We're happy to announce our new European Headquarters in Amsterdam. This office will handle sales, implementation and merchant support for our 7,000 merchants in Europe, with the goal of acquiring and serving 30,000 merchants in Europe by the end of 2014.
Moe Levin has joined our team as European Director of Business Development. Moe speaks five languages and has several years of Bitcoin experience, most recently as a conference organizer in Amsterdam and Miami.
"Being Bitcoin ready is about more than accepting bitcoin – it's about being ready for the future," says Levin.
Pieter Poorthuis joins us as a Senior Sales Engineer and will be responsible for sales and customer implementations in the Eurozone. Pieter previously managed implementations for ING's mobile payments products.
Marcel Roelants has also joined BitPay's Board of Advisors. Marcel is a former General Manager of MasterCard in the Netherlands and was previously Managing Director of General Electric in Belgium, where he managed 170 people.
"As the world of payments is changing rapidly, being on the forefront, BitPay offers technology and support to merchants," says Roelants. "Establishing its headquarters in Amsterdam is a great way to be closer to its European customers."
The addition of 2 employees in Amsterdam brings our worldwide headcount to 33. We will be sponsoring the Dutch Bitcoin Meetup on Wednesday April 2, 2014, exhibiting at the NextWeb conference on April 24th and 25th, and sponsoring the Bitcoin Foundation's Bitcoin2014 conference in Amsterdam.
In addition to growing globally, we have updated our look. We're pleased to unveil a new brand identity.
"The launch of our new brand and logo aligns with our open-source culture," said BitPay's Co-Founder and CEO, Tony Gallippi. "It's also an exciting time in the bitcoin space and with the opening of our new office in Amsterdam, we are looking to hire the world's best developers to build the world's best payment system."