Transforming the way you think about DAST

Finally, DAST can be easy to set up, quick to scan, and effective at helping teams find and fix real security vulnerabilities in code.

Our story: Reinventing and revitalizing DAST

We're enabling code development to be quick, easy, and secure.

We make frictionless security testing software for enterprise businesses that addresses common development efficiency stressors and streamlines their products’ time to market. We do this by empowering developers to manage their workflow, and solve complex security issues at their origin, in a feature-rich platform that breaks down organizational silos.

Our team

Meet the brains behind the cutting edge innovation

George Prince
CEO

Founded two tech companies that sold to Gerber Scientific and CBS. Equity Portfolio Manager at the Royal Bank of Canada. Graduated Yale University.

George Prince

CEO

George Prince has founded 2 companies that have pioneered digital technologies where he invented and patented key technologies.  Both companies were acquired by NYSE companies (CBS and Gerber Scientific). Uniquely, in both companies, George innovated and invented solutions that both S&P 500 companies as well as small businesses could benefit from dramatically. Recently, as a multi-billion dollar portfolio manager for the Royal Bank of Canada, George specialized in research of cyber security, software, and tech companies.  Furthermore, George has been responsible for the setup and operations of manufacturing, sales, marketing, service, and finance for global manufacturing and tech companies.  Over the years, George has accumulated a vast network that should assist NightVision.  George graduated from Yale University with studies focused on business and advertising.

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Kinnaird McQuade
CTO & Architect

Former Lead Security Engineer positions at Square, Salesforce, and Synopsys. Creator of several open source security tools with millions of downloads.

Kinnaird McQuade

CTO & Architect

Kinnaird McQuade is an ethical hacker by trade and is recognized as an industry expert and leader in Cloud Security and Cloud Automation. Kinnaird has published open-source security tools with millions of downloads such as Cloudsplaining (~2m downloads), and Policy Sentry (~2m downloads) among others. He has been the primary architect and leader on major security initiatives at both Square and SalesForce.com. Throughout his career, he has consulted with leaders of Fortune 500 customers to improve and automate their security practices.  Passionate about innovation and security evangelism, he has presented his security tools and techniques at multiple security conferences, webinars, YouTube channels and podcasts. Kinnaird has held top security positions at Square, Salesforce, and Synopsys after getting both his undergrad and grad degrees in Cyber Security.

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John Steven
Board Director

Over two decades of experience in software security and advising successful startups. Currently an advisor to CISOs within the financial space, and a fractional CTO to security startups.

John Steven

Board Director

Over two decades of experience in software security and advising successful startups. Currently an advisor to CISOs within the financial space, and a fractional CTO to security startups.

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Shaun Murphy
Board Member

Shaun is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry and has been recognized as a leading expert in the field. For over 25 years, Shaun has commercialized patented cybersecurity technologies and has held pivitol roles including the Head of Security Engineering at Ubuntu and with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Shaun Murphy

Board Member

Shaun is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry and has been recognized as a leading expert in the field. For over 25 years, Shaun has commercialized patented cybersecurity technologies and has held pivitol roles including the Head of Security Engineering at Ubuntu and with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Didi Dayton
Advisor

Didi is labeled 'the best networker in Cybersecurity' Didi brings over 25 years of experience in building early-stage and hyper-scaled businesses, including 13 M&A and 3 post-merger integration teams (NYSE: ARW) and one IPO (NASDAQ: FEYE).

Didi Dayton

Advisor

Didi Dayton joined True Search in May 2022 as the firm’s head of platform & community. Didi is widely recognised as a resource for placing diverse talent on Boards of Directors, forging strategic alliances, and building uncharted routes to market for hyper-growth startups. Didi recently fulfilled a role as Growth and Strategy Executive at JupiterOne, a fast-growing cybersecurity startup. During her time, Didi built and launched the Alliance and Channel teams and programs in under one year for a network of 180 integration partnerships.

Prior to joining True, she served as Partner at Wing Venture Capital.  While at Wing, Didi successfully built and led the Customer Network with a F500 CXO community of over 1,500 executives across functions, fostering over 600 initial introductions to IT buyer customers. The Wing portfolio consisted of products and services from AI-powered applications, to Data and Analytics to Cybersecurity.

Labeled 'the best networker in Cybersecurity' Didi brings over 25 years of experience in building early-stage and hyper-scaled businesses, including 13 M&A and 3 post-merger integration teams (NYSE: ARW), one IPO (NASDAQ: FEYE), and significant early stage advisory experience with Companies like Forcepoint, FireEye, Tanium, and Cylance. Her teams generated $160M in LTR at SurfControl, and sales pipeline of over $1.2BN at Cylance.

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Sateesh Prabakaran
Advisor

Managing Director, Payments Technology at JPMorgan, which includes management of Modern DevOps teams and their code development and tools.

Sateesh Prabakaran

Advisor

Sateesh holds a leadership position with JP Morgan as Managing Director, Payments Technology. Sateesh guides JPM's Technical Architecture and Engineering Teams and is responsible for the Modern DevOps teams and their code development and tools. Sateesh is a strong Data, Technology & Product platform leader with 30 years of experience in Capital Markets, Asset Management, Financial infrastructure products, and services. He spent the last 20 years in the role of Head of Data, Platform Engineering, Architecture, Data Science & Cloud for Raymond James, BNY Mellon, and Standard & Poor’s with a mandate to drive both technology and business transformations. Previously, Sateesh worked in Programming languages Research at IBM (Watson) and Bell Labs, where he contributed to the development of C++ .

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Qilong Wang
VP of Engineering

Engineering leader with over 20 years of experience at large-sized enterprises and startups. Demonstrated success in leading teams to develop large-scale, high-performance SaaS products.

Qilong Wang

VP of Engineering

Qilong Wang spearheads the development and delivery of NightVision’s industry-leading DAST software, which helps businesses enhance their security posture, accelerate the adoption of shift-left security, and elevate the overall developer experience. Qilong has a proven track record of leading engineering efforts at both large-sized enterprises and startups, including building high-performing engineering teams, driving organizational growth, and delivering products pivotal in establishing companies as market leaders. Qilong joins NightVision from Mobi, where he led a global team in implementing collaborative AI solutions across diverse industries. Prior to Mobi, Qilong held leadership positions at SilverRail (acquired by Expedia), Gomez (acquired by Compuware), and Dynatrace, a leading observability software vendor.

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Doug Kimmel
Advisory Board Member/Marketing

An executive with 25+ years of experience in the marketing services and business development space working with top brands and high-profile properties. Doug founded ION Marketing Group in 2004 and recently launched Queens Gate Group LLC – a venture group + brand consultancy.

Doug Kimmel

Advisory Board Member/Marketing

Doug founded ION Marketing Group in 2004 and was the Managing Partner until 2022 where he oversaw the business with a focus on business development, strategy and the creation of integrated marketing solution for clients across ION's portfolio of offerings. ION's offerings include research + insights, branding/design, experiential marketing/event production, sponsorship/partnership initiatives, consumer + trade promotions, content creation, digital/social/influencer campaigns, corporate hospitality, and cause efforts all tailored to energize the business of the brands and properties ION worked with.  

During Doug’s tenure running the company, ION delivered B2C and B2B solutions for a diverse portfolio of brands and properties such as Target, the NFL, NBC Sports, Estee Lauder, New Balance, Justin Bieber + Ariana Grande, Men’s Journal, Bacardi, Visa, Lufthansa Group, SportsNet NY, Canon USA, Oatly, Gilead Sciences, Google and several other leading and challenger brands in a variety verticals.   

Before starting ION in 2004, Doug spent time on the sales and operations side of high-profile sports properties (ESPN, World Cup/Olympic Games, Tour of America) and media companies where he quickly realized that clients were looks at as transactions to hit plans and not being best served and services with solutions tailored to their business needs. Enter ION. 

Doug is now the founding member of Queens Gate Group LLC which manages investments via active advisory roles in HOLSTIK Wellness + MyHi (two innovative brands in the wellness + cannabis space), GameFace Grooming, AhhGave Spirits and now NightVision Security.  Doug continues to dabble as a consultant in the sales + marketing services space for select brands looking to leverage his/QGG’s expertise and vast relationship network.  

Doug currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons but still considers himself a New Yorker after spending 22+ years in “the city”.

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Jennifer Ceran
Board Director

Held Treasurer, IR, and/or CFO roles at eBay, PayPal, Cisco, Box, Sara Lee, and Smartsheet. Board experience includes NerdWallet, Klaviyo, Auth0, Riskified, Wyze Labs, & NightVision.

Jennifer Ceran

Board Director

Jennifer Ceran has over 30 years of senior finance experience at high growth, brand name companies. She has held key roles as VP, Treasurer, IR, and CFO at companies such as Smartsheet, Cisco, PayPal, eBay, Sara Lee, Klaviyo, Box, and more. As far back as 2006, Jennifer has been named as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance."  Jennifer has specialized in operations, finance, IT, Procurement, and Workplace Services. After graduating from Vanderbilt and the University of Chicago (MBA in Finance and Accounting), Jennifer's career has blossomed and she is now or recently been on Boards such as Auth0/Okta, NerdWallet, Klaviyo, Riskified, Wyze Labs, and many others.

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Hrishi Joshi
Advisor

Held Engineering Leadership roles at Microsoft, Amazon, Smartsheet, Intel, and two startups over 25 years.

Hrishi Joshi

Advisor

Hrishi Joshi is a Director of Software Engineering with over 25 years of experience in eCommerce, SaaS, ERP, Developer Platforms, and InfoSec domains. He currently works for Microsoft in Redmond, WA and has previously worked at Smartsheet, Amazon, ECi, Intel, and two startups. Originally from India, Hrishi has managed teams across USA, UK, China, India, Japan, and Brazil. With diverse experience, he has developed a global perspective which helped him navigate several product launches across these marketplaces.

Hrishi specializes in founding new teams and building product prototypes with a focus on time-to-market. He has managed a variety of products and services on AWS, Azure, and data centers including No-code App Development platforms, Appstore services, Developer Portal, API/SDK teams, Cryptography, Device Labs, Home, Search, Browse pages, ML teams, SEO, Digital Ads, and Project/Portfolio management tools.

In his spare time, Hrishi loves hiking, mountaineering, and photography. He also has certificates in Astronomy and holds a Tae Kwon Do red belt. He is a certified “terrible cook” as per his two kids and wife, yet he dares to experiment in the kitchen when he’s allowed to.

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Kathleen Destefano
Head of Finance

With over 40 years of experience as a CPA. Kathy started and sold businesses in multiple states, including one sold to Sanofi.

Kathleen Destefano

Head of Finance

Kathy has over 40 years of experience as a CPA, starting her first business in 1992. Kathy started and sold businesses in multiple states, including one sold to Sanofi. She will handle all of Nimbler’s initial accounting, financial, tax, and HR issues.

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Aidan Steele
Founding Engineer

AWS Serverless Hero. Industry-leading expert in AWS, serverless, and cloud security with over a decade of experience.

Aidan Steele

Founding Engineer

Aidan is an industry-leading expert in AWS, serverless, and cloud security. He has been building software in the cloud for over a decade. He is well-known for his creative work in open-source software and for creative security exploits in AWS itself.

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Our Core Values

Our values are what drives us.

Educate & Empower

We strive for knowledge and never pass up a teaching moment. By educating ourselves, and each other, we create an ecosystem of empowerment that elevates our work and our organization.

Build Superior Technology

Our leaders set the standard; both in the industry and for each other. They live each day with enthusiasm and energy while always striving to raise the bar.

People Over Process

Successful organizations have order and process. We do too. The difference is that we refuse to allow process to diminish our ability for success. We stay nimble and allow our leaders to lead.

Patiently Prudent

Our team is shrewd by nature, and when storm clouds begin to form, our sagacious leaders deal with them before things get out of hand.

Transparency Is Our Currency

There are no egos here - we work together, or we fail. As a team, we earn our stripes through honest, productive feedback. It is only through open communication and collaboration that we may truly accomplish our vision.

Stand Up, Then Charge

We are privileged to work with some of the brightest minds in our industry. However, we do not acquiesce to the hierarchy. It is incumbent upon us to raise the question when there is one, and once a decision has
been made, we charge forward as one.

Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board includes prominent business leaders in cyber security, finance and product management.

Tuck Rickards

Advisor
Tuck Rickards heads Russell Reynold's SF office and leads the Core & Growth Technology Practice. He is a member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners, where he focuses on transformational leadership issues. Tuck received his BA in economics from Williams College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Tuck works closely with growth-stage businesses on building leadership teams and boards and finding talent.

Mark Ulian

Advisor
Mark founded and is CEO of BizWatchNetwork. BWN has over 1m active subscribers in the tech space that regularly receive Mark’s curated information. Mark will design and navigate NightVision’s Product Led strategy through his digital marketing, brand creation, and execution expertise.

Jeremy Ward

Advisor
Jeremy, as CISO for Tyler Technology, possesses experience and expertise that educates NightVision in areas such as technology,sales, marketing, and HR.  Tyler is the leading software vendor to municipalities in the US specializing in ERP, Property, Legal, Safety, Schools etc. Jeremy’s in-depth knowledge will be valuable in all phases of NightVision’s business.

Tim Conder

Advisor
Tim Conder is a senior finance executive with over 25 years of Wall Street experience in equity capital markets as a Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities. Tim also has 5 years of audit experience internally in financial services and for a global public accounting firm. Currently, he provides consulting services for early-stage to seasoned private and public companies.

Contributors

People who bring their wealth of experience to push and improve us every day

Molly Depew
Dave Depew
Kevin Erdman
Michael Smith
Chris Hugill