Judith Ganes-Chase is founder and president of J. Ganes Consulting, LLC—the leading, independent commodities research and consulting services company. She is a world-renowned soft commodities and futures analyst with nearly 30-years experience in the food and agricultural industries. Prior to starting J. Ganes Consulting in 2001, Ms. Ganes-Chase was Director of News and Research at InterCommerical Markets an online portal servicing the needs of the commercial coffee trade, but spent most of her career on Wall Street working for major brokerage houses as a Senior Softs Analysts for their many institutional and retail clients.
In addition to writing her subscription based highly acclaimed Market Reports and providing Advisory Services to numerous corporations, organizations and investment groups, Judy authors major independent studies for clients and regularly contributes articles to industry publications.
Ms. Ganes-Chase also conducts educational seminars on risk management including futures and options, and has been interviewed and quoted countless times in the major print, online and broadcast media outlets worldwide.
Ms. Ganes-Chase is a contributing member of several financial and research industry consulting associations including the Gerson Lehrman Groups Council, Elliott Associates and Coleman Research Group. She is an active member of many industry associations including the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), National Coffee Association (NCA) and is on the SCAA statistical committee. Ms. Ganes-Chase is the immediate Past President of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA).