Dax Dasilva is the type of leader who believes that every day holds the potential for impact. The CEO of leading cloud-based commerce platform Lightspeed — also the founder of the Montreal LGBTQIA+ cultural hotspot Never Apart — is all about giving people the tools they need to change the world.
But he thinks it’s telling that we, as a society, tend to separate things like spirituality from business, or the environment from culture.
“These things have to be unseparated,” Dax argues. In order to truly be successful moving forward, we must “start to think about what union really means.”
Growing at the speed of light
Founded in 2005, Lightspeed — which boasts 700 employees, eight offices worldwide and has a presence in 100 countries — serves 50,000 businesses that account for $15 billion in annual transactions.
With a degree in art history and religious studies, Dax says that aligning the commercial with the spiritual, the environmental and the cultural, will be the way forward for creative business leaders looking to change the way the world is working.
An entrepreneur with an artist’s heart, whose company is one of Montreal’s great startup success stories, Dax is part of the dynamic speaker lineup at C2 Montréal 2019.
We caught up with Dax ahead of C2 at Never Apart:
A union man
Heads up: Dax’s forthcoming book, Age of Union, comes out this spring and offers “a new framework to approach how we see the world and our place within it.”
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