from their website
BitcoinShop connects retailers wishing to accept Bitcoin with customers wishing to spend Bitcoin. As a public entity, we are committed to transparency for our investors and our partners. This site exists as a medium of communication between the company and the community that supports it.
If you have not already, please feel free to visit www.bitcoinshop.us
to see what we offer to the Bitcoin community.
Charles W. Allen, CEO
Charles W. Allen, is our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and director since February 2014. He is responsible for our overall corporate strategy and direction as well as managing our corporate finances. Mr. Allen has extensive experience in business strategy, investment banking and capital markets transactions. In addition, he started his career as an engineer in the telecom industry and brings a balance of business and financial leadership and technical proficiency to the Bitcoin Shop Inc. team. Prior to joining Bitcoin Shop Inc. he worked domestically and internationally on projects in technology, media, natural resources, logistics, medical services and financial services. Highlights include Managing Director at RK Equity Capital Markets LLC, Managing Director at TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, and Managing Director at Broadband Capital Management LLC all boutique investment banks focused on advising and raising capital for small and mid size companies. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.B.A. from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.
Michal Handerhan, COO
Michal Handerhan, is our Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of the board of directors and co-founder. He supports both our business and research and development strategy across the management team. From February 2011 through February 2014 he served as an independent IT and web services consultant to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”). From October 2005 until February 2014 Michal was the President and CEO of Meesha Media Group, LLC, which provided high-definition video production services, Web 2.0 development, database management, and social media solutions. From March 2002 through October 2006 he served as a team leader for NASA in their Peer Review Services group. Prior to NASA Peer Review Services Michal served as the web developer for Folio Investments. He received B.S. in Computer Science from Czech Technical University.
Tim Sidie, CTO
Tim Sidie, is our Chief Technical Officer, a director and co-founder. He is responsible for our technology strategy and platform architecture. From May 2013 through February 2014 he was a Software Engineer II at the Space Telescope Science Institute supporting Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope projects. From June 2011 to July 2013 he was a Software Engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Direct Readout Laboratory, building software for earth observing satellite systems. After obtaining his Computer Science degree and prior to 2011, he was a Support Engineer for Sourcefire, Inc., providing emergency response services to large corporations on security issues. He attended the University of Delaware from 2006 to 2008, and completed his B.S. in Computer Science from Ursinus College in 2010.
Charlie Kiser, CMO
Charles A. Kiser, Jr., is our Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for our marketing and business development strategy. He’s worked at early and growth stage private and public companies for 15 years in management and c-level roles in marketing, sales, business development and operations. Highlights include Chief Operating Officer and Director of Corporate Strategy for 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals LLC, a Washington DC pharmaceutical company, Director of Sales and Business Development for Apiphany Inc., an early stage application programming interface management company, (acquired by Microsoft Corporation October 2013), Vice President of Sales and Business Development for FortiusOne Inc., a web mapping and analytics company later renamed GeoIQ. He’s an Advisor to several early stage startup companies in the DC region, and a Venture Mentor for AccelerateDC, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership Mentorship Program. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1987 with a B.S./B.A. Degree in Finance.