Ryan Taylor is currently the CEO of Dash Core, leading the growth and development of the number one digital currency for payments. Dash is an innovative digital currency that offers a number of improvements over Bitcoin, and is a popular payments option for consumers online, and at the Point of Sale. Ryan is an expert in the payments industry, with over 15 years of experience in financial services and technology. Prior to Dash, Ryan was a hedge fund analyst covering a global stable of payments industry investments for the private equity and public market funds of a $20 billion investment firm based in New York. He possesses a comprehensive understanding of the payments landscape and the drivers for success within the payments industry. Ryan was previously an Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Business Technology Office in New York, where he served senior executive clients of some of the world’s largest financial institutions, covering a wide variety of strategy and technology topics. Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School with a concentration in Finance and Economics, and a Bachelor of Science from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.