The Austin Chapter of the Market Technicians Association is chaired by the team of Adam Straseske, Chad Karnes, and Thomas Vician. Both members and non-members are invited to attend all chapter meetings at no cost.  Participation in all Austin Chapter Meetings qualifies you for 3 MTA Continuing Education (CE) Credits.

Chapter Chairs

Chad Karnes, CMT

Chad Karnes, CMT, MBA, is a Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager for IronBridge Private Wealth. Previously he was the Founder of, an online market newsletter, as President of

Absolute Strategies, LLC, a proprietary trading and investment analysis firm. He was also the Chief Market Strategist at after working as the Senior Financial Analyst for Brand

Adam D. Straseske, CMT

Adam D. Straseske, CMT Adam has been in the financial services industry for over a dozen years. He spent the first part of his career at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter before going independent.

His focus at Texas Private Asset Management is portfolio management. Adam graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in finance. He holds the Chartered Market Techni

Thomas Vician, CMT

Tom has been successfully managing money for twenty years. He is a Chartered Market Technician with the Market Technicians Association and co-chairs the MTA’s Austin chapter. He began his

financial career in 1993 supporting two of the largest producing institutional-high net worth brokers at Merrill Lynch. Tom shifted from sell-side to buy-side in 1994 through a year-long app