An international cotton merchant with experience worldwide.
Founded in Plano, Texas in 2002, Omnicotton focuses its trading on machine-picked, contamination free, high-quality cotton from Brazil, Australia, Argentina, and the United States.
We have offices in Dallas, Texas, São Paulo, Brazil & Brisbane, Australia.
Omnicotton works to have a dependable, long term partnerships with our clients and partners.
Plano, Texas Branch
Raymond Faus has had a long cotton career having previously worked for the Ecom Group for more than 25 years where he was involved with various farming, ginning, and merchandising projects. Over a three year period, he was directly responsible for leading the group’s grain by-products operation in the South American countries of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina and subsequently became manager of the South American cotton division during the years 1985 to 1995. In 1995 Raymond moved to Dallas, Texas to become the Global Cotton CEO for Ecom. During his tenure, he opened operations in Australia, CIS, West Africa, and China while at the same time facilitating an increased market share in the US industry.
Raymond is the current Chairman of the American Cotton Shippers Association, on the boards of the International Cotton Association and National Cotton Council of America, and a past President of the Texas Cotton Association.
Beau Stephenson is currently Senior Vice President at Omnicotton Inc and responsible for overseeing the company’s US position. He has over 10 years experience in all areas of the company’s operation including execution, position management, futures and options, and physical trading. He is the incoming president of the Lubbock Cotton Exchange and serves on the board of the Texas Cotton Association. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Omnicotton Agri Comercial LTDA.
São Paulo Branch
Miguel Faus joined the Ecom Group in 1981 and was involved in commodities structure financing and the development of new businesses in Mexico (1981/1989), Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay (1990/2000). Mr Faus assumed the position of CFO of the group in Mexico and Brazil in the respective periods he lived in each country. From 2000 to 2004 Miguel worked as CEO of Armazéns Gerais Columbia SA, a Brazilian logistic service provider that was also part of the Ecom Group. In 2004 Miguel became CFO of Multigrain Comércio Ltda, a Brazilian soya, wheat, and cotton trading company. In 2009 Miguel left Multigrain to create Omnicotton Agri Comercial Ltda in São Paulo, a full subsidiary of Omnicotton Inc, in order to trade Brazilian cotton in the domestic and export market.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (SP/Brazil) and an MBA from Universidad de Las Américas (Mexico/DF).
Anna Cristhina Botelho de Rezende
Omnicotton Australia Pty LTD
Paddington, Australia Branch
Cliff White commenced his cotton career in 1976 with the then Ralli Bros & Coney (now Cargill Cotton) based in Liverpool, England. Following 15 years with Ralli, Cliff joined Queensland Cotton in 1991 and was responsible for the buying and selling of the company’s Australian, US and Brazilian cotton.
In May 2007 Cliff moved to the United States as Senior Vice President for Olam Cotton directing the company’s marketing, ginning and warehousing operations, and the continued expansion of the company’s US cotton business. After 21 years with Queensland Cotton/Olam he resigned in August 2012 and joined Omnicotton Inc in Sept 2012 to establish an Australian trading business.
Cliff has held numerous industry positions having been a past President of the International Cotton Association, the Australian Cotton Shippers Association and Texas Cotton Association. He is the current President of the Australian Cotton Shippers Association.
While the office in Brisbane concentrates mainly on Australian cotton, it also plays a key role in supporting the head office in Texas by providing market coverage and allowing the company to operate 24/7 in what has become a truly global market. With the world’s major cotton consuming markets in Asia it is increasingly important to have representation in the region and this office provides communication in the same time zone.