Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

Formal First Name

Jim Simpson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of East Daley Capital, the only comprehensive provider of midstream energy asset-level data covering both the capital and commodity sectors. Prior to co-founding EDC, he pioneered the standard for today’s natural gas supply and demand analytics when he built BENTEK Energy, a firm acquired by S&P Global in 2011. Jim has more than 23 years of experience analyzing and managing energy information and commodity risk for the gas and power industries, which has enabled him to understand the complex market dynamics that create market events. He has spoken at numerous industry events including LDC Gas Forums, the BENTEK Natural Gas Conference, TPH’s Hotter ‘N Hell Energy Conference and the Energy Information Administration National Convention. Jim has also been quoted for his energy industry expertise in several publications such as Natural Gas Intelligence, Platts, The Denver Post and Hart Energy.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • In his role at EDC, Jim promotes and drives market transparency in energy commodity and capital markets.

  • Since its foundation, EDC has become the go-to, trusted source for the most accurate and detailed energy expertise by connecting micro-level commodity data with macro-level capital market insights.

  • At BENTEK Energy, he developed and managed the company's analytical team.

  • He also modeled large structured transactions in both gas and power for Enron North America as well as traded natural gas.

  • Earlier in his career, he spent extensive time at Enron modeling large structured transactions in both gas and power, as well as trading natural gas.

  • Jim is on the board of Navarik Corp., which provides software and data solutions to the petroleum shipping industry.

  • He also authored articles on the energy financial market in publications Oil & Gas Journal, Oil & Gas Financial Journal and Seeking Alpha. Jim also currently serves on the Board of Directors at Navarik Corp.