TopstepTrader Founder and CEO, Michael Patak, has been a trader and CME Group member for over a decade. While trading on the floor of the CME, Michael witnessed the shift to technology and decided after the market crash of 2008, to leverage that transition. Drawing from a sports and performance based try-out model, Michael created the Trading Combine® to find and develop traders from all over the world. Since it’s inception in 2010, hundreds of traders have earned funded trading accounts via the Trading Combine®.
Due to the innovation and success of TopstepTrader, in March of 2014, Michael Patak was chosen as a semi-finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.