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.