Ether Capital Corporation Announces New Management Appointments
Ether Capital Corporation, a leading technology company focused on participating in the development of the Ethereum and Web 3 ecosystem, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian McPherson as President and Chief Financial Officer and Jillian Friedman as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Friedman’s appointment is effective as of today, while Mr. McPherson’s appointment is effective as of March 31, 2022.
Ian McPherson brings over 30 years of experience to Ether Capital in both institutional and entrepreneurial organizations. His experience includes 17 years as an investment banker in London and Toronto with responsibility for banks, life insurance companies and asset managers. He has facilitated over $75 billion of capital raising and structured multiple M&A transactions as both principal and advisor. Most recently, Mr. McPherson has served as a CEO and CFO of several private wealth management organizations. Additionally, he is a Canadian leader on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters and is currently serving on the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation.
“Ether Capital is well positioned and well financed to develop new, innovative blockchain solutions,” said Mr. McPherson. “I am very pleased and excited to be part of the senior team and contribute to the company’s future success.”
Jillian Friedman is a lawyer and banking expert who has been active in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space since 2014. She has spent the past seven years with National Bank of Canada where she led the Bank’s blockchain and digital asset efforts with a focus on the wealth management, capital markets and risk sectors. Most recently she was a senior manager with National Bank’s restructuring group. Her legal experience includes digital assets, commercial finance and fintech.
“I’m thrilled to bring my experience and expertise in both traditional finance and the blockchain ecosystem to Ether Capital,” said Ms. Friedman. “I look forward to building out the next phase of the business and adding value for shareholders.”
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“I am extremely excited to welcome Ian and Jillian to Ether Capital,” said Brian Mosoff, Chief Executive Officer of Ether Capital. “They will be strong additions to the team as we progress with our strategy of building operating verticals where we can develop and leverage unique IP for both the crypto ecosystem and within traditional finance. Ian and Jillian are experienced professionals within their areas of expertise. We look forward to their contributions as partners looking to broaden the reach of digital assets and blockchain networks both in Canada and globally.”
Mr. McPherson will be replacing Stefan Coolican who has served as the Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer since July 2018. Ether Capital would like to thank Mr. Coolican for his years of service and wishes him the best in his future pursuits. “Stefan was instrumental in getting Ether Capital to where we are today. I’d like to thank him both personally and on behalf of Ether Capital for his service and contributions,” said Mr. Mosoff.
Mr. Coolican will be resigning from the Company’s Board of Directors concurrently with his departure as President and Chief Financial Officer on March 31, 2022 but will continue with the Company in an advisory role by joining the Company’s Advisory Board.
Source: Ether Capital Corporation