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David Kier

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at TD Ameritrade?
I provide a subject matter expert voice for a very complex system, the thinkorswim® platform (it often seems like colleagues across the firm think I can help with anything). I love helping people and getting the right answer. I also am in charge of development for thinkorswim charts, scanning, and thinkScript.

Recently, I took on the challenge of expanding TD Ameritrade's audience in the vast Twitter community. I try to make the charts run day-to-day, as well as make sure we are getting the best new features to help analyze potential trades.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?

Often it is time. We have so many day to day users that any new feature requires a lot of research to make sure that feature is delivered correctly.

What have you done in the field?

That one is tricky. If I answer nothing, I am belittling my work. If I answer with specifics, I feel like I am taking credit for what others have done or what others have given me the opportunity to do. In general, I believe I help keep the ideals that made thinkorswim what it was when TD Ameritrade purchased it. I try to remain transparent and keep the time gap between client suggestion and software feature as minimal as possible.

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by? (Could be market-related, or anything else)

It takes all kinds of people.

Who’s your Investing or Trading idol?

JJ Kinahan

When not working you can find me …

At home with my baby daughter (actually, she’s over 18 months old, so she’s not really a baby anymore).

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.

I’ve kept the same wallet since junior high school. I got it as a present and never used it, but somehow have always kept it.

More From David
November 21, 2016

New Candlestick Pattern Tool on thinkorswim

From “Concealing Baby Swallow” to “Identical Three Crows” it may seem as though all the innuendoes and hidden trader slang has been accounted for...

September 1, 2016

Charting in thinkorswim's Economic Data Tool

By now, you’ve hopefully gotten the chance to check out the latest thinkorswim® release—the Economic News tool.

Meet the Team
Amy Charest

Amy writes financial services content for a variety of channels and has a diverse background.
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Ben Estep

I’ve always loved investing and analyzing businesses. After working in retail management for many years ...
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Brian Lund

Brian is a financial writer with over 25 years of trading experience. He has appeared on CNBC...
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Chesley Spencer

Chesley Spencer is Product Manager, Trading, for the thinkorswim® trading platform from TD Ameritrade.
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Dan Rosenberg

Dan began writing about the financial markets in 1996 when he joined Dow Jones Newswires in Chicago ...
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Danielle Erickson

Danielle Erickson is the Assistant Team Manager in Tax Services for TD Ameritrade.
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David Kier

I love helping people and getting the right answer. I also am in charge of development for thinkorswim charts, scanning, and thinkScript.
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David Settle

David is a Content Manager for Investools, TD Ameritrade’s education affiliate...
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Debbie Carlson

Debbie got her start in financial media writing about commodity futures markets...
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Doug Ashburn

Doug Ashburn is managing editor of The Ticker Tape and a self-described "trader masquerading as a journalist."
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Frederic Ruffy

Frederic Ruffy is a Senior Options Strategist at Trade Alert, a New York-based provider of data and research for institutional...
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Greg Loehr

Greg has been a professional trader since 1990, having started from the floor of the Chicago...
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Jennifer Waters

is an award-winning, Chicago-based writer who has covered business and personal finance...
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JJ Kinahan

JJ began his career in 1985 as a Chicago Board Options Exchange...
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John Bell

John is Director of Platform Management for TD Ameritrade’s Investment Products & Guidance and ...
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John Hart

I’m the Managing Director, Trading Products Development. It’s a long title, which is ...
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Kevin Hincks

Kevin Hincks is the co-host of “Swim Lessons,” the show heard daily on the thinkorswim® platform from 10:30 a.m.–noon CT.
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Lule Demmissie

Lule develops investment products and services to power the long-term investing experience utilizing managed ...
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Matt Newman

Matt serves as TD Ameritrade's Tax Systems Manager.
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Matt Sadowsky

As Director of Retirement and Annuities, I manage a team that coordinates the products, tools...
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Peter Klink

Peter Klink is Director of Modeling & Exposure Management for TD Ameritrade.
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Ryan Campbell

Ryan is a content manager for Investools. He composes educational courses...
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Scott Connor

Scott spent 25 years as a member of the CBOE before joining TD Ameritrade in 2007.
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Shawn Cruz

As a content specialist, I constantly try to stay on top of what’s currently impacting the markets so we can ensure we are providing tools and resources that are beneficial to our clients.
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T.J. Neil

T.J. Neil is a senior trading specialist for TradeWise Advisors.
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Tom White

Tom is Chief Strategist at TradeWise, a separate but affiliated company that...
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