Blockware Mining Appoints New Board Member and Three New Advisory Team Members | news
CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 9, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, Blockware Mining, one of North America’s fastest growing bitcoin mining companies, announced that veteran and successful entrepreneur Jim Cerkleski, executive chairman of the Clover Imaging Group, has announced that it is Blockware Mining Board. The company has added three new members to its Senior Advisory Team: Mark Brady, Managing Director at William Blair; Timothy Keefe, CFA, founding partner at LedgerStat Capital; and Jake Becker, Vice President of Capital Markets at Speedwagon Capital Partners. As a group, these executives bring over 70 years of crypto, finance, investment management and entrepreneurship experience to their blockware mining work.
Jim Cerkleski founded and serves as Executive Chairman of the Clover Imaging Group, an industry leader in providing environmentally sound, high quality imaging products. Prototype entrepreneur Cerkleski was instrumental in the record growth of three multi-million dollar companies, all of which started at or near zero sales. The Clover Imaging Group is built on sustainable innovation, and Cerkleski brings considerable experience starting, running and managing green businesses while growing teams and providing employment opportunities.
Cerkleski said: “Blockware Mining is leading the way in Bitcoin mining in the US and shows the potential and importance of the mining industry and I am excited to be part of this dynamic industry.”
“We are very excited to have Jim on our board of directors,” said Michael Stoltzner, President and CEO of Blockware Mining. “He brings extensive complementary expertise and a passion for growing companies as well as insights into sustainable practices.” He added: “I am also delighted to welcome three exceptional leaders to our Senior Advisory Team.”
Mark Brady, Managing Director, M&A at William Blair, has been with the company for 30 years and has completed over 150 acquisition and financing transactions with companies in over 20 different countries. As of April 2016, William Blair has completed 665 M&A transactions valued at approximately $ 294 billion as of June 30, 2021.
Brady, who brings with him experience in addressing opportunities and challenges to help companies realize their potential, said, “The Blockware Mining business model has been carefully designed to capitalize on competitive opportunity. I look forward to joining the Senior Advisory Team as the company continues on its growth path. “
Timothy Keefe, CFA, Senior Advisor to New Blockware Mining, is the founding partner of LedgerStat Capital, which is dedicated to building and scaling the Bitcoin ecosystem and educating investors. He brings more than 26 years of traditional asset management experience and a passion for technology from his work at IBM and NCR to his advisory role. Prior to LedgerStat, Keefe was Managing Director at BlackRock and prior to that, most of his career was Chief Equity Officer and Portfolio Manager at John Hancock Funds.
Jake Becker, Vice President of Capital Markets at Speedwagon Capital Partners, also joined the Blockware Mining advisory team. At Speedwagon he is responsible for developing selected debt and equity partnerships in order to invest alongside Speedwagon’s internal capital. He has worked across a wide range of industries and asset classes, including investing at the intersection of Crypto & Gaming and the Metaverse.
Before joining Speedwagon, Becker was a founding member and Director of Acquisitions at Decennial Group. Jake supported Decennial fundraising activities and raised over $ 100 million in capital.
About Blockware Mining, Inc.
Blockware Mining is a diversified bitcoin mining infrastructure and colocation service provider headquartered in Chicago, IL. Blockware Mining offers customers one of the most competitive hardware and hosting packages to get miners to hashing with the latest generation of mining equipment. For more information, visit www.blockwaremining.io.
About Clover Imaging Group
The Clover Imaging Group is focused on sustainable innovation and offers independent distributors, OEMs and retailers a complete imaging and solutions platform. Clover Imaging’s broad offering of products and services includes award-winning remanufactured printer cartridges and parts, a comprehensive suite of managed printing and technology services, and unparalleled marketing and sales support.
Far from its beginnings as an ink and toner processor, Clover Imaging has grown into a global company supported by world-class engineering, manufacturing and sales infrastructure. These extensive capabilities enable Clover Imaging to offer a partnership that is unmatched in the aftermarket imaging space. For more information visit: https://www.cloverimaging.com/
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