Our Team

PQSecure Technologies is a data security startup based in the Boca Raton/Palm Beach, FL with a branch in Washington DC area.








Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh, President & Founder: Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh brings more than a decade of experience in the areas of cryptographic engineering, protocol design, and cryptanalysis of various cryptography solutions. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Western University in Canada after that was a postdoctoral researcher at Center for Applied Cryptographic Research at University of Waterloo. He has published more than 50 papers in top tier journals and conferences in the field. He has experiences working on projects for government and industry. He serves as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Cryptography Track.

Dr. Brandon Langenberg, Principle Investigator: Brandon Langenberg is a cryptographer and researcher in the area of post-quantum cryptography and quantum cryptography. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. During his graduate studies he worked on grants with the Air Force Research Laboratory and the German Federal Office for Information Security and has presented his research at conferences such as PQCrypto.

Brian Koziel, Cryptographic Engineer: Brian Koziel is a cryptographic design engineer specializing in public-key cryptography. He completed his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He is currently designing, evaluating, and testing components for an embedded security architecture at Texas Instruments. Brian has published 9 works at international conferences and journals related to post-quantum cryptography and is a co-submitter of the Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation (SIKE) algorithm in the NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization competition.

Ron Tarro, Commercialization Adviser: Ron Rarro brings more than 25 years of high-tech leadership and commercialization experience to PQSecure. He was the founder and CEO of Systems Design & Development (SSD) which has been acquired by Broadsoft for $20M in 2014. Ron is part of Tech Runway’s business accelerator program and state appointed board adviser for technology start startups being funded by local government. He was the former board member and chairman of Tech America, the nation’s largest high-tech trade and public policy organization. He has also served at several university graduate business schools on leadership and entrepreneurship. Ron holds a B.Sc. degree  in Mathematics with a minor in computer science from Saint John University, and M.Sc in Management of Technology from University of Minnesota.

Dr. Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, Cryptographic Engineer and Researcher: Dr. Mehran Mozaffari Kermani has years of expertise in Pre- and Post-quantum Cryptographic Engineering. He was a senior member at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for secure ASIC design, part of the Crypto-coprocessor security group. He is currently a faculty member in CSE department of University of South Florida. He has published more than 60 articles in top tier journals and conferences in the field. He serves as an Associate Editor of three IEEE Transactions journals. He is the principal investigator/researcher for the NIST-funded grant on the engineering aspects of Pre- and Post-quantum Cryptography.