Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 15, 2021) - WonderFi Technologies Inc. (NEO: WNDR) (OTC Pink: WONDF) (WKN: A3C166) (the "Company" or "WonderFi") today announced the appointment of Bill Koutsouras as Chairman of its Board of Directors, effective November 15, 2021.
"Bill has served as the Lead Independent Director of Galaxy Digital since its public listing in 2018, and as Chairman of the Board of Wheaton Precious Metals International where he has been a member of the board for over 15 years," commented Ben Samaroo, CEO of WonderFi. "He brings immense value through his experience and leadership of public and private companies, and has an exceptional track record of M&A and financing as an executive. Bill's guidance, perspective and relationships will be invaluable to WonderFi as we enter the next phase of our growth."
Mr. Koutsouras has been the principal of Kouts Capital since 2011, an independent investment company and advisory firm providing corporate finance related assistance to various public and private companies, including strategic advice, introduction to capital providers and transaction structuring and implementation. Previously Mr. Koutsouras was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Endeavour Financial Corporation, a mining focused merchant banking business. He was primarily responsible for overseeing financial advisory mandates, investment related services and the financial management and operation of the Endeavour group of companies where he was involved in over $25 billion of M&A transactions and in excess of $4 billion of financing transactions. Mr. Koutsouras also has extensive experience as a non- executive director of public and private companies. Mr. Koutsouras is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the CFA Institute.
Bill Koutsouras commented, "I am delighted to be joining the Board of Directors of WonderFi and the opportunity to work with such a passionate team of founders and employees. I share their vision of breaking down the barriers of traditional finance, making it more efficient and inclusive for all. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and management team in advancing this mission."
In order to make room for the appointment of Mr. Koutsouras, Sean Clark stepped down from the Company's Board of Directors effective November 14, 2021. Mr. Clark commented, "it has been a pleasure to serve on WonderFi's Board throughout its initial growth and public listing, and I am delighted to see Bill's appointment as Chairman of the Board of Directors - his experience and leadership of massively successful public companies listed in Canada and abroad will be an excellent fit for WonderFi as it enters its next phase of growth."
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WonderFi is a leading technology company with the mission of creating better access to DeFi through the core principles of simplicity and education. WonderFi has a multi-pronged business strategy which includes a high-growth consumer finance app which will serve as a trusted gateway to the new financial system, and a digital asset portfolio which consists of leading crypto and DeFi assets. WonderFi's executive team and Board of Directors have an established track record in finance and crypto, with previous experience at Amazon, Shopify, PayPal, Galaxy Digital, Hut 8 and BIGG Digital. WonderFi's core team of engineers and technologists believe that everyone should have equal access to finance, and are aligned in the mission to empower people around the world to access DeFi in a simple, smart and secure way. For more information, visit www.wonder.fi.
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