Dax Dasilva

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Dax Dasilva, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dasilva has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Lightspeed since he founded the Company in 2005. Under Mr. Dasilva’s leadership, Lightspeed has grown into a global business with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia, employing over 700 people worldwide.

Mr. Dasilva has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012 and Startup Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016 for both Quebec and Canada. He was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs at the 2017 Builders + Innovators Summit.

In addition, in 2015, Mr. Dasilva founded Never Apart, a non-profit organization offering creative space for cultural programming with global reach and impact.