We see a different future for payments
BitPay builds powerful, enterprise-grade tools for crypto acceptance and spending

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Our Beginnings

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.

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Our Mission

We are pioneers building blockchain payment technology to transform how businesses and people send, receive, and store money around the world.

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Our Future

Cryptocurrency’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.


Awards and Memberships

Executive Team

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Stephen Pair

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen has over 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries.

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Bill Zielke

Chief Marketing Officer

With over 25 years of experience in payments and e-commerce, Bill has an extensive background in driving profitable growth at leading fintech, e-commerce, and payment technology companies.

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Jim Lester

Chief Operating Officer

Jim is a proven c-level executive with experience driving growth and innovation initiatives at software companies across the payments, financial technology, healthcare, and IoT industries.

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Jagruti Solanki

Chief Financial Officer

With over 15 years of experience in fintech & software, expertise in accounting, audit, risk management and blockchain technology, Jagruti leads BitPay’s finance and accounting.

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Michelle Jager

Chief People Officer

With 18 years of experience as an HR executive helping technology companies align people success with business results, Michelle leads BitPay’s people operations.

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Justin Langston

Chief Technology Officer

Veteran technology leader with expertise in blockchain development and devops. Diverse industry background with leading Fin-tech and Fortune 100 companies focused on product innovation and delivery of large scale global applications and services.

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Robert Donovan

Chief Compliance Officer

Robert brings 25 years of experience in financial services risk, regulatory, and compliance, including direct experience working with regulated digital asset service providers.

Board of Directors

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Stephen Pair

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

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Cole Riccardi

Aquiline Technology Growth

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Carl Stern

Former CEO and Chairman Boston Consulting Group


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Arthur Levitt

Former Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission

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Jim Aviles

Co-Founder, Merchant e-Solutions

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