Seth Merrin

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Seth Merrin
Occupation President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Employer Liquidnet
Location New York, NY USA

Seth Merrin is the founder of Liquidnet Holdings. [1] He has served as its president and chief executive officer since November 1999.


Merrin was named one of Treasury & Risk magazine's 100 Most Influential People in Finance for 2011 [2], and in 2008 was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Metro New York in Financial Services. He also ranked 7th among Institutional Investor magazine's 2008 Online Finance 40.[3]

Prior to Liquidnet, Merrin co-founded VIE Systems, Inc., a financial services application integration software company, in 1997. In 1985, he founded his first company, Merrin Financial,[4] which launched the industry's first order management, compliance and electronic order routing systems for asset managers. Merrin Financial was sold to ADP in 1996.


Merrin graduated from Tufts University in 1982 with a degree in political science. He was elected to the Tufts University Board of Trustees in 2004.[5]


  1. Leadership. Liquidnet.
  2. The 100 Most Influential People in US Finance. Financial News.
  3. Seth Merrin. Policy Innovations.
  4. 40 under Forty. Crain's New York.
  5. Trustees. Tufts University.