TMCnet News

Industry Veteran Christina Komporlis Appointed CEO of Simpler Trading
[October 13, 2022]

Industry Veteran Christina Komporlis Appointed CEO of Simpler Trading

ZMC and Simpler Holdings, LLC ("Simpler Trading" or the "Company"), a leading platform for interactive online education for individual traders and investors, today announced the appointment of Christina Komporlis as Chief Executive Officer of Simpler Trading, effective October 17, 2022. As CEO, she will focus on driving subscription revenue, expanding the Simpler Trading product offering, and growing the Company's overall membership.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Christina Komporlis (Photo: Business Wire)

Christina Komporlis (Photo: Business Wire)

Ms. Komporlis brings approximately 20 years of experience driving subscription growth of several premium brands, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and Barron's. She has held several leadership positions across News Corp companies, most recently as Chief Enterprise Membership Officer at Dow Jones. During her tenure, she led product lines and global teams of more than 100 sales and marketing professionals, and she played pivotal roles in several critical business objectives, including the design, implementation, and launch of the first dynamic paywall in the media industry, the transformation from print to digital, the growth from 2.3 million to 3 million subscriptions, and the inception of a new business unit catering to professionals.

Ms. Komporlis will succeed interim CEO Eric Lundberg and continue to work closely with renowned professional trader John Carter, who founded the business in 1999. Mr. Carter will remain engaged in his current capacity leading the Options Gold Room, as well as developing new strategies and tools to best serve the Comany's growing audience of individual traders and investors.

"It is an honor to lead Simpler Trading and build on the incredible momentum that John Carter and his team created," said Ms. Komporlis. "Our engaged members recognize the power of the community, and our platform offers the support and guidance to ensure that the self-directed investor does not trade alone. The access we provide to John and our other 17 expert traders, who are conducting real trades in real time with real money, is a key differentiator in this market. I am confident that together we will harness the opportunity ahead to amplify our brand and grow our membership."

"We welcome Christina to the role of CEO. She is a proven builder of global brands, teams, and communities, and with her at the helm, we have every confidence that Simpler Trading will continue to accelerate its position in the growing market for high quality, insightful trading content," said Jordan Turkewitz, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer at ZMC. "We also thank Eric Lundberg for his stewardship as interim CEO and Brittany Burns for her leadership as previous CEO, as their contributions have helped bring the Company to this exciting inflection point and put it on the strongest possible footing as a market leader."

"I am looking forward to working with Christina to streamline our member journey, improve our service, and deliver the next phase of growth for Simpler Trading," said John Carter, Founder of Simpler Trading. "Her experience in scaling subscriptions will help us reach more customers that need our expertise to become more informed and strategic traders. In a time when markets are volatile, and it's difficult to find an edge, our platform and community have never been more essential."

Simpler Trading offers an integrated suite of products, including educational content, tools, and live trading rooms to engage traders with actionable trading strategies and help them meet their investment goals. In January 2022, affiliates of ZMC invested in the Company to help accelerate its growth and expand key technology and offerings.

About Simpler Trading

Simpler Trading is the leading financial education platform providing best-in-class community, education and tools to individual traders and investors. The Company's suite of diverse live and evergreen online education content engages active individual traders with actionable trading strategies. To learn more about Simpler Trading, visit

About ZMC

ZMC is a leading private equity firm comprised of experienced investors and executives who invest in and manage a diverse group of media, entertainment, communications, and technology enterprises. Founded in 2001, ZMC's investment philosophy centers on operational value creation driven by targeted investment themes, deep sector expertise, and strong partnerships with industry and operating executives. ZMC approaches its investments in collaboration with management teams and has a successful track record of actively adding value to portfolio companies. ZMC is currently investing out of ZMC III, L.P., which closed on $775 million in commitments. For more information, visit

[ Back To's Homepage ]