CEO Eyal Shahar Nominated for Innovator of the Year Award

Irvine, CA, September 16, 2019 - Eyal Shahar, CEO and Founder of Online Trading Academy, was nominated by Orange County Business Journal as one of this year's top innovators. 84 nominees throughout Orange County were selected for this award which is designed to celebrate brilliant Orange County innovators who create groundbreaking products, services or other game changing assets shaking up the status quo.

“I am thrilled to be recognized for this award,” said Eyal Shahar. “It really goes to all of the tremendous innovators we have in our company and the culture of allowing people to exercise creativity that we’ve developed here for over 22 years.”

Online Trading Academy is being recognized more than ever in the world of financial education. CliK, the company’s educational trading technology, is the only analysis and trading platform on the market that has fully integrated OTA’s patented core strategy and could be customized for each end-user based on how and what they trade and invest. The platform also recently won a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Technical Innovation of the Year category in the 16th Annual International Business Awards®. CliK was recognized as being the first front end trading platform designed to support the learning curve of each user along their educational path.

This dedication to developing products that are designed to help students learn both in and outside the classroom is a result of the demand for critical investing skills. Eyal's innovative spirit is reflected in OTA's extensive suite of tools, services and course content.

Eyal adds that the drive for innovation stems from OTA’s focused pledge towards student success. He states, “We have a relentless commitment to the success of our students and our team members, and that drives us to constantly innovate to improve the lives of all whom we have the privilege to serve.”

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Online Trading Academy (OTA) is a world leader in education for investors looking to build life-changing skills designed to help make the right moves in the financial and real estate markets. Their patented Core Strategy is designed to empower traders and investors to make smarter investing decisions. Students learn under the guidance of experienced traders in an interactive classroom setting with extensive online education resources. The courses are geared toward individual investors or traders, novice or experienced, who want to learn how to use similar tools and trading techniques as the professional traders on Wall Street. From a single location in Irvine, CA, Online Trading Academy has expanded to more than 48 worldwide campuses, and over 500,000 people have attended OTA’s free half-day introductory class.