Peter Wall 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 leads Argo’s operations, business development, and strategy. He is the company’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; he 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.
Seif El-Bakly is Argo’s Chief Operating Officer. He has over 16 years' experience in the capital markets and trading sectors. Prior to joining Argo, Seif founded a fintech startup and worked for TMX Group, where his responsibilities included leading the strategy and business management efforts for the entire Markets Business. Fluent in three languages, Seif graduated from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.
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.
Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Argo from his previous experiences in the blockchain and mining industries. With degrees in both Computer Information Systems and Business, he lives at the intersection of technology and operations.
Jason previously worked as an executive at a publicly traded crypto and data centre company. He was also the owner of a crypto mining consulting company that specialized in the operation of mining facilities and infrastructure services.
Alana is Argo’s VP People & Culture, drawing on over 10 years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining Argo, Alana supported teams in a variety of sectors, including government, construction, manufacturing, health care, fintech, and renewable energy, with significant experience building and scaling teams sustainably through periods of rapid growth. Armed with a balanced and creative approach to human resources, Alana is well versed in designing people-focused strategies based on positive work culture norms, employee engagement, and team development that ensure all employees feel supported to do their best work. Alana holds her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, is a licensed paramedic, and graduated from the University of Victoria with focused studies in Organizational Psychology and Ethics.
Tom has worked in corporate finance for several years before joining Argo as VP of Investor Relations. He has extensive experience in policy as well, having spent four years in various roles at the US House of Representatives. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and holds an MBA from Rice University.
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.
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.
Vikram Mechanda is the Head of Argo Labs. His focus is on how to best diversify part of Argo's Bitcoin treasury into other digital assets that will accrue long-term value. Prior to joining Argo, Vik worked as a crypto research analyst at iNovia Capital and as Director of OTC trading at Canada's largest crypto exchange, Coinsquare. He also worked on an Ed-Tech startup, closing a $1.5M seed round. Vikram is especially interested in incentive alignment and how token economics can enable new possibilities.