Mr. Hayden has over twenty years experience as a risk management professional within the energy sector. As a risk management professional, areas of experience include risk tolerance and limit structure, risk policy, stress testing, new product approval, hedging policy, liquidity measurement, market & credit risk, and risk reporting. As a former Managing Director within the merchant energy and banking arena, Frank's extensive experience includes the quantification and explanation of risk exposures. For over 10 years Mr. Hayden traded energy products with world class organizations. Although he traded clean products and agricultural commodities, his primary specialization is natural gas and the risk management thereof. In the early 1990's, Mr. Hayden was one of the first to originate a long term fix price natural gas supply contract and was subsequently involved in the co-generation's fuel management and rate negotiations. He was instrumental in recommending to the NYMEX the Henry Hub location and was one of the first natural gas participants to trade an exchange for physical ("EFP"). As a trader, Frank developed his own system for understanding performance including outright price, P&L management, variance, beta, timing and market discipline. Over the course of his career, Mr. Hayden consulted and helped several trading platforms develop and implement risk management policies & control with a transparent environment for the managing of risk as the key objective. Frank brings value by understanding the business and various regulatory requirements to ensure that the risk modeling & reporting adequately describes the risk. For risk policy, Frank helped to identify, segregate and process map the various work streams involved in trading – including new deal origination, hedging & proprietary trading. His knowledge of the industry and ability to spotlight critical decision points including risk analysis facilitates the transaction approval and decision-making process. Frank managed research and programming areas as it relates risk modeling (VaR, PFE, etc) and he facilitated the global implementation of risk processes for companies with operations in Americas, Europe and South America. Frank has extensive travel experience and recently returned to Houston after living and working in Belgium for the past three years. He has an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of St. Thomas and is one of the original founders of the Professional Risk Managers International Association.