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Jeff Bierman

  • jbierma1@depaul.edu
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Finance
  • 312-362-8826
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 5500
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

MBA, Finance, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, 1991
BA, Sociology and English Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 1988

Biography

Jeffrey Bierman is a certified Chartered Market Technician and is one of the security industry's leading technical analysts with more than 28 years of experience. He is currently a daily lecturer on TheoTrade.com, which is an online educational resource platform for professional market traders. Prior to joining TheoTrade, Bierman spent eight years at TD Ameritrade serving as the company's chief market technician. At TD Ameritrade, Bierman was employed in a myriad of capacities including building educational content, teaching technical and fundamental trading strategies, and assisting in the development and design of the company's charting package, which is considered the gold standard in the brokerage industry.

Bierman started his career as a NASDAQ market maker assistant, and shortly thereafter decided to make the jump to running his own hedge fund which he successfully managed for more than 10 years. He has worked in a variety of roles within the securities industry including portfolio manager, buy-side analyst, sell-side analyst, market technician and sales trader. Apart from his daily duties at TheoTrade.com, Bierman is employed as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 instructor for Kaplan Schweser, a global professional exam preparatory service.

Bierman is also currently employed as an adjunct professor of finance at Loyola University's Quinlan School of Business where he teaches FINC 335: Investments in the undergraduate program and FINC 452: Investment Management and FINC 553: Applied Portfolio Management in the graduate program. Bierman also serves as an adjunct professor of finance at DePaul's Driehaus College of Business where he teaches FIN 380: Cases in Financial Decision-Making, a capstone course designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge acquired from their previous finance courses.

Bierman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California at Berkeley where he was accorded the summa cum laude designation in English literature and the phi beta kappa designation in sociology. Bierman earned his MBA at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in finance.