Meet our Web Application Security Leadership Team


Dan Kuykendall

Dan is a founder of NT OBJECTives and has been with the company for more than 10 years. He is responsible for the strategic direction and development of products and services and works closely with technology partners to make sure integrations are both deep and valuable. As a result of Dan’s dedication to security, technology innovation and software development, NTO application security scanning software is often recognized as the most accurate because of its sophisticated automation techniques. Dan joined NT OBJECTives from Foundstone, where he was responsible for the portal interface to the company’s flagship product, FoundScan. Prior to Foundstone, Dan was the founder of the Information Security team in the United States branches of Fortis.

Dan is a regular blogger on web application security issues on and co-hosts An Information Security Place Podcast. His has presented on the topics of mobile and application security at many of the top security industry conferences such as ISSA (2011), B-Sides (2012-2013), OWASP AppSecUSA (2012), HouSecCon (2010-2012), ToorCon (2013) and THOTCON (2013). Dan has been involved with Web Application Security Consortium and is a regular contributor to many open source development projects including founding the RPM Builder, phpGroupWare and podPress projects.

Matthew Cohen

Mr. Cohen brings extensive experience in executive management to NTO, where he manages the organization’s operations, business affairs and relationships with several key clients and partners. Previous to NTO, Matthew was CFO of publicly traded TTR Technologies. Prior to TTR, Mr. Cohen was the founding CFO at APB Online, Inc., where he handled business development, raised $27 million, and built a financial infrastructure to support a 140 person company. Matthew has held positions at The Blackstone Group, Rothschild, Inc., and Kidder, Peabody & Co.; where he worked on restructurings, capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a degree in economics from Princeton University.

Phil Grassbaugh

Mr. Grassbaugh brings years of experience in corporate governance to NTO’s Board deliberations. Mr. Grassbaugh is the SVP – Controller for a Mortgage Services corporation. Prior to that he has been a VP-Controller of a Savings & Loan Corporation and VP-Treasure of a Thrift & Loan Corporation. His years working with financial institutions, working on investments, budgets, accounting and accountability enables him to provide guidance toward responsible and sound corporate governance.