LiquidityBook appoints Matthew Howard as Head of APAC Client Service

LiquidityBookLiquidityBook, a leading SaaS-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, announced the appointment of Matthew Howard as Head of Asia-Pacific Client Service to respond to growing demand for its POEMS (portfolio, order, and execution management system) platform in the region.

 

Based in London and working alongside Nick Thompson, EMEA Client Services Manager, who joined the firm last year, Matthew Howard will be responsible for overseeing all service and deployment needs for its growing user base in the Asia-Pacific region, augmenting the firm’s existing coverage group.

 

Matthew Howard, LiquidityBook Head of Asia-Pacific Client Service
Matthew Howard, LiquidityBook Head of Asia-Pacific Client Service

Sean Sullivan, Chief Revenue Officer at LiquidityBook, said: “While our fully SaaS-based model makes management far simpler than legacy systems, clients want to know that when they do have an issue they’ll deal with a group that understands their needs intimately.  There are few in the industry with deeper knowledge of the full trade lifecycle workflow better than Matt, and we’re excited to bring him aboard to help round out our global support organization to meet our increasing client needs in Asia-Pacific.”

 

Howard is an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience. He joins LiquidityBook from Schneider Trading Associates, a leading multi-asset brokerage facilitation firm. There, he spent almost 15 years, most recently serving as Chief Operations Officer, where he was responsible for updating the technology stack ahead of MiFID II regulation, among other key functions. At Schneider, he also oversaw the selection and deployment of the LiquidityBook OMS.

 

Sean Sullivan, Chief Revenue Officer at LiquidityBook
Sean Sullivan, Chief Revenue Officer at LiquidityBook

Matthew Howard commented: “I’ve spent my entire career on the client side, and during that time got to know many trading platforms very well. LiquidityBook’s POEMS was always hugely impressive for a host of reasons – ease of use, simplicity of management, robust functionality and low TCO to name a few – and those are ultimately why we selected it at Schneider. I’m very happy to be joining the firm at such an exciting time and look forward to working with the team to further grow the business.”

 

In 2017, Liquiditybook announced the appointment of Les Vital as Head of Technical Sales to further expand sales of its industry-leading POEMS. By late December, the recently appointed  EMEA Client Services Manager Nick Thompson became head of the new London office.