Cypherpunk Names Jeffrey Gao President & CEO and Tony Guoga Exec. Chairman

Cypherpunk Holdings Inc. (CSE: HODL) announced it has named Jeffrey Gao as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tony Guoga as Executive Chairman, effective from 7th November 2021.

According to a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Jeffrey Gao, with more than fifteen years of experience in the fintech industry, will be the new President and CEO of Cypherpunk Holdings, a front-runner in the cryptocurrency, privacy and cryptography-focused investments sector. Also, Tony Guoga, a famous investor, high stakes poker player and former member of the European Parliament, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman.

“Jeffrey is the right person to lead Cypherpunk into the future, given his strong command of our business and already bringing lots of value as a member of the Investment Committee. We are on a positive growth trajectory and are well-positioned to build on our strong momentum. I am pleased and proud that Jeffrey will lead our company, and I am excited to work with him along with our entire leadership team to ensure a seamless transition toward Cypherpunk’s next phase of growth,” commented Guoga.

Guoga will transition to the active role of Executive Chairman. During his time as CEO, Guoga was exceptional and displayed a dedicated commitment to developing Cypherpunk. As Executive Chairman, he continues to play a vital role in the company. Additionally, he will chair the Board of Directors, act as an advisor and assist in shaping Cypherpunk’s long-term strategy. Moreover, he will continue to represent Cypherpunk globally with key stakeholders in crypto and continue as its brand ambassador.

A Glance at Gao

In April 2021, Gao became known to Cypherpunk Holdings as an adviser to its Investment Committee. Presently, he is a Director at Zinq Pty Ltd in Australia and a Lecturer at Kaplan Business School.

Before this, Kaplan Professional employed Gao as an Assessor from July 2019. Prior to Kaplan, he joined the ranks of Shroogal where he fulfilled his role as an Engineer, Independent Contractor and a Financial Engineer & Analyst over a three year period, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Also, United Energy and Multinet Gas recruited Gao first as an Engineer in late 2014. Then, after about five months he became an Independent Contractor for the next eighteen months. Further, he completed a very short stint at Wilson Transformer Company as an Engineer.

In June 2013, he joined CETEC PTY LTD as a Data Analyst for a little short of a year. Late 2009, he served TRU Energy as a Data Analyst for around two and a half years. In addition, Deutsche Bank took him on as a Research Intern (Global Investments) in December 2006.

Originally, Gao founded Focus Tuition back in 2003, which he continued working on for the next eighteen years. He provided study support to VCE and IB students in maths, the physical sciences, English and literature. Also, he assisted undergraduate and postgraduate students studying commerce/business, mathematics and engineering courses. Finally, he gave guidance and intensive preparatory services for educational exams.

A Brief Look at Guoga

Guoga has made many diverse accomplishments. One of those feats was Politico Magazine selecting him as one of 28 people that shaped, shook and stirred Europe. Also, Guoga founded the Blockchain Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2018. In contrast, Tony is a celebrity, having won millions of dollars playing poker on US cable television.

A Leadership Track Record

Moe Adham, Director and Chief Investment Officer: “Jeffrey has the leadership track record and breadth of business experience we believe are critical to lead Cypherpunk. He has a strong focus on leading with innovation, is committed to our core values and is focused on delivering value to our shareholders. Speaking on behalf of the board, we look forward to working closely with Jeffrey as Chief Executive Officer.”

“I was brought on by Tony earlier this year to serve as a member of Cypherpunk’s Investment Committee. That feels almost a lifetime ago. I cannot ask for a better group of like-minded friends and colleagues to work with and serve alongside. I am truly humbled by the appointment and honored to lead our growing company as its Chief Executive Officer,” Gao stated


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