Principal Team Members at Best Weather
President, Best Weather, Inc,/ Co-Founder- Climatech
Mr. Roemer is one the most recognized meteorologists in the world with over thirty years of experience as a commodity research analyst and weather forecaster for major grain companies, energy companies, and hedge funds. Mr. Roemer is a principal of Best Weather, Inc., a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a associate of the National Futures Association (NFA) and has consulted with thousands of farmers, futures traders and currently advises large institutional investors. Mr. Roemer is one of a few meteorologists in the world who has an understanding of commodity trading, market analysis and long range weather forecasting. Mr. Roemer has a strong understanding of technical analysis, cycles, and psychology of commodity markets. He has advised thousands of skiers, sometimes weeks in advance, where they should hit the slopes.
Some of his most recent weather market calls have been A) Being one of the first to predict the infamous 2012 U.S. grain belt drought and grain price rise B) The subsequent fall in grain prices through 2016 forecasting 2-3 year rebound in global grain production ; C) The explosion in natural gas prices during the severe U.S. winter of 2013-2014; D) The hot U.S. summer of 2016 and price rise in natural gas; E) The record warm fall in the U.S. and accompanying collapse in natural gas prices in 2016; E) The preciptious rise in heating oil prices in early 2015 due to frozen rivers and lakes during the severe Northeast winter and record snows; F) The first to forecast hurricane Sandy and subsequent rise in gasoline prices in October; 2012; G) Predicting El Nino would curtail global sugar and Robusta coffee production in 2015-2016 which led to more than a 50% rise in sugar and coffee prices.
Mr. Roemer frequently shares his vast meteorological expertise as a guest on Bloomberg and CNBC and is often interviewed by Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Roemer also provides weather fundamentals to thousands of subscribers for SeekingAlpha.com as a contributing newsletter writer. (articles). Mr. Roemer splits his time between Sarasota, FL and Vermont as he lives an active lifestyle as a philanthropist, expert skier, cyclist and competitive tennis player, with a deep passion and concern about the environment and climate change. Visit Mr. Roemer’s LinkedIn profile.
With Over 30 years in the financial/Ag commodity markets, Shawn rooted in South Florida back in 2002 under the tutelage of the well-respected grain market analyst, John Roach of Roach Ag Marketing, which proved to be the breeding ground for the formation of hus company Hackett Financial Advisors Inc in 2007. A frequent contributor to Barron’s, Futures Magazine, Reuters, Bloomberg, US Farm Report, Ag-TV, AgnewsDaily, Market to Market-IPTV, Realvision-TV as well as regular radio show contributor for the likes of Chip Flory-AgriTalk After The Bell, Michell Rook-WNAX and Linda Brekke-The Linder Network, Ag commodities expert Shawn Hackett has dedicated his life to educating Ag industry leaders and farmers about financial risk management, hedging and the utility of indicator-based Ag commodity price forecasting tools.
Shawn makes hard-to-understand concepts easily digestible to a wide audience and is the publisher of the Hackett Money Flow Agricultural Report and the Hackett Dairy Report where his flagship “Informed Smart Money Indicator” is utilized for making consistent long term buy-side and sell-side decisions for Ag Producers and investors alike.
Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.
Martina holds a Ph.D. in Finance with a focus on International Finance and an MBA with a focus on International Marketing, both from Florida Atlantic University. She provides investment research, strategic consulting, and marketing support services to Best Weather’s team. Martina has over 20 years of experience in the field of financial analysis and research, real estate investment and sales, as well as financial education. Besides having been involved in the marketing and financial analysis of multi-million dollar commercial and residential real estate projects, she has worked in financial management and sales for an aviation company and given multiple corporate training seminars in finance. In 2000, Martina joined the College of Business faculty at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the topics of corporate finance, international finance, and real estate. In addition to publishing numerous articles in refereed journals in the fields of education, investments, international finance, and real estate, she has earned multiple distance learning, face to face teaching, and research awards. She is a Hall of Fame member and All American at Florida Atlantic University and Broward Community College as their former #1 tennis player and was a world ranked professional tennis player in the late 1980’s.
Martina was selected to ‘Who’s Who in American Women” for her diverse background in athletics and scholarly accolades and service to students.
Doug Stewart, Ph.D.
Co-Founder; Designer of Climatech
Dr. Douglas Stewart, C.C.M. holds graduate degrees in meteorology from M.I.T. (S.M) and the University of Miami (Ph.D). He has more than 35 of years experience developing computer models and analyzing geophysical data sets in support of meteorological and applied climate studies, and has over 15 years of experience in developing web-based software. He has developed web tools to project commodity and equity prices. During the late 1990’s, he and his colleagues at Climatological Consulting Corporation developed a Web tool for calculating the fair market value of HDD and CDD weather derivatives and conducted several workshops on pricing weather derivatives.
In addition to developing CLIMATECH’s climatepredictanalytics.com tool, he has developed a sophisticated weather risk analysis tool that assesses, monitors, and projects non-catastropic day-to-day and week-to-week weather risk applicable to a wide variety of weather-sensitive industries. Doug’s work on developing long-range forecasts of monthly-to-season climate anomalies will be incorporated into this weather risk tool to extend its range of applicability. His concern over the global impacts of climate change motivates his vision to promote resilience to adverse weather, while recognizing that this adaptation is not the ultimate solution for keeping the planet habitable.
Doug lives in southeast Florida and spends his free time on other interests, including sailing, boat building, skiing, hiking, and camping. He enjoys working on challenging projects, with strong commitments to their completion.