Mr. Alfred Eskandar serves as Industry Advisor at Long Ridge Equity Partners. Mr. Eskandar also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Portware. He is a proven business leader and technology entrepreneur who has dedicated almost 20 years to introducing new levels of innovation and customer value to the global capital markets community. As CEO of Portware, Eskandar has passionately worked to fundamentally change the trading technology landscape. Appointed CEO in 2012, Eskandar recognized the pervasive need for decision support tools that would help advance a collaborative environment between portfolio managers and traders. Months later he spearheaded the acquisition of the technology assets of Aritas group to create Portware Alpha Vision. In 2013, Eskandar was named to the prestigious Institutional Investor Trading Tech 40, the global ranking of the most prominent innovators and managers in the capital markets, selected based on their accomplishments and contributions at both the company and industry levels. Prior to Portware, Eskandar ran the US trading business for Liquidnet, where he was an executive team member and founding employee. Throughout his tenure he held multiple leadership roles including global head of strategy, directing all strategic initiatives, alliances and investments. He also led the acquisition of Miletus Trading, LLC, a leading quantitative and program trading broker-dealer, serving as president and chief executive officer during its integration.