Bitcoin Mining Firm Hut 8 Appoints Jaime Leverton as CEO

Interim CEO Jimmy Vaiopoulos will return to his role as CFO.

Nov 2, 2020 at 4:22 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:26 a.m. UTC

Publicly traded mining company Hut 8 announced Jaime Leverton as its new CEO Monday, set to replace interim CEO Jimmy Vaiopoulos on Dec. 1.

  • Former CEO Andrew Kiguel stepped down in late April and then-CFO Vaiopoulos was elevated on a temporary basis while the company's board of directors searched for a permanent replacement. With Leverton's appointment, Vaiopoulos will return to his prior role for the Toronto-based company.
  • Leverton is joining Hut 8 from her current position at eStruxture Data Centers, where she's chief commercial officer. From Leverton's LinkedIn profile, it appears her role at Hut 8 will be her first position in the cryptocurrency industry.
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