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Jose Avila

Research Director

Jose Avila is the Director of Creative Development Services and a key research component for ONZRA. Jose has spent an astounding amount of time dealing with DNS implementations and security. He has also worked on improving the intelligence and capabilities of web application fuzzers and audit tools. Previously, Jose was a member of NeuStar's Software Architecture Review Board providing guidance on future application development and security. Jose has also lead many of their enterprise grade development projects including their Managed Internal DNS service that was globally deployed in some of the world's largest networks. Jose recently presented the paper "Recursive DNS Cache Auditing" at OARC, spoken at Black Hat, presented at RSA, and has given lectures at several universities hoping to bring security awareness to future developers. Jose also enjoys tequila tasting and collecting.

Keith Myers

Operational Director

Keith Myers has a decade of experience in the technical security space. He is known best for joining Black Hat in 2001. Keith was an integral part in the growth and expansion the conference and training offerings before it's acquisition in 2005. CMP Acquired Black Hat for more than $10 million USD.

Dave Mertl

Managing Engineer

Dave Mertl helps manage ONZRA's diverse team of developers. In addition to development, Dave specializes in architecting web applications and illustrating user experience. His expertise has helped ONZRA launch many successful web applications as well as create intuitive UI for ONZRA's mobile products.

Michael Stepanian

Software Engineer

Michael Stepanian is passionate about developing web and mobile applications. He has a strong background in object-oriented methodology and database management. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing the guitar and composing.

Nikko Reyes

Software Engineer

Nikko Reyes is someone who is curious about technology and has a passion for learning. He has good experience in web development and database design. Being the newest guy in town, he tries his best to catch up and get up to speed as quick as he can. Nikko loves traveling to places and playing basketball.

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Working with ONZRA has been fantastic - we reached out to them when we were experiencing operational issues with our Cassandra database, powering a tool essential to our software product, and no experts on our engineering team. They responded immediately flying up to Seattle to sit with our engineering team and get integrated with our code base. Their level of customer service and professionalism along with technical database expertise has been exceptional.
Carin Overturf
Senior Engineering Manager