Current CEO of Option Investments, Inc., also known as OpVest, Scott Altenburg started off small as an assistant and has now become a prominent market strategist in the investments and trading world. While in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Scott Altenburg studied economics and started his own mobile restaurant business to help fund his education. He entered the financial industry as a broker’s assistant in the early 1990s in addition to waiting tables on the side. Scott Altenburg’s hard work paid off, and in 1999, he founded the brokerage firm Summit Financial Services, with his wife, Jennifer. An introducing brokerage firm, OpVest is a result of Summit Financial Services. After Jennifer left the financial industry to take care of the family, Scott Altenburg teamed up with current OpVest CFO, Andre Julian. Mr. Julian received his degree in social ecology from the University of California at Irvine. Now a prominent senior marketing strategist, Andre Julian represents OpVest in many news programs and media interviews. He regularly provides advice on the world markets and investment strategies on CNBC. Recently, HardAssetsInvestor.com interviewed Andre Julian on gold commodities. OpVest has experienced substantial growth since 1999. The brokerage firm increased revenues from $3.1 million in 2005 to $8.2 million in 2008, a growth rate of 160%. Many financial outlets recognize OpVest as one of the top brokerage firms in the nation. Business Journal put OpVest on its 2009 list of Fast-Growing Private Companies. Additionally, Inc. magazine included OpVest on its list of Top 100 Financial Companies and featured the company as one of the Fastest Growing Companies of 2009. OpVest educates beginner investors in the commodities market, guiding them through investments and trades. This mentor-apprenticeship relationship is the core of OpVest’s services, as the firm’s belief is that the success of its clients is rooted in the success of its employees. As such, OpVest only employs top-of-the-line brokers who exhibit remarkable knowledge and experience in the markets.