Our People

Mike Richards - Founder & Principle

Mike is the founder of WaveCycleTrader.com, a live trading room and membership site that provides technical analysis and trading services to individual investors, traders, and professional money managers worldwide.

Mike provides multiple timeframe Elliott Wave, Cycles & technical analysis on more than 30 different instruments and market segments, as well as a host of individual stocks. In the live trading room for WaveCycleTrader.com Mike announces real-time trades for subscribers on the S&P Emini, Russel 2000, NASDAQ, Crude Oil, Gold, and Natural Gas, and other instruments with a focus on growing capital and protecting returns.

By combining Elliott Wave, Fibonacci, and Dynamic Real Time Cycles Mike is able to predict future market movements with great precision. Mike has created the TradingVision Suite of Software Applications enabling traders & Investors to Chart the Dynamic Cycles and utilise the derivative trading tools in real time.

Mike is an individual investor who manages his own capital in precisely the same fashion as he advises his subscribers. Mike provides detailed entry and invalidation levels that make following his analysis easy and profitable for subscribers.

Mike has been posting his analysis since 2012 in other well-known chat rooms. In 2012, through his analysis, Mike called the extraordinary rise in the S&P 500 and has continued to accurately call the peaks and troughs since that time. During the drop which occurred in gold and the miners sector off the 2016 high, while other analysis continued to forge forward with upside targets, Mike calmly and accurately posted analysis suggestive of a much more protracted consolidation, allowing those who followed him to exit positions and wait patiently in cash for the next great opportunity to enter this sector. Mike’s analysis of crude oil and natural gas have been nothing less than incredible – accurately posting analysis on his site that have enabled followers to execute profitable trades at the optimal times and compound their returns.

Mike has been an active investor for over 20-years, and has been providing accurate and detailed Elliott Wave and technical analysis publicly for the last 8-years. Mike has a penchant for all things technical, and delivers his subscribers specific buy and sell levels supported by analysis that has resulted in their ability to achieve super-performance.

Lars von Thienen - Expert on Digital Signal
Processing, Cycles Detection & Forecasting Applications

Lars is a member of the Board of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles. He holds a degree in engineering and management.

He has worked as a programmer, scientist, trader and business consultant for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in combining technical engineering know-how with economics and business-related issues.
Coding software since childhood, von Thienen has supported leading German DAX companies in developing their digital and business strategies as a large-scale project and IT manager.

Lars has developed algorithms and software for cycle recognition at WaveCycleTrader.com and has published two books on cycles analysis. Based in Germany Lars is the Founder and CEO of a German-based knowledge management company.

Lars is the developer and inventor of the first cloud-based cycles detection engine used by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles & at the core of the TradingVison Software Application. He acts as host for the weekly YouTube channel: Market Cycles Report on Cycles TV. FSC Board Member Lars von Thienen analyzes current market data using the cycles app to foster a better understanding of how to apply cycles analysis.

He writes and comments regularly about current cycles in the global stock markets in his blog “Beyond Market Cycles” on substack, sharing interesting cycles analysis charts with comments.

Richard Hosking - Chief Technology Officer

Richard is an experienced software developer and manager with over 25 years of experience working on projects around the world. His wealth of experience has been primarily responsible for the creation of our charting software. His expertise in software development and project management has been instrumental in our success.

Away from the laptop, Richard is an avid explorer of the local southern UK countryside. He runs and organizes a local walking group that allows him to connect with nature and stay active while exploring his surroundings.

His love of the outdoors and his passion for technology make him a well-rounded individual who is always eager to tackle new challenges.

Throughout his career, Richard has proven himself to be a dedicated and hardworking individual with a sharp mind and a keen eye for detail. He has a passion for developing high-quality software that meets the needs of users and provides them with the tools they need to succeed in the financial markets. Richard is a valuable member of our team, and we are proud to have him leading the charge in the development of our charting software.

Ellie Richards - Marketing

In recent years, Ellie has made a name for herself in several industries. After earning a first class degree in Illustration, she went on to apply her creativity and passion to the TV and Film industry. Her work in this field allowed her to develop a keen eye for detail and an ability to work in high pressure environments.

Ellie’s interest in website design and marketing led her to explore the world of digital media. Her expertise in this area has helped her to build a strong online presence, and she is known for her innovative approach to website design and marketing strategies.

Her extensive experience working with people from all walks of life has allowed her to tap into the minds of consumer demographics and create messaging that speaks to our dream clients.

Griff Sutton - Technical Design & Support

Griff is a skilled digital electronics and IT professional who has been working in the industry for several years. After taking courses in digital electronics and IT, he went into front-end development, where he quickly made a name for himself as a dilligent and innovative developer.

After completing his education, Griff took a job doing hardware refurbishments on equipment with Trojan Electronics, where he gained valuable knowledge and skills that he later put to use as an IT manager. Drawing on his experience running media and software servers in his household made from spare parts, he quickly became competent in managing and maintaining complex systems.

His achievements include playing competitive basketball for Swansea City and winning the Stem Cymru Engineering Education Scheme competition in 2011.

Outside of work and sports, he enjoys indulging his personal hobby for electronics, repair and his love of electronic arts of all kinds.

Griff is known for his talent and expertise in finding solutions to problems. He is always willing to lend his expertise to his team members when needed, despite his introverted nature, Griff is a valuable member of the team and is liked for his can-do attitude.