Meet Our Team
Dennis Batchelder
Dennis Batchelder
Hong Jia
Hong Jia
Kathleen Notario
Kathleen Notario
Hazel Mariscal
Hazel Mariscal
Janet Attar
Janet Attar
Arunabh Trivedi
Arunabh Trivedi
Radhika Shrivastava
Radhika Shrivastava
Natalya Grebenik
Natalya Grebenik
Pavel Braginskiy
Pavel Braginskiy
Andrey Grebenik
Andrey Grebenik
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Dennis Batchelder
Dennis Batchelder runs things at AppEsteem. He spent eight years at Microsoft, leading their antimalware efforts and strategy through products, services, and partnerships. Before Microsoft, Dennis ran the threat and security information management product lines as an SVP of Computer Associates, which he joined after founding, running, and selling them a network security product company. He’s got a business and computer science degree, and he’s the author of the Soul Identity series of novels.
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Dennis Batchelder
Hong Jia oversees our analysis and monitoring teams. She’s one of the founders of ThreatBook Labs, where she also runs their research and response teams. She worked for fifteen years at Microsoft, where she led the antimalware research labs in the US, Canada, and China and drove the relationships between Microsoft’s antimalware teams and the China security companies. Hong’s got a Masters in EE from Tsinghua University, China.
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Arunabh Trivedi
Arunabh Trivedi
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Kathleen Notario
Kathleen Notario is a Security Researcher and she handles app certification. She has been working in the antivirus space for more than 11 years. Before AppEsteem, she worked for Trend Micro, Asurion, and Microsoft in Munich. Mostly focused on malware analysis and detection, she has dealt with various types of malware – including mobile apps and unwanted software. Kat has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.
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Janet Attar
Janet Attar is our Customer Success Manager. Previously she worked at Cadence Design Systems as an Applications Engineer, working with customers to develop silicon chips for small consumer electronics. While she enjoys the technical aspects of using software to design hardware products, her passion lies in helping customers find solutions to their problems, whether technical, business, or strategic. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, and is the co-founder of J&J Chocolates, a bean-to-bar chocolate venture in Seattle.
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Hazel Mariscal
Hazel Mariscal is a Security Researcher and is a part of app review and certification team. She has been working in the antivirus space for more than 7 years. Before AppEsteem, she worked for Trend Micro as an Anti-virus Engineer that focused on malware analysis and detection as well as providing solutions to customers. Hazel has a degree in Computer Science from the University of the East, Manila.
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Radhika Shrivastava
Radhika Shrivastava is our Software Engineer. Previously she spent 10 years at CA Technologies, where she built the processes and led the team that verified security products and ensured they complied with applicable standards. She has her Masters in Computer Science.
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Natalya Grebenik
Natalya Grebenik is our UX Engineer and Designer. She tested for Microsoft for 7 years, but her passion for creativity led her to pursue a design career. She’s got an MS in Applied Mathematics and is a recent graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle as a Web Designer.