New York-based social trading network, StockTwits, which operates a Twitter-like service for traders and investors, has just added Ian Rosen as the firm’s new CEO.
According to updated information on a LinkedIn profile for Mr. Rosen, he joined StockTwits as CEO this month, after departing at the end of June 2016 from EVEN Financial – a company that he co-founded and where held the role of CEO since February 2015.
In a related blog post attributed to Mr. Rosen, he wrote that he left his prior company in good hands with its co-founder, to take on the new role as CEO of StockTwits and after having served previously as an advisor, and after being drawn back to media.
His prior work with StockTwits’ founder Howard Lindzon also appears to have helped motivate the move, as explained in a blog update by Mr. Rosen.
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Background with media companies
Before helping to start EVEN Financial – a fintech platform that supports marketplace lending in alternative finance – Mr. Rosen was General Manager for Marketwatch from October 2012 through January 2015.
While at Marketwatch he was responsible for revenue growth and product strategy via various distribution channels for the company and its brands including its Radio networks.
Finance industry experience
For a four period starting in 2008, Mr. Rosen was a Global Director for Dow Jones’ Investment Banking & Investment Management division, and was responsible for B2B investment banking business, before departing in 2012 to join Marketwatch.
Mr. Rosen held senior roles with Fortent Inc. for two years through 2008, prior to which he was VP of Investment Banking / Capital Markets for Thomson Reuters from May 2002 through August 2006.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosen worked as an Associate at Goldman Sachs from 1999 through 2001, after nearly three years with Accenture – when it was Andersen Consulting – during his initial position in finance that started in 1996.