Carson is the Founder and CEO of Membrane leveraging years of experience building trading and market making technology in the digital asset ecosystem.
Carson also founded the DeFi liquidity solution, Tokemak, and worked previously in the fintech/financial services group at McKinsey & Co.
He holds a PhD in Physics as well as a Masters in Electrical Engineering.
Will leads Membrane’s global operations bringing years of executive experience spanning multiple industries.
He previously spent over a decade at Gorta, a global economic development group, in various senior operational roles. He also co-founded a digital payments platform for the international humanitarian sector.
Will began his career as a trial attorney specializing in asylum, refugee, and criminal law.
Federico leads the company’s technology strategy, overseeing the development of innovative solutions that solve Tradfi and Defi business problems.
Federico holds an MS in Nuclear Engineering with over ten years of experience in software development and architecture. He is also the current CEO at Rather Labs, a blockchain development firm that specializes in developing cutting-edge blockchain solutions for businesses of all sizes.
David oversees Membrane’s information, cyber, and technology security.
He brings over three decades of experience to the role, with prior positions at RECUR, the National Archives and Records Administration, as well as Line of Business CISO roles at Capital One and Oracle.
David’s expertise also encompasses consulting work with Deloitte and PwC, where he focused on supporting financial services clients across the US and Europe. Beyond David’s formal role, he is an innovative force in the security sphere, holding two patents for cutting-edge approaches to application security.
Head of Growth
James leads Membrane’s growth initiatives – overseeing partnerships, sales, and marketing efforts.
Previously, James was Galaxy Digital’s Global Head of Business Development serving on the executive committee. He has also held growth-focused leadership roles at Menai Financial Group and Ripple.
Prior to joining the crypto industry in 2016, he spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs in trading and sales roles.
Head of Derivatives
Michael leads Membrane’s derivative product line’s design, development, and implementation.
Before joining Membrane, he held a leadership position as the head trader at Arca Funds, overseeing risk management for derivatives and spot trading to drive hedging strategies and generate alpha.
Michael brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles at Deutsche Bank, GFI, and Ascendiant Capital, where he specialized in equity and credit derivative markets. Beyond his professional pursuits, he enjoys teaching Yoga, enjoying the ocean, and showcasing his culinary skills.
Craig Birchall, CFA
Head of Lending
Craig leads Membrane’s lending product suite spearheading design, development, and implementation.
He joined Membrane from Galaxy Digital where he helped launch Galaxy’s Principal Lending franchise serving global institutions and corporations in the digital asset ecosystem.
Before crypto, Craig spent years in structured lending at J.P. Morgan focused on complex/exotic financing solutions for strategic clients across lines of business.
Head of Client Support
As Head of Client Support, Nicole directs the formation and implementation of our comprehensive Client Support program.
Formerly, Nicole was Head of Training at Voyager Digital, where she directed its program aimed at elevating the Customer Experience in both Support and Operation-centric roles.
Before stepping into the crypto industry in 2020, Nicole devoted seven years to her initial passion – the insurance sector – garnering extensive experience in customer support.
Senior VP Sales
Peter leads day-to-day institutional sales for Membrane. With over a decade of experience in the financial industry, Peter joined Membrane from Galaxy, where he was Vice President of Sales in the Trading Division.
Prior to this, he held various positions in equity derivatives sales-trading, financial analysis, and compliance at Goldman Sachs. He first used Bitcoin in 2015 to purchase coffee in Prague, and has been a fan ever since.
Pierce has been with Membrane for over three years, starting at its predecessor, Lattice. His responsibilities stretch across Sales, Product Development and Client Success, giving him a deep understanding of both the company and its clients.
Hailing from Chicago, Pierce is now based in Membrane’s New York office and jokes that life would be perfect here if he could only pay his gym membership with a smart contract.
Client Support Manager
Melissa currently serves as our Client Support Manager. She previously held a position at Paxful, where she contributed to their growth as a Customer Experience Manager for the Latin American region. Melissa also led a global team of Customer Experience Analysts in Europe and Asia assisting users with Security and Chargeback and fraudulent activity.
Before joining the crypto space in 2020, she began her Customer Experience journey in the Telecommunications industry. Beyond her professional commitments, Melissa, a native New Yorker, dedicates her time traveling and exploring new countries. She hopes to one day fund her bucket list with her crypto wallet.
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