How We Got Started

Quantum Star Technologies™ was founded in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho in 2018. Our mission is to secure the online world through our revolutionary, patented technology. Utilizing Deep Learning, Starpoint™ augments existing cyber security postures, reducing the time to detection of ransomware and malware from months & weeks to hours & minutes.
Because it uses a proprietary algorithm to detect characteristics of malicious code, Starpoint™ is essentially agnostic to data type, allowing it to be tailored to virtually any environment or ecosystem. In the detection process, data is reorganized into a multidimensional coordinate system and then fed into an advanced neural network for evaluation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create the best threat hunting and categorization software, using the most curated data, to defend industries against those who would do harm through cyber warfare.

Our Vision

To proliferate our cutting edge technology, founded on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, as far and wide as possible throughout all industries giving the best cyber security possible.

Our Values

Community

We are a community-centric organization that genuinely believes in building quality relationships with each person we encounter. We especially strive to be good stewards of our local community – growing outward and onward, but always looking back to our roots.

Openness

Remaining open to each other’s needs and ideas serves our team and community well. Honesty and transparency are enshrined elements of communication, which we highly value as a team.

Motivation

We’re motivated by a big dream – to make the world better and safer – and our team accomplishes this through technology. This begins with each team member prioritizing positive change with every thought, word, and action. We strive emphatically to this end.

Personal Courage

When one sets out to change the world, one inevitably needs great courage. Through our strong company culture, we encourage each other to have the confidence to make the “moral, but difficult, right decision” rather than the “easy wrong decision”.

Altruism

We genuinely want the best for others. This extends beyond our Quantum Star team to family, friends, and all those with whom we do business with in our community, locally and abroad.

Security

Security is our watchword. We quite literally make it our business to defend and secure those who are in need of protection. The safety of others is not only our job, it’s our passion.

Selfless Service

We do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do. True, selfless service of others is performed without any expectation of reward. This type of service is, ironically, the most rewarding.

COMMUNITY

We are a community-centric organization that genuinely believes in building quality relationships with each person we encounter. We especially strive to be good stewards of our local community – growing outward and onward, but always looking back to our roots.

OPENNESS

Remaining open to each other’s needs and ideas serves our team and community well. Honesty and transparency are enshrined elements of communication, which we highly value as a team.

MOTIVATION

We’re motivated by a big dream – to make the world better and safer – and our team accomplishes this through technology. This begins with each team member prioritizing positive change with every thought, word, and action. We strive emphatically to this end.

PERSONAL COURAGE

When one sets out to change the world, one inevitably needs great courage. Through our strong company culture, we encourage each other to have the confidence to make the “moral, but difficult, right decision” rather than the “easy wrong decision”.

ALTRUSIM

We genuinely want the best for others. This extends beyond our Quantum Star team to family, friends, and all those with whom we do business with in our community, locally and abroad.

SECURITY

Security is our watchword. We quite literally make it our business to defend and secure those who are in need of protection. The safety of others is not only our job, it’s our passion.

SELFLESS SERVICE

We do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do. True, selfless service of others is performed without any expectation of reward. This type of service is, ironically, the most rewarding.

Our Team

Discover the team behind Quantum Star Technologies™.

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Jeff “Doc” Larson

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder / Quantum Star Technologies™

James Ward

James Ward

Chief Technology Officer / Quantum Star Technologies™

James is an accomplished technology leader with a career spanning multiple domains and industries, from IT supporting military R&D and manufacturing, to cybersecurity and software engineering. He brings a plethora of experience and passion for applying novel ideas and rigorous technology to solve complex problems in the cybersecurity industry.

Paul Swaim

Chief Information Officer | Co-Founder / Quantum Star Technologies™

Ryan Miller 

Chief Product Officer / Kingdom Capital

Ryan is an experienced engineering leader with a demonstrated history of working in the software and IT industries. He is passionate about Self-Service and dev-ops frameworks and building and leading teams focused on solving problems that generate positive user impact.

Garrett Oetken

Chief of Research & Development | Co-Founder / Quantum Star Technologies™

Garrett is a natural pioneer of technology, constantly driven to the bleeding edge of innovation. His unwavering motivation has pushed him into many fields of technology, including embedded systems, operating system development, app development, shell scripting, and machine learning. He has established himself as a prolific software engineer, working his way up to the position of Lead Software Engineer at another successful startup company, Safeguard Equipment, before moving to his full-time position as Chief of Research & Development at Quantum Star.

Sharlene Calloway

Director of Product Management / Kingdom Capital

Sharlene has managed multiple infrastructure products and large-scale programs for a Fortune 50 company’s corporate and technology entities. Sharlene brings almost 15 years of technical and product experience to Quantum Star, in addition to global team leadership, strategic planning, value-added process creation, technical footprint expansion, and tactical execution. Her experience spans startup, government, and enterprise companies. Sharlene obtained her certification of Product Management from Cornell University; additionally, she is a Kennesaw State University alum, obtaining both her B.S. and M.S. in Information Systems from her alma mater.

Henry Stoltenberg

Henry Stoltenberg

Director of Data Science / Kingdom Capital

Henry is a data scientist with a background in theoretical physics. Getting his PhD in cosmology, he studied and did research on the early universe, black holes and the overlap between cosmology, quantum gravity and quantum information. Since working in academia, he now has focused on working in data analytics and AI and deep learning applications. At Quantum Star, as the Director of Data Science he leads the development of cutting edge deep learning models to solve challenging problems in the evolving world of cybersecurity.

Jake Walsh

Jake Walsh

Director of Software Engineering / Kingdom Capital

Tim Schoch

Tim Schoch

Sr. Data Scientist / Kingdom Capital

Our Founders

Discover the team behind Quantum Star Technologies™.

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Jeff “Doc” Larson

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder / Quantum Star Technologies™

James Ward

James Ward

Chief Technology Officer / Quantum Star Technologies™

James is an accomplished technology leader with a career spanning multiple domains and industries, from IT supporting military R&D and manufacturing, to cybersecurity and software engineering. He brings a plethora of experience and passion for applying novel ideas and rigorous technology to solve complex problems in the cybersecurity industry.

Paul Swaim

Chief Information Officer | Co-Founder / Quantum Star Technologies™

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Chief Product Officer / Kingdom Capital

Ryan is an experienced engineering leader with a demonstrated history of working in the software and IT industries. He is passionate about Self-Service and dev-ops frameworks and building and leading teams focused on solving problems that generate positive user impact.

Garrett Oetken

Chief of Research & Development | Co-Founder / Quantum Star Technologies™

Garrett is a natural pioneer of technology, constantly driven to the bleeding edge of innovation. His unwavering motivation has pushed him into many fields of technology, including embedded systems, operating system development, app development, shell scripting, and machine learning. He has established himself as a prolific software engineer, working his way up to the position of Lead Software Engineer at another successful startup company, Safeguard Equipment, before moving to his full-time position as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Quantum Star.

Sharlene Calloway

Director of Product Management / Kingdom Capital

Sharlene has managed multiple infrastructure products and large-scale programs for a Fortune 50 company’s corporate and technology entities. Sharlene brings almost 15 years of technical and product experience to Quantum Star, in addition to global team leadership, strategic planning, value-added process creation, technical footprint expansion, and tactical execution. Her experience spans startup, government, and enterprise companies. Sharlene obtained her certification of Product Management from Cornell University; additionally, she is a Kennesaw State University alum, obtaining both her B.S. and M.S. in Information Systems from her alma mater.

 

Henry Stoltenberg

Henry Stoltenberg

Director of Data Science / Kingdom Capital

Henry is a data scientist with a background in theoretical physics. Getting his PhD in cosmology, he studied and did research on the early universe, black holes and the overlap between cosmology, quantum gravity and quantum information. Since working in academia, he now has focused on working in data analytics and AI and deep learning applications. At Quantum Star, as the Director of Data Science he leads the development of cutting edge deep learning models to solve challenging problems in the evolving world of cybersecurity.

Jake Walsh

Jake Walsh

Director of Software Engineering / Kingdom Capital

Tim Schoch

Tim Schoch

Sr. Data Scientist / Kingdom Capital

Board of Directors

Chet Guess

CTO and President Technology Investment Group at Kingdom Capital

Dean Vandekamp

Strategic Advisor at Kingdom Capital

Our Investors

Kingdom Capital

Kingdom Capital is a values-driven private investment firm, focusing on early and growth-stage companies.