Joe “JJ” Kinahan
JJ Kinahan is a more than 30-year industry veteran who began his career as a CBOE market maker in 1985, trading primarily in the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX) pits for 21 years. While spending his time there primarily as an independent market maker, he also worked for ING Bank and was Managing Director of Option Trading for Van Der Moolen, USA. In 2006, Kinahan joined the thinkorswim Group, which was eventually acquired by TD Ameritrade.
Kinahan ‘s responsibilities include overseeing the Trading and Education Business including the thinkorswim platforms, including tos Web and mobile trading platforms as well as the firms Investor Education efforts including the TD Ameritrade Network. He is responsible for market structure at TD Ameritrade, which includes the firm’s client advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, where he voices the needs of retail investors. Kinahan is also a CNBC regular, a Forbes contributor and is frequently quoted in many other respected media outlets. He has authored a Book, Essential Options Strategies. He is a CBOE Advisory Board Member, MEMX Board member, ClearList Advisory Board Member and SIFMA Options Committee Vice Chairman. His licenses include the 3, 4, 7, 24 and 66.