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Strategy & Transformation

Working From Home: Productivity Advice for You, Your Team, and Your Company

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Many companies have never embraced the idea of employees working from home.  Regardless of the reasons, these companies have been caught flat-footed by COVID-19.  With...

Trading & Risk Advisory

What Do Negative Oil Prices Mean?

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In the midst of all the personal, health, economic, and industry upheaval that we’re experiencing, we never expected to hear this: oil prices have increased over $40/barrel...

Strategy & Transformation

Navigating the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program: Our Experience

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In this unusual time that we are experiencing, Veritas is doing everything it can to support our clients, employees, and other businesses. We have shut our office and are...

Digital Technology

How You Can Make Your Zoom Meetings More Secure

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This pandemic has brought major disruption to the world, forcing millions to work from home. With remote working as the new “business as usual”, it is only natural that video...

Strategy & Transformation

Working From Home: A Parent's Perspective

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By now, many of us have been working remotely for a few weeks. With “shelter-in-place” becoming more prevalent (Houston just extended its “shelter-in-place” on this week), more...

Digital Technology

Scaling Smartly: Automation as an Alternative to Adding Labor

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A booming business is a good problem to have. As your business scales up, the additional work can affect your company’s departments disproportionately. Some departments will be...

Strategy & Transformation

When Do We Stop Asking Questions?

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The two major aspects of my life are raising two boys, and my career as an energy consultant, and I love both aspects.  The two aspects of my life have natural synergies and...

Strategy & Transformation

Scaling Smartly: Define Good Processes Before You Automate

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Humans love consistency. Sure, we occasionally want to be scared, or surprised, or to discover new things. But we mostly like things to be predictable.

Trading & Risk Advisory

Four Components of Credit Risk Analysis

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Among commodity trading organizations, there is an unexpectedly wide variety of internal credit risk analysis processes.  Many firms measure less than is prudent given their...

CTRM Systems

Using Data Stores to Enhance Your CTRM Ecosystem

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How many times have you looked at the list of data sources coming into your commodity/energy trading and risk management systems (CTRM/ETRM systems) and been shocked at the...

CTRM Systems

How to Apply a Hybrid Agile Methodology to CTRM Projects

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In our last blog on this subject, Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Delivery Approach is Right for You?, we focused on two standard project management methodologies – Waterfall and...

Trading & Risk Advisory

Market Relationships: The Foundation for Risk Analysis

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Modeling the relationships between markets is sometimes underappreciated as a prerequisite to solid risk analysis.  Market relationships reflect linkages between markets that...