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About Us

TraderPlanet.com is an Inc. 500 company headquartered in the Tampa Bay, FL area and is a social-networking site that provides individual traders of all skill levels a one-stop destination for financial information and trading tools. TraderPlanet.com is the only financial-networking site of its kind that offers its members a full suite of market-data feeds, advanced technical tools, and extensive analyst commentary across asset classes, while enabling members to give back to the broader world community through gift giving to charitable causes. TraderPlanet.com's highly interactive, multimedia platform promotes a free-flowing exchange of ideas through questions, answers, and commentary geared towards improving trading strategies and investment performance.

Our Team

Lane Mendelsohn

Lane Mendelsohn has been involved in the trading industry dating back to 1993 and has been an associate member of the Market Technicians Association since 2001. He has educated thousands of traders and has helped them to become more successful in their trading through his expertise with trading software. His vision for helping traders has resulted in the successful launch of several educational websites. His latest endeavor, TraderPlanet.com launched in January 2005 and is dedicated to helping traders free of charge.

Darla Tuttle

Darla Tuttle brings twenty two years of diverse business development and project management experience within the financial industry to TraderPlanet. During her 16-year tenure with TradeStation Technologies, Inc., Darla worked with many of the industry's most influential individuals in the development and promotion of decision support tools and Web based trading and product education. She directly supervises the operations and web development teams and manages the relationships and logistics pertinent to marketing/advertising, public relations, event production and business development. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Kira McCaffrey Brecht

Kira McCaffrey Brecht is a twenty year veteran of the financial markets. She started her career on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade covering the bond futures market for a financial newswire service. From there she moved upstairs to work as a technical analyst for MMS International—an advisory firm for institutional and central bank clients, which was a division of Standard & Poor's. She has a passion for the financial markets and has analyzed and written about commodity futures, forex, individual stocks and the broader stock market. She truly believes it is "all in the charts" and offers expertise in deciphering and explaining technical tools and strategies in an easy to understand manner. Posts during her career include managing editor SFO magazine, Chicago bureau chief at Futures World News, market analyst at Bridge News and technical analyst at MMS International. She has passed Level I and Level II CMT exams from the Market Technicians Association.

Darrell Jobman

Darrell Jobman has been writing about financial markets for more than 35 years, covering all aspects of the trading industry. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, he was a newspaper farm editor and editor of several agricultural publications before becoming an editor of Futures Magazine for more than 15 years. He has written and/or edited more than a dozen books on trading including The Handbook for Technical Analysis. His passion is helping others succeed by learning the "dos and don'ts" of trading and through his editorial contributions to TraderPlanet.com he has really been able to satisfy his passion.

Kara Crawford

Kara Crawford enthusiastically supports the operational and marketing logistics for TraderPlanet.com. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications and joined TraderPlanet in 2007. Kara publishes the TraderPlanet e-newsletters and manages the email marketing and distribution of company communications for TraderPlanet.com. Many key individuals in the industry have come to rely upon Kara just as TraderPlanet management does, because she knows how to get things done, done right and fast!

Keith Hatfield

As a Senior Developer, Keith brings over 10 years’ experience in programming and software development. Having worked in a variety of industries including web design, manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit organization management has provided Keith with a breadth of experience that manifests itself in his adaptability and forward-thinking development style. Keith is constantly working to make the TraderPlanet.com website a responsive and powerful tool for traders.

Chris Kirby

Chris Kirby has been in the Digital Arts and Multimedia Developing fields for over 12 years professionally. In the span of his career, Chris has worked with many Fortune 500 companies in developing their online user experience and has traveled around the world supervising the deployment of online rich media technologies. His experience and passion for both the creative and analytical aspects of development drive him to create interactive solutions that are appealing and easy to use for all demographics.

Nghiem Tran

Nghiem Tran has been producing professional websites for many years. His career has flourished with a focus on both graphic design and web development. Nghiem's background in freelance work with local businesses has given him the opportunity to experience a multitude of different industries. Driven by efficiency, Nghiem is always working towards to improving TraderPlanet.com into a lean, mean financial machine (that is also user friendly). He is very excited to learn from and be a part of this great team.

Ozzie Disgdiertt

Ozzie Disgdiertt brings over 10 years of professional experience in digital media advertising to TraderPlanet. He specializes in identifying strategic avenues that have strengthened business initiatives for organizations ranging from a software support company to multi-billion-dollar corporations such as Verizon Inc. Ozzie takes a great deal of pride in establishing strong, long term relationships with clients by servicing their accounts efficiently through a very personable approach. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from St. Leo University.

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