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About Us

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

Foundry empowers miners with the tools they need to build tomorrow’s decentralized infrastructure. We are protocol-agnostic and seek to support like-minded blockchain entrepreneurs who share our mission to advance the industry.

What We Do

01
Marketplace

FoundryX
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Your trusted marketplace for buying and selling cryptocurrency mining machines. Leverage Foundry’s network of 200+ reputable buyers and sellers of the latest generation mining equipment. With Foundry’s robust knowledge of equipment inventory, pricing, and demand, we have created a trusted and reliable US-based secondary market to connect the right buyers and sellers, at the right price. For more information, head to foundryX.com

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Pool

Foundry USA Pool
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Foundry’s pool aims to continue our work in decentralizing Bitcoin’s hashrate by increasing North America’s share in the mining ecosystem. Setting new standards of professionalism, trust and transparency in the sector, we guarantee stable payouts to miners. Interested in joining our pool? Contact us via the form below.

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Logistics

Foundry Logistics
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Utilizing industry relationships that span the globe, Foundry Logistics bridges the gap between manufacturer and buyer to provide seamless, efficient, and cost-effective shipment solutions. From dedicated on-the-ground resources at point of origin and in-house customs navigators to safe and insured warehousing options, Foundry Logistics is your trusted partner for end-to-end logistics management.

Reach out for a quote today at Logistics@FoundryDigital.com

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Training

Foundry Academy
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As the premiere training and education program for mining technicians, Foundry Academy answers the call for top technical talent in the digital asset mining industry. This 1-week course led by industry veteran instructors supports Foundry's goal to standardize and professionalize the bitcoin mining industry for institutions, and provide miners with the resources needed to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

Learn more: foundryacademy.com

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Staking

Foundry Staking
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Foundry provides digital asset staking and advisory services to institutions such as exchanges, wallets, custodians, hedge funds, banks and venture capital firms. Our staking infrastructure and supporting protocols further our mission of empowering decentralization as we work to make Proof of Stake networks more accessible.

Get Started Today! foundrystaking.com

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Financing

Equipment Financing and Procurement
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Foundry provides financing for bitcoin and other mining equipment and access to equipment manufacturers. Mining businesses have historically had few financing options available to them, despite the compelling returns they can generate. Our program is designed to address this problem in a reliable and scalable way.

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Consulting

Mining Advisory Service
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Foundry supports data center operators, colocation customers, and investors to develop mining and staking operations. Leveraging our experience and network to build world-class businesses, Foundry’s advisory service is offered to small and large scale North American staking and bitcoin mining entities.

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Exploration

Foundry Labs
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We support the mining and staking of new and existing blockchain infrastructures and projects.
Foundry Labs is interested in working with innovative blockchain protocols and new industry‑advancing technology as a trusted partner.

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Services

Foundry Deploy
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Foundry Deploy is a full-service mining equipment installation program, designed to get your mining site up and running quickly and hassle-free. Our team of trusted technicians travel to your site to set up the equipment — powering your mining rigs online rapidly and reliably and setting your mining operations up for success. Reach out today through the form below for information on pricing and upcoming availability.

Our Team

Mike Colyer
Chief Executive Officer
Mike joined Foundry as its founding CEO in October 2019. Previously, Mike focused on business development at Core Scientific, which is now North America’s largest cryptocurrency hosting company. He was the President and COO of Savage IO, a small, Western NY-based 3MW mining company. Mike has spent the last 5 years navigating the large-scale mining space, building strong relationships with key industry participants. Before his pivot into the crypto industry, Mike was an operational and commercial executive for manufacturing and distribution firms for more than two decades, often serving at the behest of private-equity backers. Mike started his career at GE. In 2007, Mike and his wife, Lisa, co-founded the Clairebear Foundation, a non-profit that supports families with sick children. Mike graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Corporate Finance.
Mike Colyer
Chief Executive Officer
Mike joined Foundry as its founding CEO in October 2019. Previously, Mike focused on business development at Core Scientific, which is now North America’s largest cryptocurrency hosting company. He was the President and COO of Savage IO, a small, Western NY-based 3MW mining company. Mike has spent the last 5 years navigating the large-scale mining space, building strong relationships with key industry participants. Before his pivot into the crypto industry, Mike was an operational and commercial executive for manufacturing and distribution firms for more than two decades, often serving at the behest of private-equity backers. Mike started his career at GE. In 2007, Mike and his wife, Lisa, co-founded the Clairebear Foundation, a non-profit that supports families with sick children. Mike graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Corporate Finance.
Dan Magnuszewski
CTO
Dan Magnuszewski is an entrepreneur, software engineer, mentor, and investor from Buffalo, NY. He began his career as a systems administrator at M&T Bank following high school and graduated with a degree in computer science from the University at Buffalo in 2005. Early on in his career, he became heavily involved in the WNY tech community and in 2012 he joined and helped launch Z80 Labs, a startup incubator and $5mm seed fund in Buffalo. In 2015, Dan cofounded ACV Auctions, a dealer-to-dealer marketplace for used vehicles, and served as the CTO until June of 2021. During those years, ACV experienced hypergrowth as they rapidly scaled the business. In total they raised a combined $350 million in venture capital, and in March of 2021, ACV Auctions successfully went public on the NASDAQ. Dan went back to school to the University at Buffalo to study Machine Learning and continued to advise and invest in local startups. Dan has been learning and interested in crypto since 2012 and fell deep down the rabbit hole in 2016. Over the years he has helped start many blockchain and crypto groups, meetups and even created an official course at University at Buffalo on Ethereum and Solidity. Dan is excited to be bringing his diverse background and experiences to Foundry and helping to build the next generation of blockchain infrastructure and products.
Dan Magnuszewski
CTO
Dan Magnuszewski is an entrepreneur, software engineer, mentor, and investor from Buffalo, NY. He began his career as a systems administrator at M&T Bank following high school and graduated with a degree in computer science from the University at Buffalo in 2005. Early on in his career, he became heavily involved in the WNY tech community and in 2012 he joined and helped launch Z80 Labs, a startup incubator and $5mm seed fund in Buffalo. In 2015, Dan cofounded ACV Auctions, a dealer-to-dealer marketplace for used vehicles, and served as the CTO until June of 2021. During those years, ACV experienced hypergrowth as they rapidly scaled the business. In total they raised a combined $350 million in venture capital, and in March of 2021, ACV Auctions successfully went public on the NASDAQ. Dan went back to school to the University at Buffalo to study Machine Learning and continued to advise and invest in local startups. Dan has been learning and interested in crypto since 2012 and fell deep down the rabbit hole in 2016. Over the years he has helped start many blockchain and crypto groups, meetups and even created an official course at University at Buffalo on Ethereum and Solidity. Dan is excited to be bringing his diverse background and experiences to Foundry and helping to build the next generation of blockchain infrastructure and products.
Licia Barra
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Licia is responsible for Foundry’s financial accounting, reporting and business analysis. She has held senior operations and financial roles at global manufacturing firms and in startup environments. Having experienced several M&A cycles at those businesses, Licia has integrated systems and business processes across firms. Licia began her career at E&Y, as an external auditor, and holds undergraduate degrees in accounting and computer science. Licia is based in Foundry’s Rochester office, but has a couple reasons, in addition to seeing her DCG colleagues, to visit the Big Apple: one of her sons lives in Manhattan and she’s a baseball fan.
Licia Barra
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Licia is responsible for Foundry’s financial accounting, reporting and business analysis. She has held senior operations and financial roles at global manufacturing firms and in startup environments. Having experienced several M&A cycles at those businesses, Licia has integrated systems and business processes across firms. Licia began her career at E&Y, as an external auditor, and holds undergraduate degrees in accounting and computer science. Licia is based in Foundry’s Rochester office, but has a couple reasons, in addition to seeing her DCG colleagues, to visit the Big Apple: one of her sons lives in Manhattan and she’s a baseball fan.
Andrea Childs
Vice President, Operations
Andrea joined Foundry in January 2020 as the Director of Operations. She oversees daily business activities and ensures key deliverables are appropriately defined across the team, leadership and external stakeholders. Andrea got her start in crypto at Savage IO, a small mining facility in Western NY, where she closely supported Mike Colyer in his role as President and COO. Previously, Andrea held a variety of marketing and branding positions, primarily supporting a global life science business for 9+ years. She began her career as a chemist at Eastman Kodak. Andrea is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Rochester Institute of Technology. A Rochester native, she’s excited to share her hometown secrets with colleagues new to the area and continue to tap local universities for top talent.
Andrea Childs
Vice President, Operations
Andrea joined Foundry in January 2020 as the Director of Operations. She oversees daily business activities and ensures key deliverables are appropriately defined across the team, leadership and external stakeholders. Andrea got her start in crypto at Savage IO, a small mining facility in Western NY, where she closely supported Mike Colyer in his role as President and COO. Previously, Andrea held a variety of marketing and branding positions, primarily supporting a global life science business for 9+ years. She began her career as a chemist at Eastman Kodak. Andrea is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Rochester Institute of Technology. A Rochester native, she’s excited to share her hometown secrets with colleagues new to the area and continue to tap local universities for top talent.
Juri Bulovic
Head of Mining
Juri joined Foundry in March 2021. He comes from Fidelity Investments, where he spent 8 years, most recently as the Director of Bitcoin Mining, building and managing the company's self-mining operation. Prior to that he held research, strategy, and product management roles at Blockchain Incubator within Fidelity Center for Applied Technology. Before that he worked in Fidelity’s internal management consulting unit working on the most strategic projects for the firm's senior leadership, including the Bitcoin/Blockchain strategy project in 2015. Juri graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Juri Bulovic
Head of Mining
Juri joined Foundry in March 2021. He comes from Fidelity Investments, where he spent 8 years, most recently as the Director of Bitcoin Mining, building and managing the company's self-mining operation. Prior to that he held research, strategy, and product management roles at Blockchain Incubator within Fidelity Center for Applied Technology. Before that he worked in Fidelity’s internal management consulting unit working on the most strategic projects for the firm's senior leadership, including the Bitcoin/Blockchain strategy project in 2015. Juri graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Joe Hoffend
Vice President, Product Development
Joe Hoffend is Foundry’s VP of Product Development. He started his career co-founding an eSports media company, and prior to joining Foundry, was at Fastly, helping improve the user experience of their Edge applications and partner offerings. Joe first became interested in blockchain in 2012 as he saw Bitcoin as the intersection of sound money and technology. Since then, he’s spent a good deal of time learning about blockchain technology and what problems it can help solve in the world and believes every asset will eventually be digitized. Joe has led Foundry’s Staking business as well as productizing other areas of the business.
Joe Hoffend
Vice President, Product Development
Joe Hoffend is Foundry’s VP of Product Development. He started his career co-founding an eSports media company, and prior to joining Foundry, was at Fastly, helping improve the user experience of their Edge applications and partner offerings. Joe first became interested in blockchain in 2012 as he saw Bitcoin as the intersection of sound money and technology. Since then, he’s spent a good deal of time learning about blockchain technology and what problems it can help solve in the world and believes every asset will eventually be digitized. Joe has led Foundry’s Staking business as well as productizing other areas of the business.
Kevin Zhang
Senior Vice President, Mining Strategy
As SVP of Mining Strategy, Kevin is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Foundry’s equipment financing business, advisory services, and mining operations. Since entering the crypto mining industry in 2014, Kevin has built large-scale bitcoin mining facilities, and worked closely with mining equipment manufacturers, mining pools, and datacenter operators. He held senior positions overseeing mining operations at Greenidge Generation and Bitcoin.com. Kevin started his career at Ford Motor Company, after studying finance, international business, and Chinese at Indiana University. An avid gamer, Kevin credits World of Warcraft with sparking his interest in digital currencies.
Kevin Zhang
Senior Vice President, Mining Strategy
As SVP of Mining Strategy, Kevin is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Foundry’s equipment financing business, advisory services, and mining operations. Since entering the crypto mining industry in 2014, Kevin has built large-scale bitcoin mining facilities, and worked closely with mining equipment manufacturers, mining pools, and datacenter operators. He held senior positions overseeing mining operations at Greenidge Generation and Bitcoin.com. Kevin started his career at Ford Motor Company, after studying finance, international business, and Chinese at Indiana University. An avid gamer, Kevin credits World of Warcraft with sparking his interest in digital currencies.
MK Sathya
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure
MK joined Foundry as SVP, Infrastructure. MK has over 25 years of experience in establishing strategic global supply chain strategies and manufacturing/distribution operations for several PE Portfolio companies such as Saxco International, LLC., Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., and VWR International, Inc. He has also held positions of increasing responsibilities at other multinational corporations such as Textron, Inc., GE, and Alcoa. MK was most recently VP, Supply Chain and Operations, Arnott Performance division at Arnott, LLC. Prior to that, he was an Operating Partner with Forsyth Advisors offering Senior Level Strategic Sourcing expertise to middle market companies. MK is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Bangalore University, India. He has a Master’s in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a graduate of the Textron Global Leadership Forum from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black-belt from GE. MK’s hobbies include hiking, reading and cooking. He resides with his wife in Orange County, California.
MK Sathya
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure
MK joined Foundry as SVP, Infrastructure. MK has over 25 years of experience in establishing strategic global supply chain strategies and manufacturing/distribution operations for several PE Portfolio companies such as Saxco International, LLC., Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., and VWR International, Inc. He has also held positions of increasing responsibilities at other multinational corporations such as Textron, Inc., GE, and Alcoa. MK was most recently VP, Supply Chain and Operations, Arnott Performance division at Arnott, LLC. Prior to that, he was an Operating Partner with Forsyth Advisors offering Senior Level Strategic Sourcing expertise to middle market companies. MK is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Bangalore University, India. He has a Master’s in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a graduate of the Textron Global Leadership Forum from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black-belt from GE. MK’s hobbies include hiking, reading and cooking. He resides with his wife in Orange County, California.
Jeff Burkey
Vice President, Business Development
Jeff joins Foundry as VP of Business Development and will be helping build the equipment financing business and growing the Foundry USA Pool into a top #5 mining pool. Prior to pivoting into the crypto currency industry, Jeff began his career in traditional finance at Morgan Stanley working in their Private Client Group in Washington, DC. He later advised both institutions and high net worth families on investment strategy at Federated Investors, overseeing client relationships totaling $400 million. Jeff graduated cum laude from University of Maryland with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He is an active board member at the Rochester Museum & Science Center and is passionate about their mission to foster curiosity in science and technology. He currently lives in Pittsford with his wife and two children.
Jeff Burkey
Vice President, Business Development
Jeff joins Foundry as VP of Business Development and will be helping build the equipment financing business and growing the Foundry USA Pool into a top #5 mining pool. Prior to pivoting into the crypto currency industry, Jeff began his career in traditional finance at Morgan Stanley working in their Private Client Group in Washington, DC. He later advised both institutions and high net worth families on investment strategy at Federated Investors, overseeing client relationships totaling $400 million. Jeff graduated cum laude from University of Maryland with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He is an active board member at the Rochester Museum & Science Center and is passionate about their mission to foster curiosity in science and technology. He currently lives in Pittsford with his wife and two children.
Adam Nemec
Vice President, Staking Business Development
Adam joined Foundry as VP Business Development for Staking in September 2021. For 18 years prior, Adam was the founder and CEO of an enterprise grade full stack custom software development firm which specialized in building large scale e-commerce/ transactional systems for multiple industries including Energy, Homebuilders and Active Lifestyle brands. His firm’s clients included Specialized Bicycles, Meritage Homes, Haliburton, Powdr and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Adam led his firm to a successful exit and went into semi-retirement focused mostly on investing, trading and staking within the crypto ecosystem until Foundry pulled him back to lead the business development side of staking. Adam also sits on multiple boards in his hometown of flyover country USA. And when he’s not focused on crypto he is an avid fly fisherman, bow hunter, drone pilot and astrophotographer who was lucky enough to be part of a team which discovered 2 extra solar planets in 2012.
Adam Nemec
Vice President, Staking Business Development
Adam joined Foundry as VP Business Development for Staking in September 2021. For 18 years prior, Adam was the founder and CEO of an enterprise grade full stack custom software development firm which specialized in building large scale e-commerce/ transactional systems for multiple industries including Energy, Homebuilders and Active Lifestyle brands. His firm’s clients included Specialized Bicycles, Meritage Homes, Haliburton, Powdr and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Adam led his firm to a successful exit and went into semi-retirement focused mostly on investing, trading and staking within the crypto ecosystem until Foundry pulled him back to lead the business development side of staking. Adam also sits on multiple boards in his hometown of flyover country USA. And when he’s not focused on crypto he is an avid fly fisherman, bow hunter, drone pilot and astrophotographer who was lucky enough to be part of a team which discovered 2 extra solar planets in 2012.
Stephanie Marchioni
Vice President, Human Resources
Stephanie is responsible for the HR function at Foundry including helping acquire talent for our growing busines and supporting the engagement and culture efforts. Stephanie is an experienced HR professional who has worked for large corporate organizations across many industries, as well as small family-owned businesses and start-ups. Stephanie never liked the saying, “It’s not personal; it's business.” She believes when you deal with human beings, it's always personal. To the extent that she can help companies convey positive and engaging messages and be part of cultivating a work environment that people are excited to be a part of, she feels she is doing business with purpose. Stephanie is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations. Stephanie lives in Rochester, NY with her family.
Stephanie Marchioni
Vice President, Human Resources
Stephanie is responsible for the HR function at Foundry including helping acquire talent for our growing busines and supporting the engagement and culture efforts. Stephanie is an experienced HR professional who has worked for large corporate organizations across many industries, as well as small family-owned businesses and start-ups. Stephanie never liked the saying, “It’s not personal; it's business.” She believes when you deal with human beings, it's always personal. To the extent that she can help companies convey positive and engaging messages and be part of cultivating a work environment that people are excited to be a part of, she feels she is doing business with purpose. Stephanie is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations. Stephanie lives in Rochester, NY with her family.
Kyle Schneps
Director, Public Policy
Kyle joined foundry as Director of Public Policy in the Fall of 2021. He has held a variety of Federal and State Government positions, most recently working as Special Advisor for State Operations in the New York State Executive Chamber. Prior to his role in NY State government, Kyle spent most of his career serving as a US Intelligence Officer, which was preceded by a diplomatic post as Advisor to the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Bay Closure at the State Department. He is a former White House Fellow, during which time he worked across different national security and federal budgeting roles in the Obama Administration. Over the course of his career, he has lived and/or worked in over sixty countries and continues to bring Foundry’s forward-looking mission to the forefront of domestic and international affairs. He holds two Masters’ degrees in International Affairs and Public Health from Columbia University.
Kyle Schneps
Director, Public Policy
Kyle joined foundry as Director of Public Policy in the Fall of 2021. He has held a variety of Federal and State Government positions, most recently working as Special Advisor for State Operations in the New York State Executive Chamber. Prior to his role in NY State government, Kyle spent most of his career serving as a US Intelligence Officer, which was preceded by a diplomatic post as Advisor to the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Bay Closure at the State Department. He is a former White House Fellow, during which time he worked across different national security and federal budgeting roles in the Obama Administration. Over the course of his career, he has lived and/or worked in over sixty countries and continues to bring Foundry’s forward-looking mission to the forefront of domestic and international affairs. He holds two Masters’ degrees in International Affairs and Public Health from Columbia University.
Adrian Hale
Director, Economic & Community Development
Adrian joined Foundry as its Director of Economic & Community Development in December of 2021. Adrian is a proud son and champion for Rochester NY, who previously created and oversaw the office of Workforce Development, Regional Talent Strategy, and Education Initiatives at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Before his role as a civic leader at the Greater Rochester Chamber, Adrian spent much of his career serving in the United States Military. Adrian was an active-duty Marine for five years. During Adrian's time as a US Marine, he made two combat deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Adrian re-enlisted in the US Air Force Reserves, where he served for three years. Adrian joined the Foundry team because he believes in the socio-economic problem-solving power of decentralized infrastructure technologies, particularly for communities such as Rochester. Adrian graduated with an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Social Science from SUNY Monroe Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.
Adrian Hale
Director, Economic & Community Development
Adrian joined Foundry as its Director of Economic & Community Development in December of 2021. Adrian is a proud son and champion for Rochester NY, who previously created and oversaw the office of Workforce Development, Regional Talent Strategy, and Education Initiatives at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Before his role as a civic leader at the Greater Rochester Chamber, Adrian spent much of his career serving in the United States Military. Adrian was an active-duty Marine for five years. During Adrian's time as a US Marine, he made two combat deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Adrian re-enlisted in the US Air Force Reserves, where he served for three years. Adrian joined the Foundry team because he believes in the socio-economic problem-solving power of decentralized infrastructure technologies, particularly for communities such as Rochester. Adrian graduated with an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Social Science from SUNY Monroe Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.
Christopher Demtschenko
Director, Equipment Financing
Chris joined the Foundry team in 2021 to lead the Equipment Financing department. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Brockport, and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester where he studied finance. Chris has a professional background ranging from personal finance to commercial lending. His most recent experience was with an equipment financing and leasing subsidiary of RBC, where he obtained his CLFP (Certified Leasing and Financing Professional) designation and helped to build up a brand-new vertical that was focused on lending into the logistics and distribution space. After 5 years, he learned about Foundry and was excited for the opportunity to bring his skill set to a fast growing start up that is helping to change finance around the world. Chris enjoys spending time with his friends and family and is an advocate for a local charity in Rochester, NY called IAC Kids, which offers financial support for families with children in the hospital.
Christopher Demtschenko
Director, Equipment Financing
Chris joined the Foundry team in 2021 to lead the Equipment Financing department. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Brockport, and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester where he studied finance. Chris has a professional background ranging from personal finance to commercial lending. His most recent experience was with an equipment financing and leasing subsidiary of RBC, where he obtained his CLFP (Certified Leasing and Financing Professional) designation and helped to build up a brand-new vertical that was focused on lending into the logistics and distribution space. After 5 years, he learned about Foundry and was excited for the opportunity to bring his skill set to a fast growing start up that is helping to change finance around the world. Chris enjoys spending time with his friends and family and is an advocate for a local charity in Rochester, NY called IAC Kids, which offers financial support for families with children in the hospital.
Rick Zabel
Director, Business Development
Rick joined Foundry in December 2021 as Business Development Director for POW. Before joining, Rick was a founding shareholder in PostProcess Technologies, growing from a 3-person startup in 2015 to 40+ employees by 2018. Rick’s real passion for Bitcoin and cyber security led him on short stint in the cybersecurity space with Silo City IT before reconnecting with Mike Colyer to join Foundry Digital. Earlier in his career, Rick spent 10+ years in the investment business as a stockbroker and several years in traditional banking. Rick is a proud graduate of Clarkson University & SUNY Fredonia.
Rick Zabel
Director, Business Development
Rick joined Foundry in December 2021 as Business Development Director for POW. Before joining, Rick was a founding shareholder in PostProcess Technologies, growing from a 3-person startup in 2015 to 40+ employees by 2018. Rick’s real passion for Bitcoin and cyber security led him on short stint in the cybersecurity space with Silo City IT before reconnecting with Mike Colyer to join Foundry Digital. Earlier in his career, Rick spent 10+ years in the investment business as a stockbroker and several years in traditional banking. Rick is a proud graduate of Clarkson University & SUNY Fredonia.
Nick Lane
Director, Business Development
Nick Lane joined Foundry as a Director of Business Development in January 2022 and is responsible for providing white glove service to Foundry’s clients. He comes from the University at Buffalo, where, for the previous 9 years, was an Associate Director in Corporate and Foundation Relations. In that role, Nick built the university’s sponsorship program, and worked with hundreds of businesses and corporations to build partnerships that raised money for the university. Nick holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from Binghamton University, and a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo. Outside of work, Nick’s passion is pinball. He’s a collector, competitive player, and operates games on location in Buffalo.
Nick Lane
Director, Business Development
Nick Lane joined Foundry as a Director of Business Development in January 2022 and is responsible for providing white glove service to Foundry’s clients. He comes from the University at Buffalo, where, for the previous 9 years, was an Associate Director in Corporate and Foundation Relations. In that role, Nick built the university’s sponsorship program, and worked with hundreds of businesses and corporations to build partnerships that raised money for the university. Nick holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from Binghamton University, and a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo. Outside of work, Nick’s passion is pinball. He’s a collector, competitive player, and operates games on location in Buffalo.
Khurram Chhipa
Legal Counsel
As Legal Counsel, Khurram is responsible for advising Foundry’s leadership team on legal, compliance and regulatory matters. He is an experienced attorney in both the corporate leadership and law firm settings, with a demonstrated history of advising legal and business stakeholders of public and Fortune-ranked companies grow and sustain their value. Khurram began his career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as an associate in the Corporate & Securities department, after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Juris Doctor from Pace Law School. In his spare time, you will find Khurram watching basketball, exercising, or spending time with his family.
Khurram Chhipa
Legal Counsel
As Legal Counsel, Khurram is responsible for advising Foundry’s leadership team on legal, compliance and regulatory matters. He is an experienced attorney in both the corporate leadership and law firm settings, with a demonstrated history of advising legal and business stakeholders of public and Fortune-ranked companies grow and sustain their value. Khurram began his career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as an associate in the Corporate & Securities department, after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Juris Doctor from Pace Law School. In his spare time, you will find Khurram watching basketball, exercising, or spending time with his family.
James Stanton
Manager, Customer Success
James joined Foundry in April 2021 as, Customer Success Lead, helping bridge the gap between sales and support across Foundry’s business lines and nurture current customer relations. In January 2022 James was promoted to Manager, Customer Success to oversee and develop the Customer Success department at Foundry. Prior to joining Foundry, James worked in the HCM software space as a SaaS Account Executive for private, public and VC funded startup organizations. James is a graduate of St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. James resides in Avon, NY with his wife and son where he enjoys working outside, visiting local craft breweries, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills in his free time.
James Stanton
Manager, Customer Success
James joined Foundry in April 2021 as, Customer Success Lead, helping bridge the gap between sales and support across Foundry’s business lines and nurture current customer relations. In January 2022 James was promoted to Manager, Customer Success to oversee and develop the Customer Success department at Foundry. Prior to joining Foundry, James worked in the HCM software space as a SaaS Account Executive for private, public and VC funded startup organizations. James is a graduate of St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. James resides in Avon, NY with his wife and son where he enjoys working outside, visiting local craft breweries, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills in his free time.
David Liang
Customer Success Lead
David joined Foundry in October 2021, as a Customer Success Lead for Mining and Staking, David is responsible for onboarding new Foundry USA Pool members, showcasing the features and benefits of the Foundry USA Pool, and ensuring Foundry Pool or Staking members have a positive experience throughout their journey. Prior to joining Foundry, David held roles in sales and business development at Apple Canada. David is a graduate of Ryerson University, with a Bachelor of Commerce in Global Management Studies.
David Liang
Customer Success Lead
David joined Foundry in October 2021, as a Customer Success Lead for Mining and Staking, David is responsible for onboarding new Foundry USA Pool members, showcasing the features and benefits of the Foundry USA Pool, and ensuring Foundry Pool or Staking members have a positive experience throughout their journey. Prior to joining Foundry, David held roles in sales and business development at Apple Canada. David is a graduate of Ryerson University, with a Bachelor of Commerce in Global Management Studies.
Jon Rodriguez
Recruiter
Jon joined Foundry in January 2022 as a Recruiter. He supports the team in finding top tier crypto talent that will take Foundry to the next level. Jon is an experienced recruiter who previously worked for the biggest recruiting firm in the world as well as a recruiting start up where he was tasked with starting a new division. Jon enjoys helping candidates find their dream jobs and changing lives for the better. Jon lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and loves working for a company that is bringing so much opportunity to Western, NY.
Jon Rodriguez
Recruiter
Jon joined Foundry in January 2022 as a Recruiter. He supports the team in finding top tier crypto talent that will take Foundry to the next level. Jon is an experienced recruiter who previously worked for the biggest recruiting firm in the world as well as a recruiting start up where he was tasked with starting a new division. Jon enjoys helping candidates find their dream jobs and changing lives for the better. Jon lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and loves working for a company that is bringing so much opportunity to Western, NY.

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