Jon Najarian

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Jon "Dr. J" Najarian was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport - trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Mr. Najarian became member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. Today, he is a professional investor, money manager, lecturer as well as co-founder of Rebellion Partners, a private investment company. In 1990 he founded Mercury Trading, a market-making firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), which he sold in 2004 to Citadel, one of the world's largest hedge funds. He developed the HeatSeeker technology, a patented trading application using algorithms to identify unusual activity in stock, options, and futures markets. In 2005, he co-founded, together with his brother Pete, optionMONSTER, an options news and education firm, and tradeMONSTER, a leading online brokerage firm, that for years has been rated "Best for Options Traders" by Barron's and was the first online broker to deploy streaming, desktop-like trading in a web browser. In 2014 private equity firm General Atlantic Partners bought a majority stake in the Company and two years later it was sold to E*Trade for $750M.

Mr. Najarian is a founding member of, a financial education & subscription services company, as well as best-selling authors of both "How We Trade Options" and "The 22 Rules of Investing".

Speaker Schedule

Wall Street War Stories
February 9, 2018, 9:55 am - 10:20 am