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 maximize 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.
Zach Schellhaas was appointed as Executive Director of Traders4ACause in February 2019. Prior to his role as Executive Director, he served as a Vice President in 2018. He is also a member of the Board of Directors since 2014, chairman of the conference committee, and a volunteer for the organization’s charity committee.
Mr. Schellhaas runs his own consulting firm, and previously served as a trader and account manager for S-Lab Trading from March 2012 to January 2018. Prior to working for S-Lab, he worked as a director of operations for a medical diagnostic testing facility. 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 as Executive Director 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.
Scott Herman is a founding member of Traders4ACause and currently serves as an advisor to the board and charity 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 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 California Credit Union, a credit union with over 3 Billion in assets. The Supervisory Committee 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 traveling, beach volleyball, 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.
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 & investor. Mr. Kelly is also well established in the business world. He owns 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. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife and two young children.
VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR
Matt Marino has served on the board of Traders4ACause since February 2017and appointed as Vice President in February 2019. 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 sports coach for many years. As a sponsor and attendee of all Traders4acause conferences since inception, he is honored to be a part of this great organization.
Mr. Marino resides in Rochester Hills, Michigan with his wife and two children. They are caretakers to over 15 animals many of which are from rescue organizations.
Jill Malandrino, Global Markets Reporter, is the host of TradeTalks and regularly reports from the Nasdaq MarketSite, Nasdaq PHLX Trading Floor and industry conferences. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Jill was the Product Development Manager for The Street’s OptionsProfits where she reported from the Nasdaq, NYSE, Chicago Board of Trade, CBOE and NYMEX trading floors. She was formerly on the institutional equity trading desks of Prudential Equity Group and H.C. Wainwright. Her 15+ years of experience on Wall Street, give her the insight to facilitate meaningful conversations with industry leaders. Follow @JillMalandrino
SECRETARY & DIRECTOR
Justin Denman has served on the board of Traders4ACause as Secretary since February 2019. Justin attended the first Traders4ACause conference in Las Vegas in 2014 and has been an enthusiastic supporter of the organization since.
Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, and after much trial and error, Justin found consistency with trading in 2012. Justin has been trading on a full time basis since 2015. Prior to becoming a full time trader, Justin held various management and leadership positions for 10 years.
Justin earned a degree in Accounting at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2001. While at Illinois Wesleyan, Justin served as an assistant to the Sports Information Director and helped compile official statistics at university sporting events.
Originally from the Midwest, Justin relocated to Tucson, AZ in early 2017 with his wife and two young boys. In his free time, Justin enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with his wife and children.
James Richard is a Senior Manager in PwC’s asset management practice with over ten years of experience in the Financial Services industry. James spent two years with the PwC Australia Firm where he worked in both the financial service sector as well as renewable resources. James has a BBA and MSA in accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.
James services a wide range of clients and products including asset manager corporate audits, bank sponsored collective investments funds, money market funds, private equity funds, and unit trust funds. He has worked extensively with investment advisors and other large mutual fund complexes and has experience with a broad range of investment strategies and complex portfolio holdings. James has also played an active role in the firms Learning and Education programs instructing both internal and external courses.
James has always been passionate about giving back and has lead numerous initiatives to support organization the local community. He has served on boards while working in Australia and is heavy involved in PWC’s “Access your potential” initiative supporting youth and education initiatives.
Joshua Cherniack graduated with honors from CU Boulder. After graduation, he took a position as an analyst at Point 72 Capital where he worked under a portfolio manager with 100 million in capital. He later joined his father at a prop trading firm, Goose Hill LLC, which was spun off from First New York Securities.
Joshua has also worked in sales, holding a position at Iason where he sold data systems to bulge bracket bangs specializing in swaps.
For the past four years, Joshua has been a full-time day trader and is enthusiastic about promoting generosity within the trading community.
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