Ripple Welcomes Ken Kurson to its Board of Directors

Ripple is pleased to announce that Ken Kurson, Editor in Chief at Observer Media, has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Kurson was an early investor in Ripple and brings to the board extensive knowledge of Ripple’s financial technology and its benefits.

“I am excited to join Ripple and assist in their goal to make immediate cross-border payments a reality,” said Kurson. “The way money is delivered is changing dramatically, whether that is country to country, company to company or exchanging different currencies, and I see Ripple as the driving force behind this positive change.”

Kurson has always had a passion for the fintech industry, and wrote Esquire’s “Green” column for 17 years, focusing on personal finance, financial investment and financial technology. He also founded Green Magazine and published a book entitled The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance (Doubleday, 1997). Ken used these platforms to take complex financial concepts and explain them in a way that is less intimidating to the average reader. Previously, he was a financial analyst for CNNFN, an editor at large for Money and the Executive Vice President at Jamestown Associates.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ken to Ripple’s Board of Directors,” said Ripple co-founder and Executive Chairman Chris Larsen. “His deep understanding of the need for an enhanced financial system and his ability to detect important trends early on will be an asset to Ripple as we continue to pave the way for money to move at the speed of the Internet.”

Kurson provides unique editorial and analyst expertise that will help support Ripple’s work to drastically increase the speed and efficiency of cross-border payments. He joins Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman of Ripple’s board of directors and former CEO and co-founder of Ripple; Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple; Gene Sperling of Sperling Economic Strategies; Susan Athey, Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business; Young Guo of IDG Capital; and Arjan Schütte, founder and managing partner of Core Innovation Capital.