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Chesley Spencer

Chesley is Product Manager, Trading, for TD Ameritrade. His chief responsibility is to manage the thinkorswim® trading platform—prioritizing development, planning new features, and executing our strategy for actively trading clients.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?
My greatest challenge in accomplishing my job is balancing a seemingly infinite number of good ideas against a finite amount of resources to accomplish them. There is always more stuff we would like to do than can be done at one time.

What have you done in the field?
I started at the very ground floor at TD Ameritrade, so I have touched a lot of different parts of the business in my time here. I have done anything from resetting passwords and giving quotes, to working our trade desk, troubleshooting issues in tech support, managing back-end migrations, public demos and presentations, and more.

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by?
Two simple rules that never steer me wrong: (1) Do the right thing for the client and (2) Build cool stuff.

When not working, you can find me …
Holed up in my room, reading a book.

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.
I can fit a dollar’s worth of loose change up my nose.

More From Chesley
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