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Adam Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Adam Sullivan has served on our board of directors since January 23, 2024. Mr. Sullivan has served as our President since May 15, 2023. The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Sullivan to serve as Chief Executive Officer, effective as of August 2, 2023. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sullivan joined XMS Capital Partners (a financial advisory firm) in 2017 where he served as Managing Director and Head of Digital Assets and Infrastructure Group, where he oversaw over $5 billion of transactions. While employed at XMS Capital Partners, Mr. Sullivan represented Power and Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corporation in its acquisition of Legacy Core in 2021. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics from the University of Rochester.

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Todd Duchene

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary

Todd DuChene has been our Corporate Secretary since April 1, 2019. Since May 2023 he has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, from November 2022 to May 2023, he served as our President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, and, from January 2022 to November 2022, he served as EVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. DuChene also served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Legacy Core from April 2019 until January 2022. Prior to joining Core, Mr. DuChene served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for FLIR Systems, Inc., an industrial and military technology company, from September 2014 to April 2019. Prior to joining FLIR, Mr. DuChene served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech recognition and related technology to enterprise, healthcare and mobile and consumer customers from October 2011 to September 2014. Previously, Mr. DuChene served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of National Semiconductor Corporation from January 2008 to October 2011, prior to its acquisition by Texas Instruments Inc. In addition, Mr. DuChene has served as General Counsel to each of Solectron Corporation, Fisher Scientific International Inc. (now ThermoFisher Scientific) and OfficeMax, Inc. Mr. DuChene began his legal career as an associate with BakerHostetler (a law firm) in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. Mr. DuChene holds a B.A. in Political Science from The College of Wooster and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

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Denise Sterling

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Denise Sterling has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since April 2022. In October 2022, Ms. Sterling was appointed as Principal Accounting Officer. Ms. Sterling previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Finance from May 2021 to April 2022. Before joining the Company, Ms. Sterling worked for Oportun, a Nasdaq-listed financial services company that leverages its digital platform to provide responsible consumer credit to hardworking people, as Senior Vice President of FP&A and Finance from June 2018 to May 2021. Ms. Sterling served in various tax and finance roles for Visa from 1995 to 2018, including as Senior Vice President of the Global Risk Management team from November 2016 to June 2018. Ms. Sterling holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in tax from Golden Gate University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Matt Brown

Executive Vice President, Data Center Services

Matt has over 15 years experience working in operations and engineering management. He has a strong background in infrastructure strategy and management, site engineering and data center operations.

Previously Matt was at Equinix, where he was the Senior Director – Americas IBX Operations. While at Equinix, he was responsible for 200 data centers, 380,000 cabinets and 1,000MW of critical infrastructure. Prior to Equinix, Matt spent 12 years at Hewlett Packard where he was responsible for end-to-end data center infrastructure services. Matt started his career at with the US Army as a Tactical Node Center Switch Supervisor. Matt holds a BS in Organizational Leadership from Texas A&M – Commerce and an AAS in Information Technology from Central Texas College.

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Michael Bros

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy

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Sangeeta Campos Puri

Vice President, People Operations

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Russel Cann

Executive Vice President, Client Services

Russell Cann has 21 years of experience designing, building, and growing large scale technology infrastructure companies. Prior to Core Scientific, Russell grew and developed a blockchain and cryptocurrency mining business as well as several other network infrastructure concerns. Previously he worked for Accenture in the areas of fintech and risk management on projects in Europe and the Americas.

An active Philanthropist, Russell is a Trustee for the National Foundation of the Boy Scouts of America and Alston Wilkes Society. Further he volunteers with Sue Kuhlen Camp for Kids and Lion’s Club. He is an active member of YPO and graduated cum laude from the South Carolina Honors College and the Moore School of Business.

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Steve Gitlin

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Marketing

Steve Gitlin brings more than 20 years of experience guiding the adoption of disruptive technologies and creating new market opportunities to Core Scientific. As Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Investor Relations at AeroVironment, Inc., a multi-billion dollar market capitalization technology solutions provider, Steve was at the forefront of driving the adoption of innovative unmanned aircraft, robotics and efficient power solutions. At AeroVironment, Steve served on its IPO core team, led its corporate rebranding, its strategic planning process, solutions marketing program, User Experience initiative, internal and external communications, public relations and created and led its investor relations program. Steve previously developed and executed marketing programs for ePolicy, one of the first online commercial insurance solutions.

Steve earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School and a Master of International Management from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Katherine Hall

General Counsel

Katharine Hall brings almost 20 years of corporate law experience. Katharine started her legal career at Munger, Tolles & Olson, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions for clients including Berkshire Hathaway. While at Munger, Katharine also worked on corporate governance and private fund matters. Katharine is the former Associate General Counsel of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisers, where she worked on private and public funds and general corporate matters for almost a decade. Katharine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical and Computational Science and a Master’s degree in Statistics from Stanford University. Katharine received her JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2005.

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Cline Kezar

Senior Vice President, Programs and Planning

Cline Kezar is a data center operations and technology executive specializing in corporate strategy, establishing efficient and sustainable programs/processes, and building organizations. Cline has over 20+ years of operations and technology experience working for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Proofpoint.

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Larry Kom

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Larry Kom, MPA, PhD is a technology leader with 25 years of experience developing scalable compute infrastructure and optimized workflows through digital oversight. He founded and sold 3 startups in mobile, iGaming, and cryptocurrency. He is a digital forensics researcher, financial system auditor, software system architect, and industrial power and automation engineer. His academic focus is antifraud, internal controls, and vulnerability analysis

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Aaron McCreery

Executive Vice President Technology Operations

Aaron has more than 24 years of experience in technology leadership, with a proven track record delivering on aggressive technology and productivity goals, while driving high value returns across talent, automation, processes, and tools. Prior to his current role as Executive Vice President of Technology Operations, Aaron was the Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering where he drove reliability and secure engineering principles across Core’s network and engineering teams. Before joining Core Scientific, Aaron led multiple engineering efforts and initiatives at both Tumblr and IBM, focusing on engineering ROI and operational reliability. He started his career with Microsoft in 1999 and his accomplishments included delivering implementations across 150+ releases including every Windows release from Windows Vista to Windows 11, and 6 releases of Microsoft Office. Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.

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Jeff Taylor

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Taylor joined Core Scientific from People Connect, where he served as Director of Site Reliability and Dev Ops. Jeff started his career with Amazon and spent 14 years, expanding the fulfillment center network, operating and engineering upon the global retail sites and designing and launching many Amazon Web Services. He joined AWS as employee #20 and helped to grow the organization to several thousand. Jeff received many honors at Amazon, including the Amazon Inventor Award for his work on AWS and S3, as well as the Fire Extinguisher Award, for operational excellence in process and services. After Amazon, Jeff spent four years at CDK Global, leading Strategic Platform Engineering during a divestiture event and migrating mission critical aspect to the cloud. Jeff received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

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Alisa Walters

Director, Technology Programs

Alisa serves as Program Director for the EVP in Technology Operations. She has over 20 years of experience across various roles at Microsoft spanning IT, Customer Service, Human Resources and Sales teams. At Core Scientific, Alisa works closely with Finance, People Operations, and the extended Technology leadership teams. Her responsibilities include driving and executing Tech Ops objectives and priorities, running fiscal planning and investment deliverables, budget administration, headcount management, and other key rhythm of the business operations. Alisa has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a focus on Information Systems from the University of Washington.

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Carol Haines

SVP, Sustainability

Carol has nearly 20 years of experience working in the energy industry, with a strong background in energy infrastructure, deregulated markets, site selection, and economic development.

Carol was previously at FirstEnergy Corp, where she was the Director of Economic Development. She has also served as Director at FirstEnergy Solutions where she launched and led two sales and marketing teams, including four managers and a staff of 35 associates. She developed teams who consistently achieved revenue and new client acquisition targets. Carol holds a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for two nonprofit organizations including the Autism Society of Greater Akron and Keep Akron Beautiful. She also serves on the Ohio Market Leadership Advisory Board for USGBC Ohio.