At CryptoNumerics, our mission is to enable the ethical use of data—using data to gain insights while protecting people’s privacy.
We believe data should be gathered, shared, analyzed and used to fuel innovation and deliver societal benefits. Equally, we believe being data-driven carries a great ethical responsibility to be privacy-conscious.
Big Data can yield a myriad of results from building great customer experiences to the discovery of life-saving treatments. Ultimately, businesses that are able to gain consumers’ trust will be rewarded with their loyalty.
CEO and CSO
Monica Holboke started the company to advance her interests in furthering privacy-preserving machine learning and differential privacy. She has previously started and managed her own engineering consulting firm with clients from major oil and gas companies.
Monica holds undergraduate and graduate Engineering degrees from Caltech, a Ph.D. in Engineering from Dartmouth, and a postdoctoral fellowship from UPenn in Physics. Over the course of her academic and professional career, she has focused on the application of numerical analysis and mathematical modeling to numerous fields in science and engineering
Ashfaq Munshi previously served as the CTO of Yahoo, and is now the CEO of a number of public and private companies. He is also a board member of several technology startups where he uses his deep technical and business knowledge to help deliver results at scale
Before joining Pepperdata, Ashfaq was the executive chairman for Marianas Labs, a deep learning startup sold in December 2015. Prior to that, he was the CEO for Graphite Systems, a big data storage startup that was sold to EMC DSSD in August 2015.
Ashfaq holds a degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as a Physics and Applied Mathematics degree from Harvard University.
Charles Marker is a Silicon Valley veteran, bringing his wealth of experience from his executive positions at a number of prominent technology firms including Silicon Graphics, Atheros, Qualcomm and Yahoo. Most recently, he was the Global Head of Engineering for Guidewire Software, where he implemented agile planning practices across the organization and championed the transition to cloud-native development.
Charles began his technology career working on OS development for supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and for UNIX systems at MIPS Computer. He is also an MIT alum, holding a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Director of Research
David Jensen brings his expertise to CryptoNumerics through his experience in mathematical optimization and machine learning algorithms.
He joined CryptoNumerics after a long career at IBM Research where he was a Distinguished Engineer. At IBM, he worked on several projects playing several roles from mathematical research, software design, and development, and consulting in a number of industry applications including portfolio optimization, supply chain management, and airline crew scheduling.
David holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University and a B.A. from Colgate University.
Peter Scholl is an assistant professor in the Cryptography Group at Aarhus University, Denmark.
His research is focused on secure computation; in particular, constructing more efficient protocols for oblivious transfer, homomorphic encryption, and other related building blocks. His work on the popular SPDZ protocol for multi-party computation earned the award for best paper at the 2013 ESORICS Conference.
Before moving to Aarhus, Peter was a postdoctoral member of the Cryptography & Information Security Group at the University of Bristol. He had also completed his Ph.D. there in 2015, supervised by Prof. Nigel Smart.
Head of Engineering
Jimmy Fan is responsible for driving the product development of CryptoNumerics’ breakthrough solutions in Privacy and Data Science.
His career spans over 15 years in various technology management, development, operationalization roles across large organizations to startups, and across software to robotics. Jimmy was a founding executive team member of Kontagent, later Upsight, a global pioneer in Enterprise SaaS / Big Data analytics. He also founded Actuated Labs, a robotics team that developed technology for the world’s first self-flying robot for the home.
Jimmy holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo as well as an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate degree from the University of Toronto.
Head of Marketing
Roberto Cervantes manages and drives all marketing and UX processes at CryptoNumerics. He brings his expertise to the company from many disciplines such as Graphic Design, Financial Economics and Innovation.
Prior to joining CryptoNumerics, he was an Innovation and Business Analyst at RBC as well as the Founding Partner and Product Innovator at Insight Analytics, a software company developing personalized surveys for companies to gain their consumers’ data insights. Additionally, he was the Founder and CEO of THINK&Paint, a visual communications company.
Roberto holds an MBA, from the University of Toronto, as well as a Finance Administration degree from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Head of Business Development
Hassan Bhatti is an entrepreneur with experience building deep-tech companies in North America. As CryptoNumerics’ Business Developer, he’s focused on our product, our revenue and our growth initiatives.
Prior to CryptoNumerics, Hassan spent time at Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab, investing in and supporting start-ups at the cutting edge of their respective fields: AI, quantum computing, healthcare, and blockchain. He also mentors Techstars, is an advisory member at Century Initiative & Venture for Canada, and is also a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.
Hassan holds a degree in Physics and Economics from the University of British Columbia.
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