About me

Gender Male
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction I’m a founder at Livevol and Maxima Financial, an options market making firm on the floor of the NYSE Arca Exchange. I have degree from Penn State (Accounting, 2000). I started trading retail in 1998, started on the PCX floor in 2001 as a clerk, broker, and a market maker with Interactive Brokers (Timber Hill). In 2002 I started trading professionally with Maxima Financial. We were unhappy with the analysis tools on the market which is why we built Livevol. I’m a backspreader, like cheap options, and I love buying baby puts especially. The most consistent strategy that has worked for me over the years is doing a lot of homework on a stock, making a determination on direction, and then using options to get long or short the deltas while always trying not to lose too much in decay.
Interests Trading, Programming, Data Analysis, Travelling
Favorite Movies Wall Street - Best quote ever - "Your're on a role son, enjoy it while it lasts, cause it never does."
Favorite Music Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Disturbed, others
Favorite Books Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Crash of the Tidal Wave, None Dare Call It Conspiracy