Meet Our Management

MIKE BRIDGES is a founding partner of Axiom. Immediately prior to co-founding Atlas, he served as President of Atlas Acquisitions, LLC. He has held various trading, risk management, and technology positions with ConAgra, Enron, and others for almost two decades, and has experience in the energy and agriculture complexes in various trading, brokering, risk management, technology, and business development positions. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.

BOB SHULTS is a founding partner of Axiom and has been responsible for daily operations and business development since July 2006. Immediately prior, Bob served as Managing Director of Commercial Services and a member of the Executive Management Committee for APX, Inc., and he served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Markets Association. Shults has more than three decades of experience in the energy sector in trading, origination, risk management, technology, operations, accounting, regulatory, strategy, project management, and project development. He holds an MBA degree in finance and international business and an undergraduate degree in accounting.

CHRIS YARROW is a founding partner of Axiom. He is responsible for directing the dissemination of price information and for coordinating the daily activity of brokers. Yarrow has 18 years of experience in commodity markets as both a trader and a broker. A former member of NYMEX and KCBT, he was director of electronic trading for ICE member Aquila. Yarrow served on the advisory boards of both ICE and NYMEX during the start-up phase of electronic trading. He has a degree in economics from the University of Connecticut.

ANGELA STANICH joined Axiom in January 2012 as managing partner of Atlas Petroleum Markets, LLC.  She is responsible for defining and executing Axiom’s North American crude oil business strategy and managing daily brokerage operations.  Angela started her energy career at Koch Industries in 1996 and has since held various logistics, trading and management positions at Enron, Chevron, and Shell.  Most recently she served as Vice President of Domestic Crude Marketing at Occidental Energy Marketing, Inc.  Angela graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.