Ryan Mastro, Founder


Born and raised in Southern New Jersey.  Attended Drexel University with a dual major in Finance and Economics.  Competed for D.U. on the Division I Swimming and Diving team.  Started on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange in 1996 with Susquehanna Investment Group.  Worked as market marker and specialist on the PHLX.  Started an institutional options order flow desk.  The diverse order flow of the desk required a different type of risk management so Ryan created a risk platform for viewing risk by defined group over a matrix of risk parameters.  Measuring risk helped decrease margins and protect the company’s capital.

The creation of this platform led to a joint venture with IVolatility.com.  After leaving the trading desk and learning more about the institutional side of the market, Ryan focused on tools to improve his own trading.  These tools were designed to make it easier to find and trade options.  These tools and Ryan’s trading experience led to working with Options University.  Ryan was responsible for membership site which has over 1,500 members.  Along with Wayne, they both taught the Practical Applications class and the Technical Analysis class.  They also taught the Strategy Spotlight Class, Gamma Trading Class and the Mastery Class.  Ryan and Wayne also created and successfully ran the Options University Strategist for the first six months.  It started at the height of the market in November of 2007.  Despite the volatile markets of the next six months, they managed to return over 51% during that six month period.  Ryan currently hold his Series 66 and Series 7 licenses and has passed Phase Two of Three for the the Certified Market Technician(CMT.)  Ryan is married with three beautiful daughters.