Irvine, CA – 15 August, 2022 – Online Trading Academy (OTA) was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Learning Capacity-Building Solution and Silver Stevie® Award in the category of Emerging Technology in The 19th Annual International Business Awards® today.

OTA’s award-winning Stratos technology allows instructors to engage with students, share content and provide feedback and guidance within OTA’s proprietary trading, analysis and education platform. OTA believes that learning to trade is a skill, and like any skill, such as learning to fly a plane or swing a golf club, you can’t build real skill solely by reading a book or watching video. OTA believes the right way to build skill is practice and repetition with a knowledgeable instructor. Stratos gives trading students the engaging technology they want and need to be able to really learn and practice building trading and investing skills in an innovative online environment.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2022 IBAs received entries from organizations in 67 nations and territories.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories

Online Trading Academy won in the Learning Capacity-Building Solution and the Emerging Technology categories for Skill-Building Education and Product Innovation with Stratos!

“Innovation comes from sensing a void and a vision for filling it”, said Steve Albin, Vice President of Product Operations.  “CliK, our proprietary trading, analysis and education platform coupled with Stratos is that innovation.  Stratos shortens the learning curve for our students and it’s a game-changer. Time and time again, our students share how much easier it is to make decisions and follow the risk management rules they set for themselves, because CliK is programmed to tell you when you deviate from those rules and Stratos gives every student the chance to keep pace and enjoy learning with their peers.”  Eyal Marmareli, OTA’s Chief Technology officer remarked, “OTA loves to be blazing a new trail. In early 2020, challenging world events necessitated significant changes in the way we deliver our training to students. Facing an immediate need to shift from offering in-person classes to a remote learning model, we needed to quickly pivot to a solution that would provide more effective distance teaching capabilities. Stratos empowers our instructors and students with multiple levels of smart, remote learning controls and helps students develop the confidence to learn, analyze and execute trades in the financial markets.”  Students can spend more time practicing in the classroom, making mistakes, correcting quickly, and mastering skills with Stratos than they could previously with more complicated platforms. 

OTA is thrilled to achieve both a Gold and Silver in this award year. The judges were very complimentary of the potential for Stratos sharing, “OTA provided sufficient claims, proof, and testimonials that exhibit the value Stratos - their new technology in the guided learning space brings to new and learning traders. Guided learning/video is a space that is under-utilized in the business technology space and the fact that Stratos can be used outside of this platform as well is quite substantial. Overall, I believe OTA is going to move the needle forward in guided learning with their offering and I found their submission to have all required details to help explain the value prop of their offering and why it excels.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July. 

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Online Trading Academy

Online Trading Academy (OTA) is a leader in financial education for people looking to build skills, evolve proficiency and develop confidence in trading and investing in the financial markets. OTA's proprietary and step-by-step Core Strategy methodology is designed to teach strategies to help traders and investors make smarter decisions aligned with their short-term and long-term financial goals. Students learn under the guidance of knowledgeable instructors, in an interactive classroom setting with extensive online education resources and a next-generation trading, analysis, and education platform called CliK. 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 is in its 25th year, has more than 35 worldwide education centers, and has served over 80,000 students with access to lifelong education who have rated their satisfaction at 94.4% from more than 210,000 post-class exit surveys. It all starts with a free introductory class, which over 580,000 people have attended.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at