Rockwell Trading - Company Profile

Rockwell Trading was formed in 2005 by five active traders to provide high quality, trading education services for the individual investor. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Rockwell Trading has used a mix of Home Study Courses, Personal Coaching Programs, and a Live Trading Support Room to teach, demonstrate, and reinforce its trading methods to thousands of traders from around the world. The founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading is Markus Heitkoetter, a 22-year trading veteran and best selling author, whose vision is to help individual investors improve their confidence and consistency in their trading activities. Using methods and strategies that are easy to learn and apply, Rockwell Trading stresses the importance of planning and discipline in helping traders develop, measure, and refine how they will approach and trade the markets. In an industry where no one can guarantee results, Rockwell Trading is a leader in providing traders with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to trade the markets with improved consistency and confidence.

Our Team Members

Markus Heitkoetter

As founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading, Inc., Markus Heitkoetter has shared his trading methods and ideas with more than 300,000 traders in over 196 countries. Markus started trading stocks 19 years ago, using point and figure charts from published numbers in the morning newspaper. In 1996, he began developing a number of trading systems and in 2002, decided to leave his job as a director at IBM to become a professional trader. Throughout his career, Markus has traded virtually everything from stocks, options, futures, commodities, spreads, forex, and interest rates. In addition, he is the author of the bestselling book "The Complete Guide To Day Trading" and is a regular speaker at Trading Expos and CMEGroup sponsored events. His articles and videos are published on, major publications, and thousands of websites around the world.

Mark Hodge

After stints with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and American Express Financial Advisors, Mark discovered that his real passion was trading. With a trading and investment background that spans more than 15 years, Mark's expertise lies in the short term trading of stocks, options, and futures. With an extensive knowledge of technical analysis and money management, Mark has been featured by SFO Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities,, INO, FXstreet, Traders’ Library and other leading publications and websites in the trading industry. As Head Coach at Rockwell Trading, Mark is co-developer of many of Rockwell Trading's educational resources, and works on an individual basis with traders around the world. Mark lives with his family in Sacramento, California.

Rollie White

Rollie brings over 30 years of professional management experience to our team. Rollie worked for Dresser Industries for much of his career and has held executive positions in Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and General Management. In August 2007, Rollie became a student of Rockwell's Day Trading Coach Program and succeeded in becoming a full-time day trader. Impressed with Rockwell's product, customer service, and dedication to client satisfaction, Rollie agreed to come on board in March 2008 to assist in running the company and driving its future growth. Rollie has a degree in Liberal Arts from Davidson College and lives with his family in Austin, Texas.

Brian Larson

Brian has been familiar with the trading community his entire life, thanks to his father. He joined the Rockwell team after working for 5 years in sales and working two years with Genesis Financial Technologies, a leading provider in charting software for traders. He is a qualified and experienced specialist when it comes to the Rockwell charting software, Trade Navigator. Brian has actively traded on the e-minis and commodity markets for 5 years, and trading is something he's been passionate about since high school. Brian is currently attending ASU in pursuit of a Finance Degree. Brian lives with his family in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mandy Ditmire

Mandy brings 8 years of customer service and account management experience to Rockwell Trading. Prior to Rockwell, Mandy was a partner in a catering and event-planning business, managing over 120 customer accounts. Mandy is in charge of Client Care, and she's proud to be to the first stop for all new Rockwell students along their path to a successful trading career. Mandy lives with her family is Austin, Texas.

Tobias Heitkötter

Tobias is Markus's younger brother and is the founder and CEO of He started his trading career 9 years ago, day trading the Bond market. Later, he added the e-mini stock indices to his trading portfolio, and he now specializes trading the German Dax. Before joining Rockwell, Tobias worked for several other trading companies in the US and Europe. Tobias has dedicated himself to providing ongoing support to traders, and he continues to work with our international partners to expand the worldwide Rockwell community. Tobias lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland.

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