Mark Moran, "FBoy Island", joined Litquidity. Photograph Courtesy HBO Max Photograph Courtesy HBO Max
Litquidity, a financial meme startup, hired its first employee publically: a former contestant on FBoy Island.
Mark Moran, a contestant on Centerview Partners' reality TV dating show, quit earlier this year.
Moran changed his social media status to "Employee Number. Litquidity, number 1.
The company announced Tuesday that Litquidity, a popular financial startup, has hired Mark Moran, a former contestant on "FBoy Island" and an investment banker, as its first full-time worker.
Moran, a thirty-year-old law student from the University of Virginia, changed his bio to "Employee Number. 1 at Liquidity. He is now head of growth operations and business development at the firm.
Litquidity is a New York-based financial meme account. It's run by an anonymous Wall Street banker who goes under "Lit" and has been gaining prominence for its financial meme account, which teases at the lives investment bankers.
Lit spoke to Insider Tuesday about his desire to hire someone who had lived Wall Street's lifestyle and felt the fear of long hours. He also said that he is looking for someone who can get humor.
He also needed someone who was willing to "take that leap" from a successful career. Moran, enter.
Moran quit his job at Centerview in January - where he earned $400,000 in 2020, according to Bloomberg – for a reality television show. According to WarnerMedia, he appeared in HBO Max's inaugural season of "FBoy Island", a series in which three women search for love among a group of 24 men.
After being mentioned in Litquidity's story, he messaged Lit via Instagram and they began to talk. They met at Central Park last month.
Moran has videos of himself on his website. One video explains the concept behind mergers and acquisitions. Moran said that M&A could be compared with dating, which he is also quite good at.
Litquidity has made a lot of money selling so-called "Dad Hats" with "Lehman Brothers", "short squeeze specialist" and "Lehman Brothers" on them, as well as mugs with Wall Street phrases such "pls fix thx."
Insider previously reported that the company started the Exec sum newsletter to supplement its merchandise and advertising revenue streams. Lit said that 84,000 people subscribe to the newsletter, and that it is on track for $1 million in revenue.
Lit stated that he will hire more people once the initial funding round is closed, which he indicated would likely be in November.