Gene Longobardi is Chief Operating Officer of Online Trading Academy and in his twelve years with the company has helped develop a world-class financial education company operating in seven countries. He has over 35 years of senior executive experience with franchise, education and real estate companies. He served as Senior Vice President of Business Development with ELLIS, Inc., a Salt Lake City company that produced and distributed English language learning software for children and adults worldwide. As a senior executive with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc., he helped grow the company to become the world’s largest information technology training company, expanding it from three locations and 1992 revenues of $7 million to over 280 locations with revenues exceeding $500 million by 1999. He began his New Horizons’ career as Chief Financial Officer and later became Senior Vice President of Global Franchise Operations, responsible for franchise development and support, product management and worldwide training. Gene has also been a successful business consultant and workshop facilitator, working with numerous companies in the education and training industries.