World Renowned Thought Leader Richard Dolan Joins DIG as Special Advisor

3 min readSep 14, 2022


Haydn Snape, Global Managing Partner and CEO of Decentralised Investment Group (Right) with Richard Dolan, Advisor to Decentralised Investment Group (Left) in Manhattan

Richard Dolan’s goal, when it comes to the Decentralised Investment Group (DIG), is a simple one. “World domination,” he says.

A world renowned thought leader with more than two decades of experience working with entrepreneurs and distinguished personalities worldwide (we’re talking the likes of Drake, Pitbull, Mike Tyson, Juwan Howard and Lennox Lewis, while sharing the stage with the likes of Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Grant Cardone, Tony Robbins and Sir Richard Branson, to name just a few), Richard Dolan has now become an invaluable new addition to the DIG international leadership team as Special Advisor.

Haydn Snape, DIG’s Global Managing Partner and CEO, will draw on Dolan’s unique ability to embolden entrepreneurs and position them to optimally monetise their magic and genius, through the mobilisation of global domination thinking and operating.

Dolan is the founding partner of Global Digital Advisory (GDA), a boutique digital advisory firm, and Google Partner, based in Toronto, Canada. Providing digital actionable intelligence for iconic brands, businesses and celebrities looking to leverage their brand-equity across vertical markets, Dolan has provided strategy for brands such as Lebron James, The Duchess of York Sara Ferguson, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Tyson, Pagani, Rémy Martin and Drake, to name a few.

“We are going to make the most of DIG’s magic, power and genius, and elevate its standing in the world,” promises Dolan, who says he is excited to be advising the Dubai-based, award-winning multinational blockchain technology conglomerate parent company that seeks out exclusive investment opportunities within blockchain and the metaverse space and turns them into industry-leading products aimed at disrupting the landscape.

“DIG has all the key ingredients and critical dimensions of being a trillion-dollar company,” continues Dolan. “This is achievable through increasing revenues, expanding revenue sources, acquisitions and growth of the DIG conversation and community.”

Among a number of targets, Richard will be collaborating with DIG’s newly minted leadership, developing new narratives and undertakings such as “decentralised wealth management platforms” and fortifying the narrative for a trillion dollar vision, so as to attract new talent and acquisition targets.

“Richard has already proven himself indispensable to the DIG family,” comments Snape. “Over the past few months, he has fully embraced our ethos, understanding the importance of bringing blockchain technology to the masses and our relentless work to do so with success and integrity.”

“As a chief catalyst to the newly formed strategic alliance between DIG and BRON Studios, which we announced in June, welcoming Dolan on board secures the velocity that both DIG deserves and I require in order to achieve the targets I’ve set out for myself and the company,” states Snape.

Growing both Snape’s and DIG’s profiles, by elevating key presentations, will be on Dolan’s to-do list, so as to profile the company and its various initiatives. The development of an academic platform to include authorship of a series of white papers, programme learning and establishment of an LMS (learning management system) will also be developed.

Dolan will also be developing and growing a global network of new capital partnerships including family offices, endowment funds, venture capital investors and ultra high net worth individuals, which will fuel the commercial optimisation pathway that will lead to creative and collaborative partnerships within the corporate ecosystem across verticals such as fashion, media, automotive and government agencies, resulting in new corporate sponsorships, brand alliances and collaborations. This is achievable through increasing both Snape’s and DIG’s proximity to celebrities, ranging from professional athletes, musicians, actors, artists and culture shapers (including influencers) as well as activists and global thought leaders.