oneZero exec Ray Holbrook moves to Liquidity Connect as CIO
Madison, Wisconsin based fintech solutions provider Liquidity Connect has announced that it has hired Raymond Holbrook to be the company’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Prior to joining Liquidity Connect, Ray Holbrook was the Global Director of IT for oneZero Financial Systems. During his six-year tenure at oneZero he designed, planned and implemented new Equinix Data Center locations in London-LD4, Hong Kong-HK1, and Tokyo-TY3 to meet growing global demand for the oneZero financial platform. He also managed the day-to-day operations and health of oneZero’s five global data centers, along with dozens of client, vendor, and partner relationships.
Victor Hendrix, Liquidity Connect CEO, said:
“We are very pleased to add Ray’s tremendous breadth of skills and experience to our team. Additionally, he brings with him an invaluable knowledge and understanding of the needs and requirements that our customers demand and deserve. His reputation and achievements with oneZero Financial Systems made his selection a very easy decision.”
The company said that Ray Holbrook’s first order of business will be to lead Liquidity Connect’s global expansion into Asia. Having adopted a demand-driven growth model, the company has identified Equinix Tokyo-TY3 as its next data center location. Slated for 2020-Q3, TY3 will provide Liquidity Connect customers with immediately-available VPS, dedicated bare-metal servers, and ultra-low latency fiber cross connects to several liquidity and technology providers in the APAC region. Dedicated fiber connectivity, backhauled to CH1 / LD4 / NY4 data centers will also be part of its new TY3 network.
Liquidity Connect said that its investment in Japan marks its second major global growth milestone in less than a year. The company announced its new network in London-LD4 in November 2019, following a substantial Cage acquisition in NY4 earlier that year. The addition of Equinix TY3 will enhance Liquidity Connect’s wide area connectivity offering by extending its colocation and connectivity services to brokers, liquidity and technology providers in the region.