He coaches & mentors financial professionals, independent traders, business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to expand their mental game to make more consistent profits. In the last few years he has been training traders and managers from trading companies & hedge funds. He & I are currently working on a project to bring those same skills, via the internet, to fit the pocketbook of the home based trader.
Rich started his career as a floor trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1983 trading S&P futures and options and continued at the Chicago Board of Trade trading agriculturals. In the photograph below you can see him trading in the pit at the C.M.E.
He created, built and finally sold Trade Management LLC, one of the most consistently profitable options and equity trading firms on the floor of the PSE. He created a way to visualize option values that enabled his floor traders to instantly execute trading opportunities.
As a member of the Pacific Exchange, he also served as Exchange Director and chaired the New Products Committee. With in depth experience as a broker, floor trader, financial software developer and entrepreneur, he brings concrete real world experience to his clients.
He also founded and built ePIT Systems, a software company which produced internet exchange software solutions for the regulated and over-the-counter market places. At ePIT he designed and received seven significant patents on electronic trading interfaces. ePIT’s systems and patent technology were purchased by Hitachi.
Richard Friesen is also a popular speaker on topics of the psychology of money management, politics and personal transformation and is building an online training academy for traders at Mind Muscle Academy. It is currently in beta testing for select traders and will be opening the doors in January 2014.