tastytrade taps ex-TD Ameritrade JJ Kinahan as VP, Chief Market Strategist

Rick Steves

The 35-plus year trading and securities veteran will provide guidance on the scaling of tastytrade and the development of new offerings for retail investors.

tastytrade has appointed JJ Kinahan as Vice President and Chief Market Strategist, where he will be focused on accelerating the growth of the business by using his significant trading experience and market knowledge to identify and exploit new opportunities.

Based in Chicago, the industry veteran started his career in 1985 as a market maker at Cboe, then moved to Van der Moolen as Managing Director of Options Trading in 2004.

In 2006, he joined TD Ameritrade, where he spent 16 years in several roles, including Chief Strategist, Managing Director of Trader Services and Client Advocacy. He was the Managing Director of active trader services at thinkorswim, where he also led the Educational Events Team.

He serves as a member of the CBOE Advisory Board, SIFMA Options Committee and on the Board of Clearlist.

JJ Kinahan is a thought leader, having au

The 35-plus year trading and securities veteran will provide guidance on the scaling of tastytrade. He will also leverage his active trader expertise to help facilitate the development and delivery of innovative new offerings for retail investors as tastytrade’s market-leading online brokerage, tastyworks, and trading education platform continue to grow.

JJ joined tastytrade for its ethos to disrupt the status quo

June Felix, global CEO, IG Group, said: “From his decades of experience at thinkorswim and TD Ameritrade, JJ has a significant experience scaling businesses from millions to billions of dollars in sales. He brings a broad industry network – particularly with US regulators and policymakers – and he has a track record as a sought-after advisor on market trends and policy changes. We are thrilled to have someone with JJ’s industry knowledge and relationships join our growing team. As we focus on unlocking access to such huge and growing addressable markets, we are eager to have JJ’s contributions help us fully implement our ambitious goals.”

JJ Kinahan as Vice President and Chief Market Strategist at tastytrade, commented: “tasty’s ethos to disrupt the status quo and offer online trading to a broad audience of retail investors and traders was a huge attraction for me to join this team. They set out to build an entire ecosystem, which holistically combines compelling, informative content with intuitive technology to enable individuals to understand the markets and act on them in real time. This company’s efforts to bring new engagement and understanding of investing is second to none. I share this commitment and I look forward to bringing this approach to a much wider audience of self-directed investors.”

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