Dana Waldman

Chief Executive Officer

Dana Waldman currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Quokka, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s general operations and growth.

Prior to Quokka (formerly Kryptowire), he forged a 30-year career in the technology industry, building and leading business ranging from aerospace and telecom to network security and SaaS. He has built businesses from the ground up to those valued at over $1 billion and has spearheaded significant developments working with firms such as Apple, GE Medical, Loral, Lockheed-Martin, and many more. Today, he regularly advises leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, and often acts as CEO and board member for portfolio investment vehicles.

Dana has a passion for higher education and has sat on several boards, including Tulane University (School of Science and Engineering) and Golden Gate University, where he served as Chair of the Board. At Golden Gate University, he has also served as an adjunct faculty member since 2002, where he specializes in business strategy and planning, leadership critical thinking skills, and other key academic areas.


  • BS Electrical Engineering, Tulane University
  • MBA Management, Golden Gate University
Angelos Stavrou, PhD

Founder and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Stavrou currently serves as Chief Science Officer at Quokka, where he is responsible for research and development initiatives.

Prior to Quokka (formerly Kryptowire), he served as principal investigator on research awards from NSF, DARPA, IARPA, DHS, and several other governmental and regulatory authorities. He is an active member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Mobile Security team and has written more than 125 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles. He is a NIST guest researcher, member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and USENIX, and a senior Institute of Electronics and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) member. He has won several awards for his academic work, including multiple Outstanding Research Awards (2010, 2016, 2018) from George Mason University’s Department of Computer Science, as well as IEEE’s Reliability Society Engineer of the Year award.

Dr. Stavrou’s current research interests include security and reliability for distributed systems, security principles for virtualization, and anonymity with a focus on building and deploying large-scale systems.


  • Founder, Kryptowire
  • Professor, Virginia Tech
  • Professor, George Mason University


  • PhD, MPhil, MSc Computer Science, Columbia University in New York City
  • MSc Theoretical Computer Science, University of Athens, Greece
  • BSc Physics (with distinction) from University of Patras, Greece
Ian Solomon

Chief Financial Officer

Ian Solomon is Chief Financial Officer at Quokka, where he is responsible for the company’s financial strategy and financial management functions, including accounting and control, audit, tax, treasury, financial planning, corporate finance and investor relations.  He also oversees IT and facilities.

Ian has 30 years of financial management experience, building finance operations, executing financial strategies and raising capital for high growth, technology-focused businesses. Prior to this he was an investment banker, where he specialized in the technology and telecommunications sectors.


  • Chief Financial Officer at Home365, Collinear Networks and Gotalk
  • Director, Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Ted Wolcott, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer

Ted Wolcott serves as the Chief Business Development Officer at Quokka, where he is responsible for business development, global partnerships, and strategy.

Prior to joining Quokka (formerly Kryptowire), Ted served as an experienced technology executive building successful businesses in Silicon Valley. His 25-year experience spans a wide range of industries and technologies, from novel HR and medical products to high-speed wireless transmission equipment to advanced signal processing solutions for the US Government. He has extensive experience in business development, technology licensing, and developing winning strategies for small businesses and large corporations.


  • Vice President, Business Development, Collinear Networks
  • Senior Vice President, Technology Licensing, Technicolor
  • Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Raytheon AST


  • BS, MS, PhD Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University
  • MBA University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business
Chris Gogoel

Vice President, Program and Product Management

Chris Gogoel currently serves as Executive Program Manager at Quokka, where he is responsible for building strategic processes and managing programs across multiple lines of the business to ensure the company meets its strategic goals.

Prior to joining Quokka (formerly Kryptowire), Chris spent seven years focused on Android & iOS security operations. His experience includes the development of automated mobile application testing tools for DARPA and DHS, as well as providing multi-disciplinary and multi-departmental product and program management support and overseeing the development and roadmap for mobile security products.


  • MS Management of Secure Information Systems, George Mason University
  • BS Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University
Hieu Nguyen

Vice President, Human Resources and Operations

Hieu Nguyen currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Operations at Quokka, where she is responsible for creating innovative ways to engage all employees and establishing the culture, systems, and training that will develop leaders and empower employees to solve problems.

Prior to joining Quokka (formerly Kryptowire), Hieu gained deep experience across a full set of HR functions with private, global, and startup organizations. She led AlienVault and Fortify Software’s global human resources teams. As an HR leader, she is entrusted with creating a work environment that people look forward to.

Hieu holds a Bachelor’s in Network Telecommunications Management and a Human Resource Management Certification from the San Jose State University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).


  • Global Head of HR, AlienVault
  • Global Head of HR, Fortify Software
  • Member, Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)


  • BS, Network Telecommunications Management and HR Management Certification, San Jose State University
Vijay Pawar

Senior Vice President, Product

Vijay Pawar is the Sr. VP of Product at Quokka. He has over two decades’ worth of experience in IAM, UEM, and mobile security driving innovation and technology disruption. He most recently was the VP of Product at Banyan Security leading the company in the zero-trust network access space. He spent 7+ years at MobileIron where he was VP of Product for Identity and Security and drove product strategy and spearheaded the transformation of the company from mobility management to a leader in zero trust and zero password security. Vijay also spent a few years at VMWare through the acquisition of TriCipher/myOneLogin, the first Identity-as-a-Service. Vijay has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA.


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