Executive Chairman and a Director of HashWatt
Derek Pew serves as Chairman and a Director of the Company. Mr. Pew is Chairman of The Pew Companies, LLC, a diverse holding company with interests in audio/visual distribution, cryptocurrency mining, eSport data mining, web-based media, LAN gaming centers and coal waste related patents. He is the Chief Executive Officer of RA Holdings. Prior to that, Derek was Chief Executive Officer of Network Acquisition Company, the entity that was formed to purchase the municipal wireless network in Philadelphia from EarthLink as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boathouse Communications Partners, LLC and Pew Broadband Advisors, LLC, Chairman of Remi Communications, LLC and the former Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wireless Philadelphia.
Derek began his career as an investment banker with Bankers Trust Company and, thereafter, as an attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. As an investment banker and attorney, Mr. Pew participated in over $70 billion in transactions including the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, the merger of Time and Warner Communications and the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX.
Derek has served on multiple charitable boards including, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, the Maestro’s Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Advisory Boards of the Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Greene Towne School, the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Board of Directors of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation where he chaired the Technology Committee, and is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Agnes Irwin School where he sits on the Executive Committee and is a former chair of the Development Committee.
Mr. Pew’s family has a long history in the energy industry in Pennsylvania having founded Sunoco, Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, several financial institutions and one of the largest NGO trusts in the United States.
Kenyon Hayward, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer – leads all company operational growth activities including strategy, engineering, design, revenue/profit optimization, human resources, and vendor management. He has extensive previous Founder/CEO roles in building successful large-scale enterprises in the Data Center and software as a services (SAS) marketplace with multiple exits, including more than 8 years in the bitcoin investment/blockchain trading field. He began as a self-miner in 2016. Previous leadership positions include: CEO, Chairman, and Founder of VSPAN, the leading global cloud videoconferencing/web conferencing network services firm now (BT) British Telecom Conferencing: CEO vcopious META (virtual environment software) : SAP AG: SAP Global Account Executive, SAP Cloud Platform: Center of Excellence: Blockchain, multi-cloud, integration service: CEO Redlasso, web digital media video search syndication platform: Co-Founder VP Sales, AVS (async) digital voice store and forward ASP acquired by Telecom USA/MCI. His experience includes: capital raising experience from top tier investors and venture capital firms including Goldman Sachs, Motorola, Comcast, and Guggenheim. Kenyon has been published in the Wall Street Journal and Business Communication Review and has received Multiple Inc. 500 Company Awards for his companies. He has served on multiple Boards and is past President of Brodhead Preservation Association, Broadacres Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity, and NFTE (The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship). Expert level: Blockchain, cryptocurrency trader, consensus layer (mining), financial/product development, cloud and security certifications, communicator, fly fisherman, family guy.
Board of Directors & Chief Investment Officer
Expertise on start-ups and investment funds. Co-founded five venture-backed tech start-ups and served as a managing director at several private equity funds. Managing Director at Alara Capital, a private equity investment company. Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners and a Managing Director at TL Ventures. 20 years of experience in technology investing and management.
Prior to Guggenheim, Founder & Director of Business Development at Agere, which developed high-speed network processors. Agere was acquired by Lucent Technologies and became the network processor division of Lucent Microelectronics and the Agere Systems IPO. I was fortunate to work with an amazing team and act as the founding chairman of Ciclon Semiconductor which was spun out of Agere Systems in a private equity transaction. Ciclon grew to become the supplier of power components used in popular products like the iPhone and was acquired by Texas Instruments. I also was the founder of Traffic.com, a provider of traffic applications serving the digital media and mobile markets. Traffic.com went public on the NASDAQ, was acquired by digital mapping giant Navteq and then became part of Nokia. Earlier, I was a program manager at Lockheed Martin Naval Systems. I was fortunate to serve as an officer in the US military, humbled by the great people serving alongside me. After 9/11, I voluntarily served in the Navy Reserve during the Global War on Terror including service in Afghanistan.
I have served on dozens of Boards of Directors. I’ve been a founder, investor and Board director of businesses across the technology spectrum – software, SaaS, semiconductor, digital media and telecommunications.
Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. Degrees in Finance and Electrical Engineering. Graduated Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
VP of Technology
Joshua Robinson is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at HashWatt, following two decades leading dynamic growth through network technology and strategic operations. He designs and guides the development of HashWatt’s Bitcoin Mining architecture, including the company’s self custody solutions and cryptocurrency financial controls.
While Director of Technology at a large privately held company in the oil and gas industry, Robinson developed an innovative 100% virtual platform, enabling the firm to expand beyond previous limitations. The company experienced exponential growth and dramatically increased revenue during his tenure. As Technology Director for a consulting firm, his development of intuitive support structures facilitated that company’s growth by 650%.
As an early proponent and investor in blockchain technology, Robinson has the instinct to identify projects, teams, and emerging trends with exceptional potential. His deep experience in the field extends back to 2013 and includes the development of cryptocurrency infrastructure and trading systems. His foresight led him to participate in Ethereums decentralized autonomous organization, a form of investor-directed venture capital fund governed only by code.
Robinson is an innovator and a committed expert in emerging technology and cryptocurrency fields. He believes the intricate relationship between both areas of his expertise holds revolutionary potential, and he is excited to be part of the movement.
Board of Advisors
Mr. Magee is the former president and founder of Apostrophe Systems, which was acquired by Systech International in 2012. Rob has over 20 years of experience as a highly technical and entrepreneurial software professional specializing in designing and building world-class business applications from the ground up.
Rob brings a wealth of experience in cyber-security, blockchain technology, systems integration, software development, cloud based technologies, information systems compliance and distributed application deployment to the HashWatt team. Mr. Magee holds a B.A. from the Temple University School of Media and Communication, is a certified Scaled Agile Framework Practitioner and OSCP certified security and penetration testing professional.
Jamie Selway is an Advisor to HashWatt. He is an investor, board member, and advisor to financial infrastructure projects innovating in both traditional and digital assets across a broad array of market functions.
Jamie was previously Head of Electronic Brokerage and US Head of Execution Services at Investment Technology Group (ITG), a global agency broker-dealer and trading technology provider. During his tenure at ITG, he was responsible for the firm’s global electronic products, including the POSIT® crossing network, and the US electronic, single-stock, and portfolio execution businesses. In addition, he was a member of ITG’s Executive Committee and provided the firm’s clients with analysis of market structure and regulatory developments on a global basis. Before joining ITG, Jamie was the Managing Director at White Cap Trading, an institutional agency brokerage that he co-founded in 2003. He previously served as Chief Economist at Archipelago and worked in equity derivatives research at Goldman Sachs.
Jamie currently serves as Chairman of the National Organization of Investment Professionals and is a member of the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia. In the past, he has served as a Director of the BATS Exchange, as Associate Editor of the Journal of Trading, and as a member of SIFMA’s Equity Markets and Trading Committee, the IEX Quality of Markets Committee, the Nasdaq Quality of Markets Committee, and the NYSE Euronext Market Structure Advisory Committee. A widely respected expert on electronic trading and market structure, Jamie has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is frequently quoted in the media.