Caspian Management

Caspian’s senior management team brings decades of combined experience in finance and technology. Members of the Caspian team have held senior roles at well-known investment firms and technology companies, and several were early adopters of blockchain technology. In their respective roles at TORA and Kenetic, they have proven their ability to work effectively together building financial and trading solutions that have achieved major success.

Our Team

  • Michael Lerch


    Founder and CIO of Evolution Capital Management employing approximately 500 people. Founder of TORA. Prior to founding Evolution Mike worked in a number of senior management and trading positions at bulge bracket investment banks. Mike holds a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University

  • Robert Dykes

    CEO & Co-founder

    Has served as TORA CEO for the past 14 years. Prior to that Robert spent 11 years in the enterprise software and high-tech industry in Europe, North America, and Asia at such companies as WebPartner and Audiosoft. Robert holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University

  • David Wills

    COO & Co-founder

    Has served as Kenetic COO since inception. Prior to that David spent 10 years as Managing Director and Head of Asia Trading at Och-Ziff Capital and was the former chairperson of HKeX Hedge Fund market council. David holds a B.A. in Psychology and B.Comm. in Finance & Economics from the University of Sydney

  • Gerrit Van Wingerden

    CTO & Co-founder

    Has served as Managing Director at TORA for the past 12 years. Prior to that Gerrit managed the development of high volume trading applications and analytical tools for various hedge funds and bulge bracket investment banks. Gerrit holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University

  • Paul Catuna

    Chief Finance Officer

    Has served as TORA's CFO for the past 10 years. Prior to that Paul held senior financial positions at WAGIC, Intertop, and Isonics. Paul spent the first 9 years of his career in public accounting, last serving as Senior Manager at Deloitte. Paul holds a B.S. in Business - Accounting from California State University, Fresno and is a certified public accountant.

  • Jehan Chu

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Co-founder and Managing Partner at Kenetic. A former frontend developer with over 10 years' experience in web and enterprise application development. Jehan founded the Ethereum HK community (2014), and co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong (2014). Jehan holds a B.A. from John Hopkins University.