Ryan Taylor is currently Director of Finance for Dash, an innovative digital currency that offers a number of improvements over Bitcoin. He 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.