BitGive is made up of a dynamic, experienced and purpose-driven team, working together, and with our partners, to leverage blockchain technology for social impact and philanthropic good.
In 2013, Connie founded BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit. She is the first female founder in the cryptocurrency space and an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity, working to advance the rights of women in the tech industry. Connie is passionate about practical philanthropic solutions for humanitarian work globally, leveraging Blockchain technology. Previously, Connie worked with environmental nonprofits in California for 15 years, in a variety of roles. Connie is a frequent public speaker on crypto-philanthropy, internationally. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Business Council and as a volunteer for several other organizations. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech. When not in the office, you’ll find Connie skiing or paddle boarding around Lake Tahoe, CA.
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.
VP OF FINANCE &
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.
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.
FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPER
Nahid Ahamdi is one of the mentor at Code to Inspire which is the first coding school in Afghanistan for Afghan girls, from August 2015 up to now. She graduated from Software Engineering Department of Computer Science faculty at Herat University on 2015. She taught as a tutor for two years in Computer Science faculty of Herat University and she worked as Web Developer on web projects for six mounts.