Lawrence McMillan


Mr. McMillan literally wrote the book on options trading. Options as a Strategic Investment, the best seller published 35 years ago, has now sold over 300,000 copies and is commonly referred to as the "Options Bible". It is the first book people reach for when they are interested in truly understanding volatility and derivatives trading.

An active trader since the early 1970s, Mr. McMillan is widely sought for speaking engagements and education. He edits and distributes a number of publications based on his firm's proprietary work and is often seen on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and cited in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and other major publications.

Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. McMillan was a proprietary trader at two major brokerage firms - primarily Thomson McKinnon Securities, where he ran the Equity Arbitrage Department for nine years.


Ryan Brennan

Head Trader

Mr. Brennan has more than 10 years of experience in volatility trading and derivatives research. A graduate of Rutgers University in 2004, he has been employed at McMillan Analysis Corp. in various capacities since 2001. Prior to his role heading the trading activities, Mr. Brennan spent several years as the director of client services and also as a research analyst where he was instrumental in the creation of The Volatility Capture strategy.


Gregory DaSilva

Derivative Research and Trading

Mr. DaSilva has been with McMillan Analysis Corp. since May of 2011. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a concentration in statistics. Greg's primary role at McMillan Asset Management is to research and develop quantitative trading strategies. He also serves as the assistant trader for the Volatility Capture strategy.


Stan Freifeld

Business Development

Mr. Freifeld has over 30 years experience in derivatives trading, risk management and client services. After graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook as a double major in pure and applied mathematics, he became one of the youngest members of the prestigious Society of Actuaries. Prior to trading options for his own account as a market maker and floor official on the American Stock Exchange from 1994-2001, he was a principal of a pension consulting firm.