John O'Donnell is the Director of Research for Online Trading Academy. In this role he delivers a combination of educational and corporate experience that has been instrumental in making Online Trading Academy one of the premier trading schools in the world. His extensive management and consulting experience has been a key ingredient in Online Trading Academy's fast global growth and industry recognition and awards.
Mr. O'Donnell was a finalist two years in a row for the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award by Inc. magazine in Orange County, California. He has often been featured on financial web portals and television networks such as CNBC, CNN and MarketWatch. Mr. O'Donnell's focus and thoughts on issues such as historic boom/bust business cycles and the potential coming burst of the credit bubble in the "Globalization 3.0 Era" has also been featured in financial focused newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Traders Journal and EQUITIES magazine, just to name a few. Mr. O'Donnell is frequently a keynote speaker at global finance expos including Trade2Win, Online Traders Expo, London IX Expos, Brazil Active Traders Expos, World's First Virtual Online Traders Expo, Canadian Financial Forums, and The MoneyShow.
Mr. O'Donnell received a BS in Science from Southwest Baptist University in 1968. He began his career as a public school teacher and then transitioned to public corporations, working as an investment banker. His background in both education and financial services gives him a unique ability to speak about complex financial theories, trading strategies and economics.