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Riot Blockchain Inc (RIOT.OQ)

RIOT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Remo Mancini

66 2018 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Ensey

2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer

Robby Chang

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Edward Lee

2018 Director of Business Development

Jeffrey McGonegal

66 2018 Corporate Secretary

Andrew Kaplan

50 2017 Independent Director

Eric So

42 2017 Independent Director

Joshua Drumm

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Remo Mancini

Mr. Remo Mancini is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a former Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada from 1975-1993, and among other positions served as a cabinet minister of revenue before retiring from politics in 1993. Mr. Mancini combines his experience as a former Canadian and U.S. senior corporate executive, corporate director and former Ontario Cabinet Minister to bring a valuable perspective to business affairs, senior executive management, and corporate governance. This extensive experience in both the public and private sectors positions him to lead organizations and offer insightful decisive management guidance and board leadership. He has served on a number of Boards of both publicly listed and private companies. Mr. Mancini also held the notable positions of Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, Official Opposition Party House Leader, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Agencies, Boards and Commissions. He has earned the internationally recognized designation of ICD.D and is a graduate of the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Mr. Mancini is the owner and President of Sandstone Strategies, established in 2004.

Christopher Ensey

Mr. Christopher Ensey is Interim Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has Over the last 20 years, Chris Ensey has established himself as a cybersecurity expert and strategic executive. In 2012, he joined Dunbar Armored to launch their cybersecurity services practice. As Chief Operating Officer, he led a team of security professionals delivering industry leading capabilities to detect and remediate cyber-attacks across the globe. Prior to Dunbar, he served as Director of Government Solutions at SafeNet, where he was responsible for business development and marketing for their extensive suite of encryption and authentication products. At IBM, Mr. Ensey served as Principal Security Strategist for their federal division. He architected cybersecurity solutions for large scale enterprise environments leveraging IBM's extensive technology and services portfolio. Ensey has also held technical roles at SAIC and BEA Systems. He serves as an advisor to numerous cybersecurity and blockchain companies and has a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has been actively using crypto based currencies since the earliest days of bitcoin. His most recent blockchain work has centered on applying distributed ledger technologies to solve complex information security and privacy challenges.

Robby Chang

Mr. Robby Chang is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the company. He was employed by Cantor Fitzgerald Canada from 2011-2018 as Managing Director, Senior Analyst, and Head of Metals & Mining. Previously, Mr. Chang held various positions as Institutional Equity Research Analyst and Director, Research and Trading, and Portfolio Manager for several financial companies. Mr. Chang has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. He most recently served as the Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at a global investment bank where he provided research coverage in precious metals, base metals, lithium, and uranium. He was recognized by Bloomberg as the "Best Precious Metals Analyst" in Q1 2016. Mr. Chang is frequently quoted and a regular guest of several media outlets including: Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Chang has also served as a Director of Research/Portfolio Manager at a Canadian investment firm that managed $3 billion in assets. He was also on a five-person multi-strategy hedge fund team where he specialized in equity and derivative investments. Mr. Chang holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Edward Lee

Mr. Edward Lee Director of Business Development of the company. Mr. Lee is Director of Business Development for Riot Blockchain, Inc., where he assists the Company in identifying and completing strategic acquisitions. Mr. Lee is also senior financial analyst with Applied Economics LLC, a corporate finance and strategy consulting firm. Mr. Lee holds a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Lee serves as the President of the Atlanta chapter of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni Club, where he leads Atlanta alumni in fundraising and community service. Mr. Lee also serves on the Board of Directors for Sobo Networks, a mid-size IT consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia, providing M&A and other financial advisory services.

Jeffrey McGonegal

Mr. Jeffrey G. McGonegal is Corporate Secretary of Venaxis, Inc . He became Chief Financial Officer of the Company in June 2003, was appointed Corporate Secretary in January 2010 and served as interim President in December 2004 and January 2005. Mr. McGonegal served from 2003 to January 1, 2011 as Chief Financial Officer of PepperBall Technologies, Inc. Until his resignation in September 2013, Mr. McGonegal served on a limited part-time basis as Senior Vice President — Finance of Cambridge Holdings, Ltd., a small publicly held company with limited business activities. Mr. McGonegal served as Chief Financial Officer of Bactolac Pharmaceutical, Inc. and had been associated with its predecessors through October 2006, a company (publicly held until September 2006) engaged in manufacturing and marketing of vitamins and nutritional supplements. From 1974 to 1997, Mr. McGonegal was an accountant with BDO Seidman LLP. While at BDO Seidman LLP, Mr. McGonegal served as Managing Partner of the Denver, Colorado office. Until his resignation in March 2012, Mr. McGonegal was elected in 2005 to serve on the board of Imagenetix, Inc., a publicly held company in the nutritional supplements industry. He received a B.A. degree in accounting from Florida State University.

Andrew Kaplan

Mr. Andrew Kaplan has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. He has been serving as a Director of the Company since May 2017. Mr. Kaplan is a founder of A to B Capital Management, and manages the A to B Capital Special Situations Fund, LP which was launched on January 1, 2009. The fund invests in the small cap sector through private, pre-public and publicly traded companies. In addition, he has been a Vice President of Barry Kaplan Associates for the past 22 years, a leading financial public relations firm for both public and private companies in the US, Canada and abroad. Prior to working at BKA, he had six years' experience working at major investment banks involved in deal structure, mergers and acquisitions and trading. Mr. Kaplan is a member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Gold Corp. (USAU) and Coral Gold Resources, Ltd. (CLH.V) and a former member of the Board of PolarityTE, Inc. (COOL) and Naked Brand Group (NAKD). He holds a BSBA from the University of Hartford in Finance and Insurance. Mr. Kaplan is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive business and management expertise and his extensive knowledge of capital markets.

Eric So

Mr. Eric So is Independent Director of the Company since October 2017. Mr. So is currently Chief Legal and Corporate Development Officer at Mundo Inc., a private internet marketing company, and serves as a Director of Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRPX). He is also a member of the Toronto Board of Trade and the Hong Kong Canada Business Association. Mr. So has previously worked at Synergex Corporation, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, and Torys LLP. He earned his law degree at the University of Windsor and his bachelor of science at McGill University. Mr. So is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive business and legal expertise.

Joshua Drumm

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