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Ken MacLean
President & Director

Ken began working in the technology world with positions at IBM, Sun Microsystems and Digital and has been active in the crypto markets since 2017.  He has been an integral part of financing and building organizations across multiple industries including real estate, retail, heavy industry, and technology including virtual reality and crypto.  Ken has an MBA from the University of Calgary with a focus on new venture finance and technology.

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Kien Tran
COO

Kien founded Westblock Capital in 2017 as an integrated digital asset company where he built and operated an industrial scale mining facility.  He has developed an extensive network of relationships in the cryptocurrency industry.  Prior to Westblock, which was recently acquired by LUXXFOLIO, Kien spent 15 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets in New York, Toronto, and Calgary.  He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

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Geoffrey McCord
CFO

Geoff McCord’s professional career spans 33 years as a senior financial and operations level executive for several financial organizations, including 11 years at Connor, Clark and Co., a Toronto based investment dealer where Geoff served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations.

At IPC Financial Network Inc., a publicly traded financial services consolidator, Mr. McCord served in a number of roles including Executive Vice–President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as President of IPC Securities Corporation, IPC’s Investment dealer.  Mr. McCord also spent four years as Managing Director of Thorn Tree Technology Corporation, a start-up technology firm focused on developing light-weight materials for application for the automotive industry.

Geoff holds a B.Comm from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario as well as CPA and CA designations.

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Anthony Wong
Corporate Secretary

Anthony has over 25 years of experience in the corporate finance and communications industry. His diverse skill set uniquely positions him to understand and work with a variety of businesses and ventures from law to technology to digital media, which includes 7 years in private practice as a securities lawyer and 9 years with the BC Securities Commission. Anthony earned his law degree from the University of British Columbia.

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Dean Linden
Chief Communication Strategist & Co-Founder

Dean has over 26 years experience in guiding growth oriented companies in the public markets. He has been an early stage shareholder and important visionary in the development of these successful companies: ID Biomedical (sold for $1.7B), CRH Medical (sold for $473M), and Falco Resources (in progress). As well, guiding the build out of Cypress Hills Partners, a leading alternative lending firm out of Vancouver.

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Jason Cihelka
Director of Engineering

Jason is a software engineer with extensive experience in software design, architecture, and development. He has demonstrated expertise in leading the full lifecycle of enterprise-scale automation and SAAS product development from idea, through design, into implementation.

Since beginning in blockchain industry in 2017, he has worked on cryptocurrency mining operations, along with public and permissioned blockchain smart contract development for a multitude of use cases.

Jason has a B.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA.

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Tim Yong
Director of Business Development

Tim has a technology background in enterprising networking, where he spent 10 years consulting for various private and public sector organizations. His passion for helping people learn and integrate new technology into their businesses is what led him to founding Isotechnics, a consulting firm specializing in retail, industrial, and crypto mining. His start in the blockchain industry came in 2017, presenting to corporate executives on how decentralized systems could impact their respective industries.

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