Social finance community StockTwits, Inc. has announced today that it has named 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.
Here’s what Lindzon commented about the news:
Ian’s strong experience and passion for the sector make him ideal to lead StockTwits. His expertise in media and fintech will allow StockTwits to accelerate its already strong growth trend.”
Ian has experience in both media and financial technology, having led financial media business MarketWatch Inc. 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.
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 have to focus on growing StockTwits’ content, events, and data businesses, both deepening and widening its audience base.
Here’s what Rosen shared on his personal blog:
A few years ago, as I walked in — late — to the StockTwits “Stocktoberfest” conference in Coronado, Howard Lindzon stopped what he was saying in front of several hundred people, looked at me, and said “Hi, Ian.”
You can find the whole text here.