We Facilitate the Adoption of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain security
The adoption of blockchain technology 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, Deutsche Bank, BMW, and the Ethereum Foundation, and has teammates with a long history of working with blockchain technology.

Security Engineers

Alex Murashkin

Alex Murashkin

Senior Software Engineer

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. Ed Zulkoski

Dr. Ed Zulkoski

Senior Research Engineer

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.

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.

Jake Bunce

Jake Bunce

Research Engineer

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.

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.

Jan Gorzny

Jan Gorzny

Blockchain Researcher

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.

José Orlicki

José Orlicki

Senior Research Engineer

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. Kacper Bąk

Dr. Kacper Bąk

Senior Research 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. Leonardo Passos

Dr. Leonardo Passos

Senior Research Engineer

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.

Dr. Martin Derka

Dr. Martin Derka

Senior Research Engineer

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.

Martinet Lee

Martinet Lee

Senior Research Engineer

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. 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.

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.

Dr. Sebastian Banescu

Dr. Sebastian Banescu

Senior Research Engineer and Country Manager - 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.

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.

Steven Steward

Steven Steward

Cofounder and Technical Fellow

Steven Stewart is Co-founder and Technical Fellow at Quantstamp. Previously, he has worked as a Software Engineer and Computer Systems Analyst at the Canadian Department of National Defense. He also co-founded GPU computing startup Many Trees Inc., and has worked as a Software Developer at Magnetic Forensics.

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

Head of Business Development

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

Head of Partnerships

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.

Web Team

Kevin Bristot

Kevin Bristot

Full Stack Web Developer

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 Antelyes

Leo Antelyes

Full Stack Web Developer

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.

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.

Communications and Design

Cyntherea Tan

Cyntherea Tan

Creative Artist

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 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

Branding, Content Creation and Technical Writer

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.

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