Back Office Assistant
Pablo is a current student at California State University, Long Beach who is working towards a business finance degree. Pablo enjoys playing sports, reading and most importantly spending time with family.
Arte is a software engineer at PKC security who focuses on backend development. Prior to PKC, Arte helped build backend automation systems for the fast-growing online lending platform Avant. He holds a B.S., Cum Laude, in Computer Science & Engineering degree from University of California, Irvine. With a strong passion for building quality software, he strives to learn more every day. Most importantly, he is proud to be PKC’s resident Emacs expert!
Daniel leads our DevOps initiatives for building secure, scalable infrastructure and cloud platforms. Daniel has worked at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on mobile broadband measurement technology and, while at Princeton University, worked on network security with the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).
Alex is a software engineer. He appreciates brevity.
Ken leads our security consulting efforts — conducting code security audits and developing secure applications for companies of all shapes and sizes. Before PKC, Ken was a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton where he worked in cybersecurity for the defense and oil & gas sectors. Ken holds a Politics degree from Princeton University.
Andrew grew up in Taiwan, holding computer science degrees from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) and UCLA. His studies mainly focused on machine learning and database management. He was an intern at Jet Propulsion Lab, working on system automation for Europa Clipper mission.
Josh is a software engineer and security researcher at PKC. He got his start studying mathematics at the University of Oklahoma, where as an intern he wrote tools for MSCI in the portfolio analytics space. After graduating, he moved out to Los Angeles to write software. This year at Black Hat USA and DEF CON he will be speaking on some pitfalls of Apple Pay Web and other APIs. When he's not coding, he enjoys playing violin, building robots, and thinking about timing attacks.
Dan leads our custom software development projects, ensuring that best-in-class software is shipped on-time to our clients. Before PKC, he founded a software consulting group and has worked in aviation, telecommunications, industrial automation, insurance, and mortgage finance. Dan has a passion for making sure a good plan comes to fruition.
Director of Engineering
Nate is the Director of Engineering at PKC. Before joining PKC, Nate spent the previous years working in bioinformatics and security, focusing on architecture, performance, and engineer happiness. On the weekends you might find him at an obstacle course race, curled up with a book, or taking his family to the zoo.
Donaville (aka DV) leads visual design at PKC and has over a decade of experience designing all the things for various digital experiences and user interfaces that delight and empower end-users. When she’s not designing, she can be found playing board games with her kids, hiking and photographing local trails, or tending to her succulents.
Steve leads growth initiatives at PKC, which have seen a 30% compound monthly growth rate since June 2016. His previous entrepreneurship ventures include financial services, biotechnology, and the nonprofit sector. While living in China, Steve co-founded a nonprofit organization that led educational camps for rural Chinese children and co-founded KAI Partners, a highly successful boutique investment firm in Beijing.
Back Office Manager
Mike Liu is the Back Office Manager at PKC and a Huntington Beach local. After receiving his Bachelor’s in Business Economics at University of California, Irvine, Mike soon returned to school and cleared the requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Mike takes care of financials at PKC and helps manage the hiring process. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, boardgames, and ping pong.
CEO, Founding Partner
Becker is the CEO at PKC. Before starting PKC, Becker worked at Microsoft Research, Bridgewater, the Columbia University Intrusion Detection Systems Lab, and building secure communication systems in war zones. He has published research in cybersecurity and machine learning and graduated with a Computer Science degree from Princeton University. Becker sits on the board of Dreams InDeed International and was formerly Chair of the Computer Science Advisory Council at CalState Dominguez Hills.
Jonathan is a software engineer who cares deeply about security. Before joining PKC, he led a volunteer team designing medical records software for developing countries. He graduated with a degree in both Computer Science and Humanities from Azusa Pacific University, and he is a small-event audio engineer in his spare time.
Spencer is a developer at PKC who enjoys learning and exploring new technologies. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science with a specialization in algorithms from University of California Irvine. Before PKC, Spencer worked at Numcent as a full stack java engineer and Jet Propulsions Laboratory creating data visualizations of the telemetry sent from the Mars’ rovers. On his spare time he enjoys training his german shepherd, playing soccer, and cooking.