We Facilitate the Adoption of Web3 Technology

Blockchain security
Web3 adoption is happening now and our mission is to facilitate its adoption through our leading security services.
We are a global, tight-knit team of security professionals that developed industry expertise by auditing leading NFT and DeFi protocols and developing blockchain implementations for governments, NGOs, and private industry. Our team comes from organizations like Facebook, Microsoft, BMW, and the Ethereum Foundation, and includes teammates with a long history of working with blockchain technology.

Security Engineers

Dr. Ed Zulkoski

Dr. Ed Zulkoski

Head of Research

Ed holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. His research there was primarily in SAT/SMT solvers and formal verification technologies, with a focus on understanding what makes SAT formulas hard or easy for solvers. Before joining Quantstamp, he worked at Microsoft Research.

Dr. Leonardo Passos

Dr. Leonardo Passos

Audit PM, Hiring Manager

Leonardo is one of the primary auditors for L1 blockchains. He has a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo for his work on mining patterns from the Linux kernel source code and other systems. He is a Microsoft research competition medalist, with industry experience in backend development, compilers, and scalable data pipelines.

Alex Murashkin

Alex Murashkin

Head of Infrastructure

Alex is a full-stack engineer and a certified Amazon Web Services professional, with extensive knowledge on AWS services, Web security, distributed and parallel computing, and decentralized systems. He holds a Master of Mathematics degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (Canada), where he worked on techniques for design exploration and optimization in satisfiability-related problems.

Dr. Kacper Bąk

Dr. Kacper Bąk

Founding Senior Engineer

Kacper is an expert in software modeling and verification. He received a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo for his work on modeling and analysis of software product lines. Before coming to Quantstamp, he worked at MathWorks (maker of MATLAB), Opera, and Samsung.

Dr. Jan Gorzny

Dr. Jan Gorzny

Head of L2 Scaling

Jan received a Ph.D in the Related Orderings of AT-Free Graphs at the University of Waterloo. His research interests include complexity theory, software verification and formal methods, discrete mathematics, and blockchain technologies.

Dr. Martin Derka

Dr. Martin Derka

Head of New Initiatives

Martin enjoys getting his hands dirty with clients in order to help them solve hard problems, such as mitigating economic manipulations in DeFi. Martin holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. Before Quantstamp, Martin was the CTO at CAR MEDIA 2.0, a company producing a complete merchandising suite for automotive dealers.

Dr. Sebastian Banescu

Dr. Sebastian Banescu

CEO of Chainproof, Head of Germany

Sebastian holds a Ph.D in software security from the Technical University of Munich. His research spans across several areas of computer security such as reverse engineering, malware detection, software protection, and privacy. Before joining Quantstamp, Sebastian worked as security specialist at BMW.

Martinet Lee

Martinet Lee

Head of Developer Relations

Martinet is well versed in DeFi and NFTs, audited Yearn, and was selected as an ETHGlobal finalist for developing Godmode. In his pursuit to use tech to bring equality to humanity, Martinet founded PaperPlane, a nonprofit helping teachers prepare for computer science education in Taiwan and cofounded Papacode, a board game project that teaches kids programming, especially to those in poverty.

Dr. Poming Lee

Dr. Poming Lee

Senior Research Engineer

Poming holds a PhD in Computer Science from NCTU, a top technical university in Taiwan where he has also taught as a lecturer. He has published over 20 papers on subjects including AI, Human-Computer Interaction, Intelligent Tutoring System, and more. He holds two patents and has built automated bots to help with everything from cryptocurrency trading to teaching linear algebra.

Jake Goh Si Yuan

Jake Goh Si Yuan

Senior Research Engineer

Jake worked at the Ethereum Foundation on the Research Team with Vitalik Buterin. His research at the Ethereum Foundation focused on random number generation and included other cryptography work as well. Jake was also the Lead Blockchain and Protocol Developer at Roll, a protocol issuing branded social money, and is a member of The Fortis Society.

Fayçal Lalidji

Fayçal Lalidji

Senior Research Engineer

Fayçal was first introduced to the blockchain industry working as a Junior Security Auditor for Callisto Network where he audited around 200 projects. He also worked on multiple decentralized projects as a freelance developer. Fayçal is a PhD candidate at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Dr. Mohsen Ahmadvand

Dr. Mohsen Ahmadvand

Senior Research Engineer

Dr. Mohsen Ahmadvand is a cyber-security researcher and graduated with the highest distinction from the Technical University of Munich. Mohsen’s expertise lies in the areas of confidential computing, compiler-based protection, cryptography, insider attack mitigation, and cloud security. Mohsen worked in cyber security roles at SAP and Brainloop, and secured Chromium against malware in a research project with Google.

Souhail Mssassi

Souhail Mssassi

Research Engineer

Souhail was a cybersecurity researcher for more than 8 years and also worked as an Offensive Security Engineer at Halborn. He is a PhD candidate in Formal Verification and Security in Blockchain and is currently preparing his thesis.

Marius Guggenmos

Marius Guggenmos

Senior Research Engineer

Marius previously worked on software protection and licensing at Thales, a company that builds electrical systems and provides services for aerospace, defense, transportation, and security markets. He helped develop protection schemes to shield applications from getting cracked and made reverse engineering more difficult. Marius has a Master’s in Informatics from the Technical University of Munich.

Rabib Islam

Rabib Islam

Research Engineer

Rabib previously worked for Health Canada as a Data Scientist and the National Research Council as a Research Software Engineer. He is also a contributor to Sherpa Cash, a private transaction protocol on Avalanche, and has experience in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.

Alejandro Padilla Gaeta

Alejandro Padilla Gaeta

Research Engineer

Alejandro has extensive experience as a full-stack engineer and a technical program manager. He worked in companies like Microsoft, SAP, and Amazon on exciting products such as SharePoint, SAP Commerce Cloud, and Amazon Advertising. He decided to get involved in blockchain, as it’s the foundation for technological innovations shaping the money, finance, and web of the future.

Philippe Dumonet

Philippe Dumonet

Senior Research Engineer

Before Quantstamp, Philippe developed smart contracts for 1Hive, a DAO created to fund public goods. He created the 1Hive yield farming contracts entirely on his own: at one point, these contracts amassed millions of dollars worth of TVL. He also created a blockchain indexing system for an airdrop. At 19, Philippe is now the youngest auditor at Quantstamp.

Guillermo Escobero Hernández

Guillermo Escobero Hernández

Security Engineer

Guillermo has a longstanding orientation towards security, specifically cryptography and defensive programming. He is completing his masters in Cybersecurity at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Previously, he worked as an Embedded Software Engineer on projects related to cryptography, implementing secure network protocols, CVE frameworks, and providing security certifications.

Fatemeh Heidari

Fatemeh Heidari

Research Engineer

Fatemeh is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal University where she researches blockchain access control and security. Previously, she led Oracle-based ERP software development teams and specialized in Financial and Logistics ERP subsystems. As a Solidity mentor for CoinIran and a member of the Women in Blockchain Farsi, she supports Farsi speaking women in web3.

Po-An Lin

Po-An Lin

Research Engineer

Po-An has extensive experience in both the web2 and web3 worlds. At OMG Foundation, he led the smart contract team that researched and developed Plasma, a layer 2 implementation. Po-An also was a Software Development Engineer at Amazon and was the payment platform team engineer for Mercari. Outside of work, Po-An enjoys snowboarding.

Daniel Aksenov

Daniel Aksenov

Senior Research Engineer

Previously, Daniel worked at Flashpoint as a cybercrime analyst where he established critical guidelines and tools for monitoring threats in the dark web. After encountering Bitcoin through his work as an analyst, Danny realized web3 was the future of digital transactions. Daniel was also the CTO at Hypelist, building out a mobile app during the day and acting as a club promoter at night.

Ibrahim Abouzied

Ibrahim Abouzied

Security Engineer

Ibrahim previously worked at GoDaddy as a backend engineer on the Website Design Services team to automate the workflow of website builders mostly using Kotlin and AWS. At ETHDenver 2022, he participated at the ETHDenver 2022 hackathon with his friend and they won two bounties. Ibrahim is excited to live through the web3 revolution and watch the potential of this technology unfold in real time.

Business Development

Richard Ma

Richard Ma

CEO and Co-Founder

Richard attributes Quantstamp's success to how he prioritizes developing authentic relationships with his employees, our clients, and the industry at large. He is a former software engineer at Tower Research Capital where he developed software that handled millions of dollars using extreme testing methods. Richard founded Quantstamp to help the mainstream safely adopt blockchain technology.

Don Ho

Don Ho

Managing Director

Don is an investor and entrepreneur with global perspectives and cross-functional experiences supporting investments, product, and growth. Don previously worked at IDG Ventures and PNP Ventures where he helped launch Nexla, Ayasdi, and the Los Angeles Football Club.

Krishna Sriram

Krishna Sriram

Managing Director

Krishna has a multidisciplinary background in technology and digital media, having previously worked on AR and web projects for brands such as Microsoft and TELUS. Krishna is an angel investor in over 15 startups, helped build Ethereum Vancouver, and is a chapter co-lead at the DeFi Alliance.

Kei Oda

Kei Oda

Head of Japan and APAC

Kei leads Quantstamp’s business in Japan and Asia-Pacific. Before Quantstamp, Kei spent 16 years working as a macro rates trader at Goldman Sachs in London and Tokyo. Kei loves thinking about macro trends and sees blockchain as the future of money. He received his Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Kanghun Lee

Kanghun Lee

Country Manager - Korea

Kanghun has played critical roles bringing new innovative technologies to both Korea and the APAC region. Previously he led key international initiatives for companies such as Gemplus, Symbian, and Canonical. He specializes in bringing new products to market, building out an ecosystem, and managing major accounts. He received his MBA from Brigham Young University and an MS in Computer Science from Inha University.

Naoko Araki

Naoko Araki

Business Development Associate

Naoko coordinates with our clients to initiate and facilitate the execution of business agreements. Naoko was the Executive Assistant to the CEO at OMG Network where she coordinated internal communications and was in charge of special projects such as listing the OMG token on exchanges including Coinbase and translating blockchain presentations for Toyota and the Bank of Japan.

NFT and DeFi Team

Tyler Diamond

Tyler Diamond

NFT and DeFi Researcher

Tyler holds an MBA in Business Analytics and managed various data analytics teams in both corporate and startup environments over the course of 7 years. His experience helped him identify asymmetric bets in NFT markets early on, including Decentraland, CryptoPunks, NBA Top Shot, and Art Blocks. He now helps Quantstamp manage its NFT portfolio and NFT related projects.

Matt Mendez

Matt Mendez

NFT and DeFi Researcher

After learning about NFTs, Matt realized they would fuel an art and technological renaissance. He became heavily involved in the NFT community at the ground level and now helps Quantstamp manage and invest in NFTs by informing us of new projects, connecting us with his vast network, and assessing NFT value and their likelihood of long-term success.

Sofia Bukovka

Sofia Bukovka

Art Scout and Manager

Previously, Sofia organized international art exhibitions at the Prague Castle in Czech Republic. Being fluent in 4 languages, she also gave tours to foreign diplomats and other VIPs. She met our CEO at an event she organized called NFCastle at the Lobkowicz Palace. This event merged traditional art with NFTs. She now helps Quantstamp find talented digital artists to onboard them to web3.

Sabby Choudhary

Sabby Choudhary

NFT and DeFi Researcher

After discovering that Christie’s sold an NFT for $69 million, Sabby dove down the rabbithole and became an early adopter of Bored Apes and ArtBlocks projects. He wants to make Quantstamp the go-to place to learn about NFTs and the direction the world is moving in. Before NFTs, Sabby cofounded Chillabit (a YC company), was an independent digital marketer, and hosted the Entrepreneur Gains podcast.

Tyler Kraus

Tyler Kraus

Chainproof Compliance Officer, NFT and DeFi Researcher

Tyler gained interest in Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2017 and started dabbling in DeFi and NFTs in January 2021. After purchasing NBA Top Shot moments and a Chromie Squiggle via Art Blocks, he became deeply involved in the NFT space. Tyler is very enthusiastic about generative art and NFT projects that utilize smart contracts in innovative ways.

Web Team

Ching-Lun Chiu

Ching-Lun Chiu

Full Stack Web Developer

Ching-Lun’s goal was to eventually work in web3 security, so she studied DeFi protocols, actively used DeFi, and used tools like UniPal to monitor her liquidity positions. After learning about Quantstamp’s fun and intellectually stimulating environment, she joined the team and now helps us build internal tools and web development.

Operations

Emily Hinojos

Emily Hinojos

Executive Administrator

Emily makes sure the wheels keep on spinning at Quantstamp. A few of the things Emily works on include logistics, drafting documents, and conducting research. She also takes up odds-and-ends projects which are usually difficult to deliver and deliver great value to the company.

Zain Arif, CPA

Zain Arif, CPA

Senior Accountant - DeFi and NFTs

Zain finds similarities between crypto and the internet in the early 90s and wants to be a part of the community of early adopters. He finds crypto accounting to be an exciting niche which will be key in the future of big institutions and government. Before Quantstamp, Zain was the first financial analyst for Digital Pharmacist and a financial auditor for EY, one of the big 4 accounting firms.

Isabelle Fichtl

Isabelle Fichtl

Germany Operations Specialist

Isabelle has experience in diverse fields including technology and health. For the last 4 years, she was a sports scientist and manager at a therapy clinic serving competitive athletes. Before that, she developed automated systems at fit-ware GmbH. Isabelle received her M.SC. Health Science from the Technical University of Munich, Germany and is now responsible for operations at Quantstamp Germany.

Peter Slankis

Peter Slankis

Head of Talent Acquisition

Over his ten years as a recruiter, Peter has learned that the true heart of recruiting is about building and nurturing strong relationships. After becoming fascinated with DeFi in 2020, he joined Quantstamp to spearhead our global search for talent. In his 20s, Peter was a professional poker player and used the opportunity to take numerous backpacking trips to interesting and exotic places in the world.

Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Executive Assistant

Katherine has a multidisciplinary background in environmental science and sociology and participated in research teams around the world dedicated to environmental conservation and social equity. After discovering the web3 space in 2021, she realized its potential to positively impact society. Katherine now brings the strong logistical skills she learned through these experiences to Quantstamp.

Annesia Jackson

Annesia Jackson

Executive Assistant

Previously, Annesia worked as a freelance administrative assistant where she supported clients by keeping their website current and with social media engagement. She is a great team player who takes pride in her collaboration with coworkers and clients. Annesia joined Quantstamp after learning about the company culture and values, and is enjoying learning about web3.

Communications and Design

Jaye Harrill

Jaye Harrill

Communications Manager

Jaye has been an advocate for the Ethereum community since its inception and a full-time Doge Maximalist for the past 8 years. She has facilitated the growth of the Ethereum community in Montreal and Vancouver in many ways including by organizing community events, co-founding the EthTrader Telegram group, and restarting the Intro to Ethereum event series.

Julian Roberto

Julian Roberto

Head of Branding

Julian enjoys thinking about how audiences absorb information on our blog, social media, and wherever our audiences see us online. He stays on top of the blockchain industry so he can tell Quantstamp’s story through technical blog posts, social media posts, and comarketing with clients.

Karina Crooks

Karina Crooks

Marketing and Communications

Karina has a background in marketing and communications, and got involved in the blockchain/Ethereum space in 2018. Karina is especially drawn to DeFi and passionate about producing content that showcases the amazing projects and technology driving this new financial system. At Quantstamp, Karina works on communications strategy, content creation, and coordinating with external partners.

Interested in joining the team?