William Luk - Senior Software Consultant

William Luk

Senior Software Consultant

William Luk is a software expert and technical executive with more than 15 years of experience in computer and network security. William has developed or led product teams to develop enterprise class firewall, intrusion detection systems, database security, and data security / privacy solutions at Symantec and several startups.

William currently serves as a consultant in Quandary Peak’s Due Diligence team to support technology investments, mergers & acquisitions, and software related litigations. William is skilled in security analysis, software architecture, and code review and assessment.

Summary of Qualifications

Served as due diligence technical expert for private equity firm in technology investment and acquisition of private companies in Security, SaaS, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space.

Served as technical advisor and software expert for various startups with solutions in security and compliance & risk assessments

Led product development teams at CA Technologies to deliver the market leading data modeling solution (Erwin), and application performance monitoring solutions for Fortune 100 companies.

Led product teams to deliver enterprise class intrusion detection / prevention, honeypot systems, and database security solutions at Symantec.

Led engineering team to develop tier-1 carrier class virtualized firewall solutions for MCI, AT&T, NTT, and Korea Telecom.

Developed application-level firewall solutions to support HTTP, FTP, Mail, and video conferencing.

Served as Chief Security Architect at Union Bank of California (subsidiary of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi) to oversee the bank’s security parameters, wire / merchant transfer security. Advised Union Bank business units on security / vulnerabilities of new banking products.

Holds a M.S and B.S. in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

Certifications include: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Private Equity technical due diligence for investments and acquisitions
  • Computer / Network Security

    Endpoint security, intrusion detection, intrusion signatures, zero-day attacks, database traffic anomalies, firewall, honeypot, URL / content filtering, penetration tests

  • Programming

    C / C++, Python, JavaScript, Java

  • Databases

    RDBMS, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, NoSQL

  • Operating Systems / Frameworks

    Linux, Mac OS, Windows, iOS, Android, Unix, RTOS, React-Native

  • Networking & Protocols

    TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS, REST, SMTP, DNS, FTP, H323, H264

Litigation Experience

  • ReactX vs Google


    Jurisdiction: Central District of Los Angeles
    Counsel: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • Centripetal vs Palo Alto Networks


    Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Virginia
    Counsel: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Express Mobile, Inc. v. Microsoft, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for Western District of Texas
    Counsel: Feinberg Day Kramer Alberti Lim Tonkovich & Belloli LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

Technical Due Diligence

  • Lionard PTE Ltd, Singapore


    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: Blockchain, Content

  • Tenex Capital Management


    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: B2B2C, Employee Wellness

  • Setana Energy Group


    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: On-line shopping

  • Schneider Electric


    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: SaaS, Electric Vehicle

  • Schneider Electric


    Context: Startup Investment
    Technologies: SaaS, Energy

  • Schneider Electric


    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: Lead Generation, Energy

  • Tenex Capital Management


    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: Lead Generation, Solar

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