Our leadership team created, hones, and maintains our companies focus and commitment, and this continues to drive our growth and success.


Carl Vellenoweth, Managing Director

Carl Vellenoweth is Managing Director of Commoditas Partners and the go-to-contact for all senior commodity trading and risk management opportunities. As MD, he is leading our vision to leverage recruitment to fundamentally transform the way organisations engage in staffing and consulting services.

Carl’s 10 years extensive experience spans across Commodity Trading & Risk Management, and related recruitment and consulting services, to bespoke and third party system development, to change management and regulatory compliance.

Carl first cut his teeth in the commodities market in 2002 as a senior broker at Tullet Prebon, he moved into headhunting in 2006 to meet the growing demand for technology professionals, working on complex system implementation and business change projects, recruiting for organisations such as: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, British Petroleum, Shell Trading and Openlink Financial.


Steven Elmes, Head of delivery

Steven Elmes is responsible for all aspects of Commoditas Partners delivery function – Virtual Bench Management, Account Management and Talent Acquisition. Steve specialises in ETRM software’s: Openlink Endur, Allegro, Triple Point Technology, SunGard ZaiNet/Aligne, Trayport Contigo, Amphora, SAP Commodity Management, Aspect, Murex, ITAS and Brady.

After a period of 3 years as a proven headhunter, Steve has carved a niche in helping international management consultancies, vendors and system integrators manage large volumes of hires across the globe. Some of the IT disciplines Steve covers include: development, support, testing, business analysis, project/programme management, sales and practice directors.