GETTING TO KNOW EMI
WHO WE ARE
Elite Mining Inc aims to revolutionize the way cryptocurrencies are mined by using clean energy at scale. We acquire, install and maintain immersion mining hardware to mine digital currencies, using proprietary immersion technology and the lowest 2% renewable energy costs in the country.
EMI is a team of crypto and blockchain experts, engineers, investors, and business talents. We’re expanding fast, with operations in Wyoming and Washington and a location in development in Texas. US-owned and operated, we strive to help America to gain a greater share of the global hashrate while taking crypto mining towards a greener future.
EMI’s mining approach focuses on efficient, eco-friendly mining. With continuous innovation, utilization of natural power sources, and breakthrough immersion mining technology, EMI is already helping the crypto revolution go green and become more efficient.
Chief Executive Officer
Justin Podhola, a long time successful entrepreneur, has been involved in cryptocurrency mining for 6+ years. Justin’s knowledge in Private Equity, Funds, and start ups, is a professional master constructor, fabricator, equity markets trader, real estate investor, and business general contractor in Washington State. Justin started mining in 2016, and soon thereafter established Elite Mining, Inc., through which he brought his expertise in construction and fabrication to bear for the crypto industry by innovating on immersion mining technology and inventing the first turnkey mobile mining solution that can be deployed anywhere power is available. Justin’s intricate knowledge of how to deploy customized infrastructure is key to success for both EMI and its subsidiary, Elite Mobile Units.
OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Dan Podhola has 20+ years in software development and architecture. His specializations are database, cloud computing, and high-performance servers. Dan has a passion for automation, remote management, and building scalable solutions.
J.D. Wambold has 8+ years in Crypto & Blockchain projects and 20+ years of executive experience. In 2016, J.D. helped launch the first licensed Bitcoin ATMs in the United States. He has a passion for applying renewable energy to help power the blockchain and brings expertise in business development, marketing and cryptocurrency-related sales to EMI.
Justin English is a solutions-focused Senior Executive and Board Member with more than 15 years of success across the private equity, early-stage venture capital, consumer products, supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, and consumer services industries. Justin English now serves as the new CEO of SALT Lending Inc, which is the first trailblazing cryptocurrency lender in the sector.
A certified Master Electrician in Washington State. Specialized in commercial electrical installations, along with other areas. Operating Prestige Electric Inc. and serving clients in the Olympia area since 2006.
An experienced software entrepreneur, adding strong full-stack IT expertise to the team. Managing R&D, project management, and software systems for internal EMI needs.
Manuel Silva III
Manuel Silva III is the Chief Executive Officer of Amnis Ventures Inc. Prior to founding Amnis Ventures Inc., Mr. Silva served as President of Flowchem LLC, a leading global supplier of Drag Reducing Additives for the pipeline and energy sector. Prior to Flowchem, Mr. Silva held a variety of management roles within companies such as MiSwaco, Design Concepts International, Vinmar International, and Conoco Inc.
A blockchain enthusiast and longtime investor. He has partaken in many aspects of the blockchain world such as mining, trading, ICOs and was a Bitcoin meetup co-organizer for his city.
Nathan van de Ven
A cryptocurrency industry participant. Has worked with 15 cryptocurrency projects on community management, growth hacking, marketing, and project analysis.
A technical director in the film industry for nearly 20 years, entered the crypto industry in 2013, which has become his genuine passion. Jeremy has experience in mining, having started with GPU mining, moved on to ASICs, and has been an avid crypto miner ever since.
A hydraulic engineer who worked in oil & gas and nuclear companies, doing hydraulic and thermal studies on some of the biggest projects in both fields. Wants to apply his expertise in fluid dynamics for optimizing airflows, air-cooling, oil-cooling, energy production (via wind or hydro), and energy storage.
April Madden has over 20 years of executive leadership experience with expertise in marketing and business development. As an entrepreneur and executive she has built and run successful technology companies and specializes in go-to-market strategies in high growth markets.