Summary: Blockchain technology company Alogrand appointed W. Sean Ford as Interim CEO, effective immediately, following G. Steven Kokinos’ departure to “pursue other interests,” according to a press release.  "We thank Steven for his time and dedication to Algorand. He has been instrumental to the initial success of our business, and we appreciate his commitment to a ...

Blockchain technology company Alogrand appointed W. Sean Ford as Interim CEO, effective immediately, following G. Steven Kokinos’ departure to “pursue other interests,” according to a press release

"We thank Steven for his time and dedication to Algorand. He has been instrumental to the initial success of our business, and we appreciate his commitment to a seamless transition," said Alogrand’s founder Silvio Micali. "Sean is well positioned to partner with me to keep the company operations running business as usual, and to help us transition Algorand to our next phase of growth."

Ford is the firm’s current chief operations officer and has held that position since he joined the firm in 2018. Prior to that, Ford was the chief marketing officer at remote software company LogMeln. 

"I am honored to step in and partner with Silvio during this transition," Ford said. "Algorand has experienced monumental growth since its inception, and we look forward to our continued expansion as we take Algorand to the next level."

While Kokinos is leaving his role as the CEO, he will stay with the company as a senior advisor until mid-2023. Kokinos joined the firm the same year Ford did, and has held the CEO position since his start. 

Algorand was founded in 2017 by Micali, who is a Turing award winning professor at MIT. 

Author: Tyler Irvin