JJ Kinahan is a more than 30‑year trading veteran who began his career as a Chicago Board Options Exchange (now known as Cboe®) market maker in 1985, trading primarily in the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX) pits. While spending his time there primarily as an independent market maker, he also worked for ING Bank and Blue Capital and was Managing Director of Option Trading for Van Der Moolen, USA. In 2006, JJ joined the thinkorswim Group, which was eventually acquired by TD Ameritrade. JJ oversees market structure at TD Ameritrade and leads the firm’s client advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, where he voices the needs of retail investors. JJ is also a CNBC regular, is a Forbes contributor, and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters News, along with many other respected media outlets. He is a Cboe Advisory Member and SIFMA Options Committee member. His licenses include the 3, 4, 7, 24, and 66.