Riot Blockchain’s COO to Exit After One Year

Megan Brooks-Anderson was promoted to chief operating officer in April 2021.

AccessTimeIconMar 23, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:56 p.m. UTC
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Bitcoin miner Riot Blockchain (RIOT) announced the exit, effective April 7, of Chief Operating Officer Megan Brooks-Anderson, according to a filing.

  • Brooks-Anderson was elevated to COO on April 6, 2021. Prior to that, she was Riot’s vice president of finance.
  • The filing doesn’t specify any reason for her leaving and the company wasn’t immediately available to comment.
  • On March 16, Riot topped analyst estimates, reporting full-year 2021 revenue up 1,665% from the prior year, and also reiterated management expectations of reaching a 2022 hashrate of 12.8 exahash per second (EH/s).
  • To that end, Riot is in the middle of implementing the first phase of a 200-megawatt immersion-cooled bitcoin (BTC)miner deployment at its Whinstone Facility, in Rockdale, Texas.
  • Riot shares are down 8.4% year to date, modestly outperforming bitcoin’s 11% decline. On a year-over-year basis, RIOT is lower by 58% versus bitcoin’s 10% drop.
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