Jim Ritterbusch‘s association with the energy sector began in 1983. He was Vice President and Director of energy research at Paine Webber, Inc. from 1983 to 1988. He has been a Vice President and Assistant Research Director at two leading Wall Street brokerage firms.
Subsequent to 1988, he directed risk management and purchasing programs at two major Chicago area oil distributorships while maintaining “Wall Street” consulting relationships. In 1992 he formed Ritterbusch and Associates, an independent consulting firm designed primarily to provide energy research to the oil and financial industries. His experience in the future's industry spans almost 40 years with the past 30 years concentrated entirely within the oil markets. Mr Ritterbusch holds BA and MA degrees in Economics. He is a Vietnam veteran.
Quotes regarding his market opinions have appeared widely in most major newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and numerous periodicals such as Business Week. He’s also quoted regularly on news wires such as the Associated Press, Dow Jones, Reuters, Platts and Bloomberg. He is also interviewed frequently on Bloomberg radio, The Canadian Business network, National Public Radio (NPR), CBS News and several regional radio/TV affiliates. Written commentary regarding the oil markets is distributed daily and is available on a subscription basis.