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We Empower Traders!

The Purpose.

We help traders with successful trading strategies and tools so they can enjoy life as they see fit…including us!

The Core Values.

Amaze.

We create awesome trading tools and education and will not settle for less than extraordinary.  We develop every new tool/software/training as a direct result of listening to our customers and caring about their struggles, needs, and desires.

Do.

We walk our talk. We do what we say we’ll do.  Every daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual goal is tied to our purpose of helping traders succeed.

Simplify.

We eliminate unnecessary processes.  We only do that which moves the needle. We make things that are easy to use.

Learn.

We pursue truth with reckless abandon.  We will follow wherever truth lead us, as we seek to innovate and constantly improve.  We value independent thinking and do everything we can to find the best way to do things.

Optimize.

We may struggle, and things may not go as planned, but we rally together, as a team, to achieve great things for our customers.  We pursue every challenge with a can-do attitude.  We walk our talk.  We do what we say we’ll do.  Every daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual goal is tied to our purpose of helping traders succeed.

Team Work.

We focus on achievement rather than credit.  We win (and lose) as a team.  We aren’t afraid to share our success or shoulder the blame. We give credit were it’s due, own up to our mistakes, and work to find solutions to problems we discover.

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The Team.

Drew Day

Drew Day

President and Co-Founder

Hi, and welcome to Base Camp Trading! I’m Drew and I am the guy that started this incredible company.  I am married and have two beautiful daughters.  Back in the day, I was given some incredible experiences like starting to work for a hedge fund at 21 years old and helping sell a private company for almost $30 million at only 27 years old.  I am kind of nerd when it comes to history, and it’s always fascinated me because it gives us so much context for making better decisions.  In every job that I’ve had, I have always gravitated toward leadership and teaching opportunities – and this company was born out of my love for teaching and helping people master complex topics.  Having worked with private equity funds and hedge funds for over 15 years, I have had the privilege to advise funds that have raised and managed over $7.5 billion in assets.  When I am not working on this business, I spend time with my family or enjoy being outdoors cycling, rowing, running or reading another book.   I have a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

Brian Strong

Brian Strong

Vice President and Head of Development

Hi there, I’m Brian and I’m the only Yankee on this team!  I’m from upstate New York and proud of it.  I am kind of obsessed with figuring out how and why things work.  I’ve been taking things apart since childhood with a goal of understanding the smallest details of what makes something work the way it does. This early obsession led to trying to understand how the human body and mind work (without taking them apart). I believe that if you understand how and why something works then you can easily recreate a repeatable process that can solve all kinds of problems.  I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and biological sciences.  I have a diverse career in software engineering with projects ranging from mobile gaming to hedge fund software.  When I’m not coding, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my wife and two extremely active children.

Thomas Wood

Thomas Wood

Head of Trading Operations

Hey there, I’m Thomas Wood and I head up the trading operations around here. I come from a blue collar family, my father owned a construction company and I grew up working with him building houses. One thing he always told me was that “You don’t want to be in a job like this, you want a job where you can use your brain and still make good money.” He is who introduced me to the trading world, and since I was about 14 years old, I have been hooked. I came to work with MicroQuant because my father was always looking for the “guru” to teach him how to trade and he was never able to learn enough to become really profitable. I decided I wanted to work in a place where I could pull back the Wall Street veil and show people that trading really is not that hard as long as you have patience, discipline, and proper risk management. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to be a partner in, and manager of, a hedge fund and I have worked with thousands of traders ranging from multibillion dollar funds, to retail traders trading a couple thousand dollar accounts.

When I am not at my desk trading or working with traders, I can normally be found hanging out with my wife and my dog Merlin, out riding my dirt bike, or working out at the gym. I have a passion for helping others succeed in trading and life, taking the complex and making it simple enough for anyone to understand. These are the main reasons I am where I am.

Dave Aquino

Dave Aquino

Head of Sales, Options and Stocks Trading

Hi Everyone, I’m Dave! I’m the options and stocks guy around here.  I began my professional career shortly after graduating pre-med from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Molecular Biology. Desiring to help others with specialized knowledge, I attended Medical School for a year.  Dismayed with the business of managed care, I discovered that I could use my desire and abilities to help people in other areas of their health – like their financial health.  So, I decided to go into financial planning & investments and quickly became one of the youngest brokers at Merrill Lynch where I managed complex equity portfolios with stock options.  I continued to advance my career with Vanguard Asset Management Group, overseeing the daily portfolio management of ultra-high net worth family office client’s holdings in equities and options.

Minh Le

Minh Le

Support

Hey, I am Minh and I am the guy that helps you with any questions you’ll have around here at Base Camp Trading.  I have a passion for making sure that our student family is set up for success!  I studied programming in college so that I could help people understand the technical aspects associated with learning difficult concepts.  When I am not working at Base Camp, I enjoy hiking, disc golf and believe it or not I’m actually a DJ! I am from LA after all!

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