LiquidityBook Names Ex-Twitter Exec Carroll To Chief Architect Post

Jul 27 2017 | 5:50pm ET

Buy-side trading solutions provider LiquidityBook has named former Twitter executive Andy Carroll as its chief architect, the third hire in as many months for the trading technology firm. 

In his new role, Carroll will be responsible for the technology architecture of the firm’s SaaS-based platform, LiquidityBook said in a statement. He will report to CTO Shawn Samuel and joins recent Eze Software executives Les Vital and Nicholas Thompson as new arrivals at the company. 

Carroll, a highly respected technologist, brings more than 30 years of experience across the industry. At Twitter, he was a software engineer in the firm’s Live Video group, serving as the tech lead on the project to live-stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games during the 2016 season. He joined Twitter as part of its acquisition of social TV analytics firm BlueFin Labs, where he served as a tech lead. Prior to BlueFin, Carroll held multiple senior engineering, development and architecture roles for firms including aPriori, i2 Technologies, and Voice Control Systems. 

“Flexibility and scalability are crucial to the ongoing success of our product, which makes the chief architect role one of the most critical in our technology organization,” said Samuel in the statement. “Andy has spent decades working with firms across the technology spectrum, and brings an impressive level of experience, know-how and capability to LiquidityBook. We could not be more excited to welcome him to the firm and look forward to his leadership.”

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in New York, LiquidityBook provides SaaS-based buy- and sell-side trading solutions, including order management, portfolio management, execution management, FIX network connectivity, compliance and pre- and post-trade processing. The LiquidityBook platform is used by some of the industry’s most sophisticated buy- and sell-side firms globally to power trading workflows.

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