Dash Core has announced a new Global Director of Business Development.
On Thursday Dash Core’s CEO Ryan Taylor announced that the position to head up the business development team had been filled, with former American Express senior manager Bradley Zastrow entering the role:
“Bradley joins Dash from American Express where he has spent the last 17+ years in a variety of partnership and finance roles across the globe. Originally from Arizona, he has spent the last 13 years in Sydney Australia where most recently he led a regional team in sourcing, negotiating, and managing strategic partnerships for the benefit of American Express Centurion and Platinum card products and customers. Brad brings tenured experience in working with global teams, managing remote people leadership as well as a strong partnership philosophy. In addition, he’s also passionate about the cryptocurrency space which has seen him participate as an investor and perform ad hoc ICO due diligence/analysis.”
Zastrow’s selection solidifies Dash’s position as a payments-focused cryptocurrency
Zastrow joins the Core team to help propel Dash to the forefront of the payments space:
“I am excited to join Dash in this time of incredible change and opportunity and I firmly believe we are leading the space in next generation payment processing. With our strong team and community, we are well positioned to deliver a compelling value proposition to our customers and partners – I welcome this opportunity to play a role in growing Dash globally.”
Cryptocurrency’s original use case was to enable fast, cheap, and efficient payments anywhere around the world, without having to submit to a central authority. This “peer-to-peer electronic cash system” role, however, has fallen away from industry leader Bitcoin, whose median transaction fees now approach $20. Dash, meanwhile, recently implemented a tenfold fee reduction, allowing payments with sub-cent fees, as well as InstantSend instantly-confirmed transactions for just a few cents, maintaining a superior payment experience.
Business development back to full speed after previous director’s absence
Dash Core’s business development team is now back to full capacity after the untimely absence of its previous director Daniel Diaz. Earlier this summer, Diaz was unable to continue to fill his role, resulting in disruption with some contractors. However, several Core members shared business development duties while searching for a new director.
It is very very good that they have such an important role filled. The importance of Business Development will only mushroom as time goes on with exponential growth of its own. I wish Bradley Zastrow well, and hope he not only does well in his new position, but learns to love the hard work that likely will go with the new position. Work for projects like Dash is surely best served by those who find a passion for the work.
I wish Bradley all of the very best. Its now time to take DASH to the next level – and further. Congratulations DASH, Bradley and us.