NEW YORK, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Social finance community StockTwits, Inc. announced today that it has named media and financial technology veteran Ian Rosen as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 6th, 2016. Howard Lindzon will assume the role of Executive Chairman, and will continue to serve as Chairman of StockTwits' board.
"Ian's strong experience and passion for the sector make him ideal to lead StockTwits," said Lindzon, "His expertise in media and fintech will allow StockTwits to accelerate its already strong growth trend."
Ian has deep experience in both media and financial technology, having led MarketWatch Inc, one of the largest financial media businesses globally, through a period of high growth and also co-founding and having served as CEO of Even Financial, a fast-growing alternative lending supply platform. Ian has served as an advisor to StockTwits since 2013.
"With its young, engaged audience and long-time leadership in social finance, I've long believed that StockTwits has an opportunity to scale to a dominant position in the financial media landscape," said Rosen. "As the ability to distinguish signal from noise becomes increasingly difficult, the data supplied by people with 'skin in the game' become much more valuable."
Working with Lindzon, Justin Paterno who will continue to provide his strategic and product expertise as Chief Operating Officer, and the rest of the StockTwits team, Ian will focus on growing StockTwits' content, events, and data businesses, both deepening and widening its audience base.
StockTwits is the largest social network for investors and traders. Founded in 2008, StockTwits invented the cashtag (e.g. $AAPL) as a way to organize financially focused conversation on Twitter. Today StockTwits owns and operates its own social platform and counts more than 1.3 Million individual and professional investors, traders, public companies and media professionals as part of its community seeking to reimagine financial media for the next generation.
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