SushiSwap team nominate a new potential 'Head Chef'

Quick Take

  • A new governance proposal puts forward the hiring of Jonathan Howard as the new Head Chef of SushiSwap.
  • Howard’s nomination is going through a temperature check on Sushi’s governance forum.

SushiSwap, the popular decentralized exchange, has proposed that the community should hire Jonathan Howard as Head Chef, an official title given to the project’s chief executive officer. According to DeFiLlama, SushiSwap is the seventh largest decentralized exchange, holding over $660 million in locked deposits.

The nomination was announced in a governance post written by Sushi contributor JiroOno on Tuesday. “We’ve sourced the candidate we believe represents the best option for Sushi and are now looking to present this candidate to the Sushi community,” the proposal stated.

Currently there is a heat check poll, which has 40 votes so far and is currently 65% in favor of the hire. If the poll remains positive and a forum call goes well, then there will be a snapshot vote for SUSHI holders to decide whether to hire Howard.

If brought on, Howard would be looking after day to day management of operations and leading efforts on delivering both pending and new products at Sushi. 

According to his Linkedin bio, Howard is currently the co-founder and chief technology officer at an NFT-focused firm called BigHeadClub and previously founded tech startups. In a Twitter post, Howard wrote he was “excited and beyond honored that the SushiSwap team is nominating me as Head Chef.”

The search to find the next Sushi Head Chef has been going on since the departure of former Sushi head Maki in September 2021. 

Community's response

The governance post that announced Howard's nomination has largely positive feedback from community members, matching the heat check poll.

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