David Bean has been trading the financial markets since 1995. He started with stocks but quickly moved on to futures in 1996 and began develop automated trading systems in 1997. He is the owner of Capstone Trading Systems, and specializes in the research and development of trading systems. He is currently registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor and is a National Futures Association member. He has managed money for and consulted hedge funds and high net worth individuals. His formal academic studies include a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1994.