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Scott Nations

President and Chief Investment Officer, NationsShares

Scott Nations is the President and Chief Investment Officer of NationsShares. NationsShares is the world's leading independent developer of option-enhanced and option-based indexes. Scott is the creator of VolDex® (ticker symbol: VOLI), an improved measure of option implied volatility; SkewDex® (ticker symbol: SDEX), a measure of option skew; and TailDex® (ticker symbol: TDEX), the first measure of the market's perception of tail risk. Scott has also created several families of option-enhanced indexes.

In addition to his appearances on CNBC, Scott writes a weekly column for ETF.com focusing on exchange-traded fund option activity.

Scott is the author of "Options Math for Traders", published by Wiley & Sons in 2012 which was an Amazon.com best-seller on its release. Scott is also the author of "The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations", published by Wiley & Sons in October 2014.

Prior to founding NationsShares, Scott was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and was a market maker and floor manager for a leading S&P index option trading firm. While there he was responsible for development and implementation of a proprietary option pricing model and deployment of the first wireless handheld computers to the trading floor.

Scott holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas and lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Wendi.

Follow Scott Nations on Twitter @ScottNations.

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