Our Team

David CampbellDavid Campbell

Founder and Principal Consultant

David Campbell is an infosec veteran. As the founder of Electric Alchemy he leads a small and nimble team which has been delivering realistic, full scope vulnerability and threat assessment for the past decade. He is a recognized expert in the domains of application security and mobile privacy and security. He was the lead researcher for the the Wall Street Journal's "What They Know" mobile series, and was the first researcher to publicly harness the power of the cloud for password cracking.

Campbell was the volunteer leader of the Denver Chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) from 2007 until 2012 and served on OWASP's Global Industry Committee from 2008 to 2012.

Away from the keyboard, David enjoys flying small aircraft and is a student and teacher of the martial arts.

Gerrit PadghamGerrit Padgham

Senior Security Consultant

Gerrit has been taking stuff apart since he was a small child, always curious how things worked, from the inside out. This curiosity has extended well into his professional career. Gerrit excels at digging deep into complex systems and understanding their many moving parts and inter-relationships.

Gerrit's career started in a small software startup, which quickly turned into a consulting position. Through his early consulting experiences he was exposed to vast amounts of technologies which were applied to an even greater number of business models. This exposure along with the demands to "make it work" quickly set Gerrit apart as the "go to guy" to get things done.

Before coming to EA, Gerrit worked in support of the United States Antarctic Program, and as a Security Engineer at Western Union. During his time at both places Gerrit gained the respect of his peers and a deep knowledge and understanding of the security requirements of Government and large corporate financial institutions.

Gerrit is also a field active member of the Alpine Rescue Team.

Skylar SokolSkylar Sokol


Skylar Sokol is a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is currently double majoring in Computer Science and Math. He has had an interest in security since he first began computer science.

Skylar solidified this interest by participating in the Penetration with Backtrack certification course from Offensive Security. Currently, Skylar is an intern with Electric Alchemy and hopes to continue in security after he graduates this winter. Outside of security, Skylar enjoys playing video games, attending concerts, playing saxophone, and break-dancing.