About Us

About Option Pit Mentoring and Consulting

Option Pit is a full service online option mentoring program for option traders dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s potential professional option traders.  The option trader programs include three pillars of success; Trade Structure, Risk Management, and the Efficient Use of Capital.  These pillars were developed by ex Amex and CBOE market maker, professional trader, and option mentor Mark Sebastian.  Option Pit is designed to improve the risk management and returns of all levels of option traders, from the new option trader to the professional option trader.   

Option Pit provides everything professional and aspiring professional option traders need:

  1.  Group and One on One Option Trader Mentoring 
  2.  The Pit Report, a daily option trading lesson based on current market conditions
  3.  Customer Service and Support

For newer traders, looking to become full time option traders, we will show you how trading options for income can become a full time career.

For Professional traders, our professional option trader’s course is the most advanced and in-depth course available. Option Pit’s exclusive professional option trader’s membership is designed to provide the support full time professional option traders need.  At Option Pit, professional option traders can connect to professional option traders.

Trading options is not easy.  Traders need the right support, found only at Option Pit Mentoring and Consulting.

Mark Sebastian: Founder

Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The Author of the  popular trading manual "The Option Traders Hedge fund" and the NEW book 'Trading Options for Edge.'  He is a  frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News.  Sebastian has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg and is an ‘all-star contributor’ for TheStreet.com’s Option Profits Team.  Mark has spoken for The Options Industry Council, the CBOE, the ISE, The CME,  and is a co-host on the popular Option Block Podcast  and Volatility Views podcast. 

Mark has a Bachelor’s in Science from Villanova University.









Andrew Giovinazzi: Chief Operating Officer

Original 3 Andrew Giovinazzi 1931.jpgAndrew Giovinazzi was a member of both the Pacific Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he made markets in both equity and index option classes.  During that period he never had a down year.  In 1991, Andrew started and ran the Designated Primary Market Maker post for Group One, ltd in Chicago.  He was instrumental in creating and managing a trader training program that allowed Group One, ltd. to significantly grow the company.  He left Group One, ltd. to co-found Henry Capital Management in 2001.  He became Chief Options Strategist of Option Pit Mentoring in the Fall of 2011.  

Andrew has a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Economics.








Sam Harris: Director of Software Development

Sam Harris develops technologies that enable clients to back-test complex option strategies in seconds instead of spending weeks going back and forth between simulators and Excel—calculating each trade by hand.  He is an experienced engineer and executive having served every role on a technology team from analyst to developer and designer to tester.  Sam has experience in the Finance, Technology, Consulting, Defense, and Education industries.  He is also currently the Vice President of Operations and Finance for Orion’s Mind, a 1,000-employee tutoring company, and a Partner in a Hedge Fund.

Sam has a Master's in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York with a concentration in Financial Engineering.  He has a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and studied Electrical Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy.