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tradeMONSTER was built to bring professional grade information to retail investors.

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tradeMONSTER™ is an innovative online brokerage that helps self−directed investors manage their money with the skill and confidence of professionals.

While most online brokerages focus on "buy" and "sell" orders, tradeMONSTER integrates a comprehensive, systematic investment process with its powerful online platform of easy−to−use, professional−grade tools. All of this is supported by a depth of educational resources and customer service. Our unique service is intended for the proactive investor who is looking for a disciplined approach and high value for a low price.

tradeMONSTER, a subsidiary of tradeMONSTER Group Inc., was co−founded by Jon Najarian, Pete Najarian, and Dirk Mueller-Ingrand − professional traders and respected investment industry experts. Over the years, they had seen too many people make mistakes because they didn´t have a disciplined investment process with a start−to−finish plan or weren´t aware of the risks they were taking.

With over 20 years experience cultivating financial and technology driven businesses, their passionate belief in a proactive investing methodology helping investors better manage their money with a disciplined investment process led them to initially create optionMONSTER.com, a provider of financial market intelligence and analytical commentary.

optionMONSTER.com was launched in 2006 to help make the professional´s approach accessible to everyone, thereby reducing the gap between self−directed and institutional investing.

While optionMONSTER.com has become a leading publisher of news, education, and market intelligence on options and equity trading, tradeMONSTER was building a real−time trading platform. We launched in late 2008 and promptly won a 4−star rating from Barron´s.

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Leadership Team

Trading veterans and respected investment industry experts.

With over 20 years experience cultivating financial and technology driven businesses, our leadership team has passionate beliefs for educating and informing investors.

Dirk Mueller-Ingrand - CEO

Dirk is the Co-Founder and CEO of tradeMONSTER Group, Inc., tradeMONSTER's parent Company. With a background of more than 27 years experience in global banking, corporate finance, trading technology and financial education, Dirk has previously co-founded and/or served as chief executive of several startup companies. An active investor, he was executive chairman of LTD Ltd., a UK-based consultancy focused on the financial services industry. Dirk's career also includes representing a major activist investor in public shareholder disputes.

Peter Korotkiy - Chief Operating Officer & Co-President

Peter has over 17 years of successful senior management experience in positions of increasing responsibilities and duties. He has a wide range of expertise in Product Development, Clearing Operations as well as Trading & Risk Services. Immediately prior to tradeMONSTER, Peter worked for E*TRADE Securities, LLC.

Sanjib Sahoo - Chief Technology Officer

Sanjib has been involved with global financial Systems and information technology for more than 14 years. Sanjib has a wide range of expertise in technology management, architecture and design, project management and knowledge of real-time trading systems. Previously he has architected and built trading platforms with XpressTrade (now OptionsXpress) and Citibank, and also built financial systems with Deutsche Bank, Desjardins Bank and several other organizations.

Bryon Taylor - Chief Financial Officer & Co-President

Bryon has 18 years of financial and compliance experience in the securities industry. Prior to tradeMONSTER, he held positions in Market Regulation with the Chicago Stock Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange and Melvin Securities where he served as the Chief Financial and Chief Compliance Officer.

Mike Albino - Chief Compliance Officer

Mike is a 40-year securities industry veteran with the majority of that time spent in compliance and management roles. Prior to working at tradeMONSTER, Mike was a Chief Compliance Officer at E*TRADE.

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