Michael is a highly accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in the e-commerce and trade industry. As the founder of MaterialsXchange, a renowned startup established in the US in 2019, he possesses a deep understanding of e-commerce and trade features. Michael’s expertise lies specifically in timber marketplaces and lumber trade.
Throughout his career, Michael has demonstrated a passion for building, improving processes, expanding networks, and staying abreast of cutting-edge innovations. His role as President and Innovator at STX Trading, a proprietary trading firm specialising in lumber futures and options, has allowed him to develop a strong foundation in risk management, trading strategies, and market analysis. Leveraging his extensive industry network, Michael remains at the forefront of the market by integrating the latest trading technologies and utilising valuable market insights.
As the Co-founder and CEO of MaterialsXchange, Michael has fostered the evolution of commerce in commodity raw materials. The digital marketplace he established focuses on making the buying and selling of raw materials seamless, accessible, and secure. By providing instant access to market prices, facilitating efficient transactions, and ensuring hassle-free logistics, MaterialsXchange has emerged as a transformative force in the industry.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Michael held key roles at Bloch Lumber, a wholesale lumber distributor, and International Trading Group, where he specialised in trading fixed income and commodity futures and options. His experience in managing inventories, increasing forward sales portfolios, and employing state-of-the-art trading technologies has contributed to his success.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, providing him with a well-rounded skill set for navigating complex projects and business operations.
With his comprehensive understanding of e-commerce, trade features, and expertise in the timber market and lumber trade, Michael is poised to continue driving growth, fostering innovation, and delivering exceptional results in the industry.