Meet Your Fourth Options Summit Trading Experts

Tradier & Cboe Global Markets are thrilled to offer the 4th Virtual Options Summit 2-22-23, featuring more than a dozen industry expert speakers.


Tradier and Cboe Global Markets are thrilled to offer the Fourth Virtual Options Summit on February 22, 2023, featuring more than a dozen speakers and panelists from top day traders to online trading brokers. 

During the half-day summit, attendees will learn about the latest cutting-edge stock options trading technology, important patterns practiced by day-trading experts, and new stock options trading tools and tips. They are also able to network with industry experts and peers. 

Tradier CEO Dan Raju plans to present the Welcome Address, followed by a keynote address entitled, “The State of the US Retail Report” by William Capuzzi, CEO of Apex Fintech Solutions. 

Other presentations include “Mastering Your Mental Edge” and “Three Essentials to Make You a Better Trader.” There is also a roundtable discussion on “Automation and Retail Trading.”William Capuzzi - CTheEO of APEX Fintech Solutions

Let’s take a deeper look at your host and presenters: 

Dan Raju

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Tradier

Dan is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Tradier. Dan has the overall responsibility of Tradier and the company’s strategy and direction. Under his leadership, Tradier has grown rapidly from an innovative product to an essential infrastructure fabric that powers 200 plus investing platforms globally and serving some of the most active traders in the market. In his 25-year career as a technologist and entrepreneur, he has launched many successful online retail and financial products.

Kevin "Lex" Luthringshausen - Event Host

SVP of Business Development at Tradier

Lex is the SVP of Sales and Business Development for Tradier, Inc., and also oversees the continued development and enhancements of the TradeHawk platform. He hosts a regular YouTube broadcast called OptionsBrewTV by Tradier. This show spotlights educators, mentors, and industry leaders in an effort to offer exciting, educational content to the Tradier trading community.

Robert Hocking

SVP, Global Head of Product Innovation of Cboe Global Markets

Hocking leads the strategic vision for Cboe Global Markets’ derivatives ecosystem, managing the company’s Cboe Labs team, which is focused on the creation, development, and implementation of new ideas. Under Hocking’s leadership, the team is building on Cboe’s trusted legacy of market innovation through rapid research, testing, and iteration to create disruptive, tradable products that offer new solutions to market participants. 

Bill Capuzzi

Chief Executive Officer at Apex Fintech Solutions

In his role as Chief Executive Officer at Apex Fintech Solutions, Bill sets the vision and strategy to help Apex identify and realize new opportunities for growth. Prior to his role as CEO of Apex, Bill worked as Chief of Staff at Convergex Group and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Bill also served as Director at Pershing LLC and was responsible for their institutional product suite and global re-engineering efforts firm-wide. Additionally, Bill is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Southwest Award Winner. 

Markus Heitkoetter

Owner & Founder of Rockwell Trading

Markus is a former IBM director who relocated from Germany to Austin, Texas in 2002 and became a full-time trader. In 2005 Markus founded Rockwell Trading in order to simplify the trading process and help as many traders as possible to achieve their trading goals. He is the author of the bestselling book “The Simple Strategy,” a book that helps traders improve their trading with a simple, easy to use trading method.

Créde Sheehy-Kelly, BA, MSc, C.Psychol, PsSI

High-Performance and Trading Psychology Coach

Créde Sheehy-Kelly is an internationally renowned High-Performance and Trading Psychology Coach. She helps traders across the globe maximize profit by showing them how to take control of their psychological capital and master the mental and emotional aspects of trading. Créde has over 15 years of experience coaching world leaders in professional sports, business, finance, and trading. She is an in-house trading psychology coach for Bear Bull Traders and has collaborated with leading financial education and media platforms such as OptionsBrew TV, TheMoneyShow, Trader TV Live, Real Life Trading and Peak Capital Trading, among others. 

Guy Cohen

Founder of WiseTraders

Every single day, millions of dollars worth of stocks and options are being traded by professional money managers and home-based traders using Guy Cohen's patented OVI systems. Guy's client list includes the NYSE, professional money managers, and he has also written several best-selling trading books, published by FT Prentice Hall and Wiley. His expertise originates from an MBA Finance at Cass Business School in the heart of London's financial district, but his unique appeal is his ability to communicate proven concepts, empowering you to trade them yourself.

Fausto Pugliese

President & Founder of Cyber Trading University

Fausto Pugliese was an original “SOES Bandit” day traders in the early 1990’s and was one of the first independent traders to take advantage of the Direct Access Trading technology. He acquired a wealth of knowledge from years of hands-on experience, beginning in the trenches, working side by side with some of the most practiced and successful traders in the industry. After semi-retiring as a successful trader in his early-twenties, Fausto developed his own trading school. Fausto is the CEO and Founder of Cyber Trading University, also known as CTU. He is also a twelve-time champion at the Traders’ Challenge and is known for his live-trading events where he gets to prove how well his trading methods work in real-time. Fausto is the author of How to Beat Market Makers At Their Own Game – Uncovering the Mysteries of Day Trading published by Wiley Trading.

Kirk Du Plessis

Founder & CEO of OptionAlpha

Kirk, as founder of Option Alpha, has been an industry leader in options trading industry for more than a decade and was recently included in the Inc 500 fastest-growing private companies in 2018 with a position rank of #215 and again in 2019 with a position rank of #723. In 2020, the company announced the release of the first public auto trading platform for stocks and options for retail investors.

Scott Martin

President of S.A.M. Financial, LLC

Scott Martin spent 25 years working for a Fortune 500 Company leaving an executive position in 2005 to trade and teach stock and option investing. He has produced and delivered LIVE investing education seminars to thousands of people both in and outside of the United States. In his public speaking career, he has presented for or represented CNBC, Business Week, Get Motivated Seminars, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and TD Ameritrade. He has also been a guest speaker for the MoneyShow and International Trader’s Expo. Scott formerly led business development for TD Ameritrade’s education division.

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz

Chief Strategist at BubbaTrading.com

For more than 36 years, Todd “Bubba” Horwitz has enjoyed a successful career in the financial industry. He began his profession in 1980 as was one of the original market makers in the SPX Trading Pit at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. He has traded at all of the major exchanges in Chicago and is currently a member of the CBOT. In addition to his trading, for the past five years he has concentrated on writing, education, and a media career.

Luis Silva

CEO of Sigma Option

Luis Silva is the CEO of Sigma Option has a Master Degree in Business. He is a Member of Adjunct Faculty of CBOE Options Institute. Luis has been educating people through Sigma Option where he conducts Options seminars for domestic and international segments of the investing community in the Spanish Language.

Ed Kaim

Founder of Quantcha

Ed Kaim is the founder of Quantcha, a leading independent options trading platform. His focus is on bringing advanced technology and elegant user experiences to the most complex challenges in finance so investors can effectively manage the entire investment lifecycle. In addition to founding Quantcha, Ed has been the principal or technical co-founder of a variety of technology startups.

We’re so excited to offer such a unique and diverse group of trading experts at our first Options Summit of the year.

Register for the event so you don’t miss one session of these amazing speakers! 

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