The Simpler Team

The Simpler Trading Team is a diverse group of passionate individuals dedicated to bringing our best and having fun WHILE working hard! We strive to deliver an impeccable service for our clients and love helping our community of traders connect in a real way with our moderators.

Henry Gambell

Senior Managing Director, Options Trading

Bruce Marshall

Director, Options & Income Trading

John Carter


Carolyn Boroden

Director, Fibonacci Strategies

Raghee Horner

Managing Director, Futures Trading

Neil Yeager

VP, Futures Trading

Eric Purdy

Director, Quantitative Strategies

Darrell Gum

IT Manager

Dr. John Clayburg

VP, Automated Trading Strategies

David Starr

VP, Quantitative Analysis

Danielle Shay

Danielle Shay Gum

Director, Options Trading

Chelcie Piasio

Director of External Marketing

Diana Carrera

E-Commerce Manager

Mandy Gambell

VP of Product/Brand

Angela Garza

Executive Assistant to John Carter & Office Manager

Taylor Letterman

Senior Web Developer & Cryptocurrency Analyst

Gabe Amaya

Front End Web Developer

A.J. Bale

Web Developer

Sarah Durkee

Senior Graphics Designer

Craig Perrine

Marketing Copy Writer

Mitchell Walz

Director of Internal Marketing

Lexi Brown

Marketing Copy Writer

rachel cohen

Rachel Cohen

Marketing Associate

Ethan Lane

Director of Video Production

Abby Goldsmith

Video Editor

Sam Shames

Director, Cryptocurrency Trading

Allison Ostrander

Associate, Options Trading

Cole Heffernan

VP of Finance

Bertrand Muhire

Software Development Manager

Julia Hunt

Tech Product Owner

Rick Davies

Sr. Data Analyst & Architect

Taylor Allen

Marketing Associate

Anthony Holland

Sales & Support Manager

Duncan Boggs

Knowledge Management

Robert Kaliati

Client Services Specialist

Jack Roberts

Options Trading Specialist

Caleb Hammer

Ileana Chis

Accounting Manager

Caleb Hammer

Sales Specialist

Tammy Marshall

Fibonacci Trading Room Moderator/Technical Analyst

Genavia Simmons

Knowledge Master

Barbie Jabri

Marketing Manager

Brittany Burns

Brittany Burns

Head of Corporate Development

Leslie Green

Leslie Green

Media Buyer

Ilia Belov

Ilia Belov

E-Commerce Lead

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Diving In

After graduating from the University of Texas with degrees in Economics and History, John F. Carter went to work as a corporate financial analyst. But his personality was more suited to wrangling snakes—and unpredictable options trades—than shuffling day-to-day office paperwork. He’d grown up on his grandfather’s farm in Nebraska, and he missed the wide open skies and daily connection with the natural world.

In 1999, while living in La Jolla, California with his wife (his children hadn’t been born yet), John registered Simpler Trading as his first business. Not only was he shifting from a dependable salary to an income from trading, but he was active in the online forums full of people who shared his obsession with the account growth potential he saw in charts and options spreads. His involvement in trading communities put him into regular contact with traders such as Mark Douglas, Carolyn Boroden, Eric Purdy, Bruce Marshall, Raghee Horner, David Starr, Ross Givens, and many others who mutually respected each other’s work.

Like many successful traders, John increased his independence by demonstrating his tried-and-true strategies, trading live in front of an invited audience. As John helped aspiring traders win their independence, he understood that a greater educational niche wanted to be filled. He had gone through years of trial-and-error in order to teach himself. What if he could offer mentorship, not just from himself, but also from many successful traders with different methodologies? He knew quite a few people who were interested.


Simpler Trading Registered While living in La Jolla, CA with his wife, John Carter registered Simpler Trading as his first business.


Met Henry Gambell Henry Gambell was John’s young protégé whom he hired away from the Best Buy Geek Squad and is now Vice President of Simpler Trading.


$1.4 Million TSLA Trade John made headlines in financial news by earning $1.4 million on an overnight trade, which attracted new clients to become members of Simpler Trading.


Site Overhaul One of the biggest challenges Simpler Trading faced around 2015 was a mess of outdated websites and difficult-to-use interfaces. So we began the process of making what it is today!