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.
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Managing Director of Options Trading
Director of Options & Income Trading
Director of Fibonacci Strategies
Managing Director of Futures Trading
Danielle Shay Gum
Director of Options Trading
VP of Futures Trading
Director of Quantitative Strategies
Director of Stocks
Director of Risk Tolerance
VP of Quantitative Analysis
Director of Options Strategies & Micro-Futures
Fibonacci Trading Room Moderator
Managing Director of Commodities & Equities
VP of Marketing
VP of Finance
VP of Product/Brand
Executive Assistant to John Carter & Office Manager
Director of Customer Engagement and Experience
Marketing Copy Writer
Marketing Project Manager
Director of Video Production
Director of Product Development
Sr. Data Analyst & Architect
Sales & Support Manager
Director of Content and Brand
Marketing Copy Writer
Community and Subscription Manager
Director of External Marketing
Social Media Manager
Assistant Media Planner
Content and Brand Manager
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 SimplerTrading.com what it is today!