After earning my Masters in Electrical Engineering, I spent over 20 years developing software applications to test hardware such as Torpedoes, Circuit Boards and Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL) modems. During that time, I was also able to contribute to the product development for both Embedded and Distributed Enterprise Applications.
In 2015 I joined IBM Security as a Technical Pre-Sales Engineer focused on the AppScan tool suite for Static, Dynamic and Mobile Application Security Testing. After spending a few years in Application Security, I decided to expand my Cybersecurity proficiency and became a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). I joined Sonatype in 2019 because the explosive growth of Open Source Software has made Software Composition Analysis a critical aspect of Application Security.