Green Markets Rebar

Meet the Green Markets Rebar Team

Xavier McClafferty Managing Editor Green Markets Steel Rebar Report

Xavier McClafferty

Managing Editor, Green Markets Steel

Xavier McClafferty leads our coverage of US steel and building products, including rebar, scrap, cement and fabricated joist and deck.

Xavier joined Green Markets after nearly two decades in metals in roles ranging from the c-suite to the plant floor and more recently covering the industry as a reporter. Xavier helped lead M&A for one of the world's largest recyclers before starting several end-of-life vehicle and scrap recycling companies and later served as a consulting analyst to recyclers and steel producers on strategy, M&A and financial and operational performance.

Yurkie Ali Green Markets Steel Rebar Report

Yurkie Ali

Analyst, Green Markets Steel

Yurkie joined Green Markets in 2023 and covers the EMEA and Southeast Asian steel and scrap markets.

Prior to joining Green Markets, Yurkie gained experience in launching coverage of Turkish and CIS-origin flat steel products for another steel industry publication. Earlier, she served as a journalist and media analyst for a Southern European business news and market intelligence provider.

Daniel Houder Managing Director Green Markets

Daniel Houder

Managing Director, Green Markets

Dan joined Green Markets in 2000 and serves as Managing Director. In earlier roles, Dan directed the marketing, advertising and creative efforts for the company’s conferences, research, advisory, and newsletter product lines. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors and was responsible for new product development.

Dan began his career at MBNA America Bank (now Bank of America) where he served in a variety of analyst and marketing roles during his 10 year tenure. He was CMO and part of the initial management team that gained funding and developed CCC Interactive (now Interactive Response Technologies) an advanced teleservices firm, and was a manager in retail and commercial banking for what is now TD Banknorth. He received a degree in economics from the University of Delaware.

Jonathan Wentworth-Ping Director of Sales Green Markets Steel Report

Jonathan Wentworth-Ping

Director of Sales

Jonathan hails from Sheffield, England and is a Director of Sales for Green Markets.

His professional career started in the hotel business in England, and included stops in Bermuda and New York City with companies such as Sheraton, Omni and Swissôtel. Having left the hotel business, he spent 5 years in publishing with Racquet Magazine, Family Media and Black Book. Another 6 years in IT consulting followed with firms such as Binary Tree, Starpoint Solutions and Ciber before joining Green Markets in 2002.

Lisa Robel Director of Sales Green Markets Steel Report

Lisa Robel

Director of Sales

Prior to joining Green Markets, Lisa worked at PC Connection Inc. for 9 years as an Executive Account Manager in the SMB space with a focus on developing new business and maintaining existing client relationships.

Understanding her customer’s core needs and building long term partnerships that provided value is her sales “motto”.