Compute North is a cryptocurrency mining, processing and administration company founded on a commitment to sustained future growth through efficient operations, flexible management, technological leadership, low-cost renewable power options, scaling capabilities and effective cost controls. The company has extensive experience in installing, scaling and operating cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructures. In addition to its current operations, several new facilities are in progress in strategic energy partnership locations with low energy costs. Compute North also offers colocation opportunities for cryptocurrency miners and trading. The three principals have impressive industry credentials in digital technology and security, renewable energy and financial system management.
COMPUTE NORTH CRYPTOCURRENCY OPERATIONS – ALWAYS AIMING HIGHER
OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMITMENT
Cryptocurrency mining consumes a tremendous amount of energy. Compute North strives not only to be technological leaders, but also stewards of the environment. We seek to offer renewable power solutions such as wind, solar and hydropower, through offset credits for our customers who seek environmentally sustainable solutions.
OUR LEADERS – GROUNDBREAKING BACKGROUNDS
Compute North is founded upon and dedicated to the advancement of cryptocurrency mining, operations and results for our customers. We love this business and immerse ourselves in its emerging technology. We constantly strive to increase our effectiveness and productivity by always looking forward and improving our cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure, facilities, systems, locations, and efficiencies. We also strive to improve ourselves as industry leaders by being at the forefront of new technologies and industry developments. The only thing for certain is change and we will be change agents in the dynamic world of cryptocurrency.
Compute North’s principals are steeped in digital technology and security. They keep an eye on new developments, upcoming trends, and future possibilities, and have built a track record of cutting-edge businesses that also stand the test of time.
Dave Perrill is a 25-year veteran of the IT and information security industry. He has been keenly immersed in the cryptocurrency mining industry and blockchain technology since its formative days. He founded and subsequently sold two technology companies, including an Internet Service Provider/Managed Security Provider, SecureConnect. The company was acquired by Trustwave Holdings in 2012. Since that time, until 2017, he served as CEO of Wand Corporation, a leading point-of-sale and Digital Menu board provider to the Quick Service Restaurant industry. Mr. Perrill has extensive experience in networking, data center engineering, scaling large IT systems, and security. He has a passion for technology, great people, and being part of successful enterprises. Mr. Perrill holds a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota. He has been a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2015 as part of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Minnesota) chapter.
VP of Operations
Nate Hubert is a 20-year veteran of the IT and managed security services space, and is exceptionally attuned to the cryptocurrency industry. He was also a co-founder of SecureConnect, and managed and scaled the data center and operations team from its founding to the eventual sale to Trustwave. Since leaving Trustwave, Mr. Hubert has served in a Product Management leadership capacity at WAND Corporation, driving forward their technical product offerings. Mr. Hubert has a passion for technology and scaling both systems and processes. He holds a BS in Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Trading & Risk
Jacques Fernandes advises the firm on risk management and hedging opportunities that will arise in the cryptocurrency space. Jacques has been a member of the CBOE since 1998 when he started trading single stock equity options as a local market maker. In 2004 Jacques joined Consolidated Trading where he headed their S&P 100 (OEX) index operation. In 2007, Jacques left Consolidated to become a founding partner at TORO Capital Management, where he was appointed to several CBOE advisory committees such as the VIX and Index Market Performance. In 2016, Jacques became a partner at Lupo Holdings, Inc., and is a managing member of MDF trading where he currently manages the S&P 500 derivative portfolio. Jacques graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
PJ Lee is a co-founder and principal of EverStream Capital. He has particular expertise in cryptocurrency mining and blockchain technology. He has over 24 years of private equity, project finance and investment banking experience. During his career, Mr. Lee has helped facilitate over $9 billion of financing for infrastructure projects, energy and technology companies, and private equity funds. Prior to forming EverStream Capital in 2012, Mr. Lee was a managing director and investment committee member of Black River Asset Management (“Black River”), a wholly-owned, but independently managed $5 billion asset management company of Cargill, Inc. Mr. Lee was recruited by Black River to establish and help build its private equity investment practice, and helped grow assets under management to approximately $1 billion in three investment fund vehicles. Mr. Lee worked for nearly ten years in Silicon Valley with investment banking firms Unterberg, Towbin, and Robertson Stephens, specializing in equity investment, investment banking and corporate finance advisory, with an emphasis on energy and technology innovation sectors. Mr. Lee also spent nearly four years in emerging market energy and project finance with Chase Manhattan Bank in Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Lee graduated from Union College in New York.