicole has also expanded her professional interests to include recruiting new talent to join the UB team of professionals. Nicole attends various job fairs, offering insight into exciting career opportunities with our ever-growing company to future college graduates.

Sandra Bailey

Accounts Receivable

Sandra joined Urner Barry in January 2014 working on behalf of our customer service and collections sector and now works in accounts receivable.

Sandra manages billing and account details on behalf of our valued subscribers. She works closely with our team of sales representatives, communicating account status and furthering marketing efforts for products and services.

In addition, she contributes to Urner Barry's Reporter newsmagazine.

Sandra graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Staff:

Joanne Schneider

Receptionist

Joanne has been a Receptionist for Urner Barry since 1998. At that time, market quotations and information was reported, in part, via phone. Prior to COMTELL Online and email services, customers would call in and Joanne would provide any changes along with the tone of the market.

Currently, her primary responsibilities include handling incoming calls and directing customers to the appropriate points of contact.

Joanne is also in charge of handling many office related duties, including sorting and distributing mail, assisting in various clerical tasks on behalf of various UB departments, and ordering office supplies.

In addition, Joanne works closely with our principals and employees to facilitate duties and assist in special projects and occasions.

Jocelyn Garcia Rojas

Operations Assistant

Jocelyn joined Urner Barry in January 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. In that role, she facilitated duties within our front office, including processing paperwork and handling incoming phone calls.

Since then, Jocelyn's responsibilities have expanded to include customer service, formatting charts to display market data in various publications, and assisting with daily and weekly market video projects for the company.

Jocelyn is also fluent in Spanish and has played an integral role in assisting our international network of Spanish-speaking customers.

Jocelyn has background experience and education in Business Administration.

Lynn Dekovitch

Executive Secretary

Lynn is the Administrative Assistant for Urner Barry. In this role, she coordinates functions relating to company benefits, including medical insurance, life insurance, 401k and profit sharing.

In addition, Lynn performs a variety of office duties and facilitates correspondence on behalf of Urner Barry's principals. She also compiles and maintains data for Urner Barry's National Weekly Hatch Report.

Lynn is also involved in coordinating Urner Barry's Annual Executive Conference. She handles registrations and assists our attendees with any questions they might have.

Lynn started her career with Urner Barry part-time in 1976 while she was still in high school. She later graduated Ocean County College with an Associate's degree in Applied Science. She began working full-time in 1979.

Maria Morales

Multimedia

Maria is a Multimedia Designer responsible for video, marketing and advertising design.

Maria joined Urner Barry in 2005 as a Production Assistant in the Instant Market News department. She then moved into the Printing Department and worked as a Graphic Designer for five years.

As UB entered the online video space and customer demand for additional media sources increased, Maria was then promoted to multimedia where she is involved in all aspects of our video productions as both director and editor.

In addition, Maria also creates advertising and web graphics, and does layout and design for Urner Barry books and marketing materials.

Maria graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Nicole Christie

Marketing Assistant

Nicole is a Marketing Assistant who joined our team in 2016.

Nicole’s responsibilities include participating in marketing and social media projects, such as email campaigns and daily postings to Urner Barry’s array of social media accounts. This allows our customers to stay updated and in constant communication with Urner Barry.

Along with her marketing responsibilities, Nicole also assists with advertising sales and producing our daily market video.

Prior to joining Urner Barry, Nicole was a marketing coordinator for an online start-up company. She attended Montclair State University and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Print Shop:

Glenn Juszczak

Senior Graphic Designer

Since graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Glenn has had over 35 years experience in the graphic design/publishing industry, the last 20 of which have been with Urner Barry.

When Glenn first started with the company, he was directly in charge of the production of all Urner Barry's daily, monthly and yearly publications and printed products. He was also in charge of the day-to-day operations of the commercial printing division, including design, customer service, estimating, ordering, scheduling and fulfillment.

As the print division expanded and more staff were added, Glenn's responsibilities shifted to strictly creative endeavors, including many of Urner Barry's printed offerings, logos and web graphics. He also works extensively designing printed materials for the many commercial print customers that are serviced by Urner Barry on a daily basis.

Glenn and his wife, Marion, live in Manahawkin, NJ and they have three grown daughters and three grandchildren.

Jay Bailey

Account Manager

Jay Bailey is an Account Manager for Urner Barry, where he is responsible for selling a wide array of printed materials. From letterhead and envelopes to newsletters and postcard mailings—if it's paper, he can print it!

Jay originally joined the Urner Barry team as a junior in high school in October 1999 and was promoted to the Job Printing department in June of 2004. He is expertly-trained in Urner Barry's design, printing and mailing operations and works one-on-one with clients to ensure they get exactly what they need.

Jay graduated Ocean County College in May 2004 with an Associate's degree in Business Administration. In addition, he graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in June 2007 with a degree in Hospitality Management.

Jay currently resides in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, with his wife Cori.

Jim Daly

Operations Manager

Jim joined Urner Barry in March 2014 as an Account Manager within the Printing department.

In this capacity, Jim is primarily focused on serving the needs of our non-profit printing customers, creating design, print and mailing solutions for clients' fundraising efforts.

Jim brings 30 years of prior experience in the printing industry to his role at Urner Barry. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Management.

Jim currently resides in Farmingdale, NJ, a town in which he also serves as Mayor. He lives with his wife, Christine, and four children.

Rachel Kelly

Customer Service

Rachel is a Sales Assistant and Customer Service Representative for Urner Barry's Printing and Mailing department. She has been with Urner Barry since 2007, starting out as a Research/Bindery Assistant.

Currently, Rachel is in charge of handling the mailing aspect of Urner Barry's Design. Print. Mail. operations. She processes mailing lists, prepares all the necessary paperwork and acts as a liaison with the U.S. postal service on behalf of our printing customers.

In addition, Rachel oversees the addressing of mailings while helping to manage pressroom functions and deliveries. She also assists in handling customer needs, orders, and inquiries. Rachel also provides updates on some of the print shop's social media accounts.

Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree from Kean University. She has also received her certificate in Postal Mail Management and Critical Issues Mail Management.

Shannon Ehrola

Graphic Designer

Shannon is a Production Assistant in Urner Barry's Printing Department. She joined the Urner Barry team in September 2013 after having graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey, where she received a BFA in Fine Art with a Digital Art Minor.

In addition to providing graphic design services and customer service for the printing division, she is the primary operator of our two digital presses.

In her time here, Shannon has worked on a wide variety of assignments for both Printing clients and Urner Barry company projects. Most notably, she redesigned The Commercial Guide to Fish and Shellfish for the Third Edition, which was published in 2016.

Prior to working at Urner Barry, Shannon was a freelance artist and provided art and design services for a vast array of projects and clients, ranging from fitness apps to book covers. She was also the Thomas George Artists Award grant recipient in 2013.

Advisors:

Paul Brown

Paul began working for Urner Barry in June 1977 after graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Paul has reported cash prices on the seafood market for Urner Barry for almost 40 years specializing in shrimp price discovery.

Rick Brown

For the past 25 years, Rick Brown has worked to maintain and improve the quality and accuracy of all published market reports at Urner Barry by establishing a high level of communication with all segments of the industry.

In November 1998, Brown analyzed, developed and began publishing the European Union Egg Products Market which is published on Fridays and used throughout Europe as a reference in spot trading. Since June of 1985, he has been reporting the egg and egg products market and is a frequent speaker at industry meetings on these topics. Rick started with Urner Barry in 1981 as the COMTELL® systems manager.

Rick graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Transportation.

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael W. O’Shaughnessy has been a market reporter of the chicken market for the firm since 1988.

Michael graduated from Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He joined Urner Barry in 1984 as a sales representative for COMTELL®, while holding the position of sales manager for Comtell.

Michael is also the editor of Urner Barry’s Weekly Insider’s Poultry Report.

Michael was a former president of the West Washington Market Men’s Club.

Michael resides in Brielle, NJ, with his wife, Kara, and three children.