DASH expands with 10 new hires following capital raise in March

DASH expands with 10 new hires following capital raise in March

DASH Technology Group has expanded for the second time this year, hiring 10 staff across operations, platform, superannuation, product development, and client success teams.

The industry leading fintech company completed a capital raise in March that will enable the business to play an important role in making financial advice more accessible to everyday Australians, by improving the advice workflow burdens embedded within the advice process.

As part of the expansion, Michelle Russo has joined the business as chief operating officer and will be responsible for the investment operations and client services teams as well as bringing key projects to market. Russo was previously at ANZ and has held senior roles across a variety of institutions.

“I’m excited to be joining an innovative and highly client focused group, and a dynamic leadership team.  I see real opportunity in DASH’s strategy to provide sophisticated and more efficient solutions for advisers and their clients.” said Russo.

Russo will apply her extensive experience in superannuation, most recently at StatePlus, to DASH’s superannuation offering, Super Simplifier. Together with Mark Blair, who’s joined the team as a superannuation specialist, she will manage product enhancements to ensure the super product remains competitive and is a suitable solution for advisers looking to implement a low fee product for their clients.

Blair previously held the position of Executive General Manager, Superannuation Trustee Office at Equity Trustees and has experience in similar roles at KPMG and RiceWarner.

DASH CEO, Andrew Whelan commented, “Getting the right people in the business is crucial right now. We are on track to deliver some innovative and exciting solutions for advisers that we believe will be a positive addition to any advice practice.”

Whelan continued, “These new hires are in line with our growth strategy and with our mission to provide better advice tools and investment execution to the market. Having a smooth tech stack where all elements integrate seamlessly, and from A-Z, is what will be the game-changer for better staff satisfaction, less administration burdens, and happier clients.”

DASH is delivering innovation and integration to the financial advice community by joining traditional financial planning software and investment platform execution into one solution. The DASH Advice Tools can be used standalone, as modular add-ons or as a fully integrated advice technology suite.