Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.
Mr. Lindzon has more than twenty years experience in the financial community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. With a unique vision for starting and successfully managing innovative companies, he is the Managing Partner of Social Leverage, a holding company that invests in early stage web businesses. Howard continues to manage a hedge fund he started in 1998.
He created Wallstrip, and more than 400 original web video shows, which was purchased by CBS Corp. in 2007. He is an active angel with many success angel investments including: Rent.com, (purchased by Ebay in 2005 for $415 million), Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008), and Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers). Mr. Lindzon's new media and internet business investments also include: Limos.com, Blogtalkradio.com, Buddy Media (purchased by SalesForce.com in August 2012), Ticketfly, Assistly (purchased by SalesForce.com in September 2011), Bit.ly and Tweetdeck (purchased by Twitter in June 2011).
Mr. Lindzon received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.
Francis Costello is the Chief Operating Officer. Francis is a digital media and technology executive with more than 15 years experience managing and scaling emerging businesses. Most recently he was COO of Veoh Networks, joining the company just after launch and leading its growth to a top 200 global web property with over 100 employees, 28 million global monthly users and over 3 billion minutes of video viewed each month. Mr. Costello previously was CMO of Akonix Systems, providing security and compliance systems for Instant Messaging to enterprises, specifically in the financial services market, and CEO of Entrypoint, an idealab! Company, that delivered real time news and market data directly to consumer desktops via innovative toolbar and screensaver technology. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, as a consultant in their New York office serving financial services, technology and media clients. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chris Corriveau is the Chief Technology Officer at StockTwits, the leading social financial platform for sharing ideas. He is responsible for the technology and innovation that has made StockTwits one of Times '50 Best Websites' and “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany. Chris leads the development team in creating one of the best financial APIs for the social web and constantly innovating to to create big financial data available to a multitude of fintech sites and users.
Prior to StockTwits, Chris was the CTO and co-founder of Genevate, a highly successful web-applications firm that built Ruby on Rails-based platforms for companies all over the world, including the first StockTwits website.
Chris worked in Silicon Valley after graduation from Cogswell College for Cisco Systems, and for startups GetMedia and OpenGrid.
Phil Pearlman is the Executive Editor at StockTwits. He is responsible for producing and curating the content on the blog network. He is the online brand evangelist, focused on inspiring potential bloggers to use the StockTwits platform, participate in the game mechanics outlined, enhance their presence through the use of StockTwits tools like StockTwits.TV and premium content.
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