Head Options Mentor
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Marquette University College of Business Administration, Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Dan started out in the options business in 1978 and worked his way up in the Chicago tradition. Dan spent five years as a runner, phone clerk, and floor broker for A.G. Becker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). In 1984 Dan, with backing from legendary trader and adventurer Steve Fossett, began a more than twenty year career as an independent market maker on the floor of the CBOE.
Dan has also traded at the Chicago Board of Trade in Treasury Bond Futures and options on soybean oil futures.
Dan is an advisor for I2I Analytics, LLC, advising executives with concentrated stock positions on using options to diversify their portfolios and to minimize their overall risk. He also works with money managers to develop options overlay strategies for their client’s portfolios.
Dan is a founder and current President of the Chicago Floor Traders Alumni Association.
Dan has been a guest lecturer at Marquette University in Dr. David Krause’s finance class in the basics of options and in Dr. George Kutner’s derivative class in advanced options trading, and is a frequent contributor to Futures Magazine and the Option News Network.
For The Chicago School of Trading, Dan was in charge of writing the options course, including the text and video version. He also oversees all options mentors and student development.