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Gerrit Padgham
Gerrit Padgham

Gerrit Padgham


Denver, CO USA

"If there’s something worth doing, it’s worth overdoing."

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Gerrit's work combines: Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

I lead operations for a company that does offensive security testing for businesses.


Day In The Life Of A Cybersecurity COO

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    Messiah University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    When I was a kid, my dad would set up bulletin board systems on computers, which I found fascinating—it sparked my interest in computer science.

  • 2.

    I went to college for computer science and got my first IT job while I was a junior in college.

  • 3.

    After graduating, I built my career in IT, working as a consultant and security engineer.

  • 4.

    As I gained experience, I learned what I did and did not like about IT, and was able to steer my career toward the things I did enjoy.

  • 5.

    I had a friend who owned a cybersecurity company and hired me as his first employee—when he left to start a new company, I bought the first one from him and became my own employer.

  • 6.

    Another friend joined forces with me to create Psicurity, an IT and cybersecurity company, where I currently work as the chief operations officer.

  • 7.

    In addition to my work in IT, I’m also a field active member and mission coordinator for the Alpine Rescue Team.