Online Trading Academy Names Marc Bivona Chief Marketing Officer

Veteran Marketing Executive’s Experience in Developing and Implementing Multi-Channel Initiatives Put to Task of Expanding Global Investing and Trading Academy’s Awareness and Reach

Irvine, CA, August 15, 2013 - Online Trading Academy has appointed Marc Bivona to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Bivona brings his online-savvy with a unique blend of marketing, financial, and operational expertise across a variety of industries that include education, technology, and financial services. In his role, he will lead the marketing division working to develop and implement effective strategies across all channels; to attract, engage, and maintain prospective students for the global trading and investing academy.

“We are excited and honored to welcome Marc to the Online Trading Academy team,” said Eyal Shahar, founder and President of Online Trading Academy. “We believe that his experience in helping companies like ours grow through successful marketing will help us continue to transform even more lives worldwide.”

Bivona joined the Online Trading Academy executive team in February of 2013. Previously while at TD Ameritrade’s ThinkorSwim Group (sold to TD Ameritrade in 2010), Bivona successfully led his group in execution of leading investor education marketing strategies.

“Our focus on building lifelong learning-relationships with customers there helped define my view of education and event-driven marketing,” said Bivona.

With a career in marketing and finance, he has led cross-functional teams to amplify growth with successful marketing tactics for Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, CitiCards, Goldman Sachs, P&G, Fox News Corp., and others. Bivona’s expertise includes areas of immediate opportunity for direct response marketing execution, as well as in developing and leveraging strong partnerships.

“The academy has a fantastic global reach and has nurtured a rapidly growing community of like-minded 'everyday investors'," said Bivona. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the expansion of this student base through strategic initiatives that resonate with prospects, students and graduates across Online Trading Academy’s network.”

To learn more about the Online Trading Academy team, please visit: www.tradingacademy.com.

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy helps their students by revealing the truth about what it takes to become a successful trader or investor. Their core strategy enables traders and investors to identify market turning points before they happen, with a high degree of accuracy. Students learn under the guidance of experienced professionals in a hands-on, learn-by-doing classroom setting. In the Professional Trader course, students learn trading skills and then practice trading live, in the classroom, with Online Trading Academy’s money, without paying commissions or risking their own capital.

Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced industry professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom study. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Jose, Seattle, Secaucus, Stamford, Tampa and Washington, D.C., plus international locations in Dubai, Jakarta, London, Mumbai, Singapore, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, visit www.tradingacademy.com.

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