Northern California

The Northern California Chapter of the Market Technicians Association is chaired by Rick Leonhardt, CMT. One of the most active regions of the MTA, the Northern California Chapter holds meetings each month featuring some of the top names in the industry!

Both members and non-members are invited to attend all chapter meetings at no cost.

Participation in all Northern California Chapter Meetings qualifies you for 3 MTA Continuing Education (CE) Credits.

Chapter Chairs

Rick Leonhardt, CMT

Rick is owner and founder of 6L Asset Management, LLC. A Registered Investment Advisor firm. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry as a stockbroker,

investment services manager, trader, and investment advisor. Rick is an Associate Instructor at Feather River College where he teaches courses in business and finance. He currently serves as co-chair

Steve Vargas, CMT

Steve Vargas is a Chartered Market Technician, chair of the Northern California Market Technicians Association, and a charting specialist. He is a graduate of the John Cook School of

Business at Saint Louis University where he studied Finance. He works with portfolio managers and traders in building and designing technical indicators and back-testing them for all markets in whi

Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA

Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA is Senior Vice President and Director of Investor Relations of Opus Bank, a leading regional commercial bank headquartered in Irvine, California. Additionally,

Brett is Adjunct Professor of Technical Analysis at Golden Gate University. From 2004 to 2014, Brett was Vice President and Research Analyst with FIG Partners, a boutique broker-dealer specializ