Shawn Cruz, Head Trading Strategist

As Head Trading Strategist and Director of Derivative Strategy, Shawn is responsible for overseeing the development of the trader offering at TD Ameritrade, Inc. with a focus on products and platforms. He is also a regular contributor to shows on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, Inc., and appears frequently on media outlets such as CNBC and Yahoo Finance.

Shawn joined TD Ameritrade in 2011 and over the course of his tenure he has held positions in Client Services, Education, Product Development, and Market Structure.

Shawn graduated from Illinois State University with a BBA in finance and economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He holds Series 7, Series 24, Series 63, and Series 66 industry licenses.

Before attending Illinois State, he served as an infantryman in the United States Marines Corps. He is based in Chicago.

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