We Empower Traders!
We believe that we exist to enable, equip, and encourage our clients to achieve financial freedom through great trading resources, and that’s never changing.
President and Founder
Drew Day is the founder and president of Base Camp Trading, an international speaker and 16-year hedge fund veteran that has been involved with various hedge funds that have raised and managed over $6.5 billion in assets. He has been involved with systematic trading and portfolio management for more than 16 years. He focused on trading the global futures markets, following a systematic, low leveraged and highly diversified trading regiment. As a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), he traded 40 individual futures markets across eight different sectors. Drew has been a featured speaker at Bloomberg Markets in London and New York and is featured as a leading industry expert in the book “A Visual Guide to Hedge Funds” published by Bloomberg Wiley. He is also involved in proprietary trading and owns his own proprietary trading firm that focuses on quantitative, behavioral and machine learning trading systems.
Brian Strong is the Senior Vice President at Base Camp Trading. Brian has a diverse 20+ year career in software engineering with projects ranging from mobile gaming to hedge fund software. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Biological Sciences. Brian is also heavily involved in proprietary trading, developing and coding quantitative, behavioral and machine learning trading systems.
Dave Aquino is a professional trader with over 20+ years of real-world experience as a trader and portfolio manager. He started his career at Merrill Lynch and eventually moved on to manage over $650 million in assets, specializing in options income strategies, for Vanguard Asset Management. He is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Dave is a partner at Base Camp Trading and specializes in helping clients understand how to trade options for income. Dave is also heavily involved with proprietary trading.
Thomas Wood is a professional trader with over 12+ years of experience trading the markets, both personally and professionally as a hedge fund manager. He started his career at a wealth management firm, created a hedge fund at the age of 26 and eventually settled as a head trader at MicroQuant. Thomas is a partner at Base Camp Trading and specializes in helping traders simplify the markets by understanding is world-renowned price action trading strategies. Thomas also develops quantitative, behavioral, and machine learning based trading systems.
Trading Analyst and Instructor
John Osborn wears a lot of hats at Base Camp Trading. He is a trading analyst and instructor that you will find in the trading rooms from time to time. Additionally, John develops trading indicators, strategies and documentation to help BCT members and clients find trading opportunities in alignment with our trading strategies. John is a software engineer and trader with over 20 years of trading experience, including a background in designing human machine interfaces for submarine systems for the Department of Defense, and managing projects and project management positions at a large pharmaceutical company. John has also been a collegiate computer science instructor.
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The Core Values.
We believe simple is better than complex, which causes us to take a “less is more” approach to everything we do.
We believe in solving important problems for our clients and team so we are always improving.
We are all ambitious people who are motivated from within to succeed, which creates a winning culture where we never settle.
We honor our commitments by doing what we say we will do, when we say we’ll do it, even when it’s hard,
We keep our clients interests at the forefront of everything we do and make their success priority #1.