Lora Claus joins Synergy Commodity as CEO

Written on: April 14, 2022 by ICM

Synergy Commodity has appointed Lora Claus as CEO. She joins Synergy from Burndy LLC, where she most recently served as Director of Customer Service, Pricing, and Distribution.

Claus holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from Virginia Tech and has worked across a variety of industries and commodities to manage price and volume risk. Her commodity experience spans livestock, grain and feed byproducts, energy and metals, having also held positions at Smithfield Foods and Blue Seal Feeds.

Lora Claus

“It is a privilege to join this team.” Claus said. “My fascination with markets goes back to my college days. Too often they are portrayed as a black box that only the mystical few can understand. I am motivated to pull back that veil and help our clients make better buying decisions, so they can achieve and exceed their goals. I’m so pleased to work with Avi, Taylor, and Jordan as we grow our services.”

Commodity market veterans Aviral Chopra and Taylor Hudson launched Synergy Commodity in 2021 to provide custom procurement and risk management services. Leveraging their deep institutional knowledge in supply, trading and marketing, Synergy provides solutions that meet each client’s particular needs.

“Synergy Commodity has really taken off in our first year, and Lora provides the strategic leadership and commodities knowledge that we need,” said Hudson.