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Ripple Bags Institutional Talent for a Promising Future

Reading Time: 2 minutes by on July 14, 2018 Blockchain, Business, Finance, Tech
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Ripple has transitioned and evolved as a consistent performer amidst the existing crypto businesses. A dedicated leadership and decision-making approach throughout the past few years has contributed to their success. Key talent acquisitions point toward continued success for the company.

Today, Ripple is all set to welcome two distinguished personalities to its core team. David Schwartz, who previously served as Ripple’s chief cryptographer, is now taking the role and responsibility of chief technology officer (CTO). Additionally, Kahina Van Dyke joins Ripple as the senior vice president of business and corporate development for the company.

New Additions for Both Aspects of Ripple

According to Brad Garlinghouse, the Chief Executive Officer of Ripple, Schwartz and Van Dyke have shown outstanding outcomes, demonstrating their excellence in leadership. With Schwartz taking a significant role on the technology side and Van Dyke on the business and financial side, the company hopes to advance from both angles. Garlinghouse stated, “This is a fantastic duo that showcases the two sides of Ripple. David is a world renowned leader in the blockchain and digital asset world, and Kahina is a seasoned veteran in the traditional banking and financial services industries.”

The now CTO Schwartz is entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the technical side of Ripple. His primary responsibility will be to boost the reach and volume of transactions by enhancing Ripple’s product suite: xCurrent and xVia. Schwartz will have a dedicated team to provide the best possible services and solutions to the traditional financial institutions who have agreed to move to Ripple’s consensus mechanism.

Scooping Institutional Talent

Van Dyke has twenty years of experience in banking services and technological development. As the Senior Vice President of Ripple, she is tasked with strategic and fruitful planning for the company. Van Dyke has led teams for financial giants Mastercard and Citibank, where she gained experience in delivering reliable and quality services. Most recently, Van Dyke was part of Facebook’s Global Financial Services team. Van Dyke stated:

“By reducing friction and delivering better options for individuals and businesses, Ripple offers a compelling opportunity to be a transformative force for good in the world of money movement. It’s an exciting time in the industry — and I feel very fortunate to be a part of creating the next generation of global payments.”

Over the past few months, Ripple has been on a hiring spree trying to scoop in talent from established enterprises across the fintech industry. Hopefully, with all the innovative technological insights and experienced team members, Ripple is on the track to become a prominent enterprise in the coming years.  

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