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About Us

Riot Blockchain Inc. is a first mover on the NASDAQ as a pure play focused on blockchain technology.

Riot Blockchain intends to gain exposure to the blockchain ecosystem through targeted investments in the sector, with a primary focus on the bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. The rollout of this strategy has commenced with a strategic investment in Coinsquare, a leading Canadian digital currency exchange Coinsquare.io

The Company continues to maintain its existing Bioptix business line and its royalty license stemming from an Exclusive License Agreement with Ceva Santé Animale S.A. ("Licensee").

Management Team

Michael M. Beeghley
Michael M. BeeghleyChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Beeghley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Riot Blockchain, a publicly traded company devoted to the acquisition and operation of companies in the blockchain ecosystem. Mr. Beeghley’s experience includes 25 years in strategy and corporate finance, with an industry focus on new and emerging technologies. After working in the Corporate Finance Groups of PWC and Ernst & Young, Mr. Beeghley founded the investment banking and corporate finance advisory firm Applied Economics LLC in 1998. As President of Applied Economics, Mr. Beeghley’s investment banking activities have focused on the technology and healthcare sectors. His investment banking transactions have included sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, raising venture capital and debt financings totaling over $1 billion. He has also advised over 100 public companies and numerous private companies on strategy and corporate finance matters. 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 PolarityTE, a biotechnology company in the regenerative medicine space (NASDAQ-COOL), since 2015.
John O'Rourke
John O'RourkePresident & Director
Mr. O’Rourke is the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Riot Blockchain. He has spent his entire career in corporate finance, both as an analyst and investor. Mr. O’Rourke also serves 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 Media Inc., a leading global performance based marketing company that reaches more than two billion users per month. He was formerly CFO of Fidelity Property Group, a real estate development company with a focus in California. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Honors Citation from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jeffrey G. McGonegal
Jeffrey G. McGonegalChief Financial Officer & Secretary
Jeff 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.
Edward Lee
Edward LeeDirector 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.

Advisory Board

Cole DiamondAdvisor
Cole is an entrepreneur and business development expert. Prior to Coinsquare, Cole was VP Business development at Marketflow Payments, an international payment service where he built and managed the sales team from ground up. Before that, he was VP Sales at Jumbleberry, a digital marketing company where he managed the sales team to deliver 90% growth during the first 6 months as VP.
Jason LesAdvisor
Jason Les graduated from U.C. Irvine in 2010 with a B.S. in Information and Computer Science. Despite a lifelong passion for the field of C.S., Jason decided to continue his already established career as a professional poker player. He 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. Les then transitioned to the live tournament circuit where he amassed $1.6 million in tournament cashes before discovering Bitcoin and the emerging field of crypto currencies. Jason has been active in the industry as a miner, studying protocol development and evaluating a variety of crypto investment strategies.
Jason MoAdvisor
Jason Mo played poker professionally for nearly a decade where he was highly regarded as one of the best players in the game and an astute investor in the industry. After years of success in high stakes heads-up poker and cashing for more than $2 million in the live tournament scene, Mo saw the potential with Bitcoin early on and transferred his focus from poker to identifying opportunities in the emerging industry. For several years now, Jason has had a growing portfolio in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrency related businesses and is always on the forefront of the newest, most promising projects. As a result, he has established himself as one of the most respected independent investors in the cryptocurrency space.


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834-F South Perry Street, Suite 443
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 794-2000