Options Trading Summit

Meet Your Trading Experts: Tradier Options Summit in Partnership with Cboe 6.22

Tradier and Cboe Global Markets have teamed up for the second virtual Options Summit. Get to know your speakers and panelists before June 22, 2022.

Tradier and Cboe Global Markets have teamed up to present their second virtual Options Summit. On June 22, 2022 attendees will hear from over 15 speakers and panelists with a variety of professional backgrounds and financial specialties. 

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

Kevin “Lex” Luthringshausen  - Senior VP Business Development at Tradier, Inc.

Lex is the Options Summit event host. As the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Tradier, Inc., Lex also oversees the continued development and enhancements of Tradier’s TradeHawk platform. No stranger to presenting, Lex also hosts a regular YouTube broadcast called OptionsBrewTV by Tradier. His show highlights educators, mentors, and industry leaders in an effort to offer educational content to the entire trading and investment community.

Dan Raju - Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO, Tradier 

Dan Raju is the proud Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman of the board for Tradier. Dan is the genius behind 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 serves many 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.

Todd “Bubba” Horwitz - Chief Strategist, BubbaTrading.com

We are lucky to welcome back Bubba, Tradier contributor and Chief Strategist for Bubba Trading. 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.

Rance Masheck - President & Founder, iVest+

Rance, president and founder of iVest+, is a seasoned market educator who is passionate about providing traders with the tools and insights needed to succeed. Prior to founding iVest+ in 2001, Rance worked as an executive helping to develop TD Ameritrade’s Trade Architect trading platform. Rance is an innovator at heart, introducing a number of industry-leading technologies that make it easier for new traders to learn and experienced traders to analyze today’s markets.

Markus Heitkoetter - Owner & Founder, 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.

Henry Schwartz - Senior Director & Head of Product Intelligence - Cboe

Henry is senior director and head of product intelligence at Cboe Global Markets' Information Solutions Group. A veteran of equity derivatives markets, Schwartz came to Cboe following the development and the exchange operator's subsequent acquisition of Trade Alert, an options order flow tracker he founded that uses technology to enhance transparency in options market making and trading. 

Michael Khouw - CNBC contributor and Co-Founder of Optimize Advisors

Michael is a 20+ year veteran of the financial services industry with broad experience as a strategist, analyst, portfolio manager and proprietary trader of equities, commodities and equity and index derivatives for both buy-side and sell-side firms. Michael's co-founded Optimize Advisors in 2015 which utlilizes a proprietary patent-pending algorithm and powerful cluster-computing to identify optimal custom options strategies. 

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 autotrading platform for stocks and options for retail investors.

Blake Young - Instructor Futures, Technical-Fundamental Analysis, TheoTrade

Blake Young has been trading futures for 20+ years and is currently an instructor and analyst with TheoTrade. He has been a principal for a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), a hedge fund manager (3 different funds), senior currency analyst, and a financial market instructor for 16 years. He has created dozens of unique educational offerings, instructing thousands of new and seasoned traders on the intricacies of trading the financial markets. His favorite trading strategies involve using fundamental analysis to create a posture while using charting to time entries, exits, and to manage risk. He calls his approach “technofundamentalism”.

Stefan McVeigh - Vice President of Product, Tradier

A retail investor advocate, Stefan brings over 13 years of fintech experience across product, marketing, and compliance to the team. His passion for retail investing will help drive innovation across APIs, web and mobile platforms as Tradier moves into its next phase of growth including crypto and futures.

Ryan Jones - Head of Investor Relations at Westwin Elements

Ryan Jones has 30 years of experience as a business owner in the fintech industry where his companies have created multiple, sophisticated investor analytical tools, hundreds of hours of educational courses, and dozens of unique investment strategies for all types of investors. Ryan’s option trading education material and approaches are used as the main course curriculum at the Popular University of Milan in Italy.

Franklin Gold - Co-CEO and Chief Strategy Officer at Orion Trading

Franklin, with 20 years of experience, meets the needs of active traders, supporting retail investors, and understanding trading markets. His electronic trading strategy for FMR’s mutual fund trading desk, led the firm’s active trader direct-to-market offering, and acquired and integrated a backtesting / systems trading platform, Wealth-Lab Pro. Franklin also directed the industry’s leading award-winning research platform for individual investors and built an online education offering from the ground up.

Stephen Burnich - Co-Founder & head Instructor, Navigation Trading

Steve is the co-founder and head instructor at NavigationTrading. He has taken his passion for investments, to teach others how to take control of their investment accounts. Start earning a part-time income, or learn to trade for a living all together, using the strategies from this course.

Pete Stolcers - Founder & Options Trader, OneOption

With 30+ years Pete started OneOption, LLC in 2006 to share his research with other traders. During the 2008 financial crisis I got this crazy idea to develop a trading platform. This has been a hard journey, but now I am reaping the rewards. Option Stalker is an incredible trading platform and I could not have developed my proprietary trading systems without it.

Ashok Yarlagadda - Founder at Delphian Trading

Ashok is a software architect and data scientist, founder and CEO of Delphian Trading, and provider of options trading strategy software to design strategies to boost investment. He is also the author of High Probability Options Strategies for Busy People, a guide for retail traders to create models and trade with only 15 minutes of effort per day.

Eric Hale - Founder & CEO of Trader Oasis

Eric has been actively trading since he was ten years old. As a child, he used to check the newspaper every day to see quotes of his favorite companies and that curiosity developed into a passion for trading. He approaches trading as the Founder & CEO of Trader Oasis from the mindset of an engineer – he considers the data, analyzes all the risks, determines the reward, creates a plan, and then trades with confidence.


We’re thrilled to be partnering with Cboe for another Options Summit event with this extensive list of trading experts. To see the full agenda and learn more about the topics that will be discussed visit the Options Summit registration page. 

We’ll see you virtually on June 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST.

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