Meet the Team

We are a multi-talented, dynamic team of mining and blockchain network experts, technologists, entrepreneurs, and engineers from all walks of life. As we continue to grow, we’re committed to recruiting the brightest top-performers and industry experts to help us continue to bring our vision to life.

Executive Team

Peter Wall

CEO

Peter Wall
CEO

Peter was a member of the management team that founded Argo and has been responsible for day-to-day operations since the company launched.

He’s passionate about how blockchain and cryptocurrencies can impact people’s everyday lives. Known as a guy who gets things done, Peter’s varied career includes work as a technology entrepreneur, journalist, and filmmaker. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Sebastien Chalus

CSO

Sebastian Chalus
CSO

Sebastien leads Argo’s operations, business development, and strategy. He is Argo’s resident crypto geek, and is passionate about how cryptocurrency can change the world’s banking systems. Prior to Argo, Sebastien worked in supply chain management and decided to move into the crypto space after seeing the vast potential of smart contract fulfillment. Sebastien knows that as Blockchain technologies continue to see rising adoption rates, there are enormous opportunities to integrate cryptocurrencies into existing financial infrastructure.

Perry Hothi

CTO

Perry Hothi
CTO

Perry leads Argo’s technological development and mining strategies. Before getting into the Blockchain space, Perry was CTO at a major brick-and-clicks retailer in the US, where he led the company’s expansion into 220 locations worldwide. Presently, Perry is the driving force behind Argo’s technological operations. He has been in the Blockchain space for over seven years and his insights have allowed Argo to continue to run its agile, low-cost, high-margin operations.

Alex Appleton

CFO

Alex Appleton
CFO

Alex (CA) is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and brings 19 years’ experience in auditing and corporate. He brings 8 years’ board level experience to the role as both a Finance Director and as Chief Operations Officer. Alex has previously held roles within large multinational organizations and worked within the cryptocurrency sector. He specializes in financial planning, business analysis and financial modelling.

Justin Nolan

VP of Business Development

Justin Nolan
VP of Business Development

Justin is leading the development of Argo’s mining facility in Dickens County, Texas. Prior to joining Argo, he was the CEO and founder of the Helios project, which Argo acquired in 2021. Justin also worked as the Senior Development Manager at the Howard Hughes Corporation’s and before that, he founded BuildingBlok, an online construction management startup, that was acquired by the Contractor’s Register in 2014.

Jean Esquier

VP of Technology and Development

Jean Esquier
VP of Technology and Development

Jean first became interested in cryptocurrency mining in early 2016. His interests include immersion cooling, cloud computing, and decentralized finance. Prior to Argo, Jean worked in engineering and operations management positions with various companies, as well as his own ASIC manufacturing consulting company.

Davis Zapffe

General Counsel

Davis Zapffe
General Counsel

Davis Zapffe is our General Counsel, overseeing the company’s legal, regulatory, and corporate governance functions. He previously served as Senior Counsel of Oasis Petroleum and began his legal career at Vinson & Elkins LLP. Mr. Zapffe holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston.

Operations & Administration

Laura Marissa Cullell

Head of Communications

Laura Marissa Cullell
Head of Communications

Laura leads Argo’s Communications strategies in tandem with Peter and the PR teams in North America and the UK. Prior to Argo, Laura worked as a communication and legal professional in both governmental and private organizations.

Passionate about the possibilities of Blockchain for Social Good, Laura completed her MA thesis on Blockchain and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the UN Mandated University for Peace. Her thesis research has been featured in Hackernoon, INTERPOL, and NCFA.

Laura loves the endless possibilities of blockchain and cryptocurrencies have to offer in making the world a better place.

Abdulrahman Hamdy

Technical Systems Manager

Abdulrahman Hamdy
Technical Systems Manager

Abdulrahman, an early adopter of blockchain technology, helps develop Argo’s software and server farm management strategies. He strives to optimize Argo’s mining output while ensuring near-perfect uptime.

Prior to joining Argo, Abdulrahman founded a blockchain Mining company, that specialized in server hosting and miner colocation.

Theodore Papadakis

Head of Data Center Operations

Theodore Papadakis
Head of Data Center Operations

Theodore joined Argo with over 20 years of experience in building and operating data center infrastructure. He spent several years working with some of North America’s largest telecommunication companies, such as Rogers, Sprint, Lucent Technologies and Cologix. Most recently, he was a senior manager of data center services for Nuance Communications responsible for over 25 data centers located across the globe. His passion for best in-class facilities and motivating his team, is an important part of Argo’s mission.

Charlotte Proctor-Worrall

Group Financial Controller

Charlotte Proctor-Worrall
Financial Controller

Charlotte is our Financial Controller. She boasts a strong background in financial management, starting at the Arcadia group. Her clients have also included Hallmark Cards and the Compass group. She is an AAT certified accountant studying Management Accounting at CIMA. Her AAT qualification is from Kaplan Business School.

Matt Nackino

Head of Design and Construction

Matt Nackino
Head of Design and Construction

Matt joins the Argo team after years in construction project management. He worked at the Howard Hughes corporation for several years after working with several companies in New York. He specializes in construction management, and earned his degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Lara Louis

Operations Administrator

Lara Louis
Operations Administrator

Lara is our Operations Administrator. She has 15 years of experience as an administrator alongside managing her own business. She is bilingual and maintains supplier relationships in Quebec. She had been the operations administrator since June 2021, which includes managing human resources for Quebec operations. She loves implementing new ways to make sure the business is running smoothly.

Steven Allison

Project Administrator

Jasmin Kaur

Head of Compliance

Board

Peter Wall

CEO/Interim Chairman

Peter Wall
CEO

Peter was a member of the management team that founded Argo and has been responsible for day-to-day operations since the company launched.

He’s passionate about how blockchain and cryptocurrencies can impact people’s everyday lives. Known as a guy who gets things done, Peter’s varied career includes work as a technology entrepreneur, journalist, and filmmaker. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Alex Appleton

CFO/Director

Alex Appleton
CFO

Alex (CA) is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and brings 19 years’ experience in auditing and corporate. He brings 8 years’ board level experience to the role as both a Finance Director and as Chief Operations Officer. Alex has previously held roles within large multinational organizations and worked within the cryptocurrency sector. He specializes in financial planning, business analysis and financial modelling.

Maria Perrella

Non-Executive Director

Maria Perella
Non-Executive Director

Maria most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of MDA, a Canadian-based international space mission partner, and the previous twelve years at ATS, a TSX-listed automation company with over 4,500 employees across six countries. Her various roles have allowed her to develop skills in financial planning and corporate governance and compliance, and her many years as a Chief Financial Officer have provided her with extensive experience in M&A, capital markets, and strategic corporate finance. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from York University and is a Chartered Public Accountant in Ontario, Canada.

Sarah Gow

Non-Executive Director

Sarah Gow
Non-Executive Director

Sarah Gow has over 19 years of experience in the banking industry, including over 11 years at Citigroup Asset Management where she served as a Director of Global Operations in New York as well as the Head of Operations in London. She also worked at HSBC Global Asset Management for two years as a Project Manager. She was also a founding partner of UK-based asset management company, TrinityCapM Ltd.

Matthew Shaw

Non-Executive Director

Matthew Shaw
Non-Executive Director

Matthew has over 25 years of experience as an international banker, corporate adviser, and serial entrepreneur most recently specializing in the technology and the cryptocurrency sectors.

His current portfolio of leadership roles includes Protos Asset Management, a Swiss company he founded that manages a cryptocurrency fund, and president of a proprietary family investment company investing in digital assets, fintech, and other technology sectors.