OUR LEADERSHIP

REBECCA HOFMANN

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rebecca is an accomplished finance and compliance leader with over 19 years of energy industry experience.  She recently worked for Equinor’s Operations Technology group and was responsible for ensuring the development and improvement of processes over governance, requirements and compliance to support domestic onshore and offshore operations.  She also led the Blockchain digitalization strategy for Equinor and is the founder and visionary behind the US Oil & Gas Blockchain Forum, the OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium now rebranded to Blockchain for Energy where she has served as Chairman of the Board the last two years. In 2018, Rebecca received the GRIT award for her creativity and innovation within the industry and in 2019, her blockchain team won the GRIT award for their work in emerging technology.  She has written several articles on the topic of blockchain and continues to be a driving force to push the energy industry forward in their digital transformation.

GINO VALVERDE

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gino is the COO and CFO of Blockchain for Energy, where he is accountable for its projects, vendor and stakeholder relationships and day to day operations. He currently resides in Houston, Texas where, since 2012, he has managed numerous transformational efforts such as corporate reorganizations, IPOs, and asset divestitures for the Energy industry. He is a 15-year veteran of the Professional Services industry where he specialized in business transformation and outsourcing, designing solutions and building client service teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Gino holds a BS in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University and is fluent in English and Spanish. Professionally, he is passionate about growing businesses, developing and mentoring teams, and solving complex business problems. Personally, he enjoys basketball, soccer, reading and all manner of technology.

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