Meet the Staff

Founder / CEO

Founder and CEO of OptionsAnimal, Greg Jensen, is an options investor, speaker, and author. His book, “Spread Trading – An Introduction to Trading Options in Nine Simple Steps,” like his cutting edge and innovative education, focuses on giving investors the tools and knowledge to put the odds of success in their favor.

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VP Of Education

Jeff McAllister has over 25 years of trading experience. He is a professional trader, speaker, and mentor. Jeff is recognized as an options trading expert in the private sector. He has educated thousands of investors, helping them achieve their financial goals.

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Say hello to our instructors

Charan Singh has been a coach with OptionsANIMAL since 2009 and has been involved with the company in other capacities, including as a student, since 2006. He is a professional trader and has nine years of equity and seven years of option trading experience.

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Emilu Bailes started trading equities in the early 90′s. In 2008, she enrolled as an OptionsANIMAL student because she wanted to trade options in her portfolio. The OptionsANIMAL program gave her the confidence she needed to enter a trade without any fear.

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Karen Smith began her trading career in the early 90’s using mutual funds as her primary trading vehicle. She managed her personal portfolios while acting as controller of her family business. She was successful with her methodology, but was always frustrated by the fees that mutual funds charged on top of commissions involved in trading.

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Ken Bailey started trading in 2005 as part of his search for a new career. His search led him to enroll in the OptionsANIMAL program. As a student he mastered the curriculum and even developed a new trade the OptionsANIMAL students call, “The Big Chicken.”

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Eric Hale holds a degree in nuclear engineering. He approaches trading like an engineer – analyzes risk, creates a trading plan, then trades with confidence. He’s been one of OptionsANIMAL’s dynamic trading coaches since 2008 and loves helping his students become better traders.

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Scott Gillam began his investment profession as a retail broker in 1980. He began as a retail broker. Upon leaving the regional trading firm he became a Branch Manager for a regional Bank and held the position of Branch Manager / Investment Advisor.

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Jodie Lane began her trading career in the late fall of 1999, just prior to the crash caused by the bursting of the tech bubble in 2000. She began as a purely technical trader, relying on “stop-losses” to manage risk. It became very clear that she needed a better way, both to improve results and protect capital.

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