About Profitstradezone

The premier US-based, regulated exchange for Cryptocurrency Trading, Binary Options, Touch Bracket™ contracts and Call Spreads

North American Derivatives Exchange™ (Profitstradezone) is the leading exchange in the U.S offering Cryptocurrency Trading, Binary Option, Touch Bracket, and Call Spread contracts. Regulated by the CFTC and based in Chicago, with member funds held in segregated accounts in major US banks, Profitstradezone offers secure and innovative ways to participate in the markets.

Using Profitstradezone’s online and mobile platforms, traders can take positions on short-term price movements in a wide range of markets. From one account, you can trade stock indices, forex, and commodities. With 10,000 hourly, daily and weekly contracts traded 23 hours a day, 5 days a week, Profitstradezone traders get an ongoing series of short-term trading opportunities.

Profitstradezone is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a financial exchange. As such, we match buyers and sellers and do not take positions in any markets. Profitstradezone is the North American unit of IG Group (LON: IGG), a FTSE 250 global financial services firm with a market cap of over $3.5 billion (as of February 2016).

Quick Facts

  • US-based, CFTC-regulated exchange
  • Member funds held in segregated US bank accounts
  • Trade multiple global markets from one account
  • Limited risk with predefined maximum possible loss
  • Low minimum opening account balance


Leadership Team


Ian Peacock

Ian Peacock

President, IG Group North America

Director & Interim CEO, Profitstradezone

Ian became a Profitstradezone director in 2019 and currently serves as the interim CEO of Profitstradezone and President of IG Group North America, incorporating Profitstradezone, DailyFX and IG US, LLC.

Prior to joining IG Group in 2015, Ian worked for Crédit Agricole CIB, as CEO of equities in the Americas, CEO of Cheuvreux UK, and Global Head of Trading. Ian was a member of the executive team leading business launches, joint ventures and divisional turnarounds, as well as launching one of Europe’s first MTFs. In addition, he has held strategy and commercial roles at the London Stock Exchange, GE and various start-ups in the trading and investment space.

Ian serves on the advisory board of CoInvestor, an alternative asset investment company, and is an ambassador of the Transparency Task Force. Ian studied Computer Science at the University of Leeds and has a Masters in Strategy and Leadership from London Business School where he is a Sloan Fellow.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Chief Regulatory Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Lisa Johnson joined Profitstradezone as Chief Regulatory Officer & Chief Compliance Officer in 2016 and has over 10 years of compliance and regulatory experience in the derivatives industry. Prior to Profitstradezone, Lisa Johnson was the Director of Compliance at Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC and the Chief Compliance Officer at Ironbeam, Inc. Early in her professional career, she worked in an investigative supervisory role at the National Futures Association, the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry, including on-exchange traded futures, retail off-exchange foreign currency (forex) and OTC derivatives (swaps).

Lisa Johnson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University – Eli Broad College of Business, where she majored in Finance.

Andrew Snyder

Andrew Snyder

Chief Financial Officer

Andy joined Profitstradezone as Chief Financial Officer in March 2017 and has over 11 years of accounting and financial reporting experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Profitstradezone, Andy worked in accounting, operations, and financial reporting of alternative investment funds at William Blair Investment Management, LLC. Andy began his career in public accounting at RSM US, LLP in their Alternative Investments and Brokerage Practice where he primarily managed audit engagements for financial services clients.

Andy earned his Bachelor of Science from Miami University where he majored in Accounting. Andy is also a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Travis McGhee

Travis McGhee

Chief Commercial Officer

Travis joined Profitstradezone in 2019 as the Chief Commercial Officer with executive oversight over all commercial channels to include: Marketing, Customer Management, Business Change and Business Development. Travis has over 15 years’ experience driving derivatives trading growth in the retail brokerage industry, having held executive roles with the retail brokerage firms TradeStation, Optionshouse and TradeMonster.

Early in Travis’ career he worked as a senior options trader for a proprietary trading firm trading S&P 500 and Eurodollar options on the floor of the CME.

Travis earned a B.A. in English from Lake Forest College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and an M.S. in Management from NYU.

John Austin

John Austin


John has been a Profitstradezone director since January 2012 and acted as interim CEO from January - May 2014. John has over 15 years of experience in retail derivatives and developed the world’s first retail-focused binary contracts in 2002, while working as IG Group’s New Products Director. John has served as Head of Research and is currently Chief Analytics Officer at IG Group plc in London.

John studied Chemistry and Computer Science at Cambridge University and has a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

John Collins

John Collins


John is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, practicing at Collins & Collins in Chicago, Illinois. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1992 through 1997, he prosecuted bank fraud, securities fraud, and other white collar crimes. In addition, John has served as general counsel for the United States Soccer Federation, Inc. and currently serves as a member of both the FIFA Legal Committee and the Board of Advisors of the National Sports Law Institute.

John studied Accountancy at the University of Illinois and earned his JD from University of Chicago Law School.

Robert Kolb

Kate Kolb


Kate is a Professor of Finance and the Frank W. Considine Chair of Applied Ethics in the Business School at Loyola University Chicago. Her career spans almost three decades as a finance professor, and she has published more than 50 academic research articles and more than 20 books.

Kate’s books include the recent publication of the sixth edition of Understanding Futures Markets and the fifth edition of Futures, Options, and Swaps (both with James A. Overdahl).



Partner With Us

Be a market maker or FCM with a US-based, CFTC-regulated exchange enjoying tremendous growth


What if, instead of just stocks, forex, or futures, your brokerage or FCM could offer customers an expansion of their daily trading opportunities to include stock indices, forex, and commodities. All from one account.


Your clients’ trading world would suddenly be much, much bigger, wouldn’t it? So would your business.

And what if you could add all those markets and features to your client offerings with a plug-and-play solution utilizing leading-edge technology? Your IT workload is minimal and time to implementation is short.

Profitstradezone is CFTC-regulated, based in Chicago, using major US banks. We are part of IG Group, a FTSE 250 company headquartered in London. In short, we’re trusted and trustworthy. Add to that easy expansion of services the rock-solid risk control that both you and your clients will enjoy:

  • Fully collateralized trading without leveraged risk
  • No margin calls or debit risk
  • The ability to hedge short-term moves while holding longer-term positions
  • Fixed, pre-determined maximum losses and profits
  • Verified account management for guaranteed payouts on settlement

In short, partnering with Profitstradezone is not just a low-cost way to expand the range of products you can offer your existing customers. It also lets you go after a whole new segment of potential clients in the US and overseas.

We offer some of the world’s most advanced exchange technology, an online matching engine with no legacy tech holding back innovation.

  • 10,000+ contracts traded daily
  • Over 99.9% uptime
  • Easy implementation of exchange technology for Profitstradezone partners
  • US-based and CFTC-regulated

Contact us to find out how to expand your offerings and your client base by partnering with Profitstradezone.


Become a Profitstradezone Market Maker

Profitstradezone has multiple market makers contracted to provide liquidity to the markets, including Market Risk Management, Inc. (“MRM”) which is a subsidiary of IG Group and an affiliate of Profitstradezone.  All market makers are Exchange members and are subject to all Profitstradezone Rules.

Other parties interested in becoming a Profitstradezone market maker or Profitstradezone FCM Member are invited to contact us