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Who We Are

Shamrock Trading Corporation's mission since the start has been to create value and success for our customers, our partners and our people. Our executive leadership believes that doing so requires not only the right business model, but a commitment to finding the right individuals. That’s why people have always been the key to our success.

Bill Ryan

"At Shamrock Trading Corporation, we are committed to building one of the best companies in America. When one combines the right people with the right business model, the potential for success is unlimited."

Bill Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Ryan

"We are a family of brands that strives to provide the best products and services to our customers. And our employees are at the heart of our success. Their dedication, expertise and passion fuel Shamrock’s continual growth and innovation." 

Martin Ryan
President
Pat Ryan

"Over the last few years at Shamrock, there has been a tremendous amount of innovation and progress. We have some of the brightest technical minds in the industry, and they are constantly leveraging data and using calculated application design to transform the way our customers and employees do business."  

Pat Ryan
Chief Information Officer
Ken Bowman

"At Shamrock, we are always striving to be better in everything we do. Our employees take personal responsibility to make the right things happen and to ensure we make a difference every day. When we do these things, there are no limits to what we can achieve."

Ken Bowman
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Sullivan

"At Shamrock, teamwork is an integral part of everything we do. We have a collaborative team of leaders who help develop talented individuals with drive and a competitive spirit to become industry leaders themselves. This is what fuels success for our customers, our partners and our people."

Tom Sullivan
Chief Operating Officer
Lea Nickell

"At Shamrock, our employees are our greatest asset. We focus on identifying employees’ skillsets, investing in training and development and recognizing their contributions and success."

Lea Nickell
Chief Human Resources Officer
Matt Emison

"Shamrock is driven by the relentless pursuit of excellence. Our employees bring their best every day, and their unwavering commitment to quality sets us apart in the industry. Our customers and their needs are at the core of everything we do." 

Matt Emison
Chief Sales Officer
Matt McCollaugh

"Shamrock is driven by a culture of teamwork and a customer-first mentality. The industries we serve are rapidly evolving, and by working together as a team, there are no problems we can’t solve."

Matt McCollaugh
Chief Strategy Officer
Laura Ryan Smith

"Corporate branding at Shamrock is not only about our logo, but also about the culture and workspaces we create for our teams. A workspace designed for efficiency, performance and aesthetics speaks volumes about a company’s commitment to its employees and reflects the values of our brand and our culture."

Laura Ryan Smith
Chief Brand Officer
Brent Coonrod

"At Shamrock, our people are the competitive advantage. We attract top talent and nurture their skills to foster a culture built on trust, continuous improvement and innovation, which drives our ability to serve our clients with excellence. Together, we are shaping the future of our industry."

Brent Coonrod
Chief Technology Officer

Meet the Team

Bill Ryan
Bill Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Ryan
Martin Ryan
President
Pat Ryan
Pat Ryan
Chief Information Officer
Ken Bowman
Ken Bowman
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Sullivan
Tom Sullivan
Chief Operating Officer
Lea Nickell
Lea Nickell
Chief Human Resources Officer
Matt Emison
Matt Emison
Chief Sales Officer
Matt McCollaugh
Matt McCollaugh
Chief Strategy Officer
Laura Ryan Smith
Laura Ryan Smith
Chief Brand Officer
Brent Coonrod
Brent Coonrod
Chief Technology Officer
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Derrick Smith

 

Derrick Smith

RTS Carrier Services Sales Manager

Favorite motivational quote:

"If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready."

Employee Spotlight

Derrick Smith joined RTS Carrier Services in 2018 as a business development manager and quickly rose in rank to his current position as sales manager. Every day is different for him, but his purpose stays the same. “My main objective is to continue to grow our Chicago office and put our fuel representatives in the best position to be successful,” he says. Before making the switch to sales, Derrick was a basketball scout and scouted over 40 players who are now in the NBA. 

His deep-rooted passion for basketball continues. He loves to shoot hoops in his free time, attend Chicago Bulls games and support his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition to basketball, Derrick enjoys spending time with his family and working out. 

Derrick’s motivation comes from the sacrifices made by his family for a better life, and he seeks to offer the same support to his three children. His competitive spirit and dedication to excellence drive him to be the best, not just for personal achievement, but to make his family, hometown and the Shamrock community proud.

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Employees in training room

Our Mission

Our mission is to create value and success for everyone connected to Shamrock – our customers, our partners and our people. To do that, we lean on a culture that understands the importance of listening, learning and evolving.


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Employees chatting

Our Values

Through more than 35 years of incredible annual growth, we have always stayed true to our company values. Strong ethics, dedication to our customers and close attention to the marketplace are critical to the success and growth of the Shamrock brands.

A Look at Shamrock's Culture

At Shamrock, our award-winning culture is a testament to our commitment to growth, recognition and empowerment. From day one, we prioritize employees first, encouraging them to think and act like owners and providing endless opportunities for growth and self-development, both personally and professionally.