After spending at decade at NextEra Energy Resources, Gregory Irwin has announced that he will be joining automation company Hut 8.

Gregory Irwin has left DCRBN Ventures, the corporate venture arm of US-based wholesale electricity supplier NextEra Energy Resources.

After serving a year as the senior director for DCRBN Ventures, Irwin will now act as the senior vice president of corporate development at Hut 8, a Florida-headquartered automotive innovation company.

Irwin began his stint at NextEra Energy Resources in 2013, starting as the principal financial analyst for the company’s treasury division. A year later he began overseeing NextEra Energy’s M&A strategies working as the project manager and project director for M&A development. In 2020, he moved to the NextEra Energy’s venture arm serving as their director for two years before progressing to be the firms senior director.

Prior to this, Irwin spent a year as the senior associate for KPMG US, a financial services and tax advisory company and was also the senior associate for business consultancy company Duff & Phelps for two years.

NextEra Energy Resources has invested in over 40 companies including operational data quality developer Aperio, which raised $9m in a series A round this year, and alternative energy equipment provider Modern Electron which raised $30m in a series B round in 2023.