Friends of the Show
George Papazov founded TRADEPRO Academy in 2012 to inspire, educate and empower at-home traders and investors. A self-made millionaire and entrepreneur, Papazov’s self-published book Path to Profit: A Trader’s Journal reached Amazon bestseller lists. With seven years of work for a major international bank he is now an industry-leader in trading currencies, stocks, options and futures. Papazov provides a daily Morning Market Video Update on YouTube, covering topics from OPEC and interest rates to stock updates and breaking market news. His popular video training tutorials include TradingView Tutorial and How to Use Fibonacci Retracements.
Victorio started trading with George Papazov in 2015/2016 as an early member of TRADEPRO Academy, after his dad happened to meet him in a Starbucks (he may have spilled coffee on him). Victorio was a lost college student at the time in Engineering, hating it but not knowing what to do. After befriending George, he was convinced to get into trading and switched his degree to Financial Services. Victorio traded throughout college, and ended up paying for some of his schooling through options swing trading using some of his government loan (blowing 50% of it at first)
*Note from Victorio and 2 Bulls: Please don’t risk your tuition on options!*
While still in college, he then transitioned to futures day trading. There was a big learning curve in futures, but he eventually started making money about one year in (2018). While Victorio still trades futures here and there, he found that he was risking a little too much for comfort. Forever a student, he still works on his futures craft but recently flipped back to options. He day trade options now will pretty good success and swing trades common stock, with a focus on large caps and growth companies.
Richard Friesen works with professionals and business leaders who want to increase their personal effectiveness with joy and grace. His neuroscience based Mind Muscles™ model gives his clients the opportunity to reach their goals with online training, simulations, interactive exercises, group support and real time decision processes.
Richard has been a futures broker for Merrill Lynch, a floor trader on the CME, CBOT and the options floor of the Pacific Exchange where he built and sold a successful options trading firm where he served on the Exchange’s board of directors. He also founded and built a financial software company and is the inventor of ten significant trading interface patents. This combined with his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Neurolinguistic Programing Master’s certification and neuroscience focus, brings a unique framework to business, investing and career success. His current passion is completing his forthcoming book “Conversations with Money.” This book observes the main character “Joe” who deals with all the conflicts, self-sabotage and belief systems around money and wealth.
Sue is an expert at finding mortgage solutions for her customers. She has over 15 years of lending experience and over 25 years of construction experience. She educates her customers with the available financing options, and assists them in securing the right mortgage loan to fit their individual needs and financial goals. Sue is dedicated to helping families become homeowners, as she keeps them continually informed throughout the mortgage loan process.
Dr. Adams is a scientist, a serial entrepreneur and a financier. His previous position was CEO of Amorfix Life Sciences (TSX:AMF) from 2005-2010. He was Chairman of Sernova Corp (TSXV:SVA) and President and CEO of the UT Innovations Foundation from 1999 until 2004. Prior to this, he held research and executive positions with Boston Scientific Inc, Pfizer Inc, Corvita Canada Inc., University of Ottawa and Canadian Red Cross, Blood Transfusion Service. He has been instrumental in founding over 30 companies who have raised $100 million and has been a Director of 10 venture capital funds and 10 start-up companies. Dr. Adams was awarded a World Economic Foundation Technology Pioneer for 2007 and TBI Company of the year in 2009. Dr Adams has 124 scientific publications and is a reviewer for major scientific journals, federal granting agencies and Centres of Excellence.
Trained as a corporate lawyer and as an air force rescue pilot, Dan’s career has evolved to focus on high-growth, mostly technology-based companies. His CEO-level experience includes organizations specializing in data analytics, IT and consumer marketing. He has served on the boards of directors of International Save the Children and of Green Shield Canada, a leading health benefits administrator. Dan continues to serve as a board member and advisor to several companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Jennifer Beck is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep experience in the emerging legal cannabis and hemp market. Her technology company Cannabase was founded in 2013 as the first and largest online wholesale marketplace connecting the legal cannabis market. During her time with Cannabase, she served for 2 years as the Vice Chair of the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and was involved with advocacy for responsible legalization.
After selling Cannabase in 2016 to Helix Technologies (where Cannabase was rolled into leading cannabis seed-to-sale tracker BioTrack THC), Jennifer co-founded Jihi with a mission to help high performing people sleep better, recover faster, and rejuvenate from the inside out. Jihi’s proprietary, clean and highly functional CBD skin and body care was founded on the idea of “Self-Centered Wellness” – coming within to find our authenticity, our joy and our power – and compassion for ourselves and the earth. Jennifer has been featured on Bloomberg Radio, Forbes, Green Entrepreneur, Marijuana Business Daily and more.
Obi is an entrepreneur and product specialist with extensive experience building digital and entertainment companies. He raised over $900,000 on a revolutionary startup (Nito Inc.), which was later acquired by AOL. An outstanding leader with a record of spearheading the development of high-end profitable products, Obi is currently focused on his latest project, UNOMi. Prior to founding Nito, Inc. and UNOMi, he worked as a marketing specialist for several Fortune 500 companies, including entities like Spike, Nickelodeon, and BET.
As a certified financial planner Deborah exemplifies the Cogent Way. She has the education, life experience, and knowledge of changes in the financial landscape of the 21st century to help clients in identifying and attaining their financial goals. She’s seen how devastating a lack of fundamental financial knowledge can be for individuals, families and businesses. She believes that, like anything expected to grow and thrive, money must be cared for and nurtured. Without the proper guidance, financial wealth may not necessarily mean financial well-being.
She is proud to have worked in all phases of film and television production over the years, but was moved by what she experienced to offer clients a source for financial guidance. To this end, she combined her math and computer knowledge with her creativity and her commitment to integrity, transparency and ongoing education to pursue her career as a Certified Financial Planner.
Deborah earned her MBA in Investments, Finance and Economics from Pepperdine University Malibu, California and her Bachelors Degree in Art from University of California, Los Angeles.
She completed requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) exam at Colorado College of Financial Planning, where she also earned her Charter Retirement Planning Counselor designation.
She is a member of the Director’s Guild of American, Women in Film and the Financial Planning Association.
Deborah lives in Southern California with her husband, Bruce and their loving poodle Sandy
Allen Sama is a full-time trader and trading coach specializing in high probability trading. He started trading once he was laid off from the only “real” job he ever had and only got serious when he lost over $40K of his newlywed wife’s savings and vowed to her that he would either become profitable in 3 months or go back into the workforce. Since then, he has used what he calls Passive Trading to be able to make more in a day than he was used to making in an entire year.
Allen’s Path was far from easy and he openly shares his struggles of overcoming severe frustration, hundreds of losing trades and losing thousands of dollars. Now he lives a life most can only dream of, earning a full time income trading less than an hour a day.
Chris Mamula used principles of traditional retirement planning, combined with creative lifestyle design, to retire from a career as a physical therapist at age 41. After poor experiences with the financial industry early in his professional life, he educated himself on investing and tax planning. Now he draws on his experience to write about wealth building, DIY investing, financial planning, early retirement, and lifestyle design at Can I Retire Yet? Chris has been featured on MarketWatch, Morningstar, U.S. News & World Report, and Business Insider. He is also the primary author of the book Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.
David Moadel proudly serves as the Chief Analyst and Opportunity Researcher for PortfolioWealthGlobal.com as well as a financial writer for CrushTheStreet.com and InvestorPlace.com. David is also active on multiple social media platforms, with tens of thousands of followers on YouTube, Twitter, StockTwits, and other popular sites.
His YouTube channel educates and informs a loyal crowd of followers on topics ranging from cryptocurrencies to stocks, options, precious metals, bonds, futures, and other areas of finance. With a master’s degree in education and decades of investing experience, David has the financial know-how and a passion for teaching that has boosted the bottom line of countless clients. Focusing on data rather than emotions, David is always on the lookout for new pathways to financial freedom. Count on David for wealth-building strategies and resources for investors and traders of all financial backgrounds.
Ross Klein, CFA is the founder, Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Changebridge Capital, LLC. Previously, he served as a Long/Short Generalist and Portfolio Manager at Boston Partners for 10 years. His coverage encompasses the entirety of the US Universe, giving him a broad perspective on the domestic equity market. In those 10 years, he focused on discovering short positions, and his cumulative coverage list exceeds 700 individual companies. Ross co-Managed the Boston Partners Select Equity Fund from August 2019 to February 2020, before founding Changebridge Capital. Ross also serves on the Advisory Council for Graceful Gears, a non-profit that provides elite automobile experiences to people with serious medical conditions. Ross received the CFA designation in 2014 and a BS in Business Administration from Babson College. He continues to serve as a volunteer in the Babson Admission Connection program and Babson Finance Department.
Sarah was introduced to options trading in 2018 by an institutional options trader, and knew right away that trading options was her passion. Her style primarily involves reading options order flow and combining that with technical analysis. She heads up the options desk with Victorio and manages TRADEPRO Flow, pointing out notable and unusual options activity
Anthony’s experience in investing began through a chance encounter at College and introduction into Cryptocurrencies in 2018… He still remember first buying Bitcoin and then the price halving the next day. He has been fascinated by all things investing and trading ever since, expanding his learning to Forex, Equities, Fixed Income and NFT’s.
Anthony is currently studying Finance & Management at the University of Warwick and is the host of the WTFinance podcast, a podcast where he interviews finance, trading and investing experts to help viewers understand current market trends and learn about the intricacies of new and existing assets.”
He also has experienced working at an Asset Management Company, and is the founder of Divisio Markets – a platform looking to democratize NFTs through allowing investors to buy fractionalized NFTs and is extremely interested in learning all things finance.
Edmund McCormack is the CEO of Dchained, a crypto-based education and advisory platform, and trusted expert for leading finance business outlets such as Forbes, US News & World Report, Cointelegraph, American Banker, and Business Insider.
Nick is a Mathematics & Statistics graduate from the University of New Brunswick. As a proficient full stack developer, he has worked on integrations for new brokerages at Passiv as well as building the entire tech stack at Sure Dividend. In his spare time, he loves learning about new technologies. Besides programming, he also enjoys video games and team sports.
A veteran in public speaker and team leader able to pitch projects, ideas and concepts concisely and effectively while motivating and driving on target, measured results. With nearly a decade of experience in the tech sector and half a decade in the blockchain industry, Nicholas is an expert in driving project growth. Using his unique leadership style and vision, he cultivates seamless paths to create value and transcend goals. A firm believer that diversity is strength, Nicholas has worked in a wide array of industries, ranging from cybersecurity, gaming, real estate, entertainment, and blockchain.
Shahar retired as the leader of the enterprise blockchain deployment team at IBM at the age of 29. He founded Road to Babylon to help others on the path to financial freedom by sharing his no-hype, principles-based approach to investing in crypto assets. He draws on his years of experience as a crypto investor and professional in the blockchain industry to provide on-demand insight and assistance to clients of all backgrounds as they navigate this new and exciting space.
Beginner Episode Guests
Alex Greengaard has spent the past fifteen years as an educator, a program director, and a leader in the arts education community in Tucson, Arizona. He is the founder and Educational Director of Troubadour Theatre, a children’s educational theatre dedicated to providing arts education to low income families. Troubadour has been in operation since 2007. In addition, he has served as a classroom teacher in the humanities for the same period at La Paloma Academy and most recently at Khalsa Montessori School. As of 2020, he has served as the Middle School Director at Khalsa Montessori. Alex received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a specialization in Arts Education and Theatrical Design from Goddard in 2014.
Christopher Boorman has spent over 20 years in the Financial Services I.T. space, working for nearly every insurance company in Hartford. While looking for his next opportunity in accounting, finance or operations, he’s managing his retirement funds with options trades and building a side hustle as a Christian speaker. Check out his YouTube channel Christopher Boorman Speaks for short inspirational videos and don’t forget to like, subscribe, comment and share!
He earned his Path of Distinction MBA from William and Mary and holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He recognizes the lack of investment literacy in immigrant and minority households. When he discovered how rich families built their fortune using the stock market, he decided to become an investor. After reading 400 books, 40,000 financial articles and spending 11 years pursuing mastery, Dr. Hans now teaches his proven strategies. He has impacted the lives of countless professionals and placed many families on the path to Generational Wealth. He is the most trusted investment tutor in the country.
Dr. Gonzalez is a respected dentist operating in Peoria, Illinois. When he isn’t terrorizing the local population and fueling children’s nightmares, he is working on improving as a stock trader by learning technical analysis.
The Hollywood Reporter named Eddie Pence one of the Top New Faces of the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2004, he was also invited back to perform there again in 2006. In 2007 Eddie performed at the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival as well as HBOs The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. In 2010 Eddie was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. A favorite of the World Famous Improv, Eddie can be seen at clubs and colleges across the country.
His credits include Comedy Centrals “Live at Gotham” and “Crossballs”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfield on Fox News, History of the Joke and Surviving The Holidays w/ Lewis Black on The History Channel. He’s recently appeared on “Gotham LIVE” on AXS TV and “comics Unleashed with Byron Allen”. Eddie was recently cast in “How to be a grown up” on TRU TV…