Board of Directors

Paul Prager, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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Paul Prager is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Co-Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of TeraWulf Inc. Prior to TeraWulf, Mr. Prager has been the Founder and CEO at Beowulf Energy LLC and predecessor companies since 1990. Mr. Prager has extensive investment and entrepreneurial experience in international shipping, commodity trading and power generation. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Prager is a member of the investment committee and Trustee of the USNA Foundation.

Michael Bucella, Director

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Michael Bucella is a Partner and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for BlockTower Capital, a leading institutional cryptocurrency investment firm bringing professional trading and portfolio management to an emerging digital asset class. Prior to BlockTower, Mr. Bucella spent nearly a decade with Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles. Most recently, he ran the Multi-Asset Sales & Trading business in Canada and led efforts to expand this strategy globally. Previous to this role, Mr. Bucella led the Institutional Global Equities business, also in Canada. He earned a BS in Finance, Economics & Accounting from Fordham University.

Mr. Bucella brings to the board of directors extensive capital markets experience, institutional knowledge, and deep experience in the digital asset space.

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Ted Carter became the eighth president of the University of Nebraska in January 2020 after retiring as Vice Admiral following 38 years of service in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, Mr. Carter served as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, his alma matter. Under his leadership, the U.S. Naval Academy reached the No. 1 public school ranking by Forbes and expanded academic opportunity and diversity. Mr. Carter is a Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star recipient. He graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) in Miramar, California, and was commander for the Carrier Strike Group Twelve, in which he commanded 20 ships, two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and two carrier air wings that were deployed to Afghanistan in the Arabian Gulf.

Mr. Carter's extensive leadership background brings a strong commitment to corporate ethics, values and business practices to the board of directors.

Nazar Khan, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer

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Nazar Khan is the Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and serves on the Board of Directors for TeraWulf Inc. Mr. Khan brings tremendous experience in energy infrastructure and cryptocurrency mining and has led TeraWulf’s business strategy since day one. As COO, Mr. Khan will oversee the development and implementation of TeraWulf’s day-to-day operations, including hardware procurement, site evaluation, infrastructure buildout and identification of future growth opportunities. Mr. Khan previously served as Executive Vice President of Beowulf Energy LLC for nearly 20 years, where he led the firm’s acquisition and development efforts. Prior to Beowulf, Mr. Khan worked at Evercore Partners Inc. in both investment banking and private equity. Mr. Khan received a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kerri Langlais, Chief Strategy Officer

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Kerri Langlais is the Chief Strategy Officer for TeraWulf Inc., where she is responsible for the development and implementation of the Company’s overall corporate strategy, business development, strategic partnerships, and growth initiatives. Ms. Langlais brings more than 20 years of M&A, financing, strategy and power sector experience. Most recently, Ms. Langlais was an executive at Beowulf Energy LLC, a leading private energy infrastructure company, where she led the company’s M&A and financing efforts. Before Beowulf, Ms. Langlais spent nearly a decade in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, where she was most recently in the Natural Resources advisory group in New York. Ms. Langlais also worked at Harvard University where she provided advisory to the University’s overall financial strategy and planning. Ms. Langlais received her BA in Finance and graduated with honors from Boston College.

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Cassie Motz is the Executive Director of the CollegeBound Foundation in Baltimore. Ms. Motz previously served on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents from June 2014 through March 2015, and as a Deputy Chief of Staff to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. She also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor O'Malley and as the Interim Director of the Governor's Office for Children. Earlier in her career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ms. Motz prosecuted homicide and domestic violence cases and argued appellate cases in federal and local courts. She later served as a Deputy Attorney General for the District of Columbia government, representing the city's child welfare and mental health agencies. Ms. Motz also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Motz graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Ms. Motz brings to the board of directors extensive leadership and public policy experience, and her distinguished career in both non-profit and government will help TeraWulf execute on its strategy of sustainable growth and community impact.

Jason New, Director

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Jason New is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of NovaWulf Digital Management, an institutionally focused digital asset infrastructure investment firm. Prior to NovaWulf, Mr. New was the Head of Onex Credit, a leading asset manager with more than $23 billion of assets under management. Mr. New has over 26 years of investment experience and, prior to Onex, was a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Co-Head of Distressed and Special Situation Investing for GSO Capital Partners (“GSO”). He was an original Partner of GSO and a member of its Management Committee and Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. New was a senior member of the Distressed Finance Group at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He began his career as a restructuring attorney at Sidley Austin LLP. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Allegheny College and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.

Mr. New brings to the board of directors a wealth of experience in complex financial structuring and optimization in a public company setting.

Steven Pincus, Director

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Steven Pincus serves as an Executive Vice President with global insurance company Willis Towers Watson and is the Global Head of Broking for the firm's FINEX business. He is also part of the global Corporate Risk and Broking leadership team. With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Pincus has extensive experience in the energy and high-tech sectors. He began his career at AIG and held senior roles at Johnson & Higgins and Aon. He received his BSBA in economics from the University of Arizona.

Mr. Pincus brings substantial risk management, financial oversight and operational expertise to the board of directors.

Lisa Prager, Director

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Lisa Prager serves as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Agricultural Bank of China – New York Branch. Prior to joining the bank, Ms. Prager was a partner in law firms where she focused on government investigations. Before entering private practice, Ms. Prager was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ms. Prager handled federal cases involving terrorism, wire and mail fraud, economic espionage, and export control violations, among other matters. Ms. Prager received a B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Western New England University School of Law.

Ms. Prager brings broad legal, compliance, and regulatory expertise to the TeraWulf board of directors.