Jon “DRJ” Najarian is a professional investor, noted media analyst and speaker, and cofounder of optionMONSTER.com, a leading site for options and equity traders. Following a brief stint as a Chicago Bears linebacker, Jon launched his financial career at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in 1981, trading in the pits for some 25 years. In 1989 he founded Mercury Trading, running the company for 15 years until 2004, when he sold his floor-trading operations to Citadel. More recently, has developed and patented trading applications used to identify unusual activity in stock, options, and futures markets, notably the Heat Seeker® program, which scans up to 1,000,000 quotes per second. Jon’s research and analysis is widely cited by leading financial media including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Barron’s, and others. optionMONSTER has been described by Securities Industry News as “content king of the options business,” and enjoys syndication agreements with CNBC, TheStreet.com, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and NASDAQ.