Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. O'Rourke is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Riot Blockchain. Since 2011, he has also served as the 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Mundo Inc., a leading global performance based marketing company that reaches more than two billion users per month. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Honors Citation from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jeffrey G. McGonegal
Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
Mr. McGonegal is the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Riot Blockchain. Mr. McGonegal has over 40 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer and in public accounting. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer of Riot Blockchain, he was the Managing Partner of the Denver office of BDO, a national public accounting and advisory firm. Mr. McGonegal also served as Chief Financial Officer of PepperBall Technologies, Inc. and Bactolac Pharmaceutical, Inc. 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 his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Florida State University.
Director of Business Development
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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.