Our Team

Carson Cook


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.

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Will Galvin


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 specialized in asylum, refugee, and criminal law.

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Veera Budhi


Veera leads Membrane’s technology vertical overseeing all planning, development, and delivery.

As a seasoned tech executive with over 25+ years of experience, he has built best-in-class products for Token Metrics, Mastercard, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citibank, and the New York/American Stock Exchanges.

Veera has been featured in the CIO Review, Tech Target, and Business Cloud publications.

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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.

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James Roth

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.

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Michael Geraci

Head of Derivatives

Michael leads Membrane’s derivative product suite spearheading design, development, and implementation.

He joined Membrane from Arca Funds where he was head trader and managed derivative and spot risk for hedging and alpha generation.

Before crypto, Michael spent years in the equity and credit derivative markets at Deutsche Bank, GFI and Ascendiant Capital.

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Membrane is always looking to expand its talent. Check out our LinkedIn page to see if there is a fit for you!