The official announcement stated: “as Ripple grows and evolves, so does our leadership team. That’s why today we are excited to announce two big changes. David Schwartz, who previously served as Ripple’s chief cryptographer, has been appointed to chief technology officer (CTO). Separately, Kahina Van Dyke has joined Ripple as our senior vice president, Business and Corporate Development”.
As Ripple is currently operating in a dynamic market of cryptography, financial services, payments and blockchain, the management is constantly looking for new talents to include in the leadership team. As the recent update witnesses, these talents are involved both from the already existing staff and from other companies and relevant industries.
CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse also commented on the new changes in the company stating: “David and Kahina exemplify success. At every step in their careers, they have shown the type of leadership qualities and business prowess that will be instrumental as the company continues to grow. 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”.
Van Dyke has over 20 years of experience in the banking and technology sector, and at Ripple will be focusing on new efficient partnerships for the company. David Schwartz will reportedly work towards improving the reach and volume of transactions across RippleNet.
Schwartz also shared his future objectives as the new CTO stating: “building a global network of financial institutions who are using blockchain-based solutions is no small task, but we have the technical folks at Ripple to make it a reality. We’re also going to hire a lot more of them. As CTO, I’ll get to lead a world-class group of engineers, scientists and business executives, which is what makes coming to work every day so exciting. I’m looking forward to the challenge”.