About Tellus Markets

Tellus Markets creates technology solutions that empower transformation of the global energy system. We are focused on improving the fragmented markets and inefficient transaction processes prevalent in climate markets, and making our solutions available to a broad range of organizations. Our name comes from Tellus, Latin for earth, the source of all commodities. Some of our products are offered by our subsidiary Direct Swap Services LLC, an Introducing Broker registered with the NFA.


Chip Horton

Seasoned cofounder of 3 companies, including USBX – FinTech marketplace backed by Carlyle. Early career includes successful run as a venture investor with an active east coast investment group, and as a finance lawyer with large law firms.

James Cahalin
Chief Revenue Officer

Commercial expert with extensive energy industry experience. Specialist in the rapid growth of energy SaaS/PaaS startups, leveraging his corporate experience (IHSMarkit, Enverus) and energytech background.

Jarret Johnson
VP & General Counsel

Senior lawyer with extensive technology and finance experience, in roles spanning private law practice at large international law firms, to in-house positions at both private and public companies.

Neil Shah
Director, Research & Data Science

Successful commodities market maker and trader in both physical and financial markets. Fundamentally trained but quantitatively focused, with degrees in data science and engineering.

Advisory Board

Nicholas Dazzo

Energy markets expert with extensive experience in over-the-counter derivatives and cleared futures. Recently focused on the energy transition. Led the client-facing energy derivatives business for Koch Supply & Trading, and previously developed trading strategies in J.P. Morgan’s energy derivatives group.

Douglas Harris

Derivatives industry leader with deep legal, regulatory and operating experience, having served as senior deputy comptroller for capital markets at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and general counsel of a futures commission merchant, a designated-contract-market and a derivatives clearing organization.

Peter Humphrey

Successful sales professional with over two decades of experience, first decade in sales and trading at large financial institutions and second decade as top salesman for FXall, a major electronic foreign exchange platform, from early days through its sale.


Tellus Markets is creating a vibrant ecosystem of market leaders with a shared vision of customer success.
They range from integration partners to service providers, and include the following firms:


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