Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network specializing in a variety of asset-classes, has announced the appointment of Bob Garrett as Head of Technology and as a member of the company’s leadership team, according to a Liquidnet statement.
Mr. Garrett joins Liquidnet after more than two decades of technology leadership positions, including stints at Wells Fargo, Merlin Securities, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of America Securities. His new appointment at Liquidnet will see him responsible for the oversight of technical direction of the company, whilst collaborating with the development and business team to usher in more efficient and streamlined measures. Mr. Garrett will be based out of the Liquidnet’s New York operations.
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Expansive Focus Leads To Garrett Hire
According to John Kelly, Liquidnet’s Chief Operating Officer in a recent statement on the recruitment, “technology is at the core of all what we do for our community of 740 of the world’s leading asset managers. We continue to accelerate the growth of our businesses including the rollout of new technologies and solutions, expanding into fixed income and opening up new markets. We are very excited to bring Bob on board at this point in our expansion. Bob is a proven technology leader who stood out for his extensive technical expertise, industry knowledge, and his varied experience at large and smaller firms. He has the right skillset and he will be a strong partner in collaborating with our business leaders to help us achieve our strategic and tactical goals.”
“Since its inception 13 years ago, Liquidnet has led the industry in creating innovative solutions to solve previously unsolvable problems through the use of robust technology. I have seen their roadmap and I am very excited to join them now to help them execute on their vision and deliver industry-changing products and solutions that bring new efficiencies to the market,” added Garrett in an accompanying statement.