Sean Kiernan is the Founder and CEO of DAG Global, which aims to become the world’s leading digital assets bank and the first to obtain a full banking licence from the UK’s regulatory authorities. DAG’s mission is to deliver merchant banking services to SMEs and digital firms – providing access to the benefits of digitisation in finance with bespoke service provided by people, empowered by technology and adhering to the highest standards of compliance and security.
He joined from Falcon Private Bank, the first bank in the world to offer crypto products to clients, where he served as the COO and Interim CEO of the London operation until leaving to establish DAG Global. Prior to that he was responsible for the corporate development of Clariden Leu, a division of Credit Suisse, managing bank-wide due-diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions in Switzerland before moving to London to establish a private bank within the group. Before that he had a number of high-profile international positions, including Managing Consultant for Zurich Financial Services in Zurich and Moscow. Mr Kiernan has an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he has been Alumni President, and also a BSc from Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Sean Kiernan is the Founder and CEO of DAG Global, with a mission is to deliver merchant banking services to SMEs and digital firms.
His vision can be found in a recent interview conducted by Dinis Guarda. In that interview, he said the following about Covid-19 crisis and Fintech, 4IR Technologies and Technologies in Digital.
Banking COVID-19 crisis and Fintech
“One of the most immediate takeaways of this crisis is remote working, for example and its widespread implementation across the financial sector. This is affecting already white collar financial sector workers. I also see other opportunities out of this crisis. For example, the higher level of collaboration and partnerships between financial services firms.” 4IR Technologies “Blockchain has the potential to become more important and after this crisis there is that opportunity. Especially if regulators can keep up. In fact, this is critical at this stage. Regulatory bodies, national and international, need to talk to each other and set up global standards.”
Technologies in Digital Banking
“AI is helping digital banks be more competitive as it is better adapted to consumer needs: better UI/UX, customer engagement, data processing and analytics, etc.”
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