The mission of PKC is to create new ways in the wilderness for the weak to know truth and live free. Contrary to a market sector that is often complicit in authoritarianism and injustice abroad, we tailor our services to the needs of the oppressed rather than the desires of the privileged. Our core values — wisdom, humility, integrity, faith, and generosity — are on display in our work as well as the way we approach clients, partners, and our own employees. We’re optimistic about the future and excited about new technologies that will help us succeed in our mission.


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Pablo Dominguez
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.
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Arte Ebrahimi
Software Engineer
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!
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Daniel Chyan
Founding Partner
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).
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Alex Joo
Software Engineer
Alex is a software engineer. He appreciates brevity.
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Ken Kantzer
Founding Partner
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.
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Andrew Lin
Software Engineer
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.
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Joshua Maddux
Software Engineer
Josh is a software engineer and security researcher at PKC Security. 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. He's the proud holder of a CVE. When he's not coding, he enjoys playing violin, building robots, and thinking about timing attacks.
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Daniel Norman
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.
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Steve Norman
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.
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Michael Liu
Back Office Manager
Mike Liu is the Back Office Manager at PKC Security 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.
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Becker Polverini
CEO, Founding Partner
Becker is the CEO at PKC. Before starting PKC, Becker worked at Microsoft Research, Bridgewater Associates, the Columbia University Intrusion Detection Systems Laboratory, and with various NGOs 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 currently sits on the board of Dreams InDeed International and was the former Chairman of the Computer Science Advisory Council at California State University Dominguez Hills.
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Jonathan Ming
Software Engineer
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.
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Spencer Reeves
Software Engineer
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.

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