Jon ‘DRJ’ Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. In 1990, he founded Mercury Trading, a market-making firm which he sold to Citadel in 2004. In 2005, Jon co-founded optionMONSTER and tradeMONSTER. He partnered with private equity firm General Atlantic Partners in 2014 and they sold the firm to E*Trade for $750 million in September of 2016. Today, he is a professional investor, money manager, and media analyst. Jon can be seen weekly on CNBC, where he is cast member of the “Halftime Report” and “Fast Money” shows. In 2016, Jon and his brother Pete co-founded Market Rebellion, a company focused on educating the individual investor.