As one of the co-founders, Andrew played a key role in the formation, structure and financing of Hut 8. He brings knowledge and skill from his 21+ years in the finance industry to his role of CEO. Under Andrew’s leadership, Hut 8 has grown to become the world’s largest publicly traded cryptocurrency miner by market capitalization and size of operations. Prior to Hut 8, he served as Managing Director in investment banking at GMP Securities, with a focus on blockchain and technology. Andrew has extensive experience in providing investment banking services to numerous public and private entities, including raising equity and debt capital in excess of C$5 billion through his career.
Jimmy joins Hut 8 following his role as CFO with a TSXV-listed commercial solar solutions provider, where he served since 2015. Prior to that role, he worked with KPMG in both audit and advisory practices with a focus on energy and infrastructure markets. Vaiopoulos has worked closely with independent power producers and specializes in start-up growth, international management, tech and mining, and has extensive experience in the underlying Canadian and U.S. compliance regimes. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Western University and an Honours Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Since 2008, Michael has played an integral leadership role in the development, operations and strategy of numerous successful startups. Michael spent the last 5 years focused on scaling a music and technology company as the head of business development. He holds a business degree from the University of Western Ontario with a specialization in finance.
Chairman of the Board
Bill is a Board Director of Bitfury and co-founder Chairman of data science company Treasure Data. He is an early seed investor behind high profile startups Canva, Color Genomics, Tweetdeck/Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video. He is a Partner Emeritus for CRV after establishing their Silicon Valley office. Previously he founded several successful technology companies and served as Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies. He holds a BSEE with Honors from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard.
Joseph Flinn joins Hut 8 following 12 years of senior leadership at Sysco Corporation, where he played an integral role as both Chief Financial Officer of Sysco Canada, and President of Sysco Canada’s Eastern Division, and 2 years as President of Clarke Freight Transportation Group, a major national freight carrier. Mr. Flinn holds a business degree from Saint Mary’s University and is a chartered professional accountant. Currently Mr. Flinn is the CFO of Seaboard Transportation Group, a major international bulk transportation group of companies.
Former Member of Parliament of Canada for 16 years with roles including working with the Minister of Industry. Held leadership positions at Magna Entertainment from 2004 to 2008 followed by CEO of MI Developments, a global real estate company, from 2008 to 2010. Dennis served on the board of Pacific Rubiales Energy and is currently on the board of CGX Energy.
Kensington Managing Director where she serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee for the venture capital funds. Previously served on the Microsoft Senior Executive team as General Manager for the MSN Canadian subsidiary. Has served on several government and corporate boards including the TMX Group, Telus Corporation, BC Telecom, and Ballard Power. Gerri holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Drama as well as an honorary Doctor of Science in Computing Science from the University of British Columbia.