Founder and CEO, Liquidnet
Seth Merrin is the founder and CEO of Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network that connects institutional investors with the liquidity they need to make their most significant trades. Its equities trading extends to more than 630 leading asset management firms in 39 equity markets across five continents. Liquidnet is also forging new partnerships with exchanges, brokers and corporations to bring in additional liquidity. Prior to Liquidnet, Merrin co-founded VIE Systems Inc., a financial services application integration software company. He also founded Merrin Financial, launching the industry's first order management system, which was acquired by ADP. Prior to that, he was a risk arbitrage trader for CIBC Oppenheimer. Merrin has been named "Innovator of the Decade" by Advanced Trading magazine two decades in a row, one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" in 2011 by Treasury & Risk Magazine, and one of the "2011 Tech 50" by Institutional Investor magazine.