Ceres Ltd

About us


The Ceres Pledge

The Ceres Pledge is our commitment to our customers.

We view all of our customers as long term business partners.

Your financial success means everything to us.

David C. Nealis, President and Board Member

Mr. Nealis oversees the corporate strategy and operations at Ceres. He is also keen on maintaining Ceres’ corporate pledge to provide the best service to the customers. In addition to his duties at Ceres, Mr. Nealis serves on the Shenyang Hua Tie Company’s Research and Development Board. 

Prior to co-founding Ceres, Mr Nealis was the president for Blue Bridge Inc. For over thirteen year Mr. Nealis operated Blue Bridge’s offices in Honolulu, Chicago, Shanghai and Hong Kong. At Blue Bridge, Mr. Nealis served MNCs in the capital markets, financial services, manufacturing, technology, construction, consumer goods, and telecom industries. In addition to his duties at Blue Bridge, Mr. Nealis also served as the Commercial Representative of Trade and Investment Development of the City of Xian, China from 2005 to 2007. 

Through his current and prior work with multinational companies in the USA, Hong Kong and mainland China, Mr. Nealis acquired extensive knowledge of Asian Market Opportunities, Cross-Border Merger and Acquisitions, Trading Global Capital Markets, Commodities, Equities, FX, Trading Platforms,  Corporate Strategies,  Business Development, Asian Capital Markets Regulations, Cross Cultural Management,  Corporate Optimization, and Global Arbitrage Opportunities.

Mr. Nealis studied Finance at DePaul University in Chicago and attended DePaul’s e-Commerce Management Program, attended Yonsei University’s Korean Studies Program in Seoul, Republic of Korea, earned a Certificate in Lean Manufacturing from the Chicago Manufacturing Center, received multiple Certificates in Microsoft technologies from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Nealis is a U.S. Army veteran and was awarded the Certificate of Achievement while serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Nealis is a native English speaker, conversational in Chinese and Spanish.



Jing Nealis, Co-Founder and Board Member

Ms. Jing Nealis is the Co-Founder and Board Member of Ceres Limited. Through her current and prior work in multinational companies in the US, Hong Kong, and mainland China, Ms. Nealis acquired extensive knowledge of corporate strategies and operations, business development, financing and global M&A.

Ms. Jing Nealis is currently the CFO of SunPower Systems International Limited. Before that, she was the CFO of the International Division at Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (“SFCE”) publicly listed in Hong Kong, and a member of the Board of Directors for S.A.G. Solar and meteocontrol GmbH.  Under Ms. Nealis’ leadership, SFCE successfully expanded its operations to Europe and USA through strategic Mergers and Acquisitions as well as post acquisition integration, and transformed into a leading clean energy solution provider.  Ms. Nealis has over 12 years of management experience and prior to joining SFCE, Ms. Nealis worked in Deloitte offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Hong Kong. At Deloitte, Ms. Nealis served multinational corporations in the manufacturing, energy & resources, clean-tech, consumer goods, aerospace, bio-tech, private equity and financial services industries.

Ms. Nealis has a Master Degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor Degree in International Business from the China Petroleum University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.  Ms. Nealis speaks fluent English and is a native Chinese speaker.


Jane Qin Yang, Vice President of Project Development 

Jane Yang is a global financial market specialist with in-depth knowledge of both Western and Asian financial markets and deep knowledge of the intricate cultural differences of doing business in each. 

Ms. Yang’s years of experience at Ceres serving cross border individual and institutional clients she has acquired extensive knowledge of cross-border M&A, cross-border financial consulting project development, superior industry research, macro-economic analysis of global futures & securities as well as trading Global Capital Markets. 

Prior to joining Ceres Ltd., Miss Yang worked in the physical side of the commodity industry, dealing with Magnesium and Aluminum trading in Dandong City near the Chinese border with North Korea.

Her cumulative experience in international physical commodity trading as well trading Global Capital Markets enables her to have an in-depth view of the International financial world, insight to international market opportunities and the deep connection between the financial and the physical industries.

Miss Yang received her Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Trade from Eastern Liaoning University. She holds a Futures Professional Certificate from the China Futures Association, Securities Qualification Certificate from Security Association of China as well as Investment Fund Qualification Certificate from Asset Management Association of China.

Ms. Yang is a native Chinese speaker, fluent in English and conversational Korean.



Craig Williams MBA, Vice President of Financial Consulting

With over 15 years of experience working in the financial industry Mr. Williams brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Ceres.

Since 1999 Mr. Williams has been in the financial services industry with a focus on economics, research, financial planning, and portfolio management. 

Prior to joining Ceres, he held positions with several investment advisory firms in America including Fidelity where he provided holistic financial advice and wealth-management services to individuals and companies.

Mr. Williams was a Portfolio Manager at a boutique Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with $2.5Billion under management (AUM) for 4 years, he served on the Investment Committee and managed accounts with assets around $700Million; he placed all trades with discretionary authority.

He has been FINRA licensed holding a Series 7 General Securities Representative Exam Stockbroker, Series 8; Series 9 General Securities Sales Supervisor Exam – Options & Series 10 General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination, Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam, Series 65 Uniform Registered Investment Adviser Law Exam (RIA)*, Series 66 Uniform Investment Adviser – Combined State Laws Exam, and also an Insurance License.

Mr. Craig Williams received his M.B.A. from Thunderbird the American Graduate School of International Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Kentucky University in International Studies with an emphasis on East Asia.

Mr. Craig Williams is a native English speaker and also speaks Conversational Chinese.



Robert Meara CTA, Executive Vice President of Business Development

 Mr. Meara brings a wealth of experience to Ceres Ltd; he has over thirty years of experience in the commodity trading industry and is a registered CTA. He was featured in Futures Magazine in 2008 as an up and coming CTA

Prior to joining Ceres Mr Meara worked at  MF Global, First American, Ira Epstein & Company and the Chicago office of the China International Futures Corporation (CIFCO), one of the largest brokerage firms in mainland China, dealing with institutional speculators in the sugar and metals market. 

In addition to his responsibilities at Ceres, Mr Meara runs MAD Group Investments which was founded in 2005 to leverage his varied expertise by serving clients needs from information requests and order entry through to the selection of trade.

Mr. Meara has a thorough knowledge of what is necessary for even the most experienced trader to optimize risk reward ratios to improve chances for trading success.

Mr. Meara graduated from Indiana University with a BA in History, concentrating in Chinese language and History, he has a Series 3 license and he is a registered CTA.