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At Aztec we believe privacy isn’t just a fundamental right, but a creative force for crypto.

Our goal is to unleash the full potential of decentralized technologies by building an open, privacy-first network with no compromises.

Are you world class at what you do? Join us on our journey to create new blockchain paradigms.

Crypto Team

Cryptography Intern

Adrian Hamelink

Cryptography Intern

MSc Computer Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Former research intern at Taurus working on threshold signature schemes.

Chief Scientist

Ariel Gabizon

Chief Scientist

PhD Computer Science (Weizmann Institute), research at Columbia and Technion, formerly researcher and engineer at Zcash & Protocol Labs. Creator of AuroraLight & PLONK.

Cryptography Engineer

Arijit Dutta

Cryptography Engineer

PhD Electrical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), including PhD thesis on designing privacy preserving proofs of reserves protocols for exchanges. Master of Engineering (IIEST, Shibpur) including research on encoding techniques for LDPC codes. Former Assistant System Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Applied Cryptography Engineer

Cody Gunton

Applied Cryptography Engineer

PhD, Mathematics (U. Arizona). Postdoctoral research in arithmetic geometry at University of Copenhagen.

Applied Cryptographer

Innokentii Sennovskii

Applied Cryptographer

MSci Cybersecurity from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow. Eight years of experience in practical cybersecurity.

Cryptography Engineer

Suyash Bagad

Cryptography Engineer

Btech & Mtech Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, including Masters thesis on designing privacy-preserving proofs of reserves for exchanges.

CEO

Zac Williamson

CEO

Doctorate in Particle Physics from University of Oxford. Former physicist at CERN and T2K Japan. Creator of AZTEC Protocol, co-inventor of PLONK

Engineering Team

Software Engineer / Language Designer

Guillaume Drevon

Software Engineer / Language Designer

MSc Mathematics, Paris VI university, agrégation in Mathematics, Ecole Normale Supérieur, Paris. Experienced software engineer and IT manager with focus on cryptography and zero-knowledge. Previously working on a research project supported by Fantom Foundation and as a support architect of the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure core team.

CEO

Joe Andrews

CEO

BEng Materials Science from Imperial College London. Formerly CTO of Silicon Valley food tech startup Radish. Experienced developer and EF9 Cohort member.

Smart Contract Engineer

Jan Benes

Smart Contract Engineer

MSc Control Systems and Machine Learning (U. West Bohemia). 4 years backend engineer with strong experience in Web3 and Ethereum related technologies.

Software Engineer

Jonathan Bursztyn

Software Engineer

5 years frontend developer experience. Background includes working at Rockstar Games, and creating open source applications for F1 telemetry analysis.

Joss Clifford-Frith

Frontend Software Engineer

5 years web and app frontend experience at Soft Pauer.

Kev Wedderburn

Noir Lead

BSc Computer Science and Mathematics from Queen Mary University. Two years experience implementing ZKPs including PLONK as a Cryptography Engineer at Dusk Network. Rust specialist.

Senior Solidity Engineer

Lasse Herskind

Senior Solidity Engineer

MSc. Eng from Technical University of Denmark, including Masters thesis on privacy preserving electronic cash. Formerly been part of the Aave Smart Contract team and Deloitte Denmark Nextgen team

Senior Engineer II

Leila Wang

Senior Engineer II

BSc Computer Science from National Taiwan University. Previously at King & Wood, and was Senior Software Engineer at TripNotice.com. Joined AZTEC September 2018.

Junior Designer

Matt Holford

Junior Designer

New to the Web3 space, with +5 years experience as a freelance Graphic Designer; working with top clients such as Red Bull & Michelin Star restaurant ‘Carters of Moseley’. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA Honours in Visual Communication.

Senior Engineer II

Phil Windle

Senior Engineer II

MEng Systems Engineering, Brunel University. Experienced software engineer previously working within the Aerospace and Financial Services industries.

CTO

Charlie Lye

CTO

BSc Computer Science from Heriot-Watt. 20 years experience. Formerly Principal Engineer at Triptease, C++ Engineer at Bloomberg, C++ Engineer at BetFair.

Software Engineer / Language Designer

Maxim Vezenov

Software Engineer / Language Designer

BSc Computer Science and Business & MSc in Computer Science from Lehigh University, focused on accelerating ZKP generation. Previous experience as an intern at ChainSafe Systems and Klaviyo.

Commercial Team

Head of Growth

Jonathan Wu

Head of Growth

Head of Growth for Aztec, most recently spending time at Uniswap and early-stage startups in real estate and food tech. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant and private equity operator at Bain Capital. He graduated from Harvard Business School with high honors.

Developer Relations Engineer

Josh Crites

Developer Relations Engineer

Self-taught, on-boarding developers to web3 since 2017. Previously at the Celo Foundation and Consensys Academy.

Head of Business Development

Lisa Cuesta

Head of Business Development

Harvard MBA, UPenn Wharton BS. Previously principal at NextGen Venture Partners, a venture capital firm acquired by Brown Advisory, an investment management firm. Launched products globally at Google

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