Ed Barsano BIO™
Ed has always had a passion for numbers and data behavior. As a young boy growing up in Chicago, he manually compiled statistics for race horses and jockeys, developing probability models pointing to potentially winning scenarios.
As a young man serving aboard the U.S.S Badger, he was able to sneak away to area race tracks to test his models and managed to pocket some extra ‘party’ money. Serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise and assigned to the ship’s data processing division, he recognized the power of computers and the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.
After leaving the Navy, Ed was hired by Computer Sciences Corporation where he worked closely with the Navy to develop the Nuclear Work Management System.
He was then recruited by Microsoft as a software development engineer, and later promoted to positions of project manager, and world-wide operations manager where he worked on products and projects that changed the way people access and use information in their daily lives.
After retiring from Microsoft at the age of 40 and vesting millions of dollars in Microsoft stock options, Ed developed an affinity for stock market investing. He then utilized his vast knowledge of artificial intelligence to develop the industry’s first autonomous robotic stock trading software system,
In 2006, Ed became the CEO of CoolTrade Inc. delivering to the world yet again an innovative trading platform changing the lives of investors throughout the world.
CoolTrade’s ground-breaking software was hailed as the next evolution in online automated trading. Though often imitated, it has never been equaled in power and efficiency. The company served customers in over 40 countries through some of the largest broker-dealers in the world including TD AMERITRADE, E*TRADE, MB Trading, Interactive Brokers, OptionsXpress, OptionsHouse, and TradeKing. CoolTrade was also chosen by TheStreet.com to automate Jim Cramers Actions Alerts Plus! In 2019. The CoolTrade intellectual property was acquired by BP Technologies, Llc.