Anthony Noto, Twitter's (TWTR) - Get Reportchief operating officer and chief financial officer, said in a tweet on Monday that the social media company has hired Todd Swidler as its new Global Head of Live Business.

Swiddler was most recently the CEO of

ESC Games

, a gaming and entertainment company that designs the world's only multiplayer video game theater.

He has also served as Bloomberg's SVP, Global Head of Video Distribution and Partnerships, and the Senior Director, Digital Products and Business Development for the National Basketball Association.  

Shares of Twitter closed higher on Monday.