Options Institute Faculty
Kevin Davitt: Kevin Davitt is a Senior Instructor for The Options Institute, the educational arm of the Cboe. Kevin joined Cboe in 2015. Prior to his work with The Options Institute, he was a successful Market Maker on the floor of the Cboe for LETCO Trading/TD Options as well as Market Street Securities. Davitt traded a number of Russell Indices between 2003 and 2007. He has worked with retail and institutional clientele in the markets and also has extensive experience in commodity trading. Davitt has provided commentary for Bloomberg, Reuters, Barchart, Inside Futures and various other market based media. He is a graduate of Marquette University (Finance and Political Science). Kevin is a proud Evans Scholar Alum. Outside of work he enjoys time with his wife, young son, and dog. Kevin likes to read, run, and see live music.
Jermal Chandler: Jermal Chandler is an instructor with the Cboe Options Institute, the educational arm of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. He joined Cboe in 2017.
Before coming to the Institute in 2018, Jermal began his 10-year trading career at Peak6 Capital Management in 2006, first as a trading associate and later as an equity options portfolio manager. Additionally, Jermal served two years as a Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) regulator and one year as a FINRA regulatory analyst.
Jermal has appeared on the TD Ameritrade Network and Yahoo Finance discussing options and volatility. Along with working at the Institute, he serves as an instructor with the Options Industry Council (OIC). Prior to the start of his trading career, Jermal had an extensive background as a chemist and engineer.
Mr. Chandler is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, with a B.S. in Chemistry, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.
Roma Colwell-Steinke: Roma Colwell-Steinke is an Instructor with the Cboe Options Institute, the educational arm of the Company. Colwell-Steinke who joined Cboe in 2013, produces and teaches educational programs for public and institutional investors. She has presented to investors and traders across the U.S. and conducted educational webinars for both the Institute and various Cboe member firms. In addition to responsibilities held with the Institute, Colwell-Steinke serves as an Instructor with the Options Industry Council (OIC). Prior to joining the Institute, she was a Designated Primary Market Maker on the trading floor of Cboe and was an educator at Group One LP, teaching new traders the art of market making.