Scott Gillam | OptionsANIMAL
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Scott Gillam

Scott Gillam began his investment profession as a retail broker in 1980. Upon leaving the regional trading firm he became a Branch Manager for a regional Bank and held the position of Branch Manager / Investment Advisor. After 4 years in that position he transitioned into a major bank as a Credit Analyst and Finance Representative dealing with the automotive financing business. During his tenure in finance he designed and developed various programs and procedures to streamline financial reporting. This foray into technology led him to his next career. Recently he has been a Director of information technology, project manager, database developer, credit analyst, and financial analyst for various firms since the late 1990’s. He has stayed with investments through the years as his passion still ran deep for trading as a lifetime business.

Prior to joining OptionsANIMAL he had tried other popular education programs. Although other
programs gave him the “knowledge”, it wasn't until he found OptionsANIMAL in 2010 that he fully
understood all aspects of options to become a successful trader with which to become a profitable
trader. He now has the opportunity to impart his investment, technical, and financial knowledge
and insight to the OptionsANIMAL community as a coach and mentor. He is passionate in his
teachings and the desire to pass on his life lessons to students and those wishing to manage their
financial futures.

Scott currently resides in Bristol Connecticut, yet still holds strong ties to his roots in Minnesota.
He lives with his faithful trading partner – Keeper, a Golden Lab/Ridgeback mix.


  • Bachelor of Science from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
  • Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from University of Hartford

Trading Style: Conservative

  • Diagonal Calendars
  • Verticals
  • Covered Calls


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