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Who we are

MANAGMENT TEAM & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nicolas Bonta

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nicolas Bonta is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bitfarms Ltd. (Formerly Backbone Hosting Solutions Inc.). Mr. Bonta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975 and is an hotelier and real estate Investor. In 1998, he founded one of the first boutique hotel companies in Argentina named ``Own Hotels`` which has grown to 6 locations in the city of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay. Being a curious entrepreneur, Bonta has always sought to invest in new and innovative technologies under his personal portfolio.

Emiliano J. Grodzki

Founder and CEO
Emiliano Joel Grodzki (born November 15, 1976) is an Argentinian entrepreneur and business man. He has been a business builder and innovator since his early teens founding, incubating, and exiting interdisciplinary ventures in the design, food, and construction industries. In 1998, Mr. Grodzki founded “Technobuilding” a company that specialized in developing and engineering new construction systems for builders and architects. In 2002, he founded “Classic and Now” in partnership with his wife, Architect Gala Elman, which specialized in the development of high quality design furniture for public spaces and Hotels.

Pierre-Luc Quimper

Founder, President of Operations, and Director
Pierre-Luc Quimper is a serial technology entrepreneur and investor with a long track record of successfully launching and scaling internet and networking businesses. Born in September 1983 in Saint Quentin, New-Brunswick, Pierre-Luc founded Globo.Tech Communications in 1999 while still attending High School. By being a strong believer in the adoption of broadband, the proliferation of digital content accessibility and the consumerization of the web, Globo.Tech made investments in critical internet infrastructures and provided various internet hosting solutions and DDoS mitigation far before these became well-known business models.

Mathieu Vachon

Founder, Director of Software Engineering
Born 1981 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mr. Vachon is a software developer and internet entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in designing, developing, and scaling software and hardware internet technology ventures. Mr. Vachon is a self-educated coder who began programming in high school. He worked as a software developer for a VoIP billing software venture and he acquired the experience in dealing with high-load infrastructure programming. During his tenure, he worked with Pierre-Luc Quimper the founder of Globo.tech and began a working relationship and friendship that still remain to this day.

Rodrigo Menendez

Co-Founder, General Counsel, and Director
Rodrigo Menendez is a corporate lawyer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2001, he obtained his Law Degree from the Unversidad de Belgrano. While at University, his thesis: “Asset Securitization in Argentina” was published by the editorial law review of the school. Upon graduation, he was hired by Estudio Beccar Varela, one of the largest law firms in Argentina where he worked in the securities litigation department. In 2002, he was scouted by Marval O’Farrel & Mairal, another leading law-firm based in Buenos Aires and New York City where he worked on the corporate litigation team.

Rodrigo Benadon Oks

Company advisor
An award-winning designer, accomplished project manager, natural team leader and prolific entrepreneur developing digital products since 1996. Rod possesses a unique balance of business understanding, technical expertise, innate management skills, and design know-how with formal academic training. Rodrigo was a faculty member at Parsons School of Design in NY (New School University) teaching Information Visualization, Design for Communication, Form & Function and Advanced Typography.

Fabian I. Cuesta

Company advisors
Fabian I. Cuesta is a software engineer entrepreneur, who has been focused on fintech technology design and implementation all his career. He work in several projects including the Argentina's tax collector system. On 1999 he served as IT Director at Patagon, Latin America’s premier online brokerage, which was sold to Banco Santander for $750m. Then Banco Lemon, a Brazilian retail bank. He co-founded Vincolo a CMS company for digital newspapers. Most recently he worked as Head of Mobile at mobile payment companies Bling Nation and Lemon Wallet, which was acquired in 2013 for $50m. In 2013 he co-founded Xapo, a company that provides a Bitcoin wallet combined with a cold storage vault and a bitcoin-based debit card, where he is currently working as Head of Mobile.

Juan Garavaglia

Company advisors
Juan has over 25 years of experience founding and developing businesses in different areas, Internet, IT services, digital media and computer security. Juan has developed business in Latin America, USA, Europe and China. Including Jujonica in 1996 the first hosting company in Latin America with clients like ATT, Motorola, Apple and Ford merged with Verio later acquired by NTT Japan, also founded a company of digital content La Cosa in 1999, which was acquired by Yupi interactive subsequently acquired by Microsoft and TELMEX, took part of the beginning of Certifica.com the leader in certification of audiences in Latin America, acquired by comScore. Founder of Netpad SRL data center provider for Internet companies and traditional companies.

Roy Sebag

Co-Founder and Director Pending Resignation
Roy Sebag is a Co-Founder and temporary director of Bitfarms pending resignation pursuant to the acquisition of Backbone Hosting Solutions Inc. by Natural Resource Holdings Ltd. is Roy Sebag is the Chief Executive Officer of Goldmoney Inc., a financial technology company that operates the world’s largest full-reserve gold-based savings and payments network. Mr. Sebag founded the company in 2013 along with Joshua Crumb. He also serves as the Managing Principal of Braavos Capital, an international private investment organization engaged in value-oriented investments across a variety of asset classes and industries

Andres Finkielsztain

Co-Founder and Director Pending Resignation
Mr. Finkielsztain is a Founder and Portfolio Manager of Soros Brothers Investments LLC, a New York, based Fund created in 2011for the benefit of Alexander and Gregory Soros, sons of George Soros. Mr. Finkielsztain previously worked at J.P.Morgan for over 10 years. During his tenure of over a decade at JPM, Mr. Finkielsztain served in various capacities within the asset management, including the role of Global Investment Opportunity and Emerging Markets Specialist. His group facilitate access to JPM investment bank and offered capital market solutions for a select group of the wealthiest and most sophisticated individual investors and families.

Eran Mazor

Chief Financial Officer – Director Pending Resignation
CPA Eran Mazor– had managed the audit department in Kost Forer, Gabbay & Kasierer CPAs (Ernst & Young Israel). During his career, he has gained significant capital markets expertise in leading and executing the finance functions required in IPO’s, M&A, and Bond offerings. Eran Mazor has served as an office holder in a number of public companies in various fields of operations beginning from 2008, including as a professional director with financial accounting expertise in public companies.

OUR TEAM