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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

Michael Beeghley

49

John O'Rourke

32 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey McGonegal

66 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Christopher Ensey

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Edward Lee

2018 Director of Business Development

Andrew Kaplan

50 2017 Independent Director

Jason Les

32 2017 Independent Director

Eric So

42 2017 Independent Director

Joshua Drumm

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Beeghley

Mr. Michael M. Beeghley was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Beeghley has spent the last 25 years as a leader in the healthcare and biopharma industries. Currently, Mr. Beeghley is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, a Director of PolarityTE, Inc., a publicly traded (Nasdaq: COOL) biotechnology company, and President of Applied Economics LLC, a corporate finance and strategy consulting firm specializing in the valuation of healthcare and biopharma companies. As President of Applied Economics, Mr. Beeghley has initiated, managed and closed over $1 billion in corporate finance transactions and has managed and completed over 2,000 consulting engagements. Mr. Beeghley began his career working in the Corporate Finance Group of Ernst & Young and PWC. He received his Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia. Mr. Beeghley has served on the Board of Directors of Bioptix since 2016.

John O'Rourke

Mr. John O'Rourke Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has been serving as a Director of the Company since January 2017, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since November 2017. Mr. O'Rourke is an analyst and investor who serves as Managing Member of ATG Capital LLC, an investment fund focused on small and mid-cap growth companies possessing distinct competitive advantages and superior management teams. Mr. O'Rourke currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mundo Inc., a leading global performance based marketing company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Honors Citation from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. O'Rourke is qualified to serve as a director because of his prior management experience, deep knowledge of capital markets, experience in public company accounting, finance, and audit matters as well as his experience in a range of board and committee functions as a member of various boards.

Jeffrey McGonegal

Mr. Jeffrey G. McGonegal is Chief Financial Officer, 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.

Christopher Ensey

Mr. Christopher Ensey is Chief Operating 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.

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.

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.

Jason Les

Mr. Jason Les is Independent Director of the company. He also serves on the Advisory Board. Mr. Les is an established professional poker player. Mr. Les successfully competed in high stakes heads-up games online for several years and was twice selected as the human benchmark for testing the world's best poker artificial intelligence in what was dubbed Man vs Machine at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Les graduated from U.C. Irvine in 2010 with a B.S. in Information and Computer Science. Mr. Les is qualified as a director based on the fact that he has been active in the industry as a miner, studying protocol development and evaluating a variety of crypto investment strategies.

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