Alex Jacobson

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Alex Jacobson
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Occupation CEO
Employer Exitos Global
Location Chicago
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Alex Jacobson is CEO of Exitos Global, which he joined in August 2016.

Jacobson was previously vice president at OptionsXpress.[1]

He is an options expert who retired from the International Securities Exchange in July of 2010. Prior to his retirement, he was the education officer of ISE. Jacobson serves as an instructor for The Options Industry Council (OIC).


Before joining ISE, he spent 16 years at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) where he was a founding member of CBOE's Options Institute.[2][3]

In December of 2008, the ISE announced that it had launched an options trading education section on its Web site, offering a suite of enhanced educational tools and content for traders of all levels of options trading experience. As part of the effort, ISE created an “Ask the Experts” tool, allowing investors to directly contact ISE’s renowned in-house educators, Jacobson and Steve Meizinger, to ask the options trading questions relevant to their individual needs.[4]

From 1985 to 2000, he was with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), most recently as vice president of business development. During his tenure at CBOE, Jacobson was instrumental in developing CBOE’s liaison to the brokerage community. Prior to 1985, Jacobson was a top-producing broker and options trainer at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Jacobson has been quoted in the financial media and has taught in the training schools of major brokerage firms and several foreign derivatives exchanges. He is also a contributing author to the book Master Traders published by Wiley Publishers in late 2006.


Jacobson has an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.