Team

BitGive has a dynamic, experienced, and purpose-driven team working together and with our partners to leverage Bitcoin and Blockchain technology for social impact and philanthropy. Learn more about our team members below.

Connie Gallippi

FOUNDER,
EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR

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, she remains involved as a volunteer for several organizations. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech.

Peter Rexer

VP OF
ENGINEERING

A startup veteran from Silicon Valley; Peter is a software engineer, Product Manager, and Agile coach. He has written software and built engineering teams for more than 25 years. He was the first Platform Product Manager at Guidewire. He then led Box’s development of APIs. In 2015, he volunteered with a nonprofit that helps refugees. It opened his eyes to the needs of the nonprofit sector for better technology. Peter holds dual BS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Sole Canepa

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Since getting her first computer at 15, Sole has been obsessed with technology and is bringing her expertise to BitGive. Started working in IT in 1999 for companies such as Telefónica, Microsoft, and Visa. Since 2007, she worked as Project Manager for an IT Startup where she discovered her natural quality as a project manager, customer service representative, functional analyzer, and scrum master. She studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires.

Abigail Bates

PROGRAM MANAGER & PARTNER SUCCESS

Abby has worked at the intersection of sustainable development and technology internationally for over 7 years. She’s excited to bring her experience to BitGive and is not afraid to roll her sleeves up and work on NGO on-boarding, data, translation, and recruiting — or learn something new — to ensure BitGive partners succeed. Passionate about leveraging partnerships and technology for good, she has worked with nonprofits and startups in Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and the US. She holds a BA from Columbia University in Sustainable Development and Anthropology.

Becky Patterson

VP OF
FINANCE &
OPERATIONS

Becky has over 15 years of expertise standardizing financial reports for management, and developing and managing organizations’ budgets to achieve goals set by management and board members. Becky also has significant experience in operations and critical administrative functions to maintain efficient and effective business operations. Becky graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento.

Jen Nickens

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Jen offers 16 years of global corporate experience supporting Executives worldwide in the computer networking industry. Her well-rounded experience includes meeting planning, office management, arranging quarterly volunteer events, scheduling, dynamic organization, and event coordination – all the while being a friendly team player. Technologically savvy and an early adopter, Jen enjoys learning new software and applications. She is passionate about mentoring, training, coaching new employees, and documenting and maintaining office process.

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CONTACT

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

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CONTACT

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

Download Our FAQ
Download Our Press Kit

Download Our Special 5 Year Report

 

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