JON 'DRJ' NAJARIAN
Jon is the Non-Executive Chairman of TNC IT Group. He was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of a contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME, and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for 25 years. 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.
In 2005 Jon co-founded optionMONSTER and tradeMONSTER,
sold a majority stake to private equity firm General Atlantic
Partners in 2014 & two years later sold the firm to E*Trade for
$750M. Today, he is a host on CNBC, a professional investor, money
manager, stock & crypto markets analyst. Jon developed HeatSeeker
Technologies, a patented trading application, and algorithms used to
identify unusual activity in stock, options, futures, and crypto markets.
Jon publishes his market observations, trade recommendations on MarketRebellion.com,
his subscription and education website. Jon and his brother Pete co-founded Najarian Advisors & Najarian Alternatives, companies that advise & or trade for institutional investors as well as manage money for wealthy investors.