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, and 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

Adam D. Straseske, CMT

Adam D. Straseske, who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is currently a Growth Portfolio Manager at Red Oak Financial Group. He has been in the financial services industry for close to 20 years. Adam graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in finance and spent the first part of his career at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Thomas Vician

Thomas Vician, CMT

Tom Vician, who holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, manages fully quantitative fixed income, broad equity, and dividend income programs along with a semi-systematic growth equity strategy for the $100M SHC Financial. This includes system design, implementation, recursive review, intraday execution strategy and performance measurement. Investment vehicles