Russell Rhoads

head, research and consulting, EQDerivatives

Russell Rhoads is a highly regarded strategist, educator and consultant – among other things he is perhaps best known as the author of Trading VIX Derivatives, the textbook in the space.

Russell spent a decade at CBOE, including a stint as director of education at The Cboe Options Institute. He has a 25-year career, which includes buyside firms such as Balyasny Asset Management, Caldwell & Orkin, and Millennium Management.

In addition to his duties at EQDerivatives, Russell is a clinical professor of finance at Loyola University in Chicago. Russell is currently pursuing a PhD from Oklahoma State University and expects to complete his degree requirements this year.