New Year, New Team Members

Ushering in 2014, Ripple Labs has welcomed three new faces to our business development, technology and product teams. Please meet…

IMG_2055Nilesh Dusane, Director of Business Development

Role: Get financial institutions to become gateways on Ripple.

Credits: More than 12 years of experience in the financial services space. Played various leadership roles in CashEdge, a leading provider of online money movement and online account setup solutions for financial institutions in the U.S. CashEdge was acquired by Fiserv in 2011.

Favorite things: Golf, travel and single malt scotch

Why he joined: “There are several companies coming out with creative solutions in the payments space; however all those companies are constrained by technologies that were built 25 years ago. Ripple is the only company bringing an entirely new approach to the payments space, and it has the potential to change how payments are done worldwide.”

IMG_0702Tim Lewkow, Software Engineer

Role: C++ developer

Credits: PhD candidate and Masters graduate in Financial Math at Florida State University. Dissertation focuses on high frequency finance and machine learning algorithms that predict and detect micro fractures in currency markets. Masters thesis created a new stock option pricing model using modular neural networks.

Favorite Things: Swimming, distance running, fixed gear bikes and squash

Why he joined: “Ripple takes math-based currencies to an entirely new level, and I want to contribute to the revolution. With so many clear benefits to society and a team of brilliant developers, I am excited to be a part of history in the making!”

IMG_0655Travis Nelson, UX Product Designer

Role: To make using Ripples easier

Credits: Three years as a UX designer, most recently working on software for a neuroscience research device

Favorite things: Photography, tennis, bouldering, scotch and travel

Why he joined: ”I have experienced many times when the simple act of giving someone money has been overly convoluted and expensive. It would be incredible to take away all of that difficulty.”