Steven Zum Tobel

CFO & Director, Scale Finance LLC (Director of Florida)

  • Investor, Entrepreneur & CFO.  Private investor and shareholder in several industries including financial services, legal services, student housing, real estate development, commercial and residential lending, and fantasy sports entertainment  (2002 – present)
  • Founder, Director & Investment Banker, First American Capital & Trading Corporation.  FINRA/SEC registered brokerage firm that provides  clearing and execution services to broker/dealers, investment advisors, hedge funds and independent institutional brokers (2002 – present)
  • CFO & Director, TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAD)  fka OnlineTrading.com (Nasdaq: LINE)  President & CFO of NASD/SEC registered publicly traded electronic stock brokerage business serving professional traders requiring direct access to the financial markets.  Led the firm through its successful IPO, two acquisitions and ultimate merger with a software development company creating a market cap in excess of $300 million  (1997 – 2002)
  • Managing Partner,  zum Tobel & Ling, LLP CPAs  Managing partner of full service audit, tax and consulting practice specializing in the brokerage and investment advisory industry  (1995-1996)
  • Partner/Vice President, Securities Consultants International, LLC  Consulting broker/dealers and investment advisers regarding compliance, operations & NASD/SEC financial reporting (1988 – 1994)
  • MBA, Florida Atlantic University
  • CPA, State of Florida
  • FINRA licenses: Series 27- Financial & Operations Principal; Series 24 – General Securities Principal; Series 53 – Municipal Securities Principal; Series 4 – Options Principal; Series 7 – General Securities Representative; Series 55 – Equity Trader.

Active Community Service:

  • Florida Atlantic University (FAU) – Vice Chair & Board Member, College of Business;  Chair – Academic Planning Committee
  • Mentor and judge Adam’s Center for Entrepreneurship, FAU
  • Co-founder and sponsor for Equity Analyst Program, Finance Dept., College of Business, FAU