Shawn is responsible for overseeing the thinkpipes® trading platform and research related to financial markets and market structure. He is also a regular contributor to shows on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, including Morning Trade Live and Market On Close. He has been with TD Ameritrade since 2011 and held positions in Client Services and with TradeWise Advisors, an option-based trade advisory and separate but affiliated company under TD Ameritrade.
Cruz graduated from Illinois State University with a BBA in finance and economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with concentrations in analytic finance, finance, and economics. He holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 66 industry licenses.
Before attending Illinois State, he served as an infantryman in the United States Marines Corps.
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