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The following authors regularly contribute content to The Option Strategist Blog and newsletter services.

Lawrence G. McMillan

McMillan Analysis Corp. - Founder and President

Larry McMillanProfessional trader Lawrence G. McMillan is perhaps best known as the author of Options As a Strategic Investment, the best-selling work on stock and index options strategies, which has sold over 300,000 copies. An active trader of his own account, he also manages option-oriented accounts for certain individuals. In a research capacity, he edits and contributes to his firm’s publications: Daily Volume Alerts, The Option Strategist and The Daily Strategist – derivative products newsletters covering equity, index, and futures options.

Stan Freifeld

McMillan Analysis Corp. - Director of Corporate Services and Mentoring Founder

Stan FreifeldStan comes to us from the Floor of the American Stock Exchange where he traded options for his own account from 1994-2001. He was a Market Maker for the options on several active equities. His knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Exchange, combined with his reputation for honesty, integrity, and fairness enabled him to be appointed as a Floor Official where he served on several Exchange Committees.

Ryan Brennan

McMillan Asset Management: Head Trader

Ryan BrennanMr. Brennan has more than 15 years of experience in volatility trading and derivatives research. A graduate of Rutgers University in 2004, he has been employed at McMillan Analysis Corp. in various capacities since 2001. Prior to his role heading the trading activities, Mr. Brennan spent several years as the director of client services and also as a research analyst where he was instrumental in the creation of The Volatility Capture strategy.

Mark A. Esposito

McMillan Options Mentoring: Head Mentor

Mark EspositoMark has been actively involved in the options industry in many capacities since 1978. Beginning as a clerk, he transitioned to a Market Maker Trader at the CBOE in 1981 where he traded MRK, FLR, RJN and much more until 2006. He served as the Vice Chairman for both Systems & Equity Floor Procedures for 6 years, was a major volunteer contributor for the development of the CBOE Hybrid Trading System, trained 20+ clerks for their respective trading careers, and experienced many major market events including the 1987 crash, 2000 tech crash, and Sept 11, 2001.