Meet The Team

Our team builds remarkable products because we hire people who are masters of their craft and give them the tools and autonomy to do their best work. Working together and independently, our world-class team of engineers and business professionals is busy building the software of the future. Our company is built on trust, driving us to work hard and produce results.
Nash Foster

Nash Foster

CEO

Nash has over 20 years of experience in the computing industry and has served on the engineering staffs of Google, Oracle, Counterpane, iBiblio, and many others. Nash studied mathematics and the theory of computation at the University of North Carolina and George Mason University. He has helped Fortune 100 companies design, implement, and manage networks and network applications securely.
Mike Stay

Mike Stay

CTO

Mike received his Ph.D. in Computer Science with a specialization in category theory from the University of Auckland in 2015. Before Pyrofex, Mike worked on software security tools at Google. His research interests include machine learning, type theory, cryptography, object capabilities, concurrency, n-category theory, algorithmic information theory, and quantum computation.

Bill Willahan

Bill Willahan

CFO

Bill studied business and accounting and has over 40 years of experience increasing company success. With strong backgrounds in finance and technology, Bill has significantly reduced cost and increased performance in Medical Device and High Tech organizations.
Kyle Butt

Kyle Butt

Staff Software Engineer

Kyle has been developing for over 10 years, the most recent 7 of which he worked for Google developing low-level compilers and systems software technologies. Kyle graduated from Utah State University where he studied Computer Science and Mathematics.

Justin Meiners

Justin Meiners

Engineering Manager

Justin earned his degree in mathematics, focusing on programming and philosophy. He specializes in computer graphics and low-level programming, with his favorite programming languages being C and Lisp. He is currently working on the Cryptofex project.

Jeremy Busk

Jeremy Busk

Site Reliability Engineer

Jeremy has over 15 years of experience working in classified computing and telecom. Lover of Linux and other open source projects, he has a passion for building information infrastructure from the ground up, increasing people’s ability to do more with less.
Alpheus Madsen

Alpheus Madsen

Software Engineer

Alpheus earned his PhD in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany. Since graduating, he has been working as a web software developer on systems for indexing large data sets. He is fascinated by odd ideas with great potential, such as ternary logic computing, liquid salt thorium reactors, and computer languages like Lisp and Forth. He is currently working on the Cryptofex project.
Steve Werner

Steve Werner

Software Engineer

Steve has held a number of roles in tech, such as QA testing video games, digital advertising and SEO, and web development. He was working for CDK Global in Seattle building web pages and proprietary tools when he met Nash and was offered a position with Pyrofex. Steve is currently working on building, maintaining and developing the Numifex project.
Derek Sorensen

Derek Sorensen

Research Mathematician

Derek has an MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oxford and is set to start his PhD at the University of Cambridge, in a combination between logic and topology, next Fall. His work at Pyrofex is in formal verification, which mostly includes doing research on the theory of consensus and setting up mathematical frameworks to prove theorems about code.
Tysha Moore

Tysha Moore

Engineering Secretary

Tysha graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Performance on the oboe before going on to earn a certification in Massage Therapy. She practiced those professions for multiple years while also working as a Secretary and Office Manager at multiple University offices and doctor’s offices. Tysha contributes her many skills to recruiting the right people and supporting the company’s goals and visions.
Peter Sculley

Peter Sculley

Software Engineer

Peter has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institue of Technology. He is an experienced software engineer with his favorite languages being JavaScript/TypeScript and Python. He is currently working on the Cryptofex project.
Seth Adamson

Seth Adamson

Web Developer

Seth graduated from the University of Utah and began working with small businesses and SaaS companies for the following four years. During this time it further solidified Seth’s love of technology and helping create new and innovative solutions which led to a career in web development. Having worked in various positions, from legal and regulation to customer engagement and sales, Seth is able to provide a unique perspective to leverage past experience into project development.
Allan Rees

Allan Rees

Graphic | UI | Web Designer

Allan has been creating awesomeness for years. Building brands for over 25 different companies. Developing great design is what he does; mix in problem-solving, typography, and a splash of color theory—this is what excites Allan! Design is finding visually how to connect with people, and branding is about finding common values. This is what pushes Allan to create awesome.
Jared Edwards

Jared Edwards

Marketing Manager

Jared has been working in marketing professionally over the last 8 years. He brings experience from various tech companies, his own business ventures, and marketing consulting. With experience in paid, SEO, and social media, Jared is determined to help bring Pyrofex to the forefront of the blockchain community.