About Us

Meet the Team

Farshad Abasi

Co-Founder, CEO

An innovative technologist with over twenty years of experience in security, software design and development, network and system architecture and management. Farshad spent a decade as a senior member of HSBC’s IT security team and currently leads OWASP’s Vancouver chapter.

Designations & Certifications: CISSP, AWS Security Professional, Azure Security Engineer

Mathieu Chretien

Co-Founder, COO

Matt brings 17+ years of experience in IT program & project management, as well as cash flow & supply chain optimization with companies of all sizes from Deloitte, EY, BC Hydro, and GE, to emerging tech start-ups. When he’s not helping clients, he enjoys kayaking, skiing, and spending time with his children and close friends.

Designations & Certifications: PMP, CSCP, AWS Cloud Practitioner

Sasa Djolic

Co-Founder, CTO

Sasa has 20 years of experience with high-performing engineering teams, VP and Program Owner, Data Science Services as Mastercard, previously worked at Persistr and Kater, and defined the concept of Event-Driven Design (EDD).

Ewan Maalerud

Director of Marketing

Ewan graduated from the University of British Columbia and BCIT and brings over a decade of experience in marketing, design, and sales. An entrepreneur at heart, he thrives in start-up environments where he can help small companies compete. He applies his passion for creative problem solving, psychology, brand building, and design to impact the way consumers think about and interact with brands.

Marnie White

Operations Lead

With a passion for optimizing operational efficiency, supporting financial processes, and driving organizational success, Marnie brings over a decade of experience in diverse office environments. She possesses a wide range of skills in operations, facilities management, and office management.

Jessie Reyes

Marketing Co-Ordinator (Co-Op)

Jessie is currently a fourth-year Media Studies and Arts Co-op student at the University of British Columbia. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a knack for design, she is mastering the art of marketing through visual harmony, strategic communication, and user-centered creativity. She’s driven by transforming collective efforts into extraordinary achievements and loves to take on any kind of creative project.

Conleth Kennedy

Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

Conleth has seven years experience as a Software Engineer in a variety of different roles ranging from cloud to integration, holding 2 degrees in SE from SETU. His passion for technology started from trying to improve router performance as a teen. He has a keen interest for AppSec and Data Science. Conleth has worked on data integration for award winning machine learning project. Outside of work, he is passionate about health and fitness, enjoys weightlifting and combat sports.

Laura Rodgers

Full Stack Software Engineer

Laura is a do-it-all problem-solver who has built software for everything from academic research trials to enterprise network analytics. They made her take electives when she studied computer science at UBC, but she submitted a multiplayer web app as an English literature term paper. She’s big on looking at software architecture from a conceptual perspective and loves how application security combines tech puzzles with human factors.

Elliot McSmythurs

Full Stack Software Engineer
Elliot studied Software Engineering at the University of Victoria and has abundant experience in architecture design, full-stack development, and application security. He has a passion for problem solving and learning, and has many professional, academic, and personal projects under his belt.

Jasper Zhou

Application Security Developer (Co-Op)

Jasper is a computer science co-op student studying at UBC who loves to tinker around and create. Through his studies and personal projects, he has been exposed to various areas of computer science. His passion for software development has enabled him to explore many different technologies. Jasper is looking forward to contributing his skills and knowledge to craft high quality solutions for real-world problems.