Directors | Nirvana Systems Inc.

Company Directors

Ed Downs,
CEO and Founder

Ed has more than 29 years experience in trading and software development.  Ed received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to founding Nirvana, Ed worked on design automation software for Tektronix.

In addition to inventing the original concepts for OmniTrader and VisualTrader, Ed has published several books and trading seminars, including, The 7 Chart Patterns that Consistently Make Money. Ed currently serves as President and CEO of Nirvana Systems, Inc.

Steve Belknap,
Chief Operating Officer

Steve joined Nirvana Systems in 1999. Steve's business focus includes marketing, personnel, and financial operations.

Prior to joining Nirvana, Steve served for 10 years as General Manager at one of Austin's largest Country Clubs. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Constantin Craus,
Chief Technology Officer and Director of Development

Constantin has over 25 years of experience in software development for the financial industry in the United States and Europe. Constantin received a Master of Science in Computer Science from The “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi in Romania, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Nirvana, Constantin worked in software design & development for Madrid Stock Exchange and various Austrian banks.

Constantin is overseeing the development and QA for all of Nirvana’s core products in his role as Director of Development.

20-years f Swing Trading expertise to share.

Jeff Drake,
Director of Education and Trading

Jeff joined the Nirvana team in 1998 and quickly rose to the role as Director of Education. He has created and presented numerous seminars, publications, and tutorials on trading with Nirvana software.

Jeff currently leads a team of scientists in his role as Director of Education and Trading. Jeff and his team have developed several profitable Trading Strategies, modules and plug-ins including the highly successful NSP product line.

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