Meet Our Trade Lab Trainers
Derek has been a trainer for Interactive Trader from the very beginning. His expertise in the options market and experience with education development made him an essential part of building and creating the systems used by the company today.
Derek’s background in Education and Science/Technology has served him well as he’s worked with product and process development to bring user friendly and effective products to the trading industry.
Ed has been active in the options markets for more than 2 decades. His interest in options began when he studied finance in college. At that time, options were a very new instrument among listed financial products.
In addition to working as an options market maker on the PHLX, he later acted as portfolio manager on the buy side, and as an options execution specialist and strategist on the sell side.
Continuing his financial education has been key to his profitable career. He received a CFA charter in 2008. The CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst. This is an elite designation held by fewer than 150,000 people worldwide.
His passion for financial education and enthusiasm for options trading are merged in the goal of providing individual investors with actionable insights into the options markets.
Elliot Katz is a Wall Street and LaSalle Street veteran with 34 years experience in the stock and options markets. Early in his career, he had roles as a firm options strategist, proprietary trader and institutional options broker. While at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, he trained public and institutional traders. In 2007, after numerous years in management, Elliot returned to training and advising options traders.
Elliot’s practical, hands-on experience and enthusiasm for options trading create a dynamic and productive classroom experience.