Meet Our Team

Our team has a long history of working together as a close unit. Team members have been the subject of many high praises by our traders.

Our Vision

Edge Clear’s objective is to simplify access to markets through outstanding broker services and solutions.

Everything that Edge Clear does is Trader-Inspired.

Our Values


  • Innovating for our members using our extensive experience
  • Benefiting our members by sharing insider knowledge
  • Responsive to our members’ questions and needs


  • Behaving ethically in all our activities
  • Extending our inclusive values to our members
  • Respecting everyone’s needs
  • Operating responsibly toward society


  • Serving our members’ interest by providing straight answers
  • Providing accurate results on time
  • Using the best technology and methods
  • Elevating our processes through constant improvement

Team Happiness

  • Maintaining a team of professionals
  • Working together for years
  • Promoting innovative thinking
  • Encouraging good health and positivity

Team Members

Morad Askar
(a.k.a. FuturesTrader71)

Founder | Chicago, IL

P. +1.773.832.8320 | Toll-Free: 1.844.872.3320

Known online as FuturesTrader71, Morad has long had a vision to create a brokerage solution that is designed for online traders around the globe. Morad has a strong background in prop trading, trader development, helping traders manage risk and creating tools that focus on helping traders reduce errors, understand the risk of trading futures and improve outcomes as much as possible.

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Maxwell (Max) Timmins

Vice President of Brokerage Services | Chicago, IL

P. +1.773.832.8324 | Toll-Free: 1.844.872.3320

Max began his career in 2011 as a Jr. Broker while studying Finance in Chicago and quickly rose to Senior Broker. Max specializes in the online brokerage community with proven ability to identify new opportunities, create plans to capitalize on them, and follow through to successful completion.

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Ian Blanke

Director of Brokerage Services | Chicago, IL

P. +1.773.832.8326 | Toll-Free: 1.844.872.3320

Ian Blanke began his career in futures in 2015 as a broker where he specialized in retail futures and options on futures accounts. Ian also has experience in connecting traders to hands off automated strategies and managed futures accounts. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and is a licensed broker.

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Giancarlo Saraceno

Senior Broker | Chicago, IL

P. +1.773.832.8327 | Toll-Free: 1.844.872.3320

Giancarlo is a licensed broker who joined us from DePaul University with a B.Sc. in Finance. He is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi and serves as an officer within his fraternity.  An avid Equity Option and Crypto trader, Giancarlo has a passion for the markets and a drive to be the best at what he does.

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The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

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