THE MISSION OF TRADERS4ACAUSE
IS TO PROMOTE A CULTURE OF CARING AND ALTRUISM WITHIN THE TRADING COMMUNITY.
We seek to educate, motivate and inspire traders to make a difference through supporting worthy causes.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Traders have access to wealth and resources, but not everyone in this world is as fortunate. Traders4ACause believes in promoting the idea that people who achieve success should give back to the community and make a positive impact in the world.
Motivate and inspire traders to share their success with those less fortunate than themselves.
Raise awareness of the causes in greatest need of support.
Educate the trading community about effective giving. Traders4ACause seeks to maximizing the impact of giving by educating and promoting “smart philanthropy”.
Promote and highlight charities that Traders4ACause has researched and considers to be some of the most effective.
INSPIRE THE TRADING COMMUNITY
Traders4ACause seeks to energize, educate and enable traders to succeed. Through greater success, traders will be further empowered to make a greater difference in the world.
Events & Conferences
We promote events for networking and education within the trading community.
Our goal is to foster a stronger community where traders can support each other’s growth.
Education & Fundraising
We work with experienced traders to facilitate access to quality education through fundraising activities.
MEET THE TRADERS4ACAUSE TEAM
Nathan Michaud is one of the founding members of Traders4ACause. He has served as the President of the non-profit organization since 2013. He is also a volunteer for the organization’s charity committee and conference committee. Mr. Michaud holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Michaud has been a full time independent stock trader since 2003. He is well known in the trading community for his ability to identify and react to momentum in the markets quickly. During his career he has founded and still manages a live trading chat room and produced many educational products.
Mr. Michaud has always been involved in giving back but quickly realized the power of putting your first foot forward in the trading community and the amount of impact just a handful of traders can make.
Mr Michaud resides in New Hampshire with his wife Laura, daughter Adalyn and most importantly his dog, Beckett.
Scott Herman is one of the founding members of Traders4ACause. Mr. Herman served as the Vice President on the board of directors from inception until June of 2016, at which time he joined the executive council as the Vice President. He is a volunteer for both the charity and conference committee.
Mr. Herman has a broad based business background that compliments his business degree from Tulane University. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry and is a founder and principal of CenterPoint Securities — a firm dedicated to offering high quality service to the active trader. Mr. Herman is a member in good standing with FINRA and holds his 7, 63 and 24 licenses. He is also a former professional equities trader and a serial entrepreneur, successfully forming and selling several companies including Admissions Prep, a test prep company acquired by Kaplan.
Mr. Herman has been actively involved and contributed to a number of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. He currently serves as a volunteer on the Supervisory Board of the North Island Credit Union which acts as an oversight committee ensuring the Credit Union’s compliance with laws and overseeing the annual audit.
In his free time, Mr. Herman enjoys beach volleyball, bogey golf and spending time with his wife Stephanie and their two young children.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Gregg Sciabica is one of the founding directors of Traders4ACause. He has served as the chairman of the board since May of 2016. He is also a volunteer for the organization’s charity committee and conference committee.
Mr. Sciabica has been a very successful independent stock trader since 1999. He is well known in the trading community and has earned an exceptional reputation for his research and trading skill. During his career he has founded and managed hedge funds and a commodity pool. While he continues to devote the majority of his time to trading, he now also works with and mentors other traders. He is also an investor in several businesses.
Mr. Sciabica has a personal belief in the importance of giving back. Throughout his career he has generously donated to non-profit charities supporting a wide range of causes. He resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and daughter.
TREASURER & SECRETARY
Laura Ogonowski-Michaud has served as the Secretary and Treasurer of Traders4ACause since June 2016. Prior to this, she served as Secretary and Vice President of the charity. She is a volunteer of the conference committee and helped organized the Building Dreams for Marines Inaugural Holiday Gala Event in December 2015.
Ms. Ogonowski-Michaud earned an undergraduate degree in Finance at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. She then earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rivier University, Nashua, New Hampshire. From 2007 to 2014, she worked at Liberty Mutual Group as a Technical Claims Specialist.
Ms. Ogonowski-Michaud believes in being part of something bigger than oneself. Prior to joining Traders4ACause, Ms. Ogonowski-Michaud ran half marathons in Memphis, Tennessee to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Ms. Ogonowski-Michaud resides in New Hampshire with her husband, Nathan, daughter, Adalyn and dog, Beckett.
Tom Kelly has served on the board of Traders4ACause since May 2014. He also volunteers on the organization’s charity committee.
Mr. Kelly served as a licensed investment advisor at Lehman Brothers and Dean Witter Reynolds between 1989 and 1996. Since 1996, Mr. Kelly has been a successful independent equities trader. Mr. Kelly is also well established in the business world. He owns Tequila Ranch in Hollywood, FL and Chayo Mexican Kitchen in Las Vegas, NV.
Mr. Kelly holds a degree in political science from SUNY Brockport.
Mr. Kelly believes in the importance of donating to charity and makes considerable donations to different charities and organizations throughout the year.
DIRECTOR & CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Zach Schellhaas has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2014. He is also the chairman of the conference committee and a volunteer for the organization’s charity committee.
Mr. Schellhaas has served as a trader and account manager for S-Lab Trading since March 2012. Prior to working for S-Lab, he worked as a director of operations for a medical diagnostic testing facility for 4 years. He’s had a diverse career; from interactive marketing and advertising to wholesale distribution.
Mr. Schellhaas earned a degree in marketing and social psychology at Lehigh University, where he served as both general manager of the campus radio station and director of a student activities committee.
Traders4ACause believes that Mr. Schellhaas is qualified to serve on the board of directors because of his experience as a leader and his extensive experience in event planning and organization. Mr. Schellhaas resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and 2 daughters.
DIRECTOR & COMMITTEE MEMBER
Matt Marino has served on the board of Traders4ACause since February 2017. He also volunteers on the organization’s conference committee.
Mr. Marino has been a registered representative in good standing with FINRA since 1999 and holds his series 7, 63, 55 and 24 licenses. He has been a principal of three trading firms, most recently as a founder and principal of CenterPoint Securities — a firm dedicated to offering high quality service to the active trader.
Mr. Marino takes pride in giving back to the community and supporting charitable endeavors. He has generously donated his time as a volunteer youth soccer coach for the past 10 seasons. As a sponsor and attendee of all Traders4acause conferences since inception, he is honored to have joined the board and excited to be a part of the future growth of this great organization.
Mr. Marino resides in Rochester Hills, Michigan on his 4 acre hobby farm with his wife and two teenage children. He enjoys spending time with his family and taking care of their 9 chickens, 4 ducks and multitude of rescue animals — consisting of 2 cats, 2 pigs and a Chihuahua named Bingo.
Josh Andrews has been working with Traders4Cause since 2014. He currently serves as a member of the conference committee.
Mr. Andrews is a part-time trader and founder of Upper Division Marketing, an agency responsible for the digital presence of multiple companies in the finance industry.
Mr. Andrews earned an honors marketing degree from Barrett The Honors College at Arizona State University.
Mr. Andrews believes in the importance social awareness and giving back to the community. He has volunteered for many charities across the country.
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