Industry-Leading Online Penetration Testing Training and Certification for Information Security Professionals
The Offensive Security Team
Board of Directors
Mati Aharoni is an infosec dinosaur with over a decade of active involvement in the information security community. Between Kali development and tinkering with mysterious hardware, Mati enjoys the evangelical role of convincing anyone who will listen about the virtues of Kali Linux.
As CEO of OffSec, Ning is responsible for the company vision, strategy, execution and culture. Ning joins OffSec with 20+ years of experience after having held COO/CFO/CTO at a number of companies including HackerOne and lynda.com. Ning has led fast growth companies and teams and has extensive experience of corporate fundraisings and M&A. Ning is passionate about leadership and building great companies. Ning has a Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley and has worked at McKinsey & Co. Ning resides in Chicago with her husband.
Adam is a Managing Director at growth equity investment firm Spectrum Equity and he is a member of the Board of Directors at Offensive Security. Adam’s primary areas of investment focus at Spectrum Equity span software, information services, financial technology and risk data (fraud prevention, compliance, security and risk management) businesses. Prior to joining Spectrum, he worked in investment banking at Citigroup. Adam resides in Boston with his wife and son, and he is a graduate of Harvard University.
Parag is a Principal at growth equity investment firm Spectrum Equity and is a member of the Board of Directors at Offensive Security. Prior to joining Spectrum, he worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan. Parag lives in Boston and is a graduate from Northwestern University.
Ted is an expert in certification, information and training businesses and is particularly experienced in helping usher founder-led companies through their next stage of development. In addition to serving on OffSec’s board, he is the Executive Chairman of Digital Marketing Institute and the former CEO of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Ted graduated from Wesleyan University. He resides in Brooklyn.
Executive Leadership Team
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Ari is primarily responsible for our finance and accounting function, business KPIs, corporate development and global compliance. Previously, Ari served as Chief Financial Officer at Dash Financial Technologies and Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer at ACAMS. Ari resides in NYC with his wife Jessica and two children Ryan and Julian and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Operating Officer
Tony leads Offensive Security’s operations and content delivery side of the house including technical support (student administrators), customer support, exam proctoring, course content production & delivery, and project management. Prior to joining Offensive Security, Tony was with a self-publishing company for six years as a Global Director over the technical project management and quality assurance departments. His previous background includes 12 years of leadership positions for financial services companies. Tony lives in Cebu City, Philippines with his husband and has two grown children and one grandchild. He is Offensive Security’s onsite General Manager for our Cebu Operations.
Chief Content and Strategy Officer
Jim is a long time Offensive Security employee that has worked in a wide range of roles within the company. He currently is the lead trainer for Penetration Testing with Kali Linux and leads the Kali Linux open source project. He started his career during the Dotcom boom and worked with a wide range of companies from mom and pop startups to organizations that controlled large percentages of internet traffic.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Kerry leads our sales efforts around the world and brings with him the experience of having helped build several successful enterprise software, SaaS, and open source software startups over the past 20 years. Kerry lives with his daughter a couple minutes from the ocean in New Jersey. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, paddle boarding, cycling, and entertaining with friends and family.
General Counsel and Chief of Staff
Jonathan is our General Counsel and Chief of Staff with primary responsibility for our legal and regulatory affairs. He is a UK qualified lawyer and has worked at the heart of several of the World’s largest companies as well as private equity backed businesses. Jonathan has extensive M&A and integration experience and has been influential in helping both maturing and entrepreneurial businesses manage and deliver significant change. Out of work he lives in central London with his partner Rob and enjoys boats, fitness, people, travel and food.
Austen leads the Infrastructure, Development and Playground teams. He also participates in the Exploit Database project and helps organize Kali releases. Prior to Offensive Security he was the Director of Technology for a legal firm and managed the IT Department for a tier 1 automotive supplier. Austen has a small family that brings him much happiness. He enjoys the idea of outdoor activities but has heard that is where bears live.
Director, Quality Assurance
Bosko Petrovic is in charge of planning, developing, and directing quality assurance policies, programs, and initiatives for our courses, labs, and student admin support. He regularly reviews the support tickets and interactions with Offensive Security’s students ensuring we provide the best quality of student support in the industry. With over 15 years of experience working with computers, networks and security related projects, his experience is invaluable for his current role within Offensive Security company.
R&D / Pentesting Manager
Iggy is Offensive Security’s penetration testing lead and has successfully completed attack simulations in some of the worlds most protected organizations. He is currently leading the development of Offensive Security’s advanced penetration testing research. Additionally, Iggy is a lead creator of Offensive Security’s course contents. Iggy’s extensive career in information technology encompasses defensive and offensive roles.
Kim leads OffSec’s online training administration (TEK) team. Kim and her team are responsible for providing registration, payment, and general inquiry support. Kim is a loyal OffSec’er and has proudly served the company since 2011. Kim holds a B.A in Psych. and a B.Ed. from Crandall University. Prior to OffSec, she provided administrative support and taught ESL at her local community college and coordinated public education events for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. She is still actively involved in the Kidney Foundation of Canada and has sat on the Alberta board of directors and has received national awards for her volunteerism. Kim lives in sunny Alberta, Canada, with her husband and three cats.
Manager of Content Development
Matteo has worked with Offensive Security from the very start and is the creator of the of one of the hardest information security training class on the market, Advanced Windows Exploitation. He currently helps lead the content development group and does focused research and development on cutting edge Windows Explorations techniques. Prior to joining Offensive Security, Matteo worked as a web developer and Linux system administrator for various companies in Italy. Matteo holds a masters degree in Chemistry, so when he says he is going to “cook” it’s worth giving him a wide berth.
Vice President, Finance
Tony is responsible for Offensive Security’s accounting and financial planning functions. Prior to OffSec, he worked as US Controller for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, overseeing accounting operations and financial reporting. He has held accounting leadership roles for more than 20 years in various companies, from small private organizations to large public corporations. Tony received his Master of Professional Accountancy degree from the University of Nebraska.
Student Administrator Manager
Willem is the manager of the Student Administrator department. He has spent most of his career in the online gaming industry as a security engineer and manager prior to joining Offensive Security. Willem has had a keen interest in Linux and security from a young age. He is from South Africa where he spends his free time doing extreme sports and trivia-based games.