Who We Are

BitAngels HQ Team Bios

Michael Terpin

Chairman & CEO

Michael Terpin is the creator, co-founder and CEO of BitAngels.  He is its chief strategist, focused on global expansion and overall ecosystem development.  Many of the original BitAngels and current City Leaders have worked with Michael in building successful ventures and other components of the blockchain ecosystem.

Michael is also the founder and CEO of

Transform Group, whose division Transform PR, a global public relations firm, has served more than 200 clients in the blockchain field and helped launch more than 100 ICOs, including Aion, Aeternity, Augur, Bancor, Dent, Ethereum, Factom, Golem, Gnosis, Lisk, MaidSafe, Neo, Qtum, SALT Lending, VideoCoin, and WAX Token.  Michael is also an investor and advisor to many blockchain, media, and technology companies, including Aion, Alpha Networks, Polymath, Purse.io, ShapeShift, VideoCoin, and WAX. He is a general partner and heads up the ICO investment committee in Alphabit Fund (www.alphabit.fund), a Cayman Island registered digital currency fund with $400 million assets under management and a first-year return on investment of more than 750 percent.

Twitter: @michaelterpin

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelterpin/

Erika Zapanta

Event Manager & Senior Account Executive

Erika oversees BitAngels event management and operations. She has previously managed international and US industry events and conferences for Transform Group. Since 2014, Erika has worked solely with cryptocurrency and blockchain clients. She specializes in early-stage funded startups focusing on digital currency/blockchain trade press and blogs, as well as booking conference speaking opportunities. Prior to joining Transform, she worked in entertainment PR and events at high-profile nightclubs on the Las Vegas Strip. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she majored in Journalism and minored in Communications.

Gavin Knight

Senior Analyst

Gavin heads community outreach for City Leaders and review of presenting company applications. He primarily provides insights on due diligence, company evaluation, and works on strategy for customer products to improve their overall success. Gavin worked with the initial BitAngels network to get it off the ground and provide quality deal flow. He’s joined the BitAngels team to help with the scaling needs of the organization and create a stronger community. He has experience with a number of projects in the Bitcoin space and has been working as a business development consultant in the blockchain space since 2013.

Molly Waldron

Senior Account Director

Molly Waldron helps oversee marketing and communications for BitAngels. She joined Transform Group in 2013, and has since led marketing and PR campaigns for several startups and high-profile companies in the blockchain industry. Prior to joining Transform Group, Molly worked in television news for the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas and the CBS affiliate in Seattle. Earlier in her career, she worked in marketing and public relations for the Seattle Mariners. She holds a BA in Journalism and Communications from the University of Washington.

Warren Whitlock

Content Director

Warren manages the BitAngels online network as well as content updates for City Leaders and chapter pages. He also provides best practices on database generation and management. Warren is a futurist, advisor, bestselling author, and leading online influencer. He also assists with events, online promotion, web development and data strategies. He brings to BitAngels his expertise in e-commerce, marketing, and business development along with years of experience managing tech, blockchain, and distributed organizations.

Lisa Price

Content and Outreach Manager

Lisa manages content development for the BitAngels online network, and on-boarding and support for City Leaders. Lisa is a content creator, project manager, advisor, and coordinator for clients in and out of the blockchain space, as well as an entrepreneur in the nutrition industry. She has a degree in English from UC Berkeley.

Zita Baptiste

Accounts Receivable and Payable

Zita is in charge of billing, payments, and contracts for BitAngels Headquarters. She has been with Transform Group since 2014.