Kraken Welcomes New VP of Design Mike Davidson

Kraken is excited to welcome Mike Davidson as our Vice President of Design. 

In his new role, Mike will bring a fresh perspective to the Kraken brand, as well as our approach to building engaging and frictionless client experiences across our full suite of products.

“Mike’s strong track record of design leadership will have a huge impact at Kraken as we continue to grow into new markets,” said Jeremy Welch, Kraken’s Chief Product Officer.  

Prior to joining Kraken, Mike spent more than 20 years working for leading global brands such as ESPN, Disney and Twitter, and also founded Newsvine — which was later acquired by NBC News. His knowledge and vision will be instrumental at this pivotal juncture where cryptocurrencies continue to see greater adoption among consumers, professional traders and institutions.

“So much of designing is about learning, which for me means immersing myself in environments that are completely new,” said Mike. “When I look at cryptocurrencies I see a paradigm shift, not only financially, but culturally. I see a future where all assets — physical or digital — are instantly tokenizeable and tradeable, without having to deal with the fee-charging middlemen of the last century.”

The cryptocurrency industry is a new frontier. The rise in popularity of NFTs, DAOs and the integration of blockchain technology across numerous global industries demands an understanding of multiple demographics and use cases. 

Mike’s expertise will complement and enhance the efforts of our Marketing, Product and Engineering organizations as we work in concert to seamlessly deliver crypto’s full potential into the hands of our clients.