About Kusari

We know the solution because we’ve lived with the problem

Kusari understands that cybersecurity is not just about the latest techniques and tools. It's about making adoption frictionless.

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Who is Kusari?

Kusari was founded on the principle of transparency

Kusari was started in 2022 with the goal to secure the software supply chain. We are passionate about this problem and have been for many years. We’re thrilled to see this problem space gaining traction and are here to help you on your journey.

Our Values

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We are commited.

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We are responsible.

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We aim for progress.

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Pressure tested experience

Kusari brings years of valuable experience in solving the problem in highly regulated and security-focused industries

Finance

From the world’s largest hedge funds to G-SIBs, we have many years working in the extremes of the finance world.

Government contractors

Government and military contracts have stringent requirements when it comes to meeting various security standards and prioritizing security from inception.

Open Source

We have been providing leadership in the Open Source community regarding Supply Chain Security.

The Kusari Team

Meet our team

Our philosophy is simple — hire a team of diverse, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do your best work.

Co-Founder

Michael Lieberman

Michael Lieberman is an engineer and architect focused on technology transformation.

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Michael Lieberman

Co-Founder

Michael Lieberman is co-founder and CTO of Kusari where he helps build transparency and security in the software supply chain. He has extensive engineering and architecture expertise with an emphasis on cloud-native technologies and security and privacy use cases. Prior to Kusari, he held engineering leadership positions with Citi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), and Bridgewater Associates. Michael is an active member of the open-source community, co-creating the GUAC and FRSCA projects and co-leading the CNCF’s Secure Software Factory Reference Architecture whitepaper. He is also co-chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Financial Services User Group and an OpenSSF TAC and SLSA steering committee member.

CEO, Co-Founder

Tim Miller

Tim Miller is a technical leader with over 20 years experience in the Financial industry.

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Tim Miller

CEO, Co-Founder

Tim Miller is co-founder and CEO of Kusari where he is committed to solving the supply chain security problem for software developers and security teams. He has more than 20 years of experience leading the engineering efforts in the financial industry where he focused on development and security of the mission-critical trading systems at organizations such as Citi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), and Bridgewater Associates. Tim is a technical leader whose passion and curiosity for technology drives him and those around him to continually improve.

Co-Founder

Parth Patel

Engineering leader with 15 years of CyberSecurity, DevOps, Software Development and Automation experience.

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Parth Patel

Co-Founder

Parth Patel is the co-founder and CPO of Kusari where he focuses on bringing transparency and security to the forefront of all projects. He is an engineering leader with more than 15 years of cybersecurity, DevOps, software development, and automation experience. Parth is an active member within the open-source community, serving as a co-creator and lead maintainer on the GUAC project, and a maintainer for the CNCF in-toto attestations, CNCF in-toto golang, and FRSCA projects. He has successfully led multiple consulting and development projects for modernization/migration, cloud adoption, and a secure software supply chain, including with government contractors where security was paramount.

Senior Engineer

Sunny Yip

Sunny is an engineer with over 20 years of experience working in the Financial Services industry.

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Sunny Yip

Senior Engineer

Sunny Yip is Principal Engineer at Kusari. He has over 20 years of experience working in the financial services industry, including VP positions at organizations such as Morgan Stanley and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Sunny has been instrumental in modernizing technology stacks, processes, and cultures at these organizations, as well as enabling the adoption of DevOps, CI/CD, container orchestration and cloud initiatives.

Head of Marketing

Jennifer Pospishek

Jennifer Pospishek is a marketing leader with expertise in building awareness and demand for technology solutions.

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Jennifer Pospishek

Head of Marketing

Jennifer Pospishek is the Head of Marketing at Kusari. She has deep expertise and brings a creative approach to building awareness and scalable demand generation programs. Prior to Kusari, Jennifer was the Head of Open Source Marketing & Community at Sysdig, focused on The Falco Project. Initially, she established and led Sysdig's team for global events, field, and partner marketing. She’s held demand generation leadership roles at Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise as well as other start-ups during her career.

Senior Engineer

Jeff Mendoza

Jeff is a seasoned software engineer with over 20 years of experience with a focus on Open Source, Cloud Native, and Supply Chain Security.

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Jeff Mendoza

Senior Engineer

Jeff is Senior Software Engineer at Kusari, focusing on open source, cloud native, and supply chain security. He has over 20 years of software engineering experience, including working in Open Source Programs Offices and Open Source Security teams at Microsoft and Google. Jeff has deep expertise in engaging and leading open source communities and projects from conception to fruition. He is an active contributor to the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), where he serves as the Co-Chair of the Securing Critical Projects Working group and the leader of the OpenSSF Allstar project.

Intern - Software Engineer

Nathan Naveen

Nathan is a high schooler who has contributed to open source for over 2 years.

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Nathan Naveen

Intern - Software Engineer

Nathan is a high schooler who has contributed to open source for over 2 years. He has completed over 1000 Leetcode problems. In his free time, he enjoys practicing Jiu-Jitsu.

Senior Engineer

Brandon Whitfield

Brandon is an engineer with over 15 years of experience in software and infrastructure roles

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Brandon Whitfield

Senior Engineer

Brandon is a senior engineer at Kusari. He has over 15 years experience building and scaling infrastructure. He's obsessed with observability, and brings a passion for building things the right way.

Frontend Engineer

Melissa Kee

Melissa is a frontend engineer with 10 years experience in UX design and development.

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Melissa Kee

Frontend Engineer

Melissa is a frontend engineer with 10 years experience in UX design and development. She is passionate about creating applications that solve problems for real users through intuitive, data-driven workflows and accessible technologies.

Senior Engineer

Narsa Chelluri

Narsa is a software developer who loves to provide utility through code.

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Narsa Chelluri

Senior Engineer

Narsa is a Senior Software Engineer at Kusari who really values the process of building software that users can learn to trust and depend upon. He thinks that information security and software security practice and education industry-wide is in its infancy and he is excited to be part of a team pushing the field forward.

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