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 $750 million. Mr. Najarian is a founding member of Investitute.com, a financial education & subscription services company, as well as best-selling authors of both How We Trade Options and The 22 Rules of Investing.