BitPay was founded in 2011, while Bitcoin was still in its infancy. We saw the potential for bitcoin to revolutionize the financial industry, making payments faster, more secure, and less expensive on a global scale.
We started BitPay with the intention of making it easy for businesses to accept bitcoin payments, and we are currently the largest bitcoin payment processor in the world, serving more than 60,000 merchants on six continents.
Payment processing was our first contribution to the Bitcoin ecosystem, but it is not our last. We're building open source software to power the next applications of Bitcoin. Bitcoin's future looks very bright, and we plan on remaining on the forefront of this technology, creating more tools and services for everyone to use in innovative new ways.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Stephen has over 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries.
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Tony has 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the Robotics and Financial industries.
Chief Financial Officer
Bryan has 20 years of experience as CFO for several technology companies including CTS, OmniVue, and American Data Corporation.
Chief Compliance Officer
Tim has over 20 years of experience in ensuring compliance, including five years as Visa's AML Officer and 16 years as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve and the FDIC.
Chief Commercial Officer
Sonny was the first VP of Sales at Jumio and previously was at InMage Systems (acquired by Microsoft) and Niku (acquired by Computer Associates).
General Manager, EMEA
Marcel has over 20 years of corporate and startup experience in business and financial services with companies like GE and MasterCard.