Rich holds a B.A. in Philosophy, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute in San Francisco along with Master’s training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). His background in psychology has been instrumental in his development of his trading training programs that supports the financial and business community.
Rich brings so much knowledge to the group, he coaches & mentors financial professionals, independent traders, business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to expand their mental game to make more consistent profits. In the last few years he has been training traders and managers from some of the biggest trading companies & hedge funds in The USA, minimum fee $5.000 a day. He & I are currently working on a project to bring those same skills, via the internet, to fit the pocket of the home based trader.
He started work as a floor trader on the Chicago mercantile Exchange in 1983. After his first week trading options & futures his trainer told him he was “THE worst trainee that they had ever seen”
Richard Friesen went on to enjoy a 30 year career trading, he created, built and finally sold Trade Management LLC, one of the most consistently profitable options and equity trading firms on the floor of the PSE. He created a way to visualize option values that enabled his floor traders to instantly execute trading opportunities.
As a member of the Pacific Exchange, he also served as Exchange Director. He has traded grains on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and equity futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. With in depth experience as a broker, floor trader, financial software developer and entrepreneur, he brings concrete real world experience to his clients.
He also founded and built ePIT Systems, a software company which produced internet exchange software solutions for the regulated and over-the-counter market places. At ePIT he designed and received seven significant patents on electronic trading interfaces. ePIT’s systems and patent technology were purchased by Hitachi.
Rich is also a popular speaker on topics of the psychology of money management, politics and personal transformation and is building an online training academy for traders at Mind Muscle Academy. It is currently in the “alpha” state. Beta release early next year for select traders and opening the doors in summer 2014.
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