Chief Knowledge Officer
Online Trading Academy
John O'Donnell is the chief knowledge officer for Online Trading Academy (OTA), delivering a combination of educational and corporate experience that has been instrumental in making OTA one of the premier franchisor trading schools in the world. His extensive management and consulting experience has been a key ingredient in OTA'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, CA. He has often been featured on financial Web portals and television networks such as CNBC, CNN, FOXBizTV, Bloomberg, 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" have also been featured in financial-focused newspapers and magazines such as the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Traders Journal, and EQUITIES magazine. He 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 began his career as a public school teacher and then transitioned to public corporations, working as an investment banker. Mr. O'Donnell received a BS in Science from Southwest Baptist University.