Who We Are

The Firm

Nexidus provides commodity market participants tailored services to manage your business, not a one size fits all solution. We take the time to understand your business and provide the proper solutions and tools for your risk tolerance, market position, and strategy. No two organizations are the same and there is no substitute for a customized, individualized approach to understanding what matters to your business and stakeholders.


Our expertise is in metals and energy trading, price risk management, hedging, contract negotiation, strategy, and analytical services. We also partner with leading providers in supply chain and scrap metal management to provide a comprehensive solution for our customers.



Adam Jackson: Principal & Co-Founder

Adam has over a decade of trading and risk management experience. He began his career in the energy markets trading physical electricity until progressing into price risk management with Alcoa, Inc. He founded Nexidus with the mission to provide clarity, direction, and strategy to hedging programs, regardless of business size or complexity. He holds series 3 and 30 certifications from the National Futures Association. He holds a BS in Finance from Tennessee Technological University.


Erik Serio: Principal & Co-Founder

Erik has over 20 years of experience in commodity markets. Erik began his career trading electricity and went on to become VP of Global Risk at Aleris International, Inc, where he oversaw risk management for all commodities and foreign currency in a global portfolio. He holds a series 3 certification from the National Futures Association. He holds a BS in Quantitative Business Analysis from Louisiana State University and MBA from the University of Tennessee.


Michael Garruto: VP, Commodity Risk Management

Mike brings over fifteen years of experience in risk management and trading in base metals, energy, and interest rates from both a corporate and banking perspective. Most recently, Mike led Arconic’s global commodity risk management and trading organization focused on minimizing the company’s multi-billion-dollar aluminum price exposure.  Mike successfully navigated the startup of a standalone risk desk to facilitate the Alcoa and Arconic split. Mike holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, an MS in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MS in Financial Engineering from Kent State University.


Sandra Portocarrero-Cubas: Executive Assistant

Sandra’s mission is to collect and coordinate internal compliance data, manage the office administrative functions, and provide assistance to clients and employees as needed. Previously, she held various administrative roles in manufacturing, banking, broadcasting, and healthcare both here in the US and in her home country of Peru. She is fluent in English & Spanish.