Meet the Team

Richard Counsell

Richard is the founder and CEO of Stable. His family are Beef farmers from Somerset and he has led technology companies in the US and the UK, winning numerous awards including Barclays Bank’s Entrepreneur of the Year. As a Nuffield Farming Scholar, he travelled extensively to research price risk management ideas that could help family farms plan and invest in the future with more confidence.

Simon Wang

Simon has an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Liverpool's renowned Institute of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. He is currently studying for a PhD in Commodity Price Prediction.

Dr. Hirbod Assa

Hirbod earned his first PhD in mathematical finance from the University of Montreal, working on the application of risk measures in finance. In 2013 he completed another PhD in economics at Concordia University, where he was awarded the Balvir Singh medal for outstanding achievements in his PhD thesis. His background in two disciplines gives him the ability to model real world problems with mathematical tools. His research interests cover different areas including insurance, re-insurance, asset pricing, agricultural insurance and game theory.