Tom Sosnoff is a recognized online brokerage innovator and sought-after financial educator. Tom is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur who co-founded thinkorswim in 1999, tastytrade in 2011 and newly launched tastyworks in 2017. Leveraging over 20 years of experience as a market maker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the original OEX traders in the S&P 100 Index pit, Tom pursued a vision to educate retail investors in options trading and to build a superior software platform and a brokerage firm that specialized in options. His efforts ultimately changed the way these instruments traded by pioneering everything from single click complex trading functionality to multi-product access from a single platform. Currently, Tom is the co-host of tastytrade Live and continues to drive innovation and know-how to the do-it-yourself investor.
Tom has been named to Techweek’s Tech 100 list, Crain’s Chicago’s Tech 50, and has spoken at Chicago Ideas Week, Techweek Chicago, TD Ameritrade’s Market Drive events, Money Show, University of Chicago TEDx and the ‘He Said She Said’ Tour for tastytrade. Tom received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014 and has been featured by prominent publications such as Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago, Traders Mag and Barron’s.
tastyworks, www.tastyworks.com a wholly owned subsidiary of tastytrade, is a new online broker launched January 2017 (member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC). The teams are leading a financial revolution to change the culture of investing and debunking the myths around active vs. passive investing for the do-it-yourself investor.
Tastytrade is one of the most-watched online financial networks, engaging investors and traders across 150 countries with 8 hours of daily, live, cost-free and commercial free programming and accessible through video on-demand 24/7. tastytrade’s research-based content teaches a logical, mechanical approach to investing and identifying opportunities based on probability and volatility. Investors are continually challenged with financial math, humor and new market perspectives. tastytrade has over 30 million hours watched of free archived programming. tastytrade distributes its shows through www.tastytrade.com, www.tastyworks.com, iTunes, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube. tastytrade has been awarded the Chicago Innovation Award 2013, 2014, Best in Biz Most Innovative Company in 2013, Most Innovative Consumer Product 2014, silver Most Innovative Consumer Product and bronze Most Innovative Consumer App 2015.
Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading my expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading in a tastyworks account is subject to tastyworks’ review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options.
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