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Rick Tomsic

Rick Tomsic founded Tradovate Holdings, LLC and currently serves as its CEO responsible for strategic direction. Prior to Tradovate, Rick founded Open E Cry, LLC (OEC) in 2001 and served as its President until its acquisition by optionsXpress, Holdings, LLC in July of 2008. After the sale of OEC Rick has served in various executive roles including EVP of Institutional Products at optionsXpress, Vice President at Charles Schwab, and Senior Vice President at GAIN Capital all while continuing to be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of OEC at these firms. Rick also founded Tomsic Holdings, LLC in 2001 an investment holding company that invests in traditional and nontraditional assets, real estate, and private equity. The firm focuses on futures, forex, and equity trading technology. As the Managing Member, Rick is responsible for strategic direction and investment selections.
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Tradovate - Too Good to Be True?

Posted by Rick Tomsic on May 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Wow. What an amazing response we have received to the launch of Tradovate. We appreciate all the emails, chats, tweets and questions we have received about Tradovate. The common question we are getting is “this sounds too good to be true; is Tradovate for real?”

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Welcome to Tradovate

Posted by Rick Tomsic on April 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Why did we do it?

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Thanksgiving – A Time to Reflect

Posted by Rick Tomsic on November 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM


This week many Americans will travel to be with family and to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we near Thanksgiving I thought I would share some of the many things at Tradovate that we are thankful for this year.

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The GOP Debate and the Futures Industry

Posted by Rick Tomsic on November 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM



Interested in the headline from CNBC, Your Money Your Vote, I tuned into the GOP debate Wednesday night like all Americans hoping to hear something positive for startups and small businesses and how it might help shape our new venture.


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Consolidation in Futures Technology and Brokerage Firms

Posted by Rick Tomsic on July 15, 2015 at 5:00 AM


As much press as FinTech has received for new initiatives and investment in the financial sector it would be hard not to notice the consolidation that has occurred in the derivatives space over the past decade. To build and navigate a successful futures firm it is important to understand the current environment, how we got here, and then project where the opportunities are in the industry.

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