Board of Directors

Connie Gallippi

INTERIM PRESIDENT

Connie is serving as interim President and a non-voting Board Member. Connie founded BitGive in 2013, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization, leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Connie speaks internationally and is an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity. Previously, Connie worked with nonprofits in California for 15 years in a variety of roles in California. She currently serves as a Board Member for both the Sierra Business Council and Tahoe Silicon Mountain. 

Dawn Newton

DIRECTOR

Dawn is the Co-Founder and COO of Netki, Inc. a LA-based infrastructure solutions company, focused on bringing blockchain-based applications toward useful mass-market adoption. Netki works with companies across the industry to build standards and services that will allow their applications to be secure, scalable, and connected while ensuring compliance with existing regulations. Dawn has worked in the technology startup space for over 25 years, focusing on bringing nascent technologies to the mainstream at successful early Internet companies such as Microcom, InterAccess, & NetZero. Ms. Newton is currently an advisor to the National Observer and on the Board of the Threshold Foundation.

Matthew Roszak

DIRECTOR

Matthew is Co-Founder of Bloq, Inc., enterprise blockchain solutions company, and Founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on blockchain-based technologies and currencies. Mr. Roszak is a blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. He has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries. Mr. Roszak serves as chairman of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, is the founder of the Chicago Bitcoin Center, and was a producer of the blockchain industry’s first ever documentary, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.

Rumi Morales

TREASURER

Rumi Morales is a pioneer in identifying, investing and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define our economy’s next generation. Currently a Partner at Outlier Ventures, she previously led the venture arm of the CME Group. Prior to CME, Rumi was a long-time executive at Goldman Sachs as well as a start-up entrepreneur. In addition to her board role at BitGive, Rumi is a member of the Board of the Negaunee Music Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and an Advisory Board member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Sandra Ro

DIRECTOR

In 2016, Sandra Ro was named to the Innovate Finance, Women in Fintech Power List and brings deep expertise in investing in emerging tech start-ups. She is the CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council and Founder & Managing Director at Vector Crypto Capital LLC. She has served as a founding board member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the Post Trade Distributed Ledger Group (PTDL), and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger. Sandra was also the Executive Director, Head of Digitization, at the CME Group, where she was responsible for the company’s digital asset and blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives. Ro holds a M.B.A. in Finance from London Business School, studied Computer Science at Columbia University, and earned a double B.A. Degree in History as well as Studies in the Environment from Yale University.

Emeritus Board Members

Patrick Murck

FOUNDING PRESIDENT

Patrick is a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he researches the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts. He is also Special Counsel at Cooley LLP, focusing on the legal and regulatory issues facing fintech and emerging payment systems. Previously, Patrick was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served at times as General Counsel and Executive Director. Patrick has engaged regulators and policymakers in the US and Europe on bitcoin and the emerging digital economy. He was named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel for 2014 by the National Law Journal.

Stephen Pair

FOUNDING TREASURER

Stephen is co-founder and CEO of BitPay and 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. Stephen was also a Founding Board Member of the BitGive Foundation and served for 2 years as its Treasurer and CFO.

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Tax ID: 46-3362563
Phone: +1 916-625-6BIT
PO Box 1697, Truckee, CA 96160

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Download Our Press Kit

Download Our Special 5 Year Report

 

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