Staff Bios

Meet the professionals of Acuvest Brokers.

Renée Wilson
Managing Member

Renée Wilson began her career in the futures industry in 1979 at Heinold Commodities in New York City as a Sales Assistant.  Since then, she has held management positions at major brokerage firms involving futures trading, marketing, sales, and customer service. At Rudolf Wolff Futures and successor firm, Elders Futures, she established and ran the IB Services Division providing futures execution, clearing and related facilities to professional clientele from 1981 to 1988. She then established and ran New York branch offices for two Chicago based commodity clearing firms until 1992. At Salomon Smith Barney and successor firm Citigroup Global Markets, she was a Senior Vice President responsible for running a successful futures profit center within the firm from 1992 until 2006.  The profit center, which she established, serviced traders in the global marketplace. Throughout the years, Renée and her team have developed and maintained relationships with Fund Managers, Trading Advisors, sophisticated investors and professional traders. Their expertise is in providing services to such professionals in markets ranging from financial futures to tangible commodities.  Renée holds Series 3 and Series 30 registrations.

Michele Drella
Operations and Client Services

Michele Drella began her career in finance in 1984 at Drexel Burnham Lambert as a Sales Assistant. In 1986 Michele joined the futures desk as a Trading Assistant where she supported a broker focused on hedging and trading strategies for institutional accounts, including banks and oil and gas companies. In 1990 Michele joined Bear Stearns as a Trading Assistant on the institutional/international trading desk supporting a broker with trading and research. From 2000 to 2004, Michele provided clearing related services for a broker-dealer focused primarily on fixed income before being promoted to Client Services Manager at their “sister” hedge fund where she worked until 2009. During the last 4 years, she was busy pursuing entrepreneurial interests in other fields until joining Acuvest in February 2014.

Eric Nadelberg
Arizona Branch Manager

Eric Nadelberg is a seasoned veteran of the commodity business with almost 40 years of market experience, focused mainly in the soft commodity area, with a specialization in the coffee market. He has worked with food processors, hedge funds, governmental agencies, and major importers and exporters to assist in developing hedge and trading programs in the coffee and other soft and agricultural markets. His style is to combine an emphasis on technical analysis used in conjunction with a detailed understanding of market fundamentals to assist in making market timing decisions.

Prior to joining Acuvest Brokers in 2015, Eric managed institutional coffee desks for a number of top tier brokerages and investment banks. He started in the futures business in 1977 as Senior NY Market Analyst for EF Hutton, after a career in journalism where he worked for The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Barron’s Financial Magazine. His brokerage experience includes running his own IB firm, Tropical Trader, Inc, which was subsequently acquired by Merrill Lynch Futures, Inc. He has managed global coffee desks for such diverse firms as Rudolf Wolff, ABN Amro Bank, where he also helmed the firm’s Latin America Division, ADM Investor Services, and from 2004 to 2011 served as head of the Prudential Bache/Jefferies Bache coffee desk.

A holder of the coveted CMT certificate, he is recognized as an expert technician and well respected market analyst as well as an accomplished writer, whose work has appeared in a number of commodity magazines. Eric has been a frequent speaker to industry groups such as the National Coffee Association, the Santos Chamber of Commerce, Central Bank of Colombia and has provided seminars to commercial traders looking to expand their market analysis knowledge base.

He holds the Series 3 and Series 30 licenses, CMT Certification and an MA in Journalism from NYU.


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