Our team

We're a team of business and tech professionals passionate about digital security and protecting your Salesforce instance.


Waqas Nazir

Chief Executive Officer

Waqas has worked as a cyber security consultant for Fortune 100 companies. His expertise includes code reviews, black box assessments, product reviews and custom tools development. He has also collaborated with Microsoft Research (MSR) in the development of a static code analysis tool used for identifying areas of vulnerabilities in code and was featured in Microsoft's Information Security Newsletter. Waqas has also been credited with the discovery and disclosure of vulnerabilities in many tech products.


Ryan Smith

Chief Revenue Officer

Ryan has 25 years of successful sales and entrepreneurial experience in starting, marketing and selling diverse businesses. In 1997, he started International Student Tours, the world's first online travel company. Ryan won the City of Seattle Mayor's Business Award and was the Ernst and Young "Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist." Ryan holds a degree from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business with certificates in International Studies of Business and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.


Hassan Ahmed


Hassan is a highly talented software engineer who is working on advancing S4’s technology. Hassan has extensive experience in software development and has previously worked for Blue Origin.


Waleed Sial

Security software engineering intern

Waleed is a Masters student at University of Dallas. He has a keen interest in Data Science and Machine Learning. He has been a great resource fo DigitSec and brings great work ethic. His work involves threat analysis and machine learning. Waleed work experience includes Incident Management at Afiniti.com.

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Fisayo Okikiolu

Product Management

Fisayo has extensive experience executing the full life-cycle of multiple multi-million-dollar technology-driven programs and products from vision to production with clients and vendors in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. She possesses excellent stakeholder management and communication skills. Fisayo is a certified project management and agile business analysis professional.


Shakeel Kazmi


Shakeel Kazmi is a Salesforce certified administrator and helps with customer success using the Salesforce platform at DigitSec. Shakeel has a MBA in finance from Texas A&M university. He also has 16 years of Accounting and Finance experience while working for large companies. His specialities include financial statements, budgeting and revenue forecasting. Shakeel also has expertise in Oracle, SAP, Quickbooks and GreatPlain. 


Mariya Susnerwala


Mariya is a Certified Salesforce Administrator. Mariya is pursuing her Master’s degree in Information Systems from Lamar University. She has worked as a Web Developer for a Health Insurance company in Calgary, Canada. She has a keen interest in analytics and helping drive the Salesforce strategy and content at DigitSec.


Michael Stein


Michael Stein has 30 years of experience working with technology companies and nearly 25 years of experience advising clients in the field of intellectual property protection and enforcement. Michael has extensive experience counseling technology-oriented clients - primarily in the electronics, telecommunications and software industries - in complex matters concerning U.S. and international patent laws. Michael's experience includes patent portfolio development and counseling, USPTO post-grant litigation proceedings, and client counseling in respect to industry standard-setting activities and open source software. Michael is also active in the Seattle-area startup community and is on the advisory board of a number of startups.


Shannon Smith 


Shannon Smith describes himself as a "geek-at-heart with a couple of business degrees on the surface." Shannon started writing code on TRS-80s in the late '70s and progressed to running BBSs from his Commodore64 via a 300 baud modem in the '80s. With 25+ years of executive leadership, business operations, and technology sales experience, Shannon is a serial entrepreneur and veteran of the VR, Internet, SaaS, big data, computer hardware, SAN storage, enterprise software and media content security.