Armando Diaz is CEO of PureStream, an innovative trading venue focused on increasing direct institutional to institutional liquidity discovery by enabling broker algorithmic orders to search, find, and yield more liquidity without self-inflicted price impact.
Armando began his career as a Trader for Goldman Sachs and was ultimately promoted to Partner and Co-Head of US Equity Trading. In addition, he served on Goldman Sachs’s Firmwide Diversity Committee and was a Board Member of Goldman Sachs’s leadership development initiative, Pine Street.
In 2008, Armando joined Citigroup as the Head of Trading. He played a key role in the creation and implementation of TotalTouch, the industry’s first fully electronic high touch product which integrates the best elements of electronic (low touch) and high touch trading.
Armando left Citi to become the Global Head of Execution Services at Millennium Partners, a multi strategy hedge fund. He served on several of the firm’s committees including the Executive Committee, Risk Committee, Best Execution Committee, and Operational Risk Committee.