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Waters: LiquidityBook Names Twitter Vet Andy Carroll as Chief Architect


Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

Trading solutions provider LiquidityBook has named Andy Carroll as its chief architect.

Carroll joins the New York-based vendor from Twitter, where he was a software engineer in the firm’s Live Video group. As part of that role, he served as the technology lead on the social media outlet’s project to live-stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games during the 2016 season.

In his new job, he’ll be responsible for overseeing the technology architecture of LiquidityBook’s software-as-a-service (SaaS)-delivered trading platform, which includes order, portfolio and execution management, FIX Network connectivity, as well as pre-trade and post-trade processing. He will look to optimize the company’s infrastructure—something that he oversaw at Twitter to make sure that the infrastructure was configured in a way so that it could handle live-streaming NFL games via a social-media platform—to ensure that the web-based trading platform performs at its highest levels.

Carroll marks the third major hire for LiquidityBook this year. In May it named Les Vital as head of technical sales, and in June it named Nicholas Thompson as client services manager for EMEA, where it has been heavily focused on issues related to the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. Both Vital and Thompson joined LiquidityBook from Eze Software Group.

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