Hi we’re BitGo!
Ben Davenport, Michael Belshe, and Will O'Brien founded BitGo in 2013. It has its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.
To enable their clients to navigate the complex landscape of digital assets with a connected, compliant, and secure suite of solutions
Slogan / Motto
Delivering Trust in Digital Assets
Mike Belshe Co-founder & CEO
Pete Najarian Chief Revenue Officer
Nick Carmi BitGo Prime CEO
Jeff Horowitz Chief Compliance Officier
Prior to joining BitGo, Jeff was the CCO for Coinbase, where he led the firm’s global compliance program, managed regulatory and bank partner relationships and helped to shape Crypto, AML and FATF regulation with both foreign and domestic regulators. Prior to joining Coinbase, Jeff spent over 12 years with Pershing in various leadership roles including as Managing Director and Global Head of Compliance; CCO, as well as the Firm’s Chief Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC Officer, responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s Global AML Program.
Jeff was also a past co-chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Anti-Money Laundering Committee, member of FINRA’s Large Firm Advisory Committee and the U.S Treasury’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG), representing both the Securities and Crypto industries as well as an active participant in FATF’s private sector consultative initiatives.
Prior to joining Pershing, Jeff held leadership roles for compliance and AML programs for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers. He began his career as a regulator with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the Division of Resolutions. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Trenton State College and holds the FINRA Series 7, 14, and 24 registrations.
Chen Fang Chief Product Officer
In 2015, Chen led the team that built Zenefits Payroll, a full-service payroll provider. The enterprise-grade system automated calculations, payments, and filings of taxes across the 10,000+ U.S. tax jurisdictions.
Chen's fascination with digital assets stems back to 2011, when he converted his living room into a makeshift Bitcoin mining facility. After many years of learning and experimenting with blockchain technology, Chen identified key infrastructure and tooling needs to accelerate the mass adoption of this new asset class. Chen graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science.
Frieder Weichelt Chief Risk Officer
Frieder earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Washington School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree in Law, Societies & Justice from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe and United States (CIPP/E and CIPP/US), and has completed the Chief Risk Officer Certificate Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Customers / Partners
Why Galaxy Digital bought BitGo
Quick Take Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital, sees custody as crucial to the “full stack” of crypto financial services. Acquiring BitGo also gives Galaxy the technical talent it needs to build its own blockchain applications, he says.
2 days ago
Galaxy Digital to acquire crypto custodian BitGo for $1.2 billion
Mike Novogratz's crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital is set to acquire crypto custodian BitGo for $1.2 billion. The post Galaxy Digital to acquire crypto custodian BitGo for $1.2 billion appeared first on The Block.
8 days ago
Galaxy Digital Set To Buy BitGo for $1.2 Billion
Galaxy Digital has announced that it will purchase crypto custody firm BitGo for over $1 billion in stocks and cash.
8 days ago
Galaxy Digital to acquire crypto custodian and services provider BitGo
Under the acquisition's terms, BitGo shareholders will get 33.8 million in newly issued shares of Galaxy Digital, in addition to $265 million in cash.
8 days ago
US Marshals Signs $4.5 Million Contract with BitGo to Manage Seized Bitcoin
Crypto custodian BitGo has won a $4.5 million contract with the US Marshals Service to help manage seized Bitcoin.
20 days ago