Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Trading Block Holdings, Inc., the parent company of online broker TradingBlock and independent broker-dealer MoneyBlock, today announced that Mike DeLazzer was elected Chairman of the Board. DeLazzer, who has served as a board member of Trading Block Holdings’ (TBHI) since 2010, assumes his new role immediately.
DeLazzer, a member of the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, is best known as a founding member of RedBox, operator of the now-ubiquitous DVD robotic vending kiosks.
“Mike is a great entrepreneur and leader whose steady approach and widely-varied experience in entrepreneurial companies makes him uniquely qualified to help TBHI evolve and grow in the coming years,” said Steve Hoffman, CEO of TBHI. “He has been an integral part of the Board for three years, and has been instrumental in guiding our business strategy to differentiate TradingBlock and MoneyBlock from our competition.”
Hoffman notes that DeLazzer’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is critical as TradingBlock and MoneyBlock approach investors differently than many brokerages.
“The strong competition within the online and independent brokerage markets means that products have to continually improve and demonstrate new value to their customers,” said DeLazzer. “At TradingBlock and MoneyBlock, this vision and passion is seen in our innovative technology, trading tools and resources that help retail traders and professional money managers achieve their goals.”
For more information about TradingBlock and MoneyBlock, please visit tradingblock.com and moneyblock.com.
About Mike DeLazzer
DeLazzer, a member of the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, founded RedBox, a developer of robotic DVD-vending kiosks, and New Retail Ltd., which licenses RedBox kiosks in the U.K. and Europe. In 2005, he founded SafeGuard Shutters, a manufacturer, reseller and installer of hurricane shutters, and in 1996, he started Kodel Corporation, an industrial design and importing company. DeLazzer graduated from Valparaiso University Ind. 1977 with a BS in Marketing and earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering from Harper College in 1981.
About Trading Block Holdings, Inc.
Trading Block Holdings, Inc. is a financial services holding company and the parent company of AOS, Inc., which does business as TradingBlock and MoneyBlock. TBHI is dedicated to helping self-directed stock investors and professional independent investment advisors identify new ways for generating portfolio income, protecting hard-earned gains, and staying engaged with their investments. Member FINRA, SIPC and NFA. Web: moneyblock.com and tradingblock.com. Phone: 1-800-494-0451. Email: info(at)tradingblock(dot)com.
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