John is a successful options trader and early stage investor:

  • Began trading career on the Chicago Board of Trade.
  • After only one year, he formed his own company.
  • Traded in London, and now headquarters in Kansas City.
  • Has investment in 10 early stage companies, including a successful engineering software company.

John's advice to Start Ups:

"Deal with people you trust"

"Start small and be very cautious"

"Create customers and test your way to expansion"

Founded JFJ Traders in 1987.  JFJ Traders is a market making firm which has operated on the floors of the CBOT, CME, CBOE, LIFFE and the KCBOT.  We specialize in making markets for various future and option contracts.

Founded JFJ Real Estate in 1992.  JFJ Real Estate has owned and operated a variety of commercial buildings around the country.

Through John P Crowe Co. I have invested in several start up companies.  Industries include software, plumbing, flooring and oil field services.