Ryan Taylor is CEO of Dash Core Group, which develops Dash, an innovative payments-focused open-source digital currency. He is an expert in the payments industry, with over 15 years of experience at the intersection of financial services and technology. Taylor has been CEO of Dash Core Group since 2017, having joined the company in 2016 as Director of Finance. Prior to Dash, Taylor 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 in New York. He possesses a comprehensive understanding of the payments landscape and the drivers for success within the payments industry. He 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. Taylor 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.