Patrick Murck is General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. Patrick's expertise extends across the legal and regulatory issues governing the use of Bitcoin, virtual economies, gamification, alternative payment systems, and social loyalty and reward programs. Previously, he worked in business and legal affairs at a venture-backed digital currency startup, as an attorney at a DC- based law firm, and as a journalist on international investigatory teams.
Madeline Finch, Secretary
Madeline Finch has a background in charitable foundations, as the former Administrative Officer for the Douglas County Community Foundation, as well as expertise in research and information science as the Owner and Principal Researcher of Finch Research Services. She has done graduate work in French at San Francisco State University and holds undergraduate degrees in French and Spanish, as well as Masters of Library and Information Science from Emporia State University in Kansas.
Stephen Pair, Treasurer and CFO
Stephen has over 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries. He has held various roles including entrepreneur, architect, manager, team lead, and developer. He closely followed developments in cryptography along with attempts at creating new electronic money and accounting systems. This background led to co-founding Bitpay.com with his business partner. He holds two patents in the field of streaming analytics along with several additional filings, some of which are still pending.
Connie Gallippi, Executive Director
Connie Gallippi has worked with non-profit organizations for over 13 years, specializing in strategic consulting, policy, funding assistance, and program management for environmental organizations in California. Ms. Gallippi founded the BitGive Foundation after learning about Bitcoin in its early years, recognizing the potential for significant value increase and capital formation, and having a desire to direct some of the gains towards charitable causes worldwide.