Addison Armstrong

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Addison Armstrong
Occupation Executive Director, Freight Futures
Employer FreightWaves
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee and New York, NY

Addison Armstrong is the executive director, freight futures, at FreightWaves, which he joined in that role in February 2019. Armstrong will oversee FreightWaves’ commercial efforts in the futures business, including go-to-market, marketing, sales, strategy, and execution. He has more than 20 years experience in the commodity markets, involved in developing liquidity for a number of futures markets in various commodities and exchanges as both a trader and a broker.[1]


Before joining FreightWaves, Armstrong was an executive director of sales and marketing for J.P. Morgan, where he led efforts to develop and maintain key commodity-focused client relationships for the bank’s futures clearing broker. Prior to joining JP Morgan, he was a managing director at ADM Investor Services and senior director of market research for Tradition Energy.

Previously he was involved in the business development activities of Sempra Energy Trading, including retail energy marketing, base metals trading and the development of an LNG import terminal. He began his commodity career at AIG Trading where he traded short-term power and marketed natural gas derivatives.

Armstrong got his start covering energy markets for Reuters in the 1990s, serving in various reporting and management roles in New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Saudi Arabia. He was also a journalist and television producer for NBC and the BBC.[2]


Armstrong earned a BA in Political Science from Columbia University.


  1. J.P. Morgan Executive Director to lead Trucking Freight Futures for FreightWaves. FreightWaves.
  2. Addison Armstrong Profile. CNBC.