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.
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 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.
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.
Jan is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Waterloo. His research interests include complexity theory, software verification and formal methods, discrete mathematics, and blockchain technologies.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
José has a long history in the blockchain space starting in 2016. Since then, he has worked on proof-of-stake consensus, algorithmic stablecoins, meta transactions, and NFTs (before they were cool). He was a founder of multiple blockchain projects including Toroid Stable Token and Meseus Project, and was a Specialist Researcher for RSK.
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.
At OMG Network, Jake led the team that managed the infrastructure hosting blockchain services used to scale Ethereum. Jake and his team secured millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency and protected the services from attackers. Prior to that, he worked in security and infrastructure roles at Facebook and Deutsche Bank.
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 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 is a PhD student at the University of Ottawa studying quantum cryptography. 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Kevin Bristot was interested in programming from a very young age. After he joined the blockchain sector in 2017, he developed the web app for the first worldwide / Italian crypto academy. He also developed the entire system structure for a hedge fund. Afterwards, he left it all to join Quantstamp.
Leo manages and develops internal tools, customer facing applications, and the Quantstamp website. Before Quantstamp, Leo worked as a software engineer at Viasat Inc. where he worked on satellite communications software used by the Australian Defense Force as well as battlefield monitoring software used by the Department of Defense in the US.
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 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 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 will now be responsible for operations at Quantstamp Germany.
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.
Cyntherea is an artist working on Quantstamp’s NFT projects. She draws inspiration for her artwork from her Asian heritage, everyday surroundings, pop culture, and postmodernism via the internet, manga, and games. She was the Art Director at HAVAS Media, the media division of one of the largest advertising and communication groups in the world. Under HAVAS, she also worked with Socialyz, their social media arm.
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 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 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.