Global investment firm Citadel has appointed Steven Lieblich as chief technology officer of the company’s hedge fund business. A 30-year veteran of Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lieblich has served in a series of senior technology roles, most recently as Morgan Stanley’s chief information officer. He will report to Citadel’s founder and CEO Kenneth Griffin, and will join the firm this fall.

Before serving as Chief Information Officer for Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lieblich’s tenure at the firm included leading the technology division of its Institutional Securities Group, which included investment banking and sales and trading operations. He previously led the Equity Technology Group and the technology team supporting cross-asset electronic trading.

Mr. Lieblich graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Economics and serves on the NYC Board of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. He has also served on the board of CLS, on Red Hat’s Strategic Advisory Board, and on FINRA’s Technology Advisory Committee.

You can find Citadel CEO Ken Griffin’s blog post on the appointment here.

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