Interim Chief Executive 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Chang comes to Riot from Cantor Fitzgerald, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining.
Mr. Chang has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. He most recently served as the Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at a global investment bank where he provided research coverage in precious metals, base metals, lithium, and uranium. He was recognized by Bloomberg as the "Best Precious Metals Analyst" in Q1 2016. Mr. Chang is frequently quoted and a regular guest of several media outlets including: Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Chang has previously served as a Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at a Canadian investment firm that managed $3 billion in assets. He was also on a five-person multi-strategy hedge fund team where he specialized in equity and derivative investments. Mr. Chang completed his MBA at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
COO of Riot Blockchain Canada
Mr. Vormittag previously worked for over a decade in Canadian telecommunications, holding leadership roles in network service design and data center operations at Canada's second largest telecommunications provider. Jeffrey is an accomplished IT Project Manager in the areas of data center deployment and technology integration. Jeffrey holds a BA from the University of Waterloo and earned the PMI Project Management Professional designation in 2011. Mr. Vormittag was most recently Managing Director for Bitfury Canada.