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Russell Rhoads

Director of Educational Programs

CBOE Options Institute


Russell Rhoads, CFA, is director of educational programs with the CBOE Options Institute. He joined the Institute in 2008 after a career as an investment analyst and trader with a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management in Memphis, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, TradeLink Securities, and Millenium Management. Mr. Rhoads is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing. In 2008, he wrote Candlestick Charting for Dummies and is the author of Option Spread Trading: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategies and Tactics that was released in January 2011. In addition to duties for the CBOE, Mr. Rhoads instructs a graduate level options course at the University of Illinois-Chicago and holds an Instructor role with the Options Industry Council (OIC). He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis, earning a BBA, an MS in finance and a Master's certificate in financial engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.