Moving Forward Together
The Online Broker Summit brings together leaders and experts of the retail online brokerage industry to discuss emerging trends and to share experiences. Through a series of keynotes, diverse panel discussions and networking opportunities, the event sparks discussion among senior leadership, who are mutual advocates and influencers for retail brokerage and for the interests of self-directed investors. Hosted annually by Trading Central, the summit has become one of the industry's most anticipated events.

Virtual Program

November 16 @ 9:00 am ET

  • 08:40
    Admittance to Zoom
  • 09:00
    Introduction & Demo
    Hosted by Trading Central

    Let us introduce you to your peers in the digital wealth industry, setting us up for lively discussions in the breakout sessions following the panel session.

  • 09:08
    Modern acquisition techniques for today’s brokerages
    J.D. Power,  Mike Foy

    Investing has become a truly social and integrated experience. How are today’s leading brokerages accommodating these needs set by other industries? This discussion will explore emerging social strategies like A.I. chats and TikTok, as well as the tried and true techniques like freemium and SEO. How can marketing teams stay abreast of evolving trends, maintain an exploratory budget and facilitate an open dialogue within such a highly regulated environment?

  • 09:40
    Themed Breakout Rooms
    Hosted by Trading Central

    Breakout rooms give you a dedicated space to get acquainted with a small number of your peers and discuss trending topics. We hope these connections will stay with you long after the event.

  • 10:00
    See you next year

Speakers

Steven Orr
Chief Strategy Officer
Money.net
Better known on Wall Street as BigBeat, Steven has produced and hosted thousands of webinars, shows, interviews as the featured on-air talent and delivered industry-leading financial squawk services. He has served on the board of American Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association. He's passionate about delivering financial news and created the formats and styles that Money.net currently uses.
Steph Goldberg
Director of Marketing
Public.com
Steph works on brand awareness, positioning, and go-to-market strategy at Public, an investing platform that allows everyone to invest in stocks, ETFs, crypto, and alternative assets — all in one place. Her team obsesses over how both new audiences and Public's existing base of 3M+ members experience and perceive the brand throughout their journey, from top of funnel advertising to the in-app experience.
Brad Michelson
Head of U.S. Marketing
eToro
Brad Michelson runs the US marketing team at eToro, a global social trading platform with over 20 million global users. He is a digital marketer with over ten years of experience taking consumer FinTech and e-commerce brands to market.
Pavlos Evangelides
Head of Product
XM
With 10+ years of experience in building meaningful products for millions of users, Pavlos is passionate about customer research, human-centered design, and using goal frameworks to bring solutions to life. He currently leads the Product team at Trading Point as Head of Product Management, helping teams be better equipped to improve digital experiences for our customers.
Jerome Favresse
Chief Operating Officer
Trading Central
Jerome is a cross-asset strategist with over 15-years of investment banking experience, busy incubating new decision-support algos and AI. He specializes in Research & Strategy, Big Data, News and Sentiment Analytics. Jerome holds a Master of Science (MSc) from Bordeaux Management School in France.
Kathryn St. John
Senior Director of User Insights & Analytics
Trading Central
Kathryn has in-depth knowledge of software development, quant analytics and trading user experience amassed through startup days with Recognia. Kathryn's team continually transforms TC's products to deliver modern, engaging experiences; and helps brokers envision how to deliver actionable insights to their customers

Meet the Speakers

Sunayna Tuteja
Panelist
At TD Ameritrade, Sunayna leads an entrepreneurial “tiger team” with a mission to build the next generation of products, experiences and business models to break down barriers to investing and empower more people for financial success, via the ecosystems they use every day
Sunayna Tuteja
Head of Strategic Partnerships & Emerging Technologies
At TD Ameritrade, Sunayna leads an entrepreneurial “tiger team” with a mission to build the next generation of products, experiences and business models to break down barriers to investing and empower more people for financial success, via the ecosystems they use every day
Jerome Favresse
Demo Presentor
Jerome heads up TC Labs studio in Nice, France, incubating new decision support algos and AI. A Cross-Asset strategist with over 15-years investment banking experience, Jerome has been regularly ranked in the Top 3 team in Derivatives Research in the world at a number of premier financial institutions.
Jerome Favresse
Managing Director
Jerome heads up TC Labs studio in Nice, France, incubating new decision support algos and AI. A Cross-Asset strategist with over 15-years investment banking experience, Jerome has been regularly ranked in the Top 3 team in Derivatives Research in the world at a number of premier financial institutions.
Sudev Balakrishnan
Panelist
Sudev is responsible for leading product strategy, execution, product design and user research functions. Prior to joining STASH, Sudev served as Senior Vice President Product and a member of the executive team at Grubhub Inc. Before Grubhub, Sudev served as vice president of product for XO Group’s commerce and registry business.
Sudev Balakrishnan
Chief Product Officer
Sudev is responsible for leading product strategy, execution, product design and user research functions. Prior to joining STASH, Sudev served as Senior Vice President Product and a member of the executive team at Grubhub Inc. Before Grubhub, Sudev served as vice president of product for XO Group’s commerce and registry business.
Jo Lambert
Panelist
Jo brings over 20 years of experience in FinTech to Verizon Media, where she is responsible for the strategy and operations of various brands including Yahoo Finance, TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, and #BUILTBYGIRLS. She is developing differentiated products and content through numerous channels within mobile, web, and OTT including live video and premium subscriptions services.
Jo Lambert
General Manager
Jo brings over 20 years of experience in FinTech to Verizon Media, where she is responsible for the strategy and operations of various brands including Yahoo Finance, TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, and #BUILTBYGIRLS. She is developing differentiated products and content through numerous channels within mobile, web, and OTT including live video and premium subscriptions services.
Catherine Allegra
Panelist
Catherine co-founded Wall Street On Demand in 1991, and has led Markit Digital as Chief Learning Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently as Global Head. Her passion is creating collaborative, innovative cultures, developing leaders and listening to her clients to develop products and services that exceed their expectations.
Catherine Allegra
Founder and Global Head of Markit Digital
Catherine co-founded Wall Street On Demand in 1991, and has led Markit Digital as Chief Learning Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently as Global Head. Her passion is creating collaborative, innovative cultures, developing leaders and listening to her clients to develop products and services that exceed their expectations.
William Trout
Keynote
William's research centers on technology strategy and innovation in the securities and banking industries. He has particular expertise on automated advice delivery, emerging investment tools and wealth management platform technology.
William Trout
Head of Wealth Management Research
William's research centers on technology strategy and innovation in the securities and banking industries. He has particular expertise on automated advice delivery, emerging investment tools and wealth management platform technology.
Gary Christie
Product Demonstration
Gary has over 15 years in financial markets, serving as an equity & derivatives specialist and research analyst. Gary is regularly quoted in Bloomberg News, conducts many education and market outlook webinars for investment institutions all over the world and has been a guest speaker at the New York Traders Expo.
Gary Christie
Head of North American Research
Gary has over 15 years in financial markets, serving as an equity & derivatives specialist and research analyst. Gary is regularly quoted in Bloomberg News, conducts many education and market outlook webinars for investment institutions all over the world and has been a guest speaker at the New York Traders Expo.
Andrew Dodenhoff
Panelist
Andrew is an accomplished sales and business leader with 14 years of proven strategic national sales and talent development experience with a focus in consumer/digital wealth management products and services.
Andrew Dodenhoff
Director of Strategy, Self-Directed
Andrew is an accomplished sales and business leader with 14 years of proven strategic national sales and talent development experience with a focus in consumer/digital wealth management products and services.
Sean McDermott
Keynote
Sean joined Corporate Insight in July 2013 and leads the firm’s digital advice- and brokerage-focused syndicated research services. Additionally, he oversees custom research engagements for CI’s brokerage industry clients with a focus on digital customer experience, product marketing/ positioning and technology issues.
Sean McDermott
Director of Brokerage Research
Sean joined Corporate Insight in July 2013 and leads the firm’s digital advice- and brokerage-focused syndicated research services. Additionally, he oversees custom research engagements for CI’s brokerage industry clients with a focus on digital customer experience, product marketing/ positioning and technology issues.
Brett McDonald, CFA
Keynote
Brett currently leads fintech research working with firms from the financial services, startup and asset management arenas. He joined the firm in 2013 as a member of the distribution research group and is recognized for his knowledge of direct distribution channels, digital strategy and the emerging fintech ecosystem.
Brett McDonald, CFA
Senior Consultant
Brett currently leads fintech research working with firms from the financial services, startup and asset management arenas. He joined the firm in 2013 as a member of the distribution research group and is recognized for his knowledge of direct distribution channels, digital strategy and the emerging fintech ecosystem.
Tom Sosnoff
Moderator
Tom is a recognized online brokerage innovator and sought-after financial educator. He is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur who co-founded thinkorswim in 1999, tastytrade in 2011 and newly launched tastyworks in 2017. Leveraging over 20 years of experience, Tom pursued a vision to educate retail investors in options trading and to build a superior software platform.
Tom Sosnoff
Founder & Co-CEO
Tom is a recognized online brokerage innovator and sought-after financial educator. He is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur who co-founded thinkorswim in 1999, tastytrade in 2011 and newly launched tastyworks in 2017. Leveraging over 20 years of experience, Tom pursued a vision to educate retail investors in options trading and to build a superior software platform.
Jennifer Barrett
Speaker
Jennifer is a financial literacy advocate, digital content strategist and award-winning financial journalist with more than a decade of management experience. At Acorns, she runs the education product line, which includes onboarding, product and financial education, as well as overseeing the external-facing site, Grow.
Jennifer Barrett
Chief Education Officer
Jennifer is a financial literacy advocate, digital content strategist and award-winning financial journalist with more than a decade of management experience. At Acorns, she runs the education product line, which includes onboarding, product and financial education, as well as overseeing the external-facing site, Grow.
Jeff Chiappetta
Panelist
Jeff oversees the team responsible for driving superior end-to-end experiences, rooted in innovation, for Trading Services clients. He has held a number of different roles over the last 24 years with a focus on trading and derivatives.
Jeff Chiappetta
Vice President, Trading Services
Jeff oversees the team responsible for driving superior end-to-end experiences, rooted in innovation, for Trading Services clients. He has held a number of different roles over the last 24 years with a focus on trading and derivatives.
Christine Zalzal
Speaker
With over 25 years of marketing and creating new financial services products for leading Canadian financial institutions, Christine continues to promote innovation in the marketplace that creates a unique and competitive position.
Christine Zalzal
Vice President, Product, Sales Acquisition and Engagement Strategy
With over 25 years of marketing and creating new financial services products for leading Canadian financial institutions, Christine continues to promote innovation in the marketplace that creates a unique and competitive position.
Kelli Keough
Moderator
Kelli is responsible for designing and executing a digital strategy that is integrated into all aspects of the Wealth Management business, creating the opportunity for clients to invest digitally and complementing the personal service of the firm’s advisors.
Kelli Keough
Managing Director, Global Head of Digital Wealth Management
Kelli is responsible for designing and executing a digital strategy that is integrated into all aspects of the Wealth Management business, creating the opportunity for clients to invest digitally and complementing the personal service of the firm’s advisors.
Mike Foy
Keynote Speaker
Mike Foy is responsible for developing research based solutions that drive measurable results for clients within the wealth management industry in North America.
Mike Foy
Senior Director, Wealth Management Practice
Mike Foy is responsible for developing research based solutions that drive measurable results for clients within the wealth management industry in North America.
John See
Market Trends Moderator
John See is a passionate and visionary global business leader with an outstanding record of value creation. An early participant in the commercial exploration of the internet, Mr. See built and oversaw the most successful online brokerage business in Canada which continues to as a market leader and remains the most profitable wealth franchise in the country.
John See
Vice Chair
John See is a passionate and visionary global business leader with an outstanding record of value creation. An early participant in the commercial exploration of the internet, Mr. See built and oversaw the most successful online brokerage business in Canada which continues to as a market leader and remains the most profitable wealth franchise in the country.
Rob Carrick
Market Trends Panelist
Rob has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for over 25 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been a personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob’s personal finance column appears twice a week in The Globe, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears twice monthly on Saturday.
Rob Carrick
Commentator
Rob has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for over 25 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been a personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob’s personal finance column appears twice a week in The Globe, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears twice monthly on Saturday.
Theresa Carey
Moderator of Panel Session: Re-Imagining the Brokerage Experience
Theresa has been reviewing sites of interest to online investors since 1991. She is the author of 23 detailed annual reviews of online brokers for Barron’s, analyzing 20-30 offerings at a time. ConsumerSearch has ranked her online broker industry analysis #1 in credibility in evaluating, testing and identifying the category’s best products and services.
Theresa Carey
Brokerage and Investing Expert
Theresa has been reviewing sites of interest to online investors since 1991. She is the author of 23 detailed annual reviews of online brokers for Barron’s, analyzing 20-30 offerings at a time. ConsumerSearch has ranked her online broker industry analysis #1 in credibility in evaluating, testing and identifying the category’s best products and services.
Matt Wesche
Adapting to Change Panelist
Matt is responsible for the product lifecycle and customer experience for active trader products at E*TRADE. Prior to joining E*TRADE in 2016, Matt worked for OptionsHouse (acquired by E*TRADE) and Scottrade in a variety of product and strategy roles. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations.
Matt Wesche
Vice President, Product Management
Matt is responsible for the product lifecycle and customer experience for active trader products at E*TRADE. Prior to joining E*TRADE in 2016, Matt worked for OptionsHouse (acquired by E*TRADE) and Scottrade in a variety of product and strategy roles. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations.
Kathryn St. John
Product Demonstration
Kathryn’s team is transforming TC’s awarded product suite to deliver modern, engaging experiences. With in-depth knowledge of software development, quant analytics and trading user experience, Kathryn helps online brokers envision how to deliver actionable insights to their customers in the moments that matter.
Kathryn St. John
Senior Director of UX
Kathryn’s team is transforming TC’s awarded product suite to deliver modern, engaging experiences. With in-depth knowledge of software development, quant analytics and trading user experience, Kathryn helps online brokers envision how to deliver actionable insights to their customers in the moments that matter.

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