Rick Marriner has spent over 20 years in the business of trading fuel oil, residuals, intermediates, and feedstocks, and has led trading teams through multiple large, structured multi-year deals in the global oil trading market; he has built trading floors from ground level in the United States and Europe. With a passion for cultivating talent, he finds fulfillment in coaching his traders in developing their commercial and trading skills, and is regularly invited to contribute seminar lectures in Economics courses at universities. Known for his ability to simplify the complex with stories and visuals, Rick’s tool-kit provides a whole new way of sharing insights and analyzing business problems and ideas.
Before forming KiloRomeo Waypoints, LLC in March of 2018, Rick spent over 22 years in the maritime transportation and oil trading industry at Crowley Maritime, Shell Trading and other affiliated companies. The core competencies Rick possesses extend well beyond oil trading, marine chartering and operations management. As part of his work in innovation and entrepreneurship, Rick has supported the Houston GameChangers community through projects ranging from rapid ideation screening, machine learning on the semantic web for trading signal determination, energy storage through gravity and hydraulics, and re-growing soil carbon to reduce atmospheric CO2. Rick serves on the Board of Directors for commercial ventures in Aviation, Hospitality and Personal Security.
Rick earned his MBA with a focus on Finance and Investments from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA after receiving his B.S. in Transportation and Logistics from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Along with his diploma, he earned his License as a Third Mate in the US Merchant Marine and his Commission as an Officer in the US Navy. Rick was honorably discharged from the Armed Services in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander. He is an ongoing learner who engages in professional development to fine-tune his skills. Rick stays current with industry and business trends, and parlays his knowledge into incredible results for the divisions he leads.