We believe in do-it-yourself investing. We think controlling your own money can be more rewarding than relying on money managers or robo-advisors who put your portfolio on autopilot.

That’s why tastyworks gives you every edge possible with the technology, rates, and support that help you succeed more easily on your own. We’re as serious about your money as you are, and we work for you who are brave enough to take your finances into your own hands.

Who we are

Executive Leadership Team
Scott Sheridan
CEO, tastyworks, Inc.
Co-founder, thinkorswim
Co-founder, Sosnoff Sheridan Corporation
CBOE Floor Trader
Kristi Ross
Co-CEO & President, tastytrade, Inc.
CFO, thinkorswim Group, as a private company
Linwood Ma
CTO, tastytrade, Inc.
CTO, thinkorswim Group, as a private company
Tom Sosnoff
Co-CEO, tastytrade, Inc.
Co-founder, thinkorswim
Co-founder, Sosnoff Sheridan Corporation
CBOE Floor Trader

We’ve always done what others won’t even try and gone where no other trading firms would go before. We’ve seen it all - market crashes, flash crashes - and our customers stick with us because they trust us. We’re tough, and we’re ridiculously transparent in a way you just don’t see in the financial industry.

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We traded at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

We were forged in the fires of physical floor trading. In the pit we learned how to be smart, creative, and resilient with finance. We quickly learned that we look at the market in a different way. Once we understood the value in leveraging options to sell premium, we needed a new space that would allow us to trade more boldly and efficiently..

1981 to 1999
  • 81Tom Sosnoff starts trading at the CBOE
  • 87Scott Sheridan starts trading at the CBOE
  • 95Tom & Scott found the Sosnoff Sheridan Corporation
We helped pioneer options trading technology for the retail trader

There was no brokerage or software to help us trade how we knew we could. So we built a firm with the services we needed and a platform with the features we wanted to do it our way. We even traveled the world to share our success and to show people of all types that they could trade like us and win at it. After being made an attractive offer to sell the brokerage firm, there was much contemplation about the decision. Ultimately, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. After all, we’re traders...

1999-to-2009
  • icon-99-ringTom & Scott found thinkorswim
  • icon-99-profileLinwood Ma joins thinkorswim Group as CTO
  • icon-04-profileKristi Ross joins thinkorswim Group as CFO
  • icon-09-ringthinkorswim acquired for $750M
tastytrade was formed to change how you talk about finance

After selling our first brokerage firm, we still wanted to help retail traders realize their potential for success. Active traders made it clear that there was nowhere to go for sharp, fun, and actionable financial content. Our affiliate, tastytrade, was launched as the first live network for active retail options traders. It is now an irreplaceable resource for both experienced and new independent traders.

2011-to-2017
  • icon-13-badgetastytrade wins Chicago Innovation Awards People’s Choice
  • icon-14-badgeTom and Kristi win Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • icon-16-startastyworks is approved as a Broker-Dealer by FINRA/NFA
  • icon-16-starKristi Ross wins Top Women in Tech Award
  • icon-17-ringtastyworks launches to the public
Now we're building a new kind of brokerage for you, the active trader

The market can be a rough and random road to travel. Your brokerage is the last thing that should get in your way. We believe the firm itself is a crucial factor in your success. Our platform gives you the technology, tastytrade gives you the know-how, and now our business structure gives you the environment you need to maximize profits and reward yourself more deeply than you ever thought possible.

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tastyworks does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice. tastyworks’ website and brokerage services are not intended for persons of any jurisdiction where tastyworks is not authorized to do business or where such products and other services offered by the Firm would be contrary to the securities regulations, futures regulations or other local laws and regulations of that jurisdiction. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially significant losses. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

Futures accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). All customer futures accounts' positions and cash balances are segregated by Apex Clearing Corporation. Futures and futures options trading is speculative and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the Futures & Exchange-Traded Options Risk Disclosure Statement prior to trading futures products.

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