a better future for cybersecurity

Transparent and flexible

At LimaCharlie, we are building a world where people and organizations can realize their full potential without compromising security along the way.

Our Mission

At LimaCharlie, we are building a world where people and organizations can realize their full potential without compromising security along the way.

How we achieve it

As security engineers, we know that security is a process, not a feature. The best way to build a security posture is to build it on top of transparent controls and infrastructure which can be observed, tested and enhanced. It is not built on promises from vendors which must be taken at face value.

This means that the exact set of malicious activity and behavior you're protected from should be known, and you should be able to test/prove this. It also means that if you can describe something you want to detect and prevent, you should be able to apply it unilaterally, without vendor intervention.

LimaCharlie enables security practitioners to maintain full control of their operations, while equipping them with the professional-grade tools and infrastructure required to keep the world safe. 

Our Story

LimaCharlie was founded by ex-Google, ex-Chronicle, ex-Italian National Security Technology Center security and engineering professionals as an answer to four fundamental, yet unmet needs.

Need for Transparency 

Historically, the security industry has not been transparent to consumers or security professionals. LimaCharlie stands on the principle of full transparency and we believe this is what the security market of the future needs to look like. 

Need for Control

Security professionals have been forced to either stitch their infrastructure from open-source solutions, build it fully in house, or rely on vendors to deliver on their promise. LimaCharlie enables security professionals to have full control over their security infrastructure that does not dictate how they do things, or force them in any direction. 

Need for Scale

As organizations grow, it’s no longer enough to connect multiple products built by different companies into one “solution”. To address the need for scale, it’s imperative to be building for scale from day one - to think about latency and integration when you plan every single feature, and to do it API-first. 

Need for Innovation

Security vendors often require a minimum number of endpoints and a multi-year contract before you can get started. LimaCharlie is democratizing access to security infrastructure by allowing users to get started with powerful tools and infrastructure for free, without having to do the capacity planning or put in their credit card.

Having evolved from an open-source project, LimaCharlie continues to deliver on its promise and enable security teams to regain control of their security posture. 

Founder & CEO of LimaCharlie

Maxime Lamothe-Brassard

Founder / CEO

As part of the Canadian Intelligence apparatus, Maxime worked in positions ranging from development of cyber defence technologies, Counter Computer Network Exploitation and Counter Intelligence. Maxime led the creation of an advanced cyber security program for the Canadian government and received several Director’s awards for his service.

After leaving the government, Maxime provided direct help to private and public organizations in matters of cyber defence and worked for Crowdstrike, Google and Google X. Maxime left Google X - where he was a founding member of Chronicle Security - in 2018 to found LimaCharlie.

Co-Founder and Creative Technologist

Christopher Luft

Co-Founder / CCO

Christopher is an artist turned computer scientist. A veteran of the early-stage startup environment, he was fundamental in growing a SaaS company to 27 employees and over 10,000 paying customers.

Along with his entrepreneurial work, Christopher has completed creative software projects for the Winter Olympics, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Film Board of Canada and more.

A natural born recruiter, he is also the founder of Startups Care.

Chief Operating Officer

Amrik Randhawa

Chief Operating Officer

Amrik has a long history of working in the SaaS / technology space and has earned his stripes as an entrepreneur. He's been on the founding team of several tech companies and has worked in both public and private businesses.

Extremely organized and capable, Amrik leads operations for LimaCharlie, drawing on his experience in accounting, product, sales, and marketing. In his spare time, Amrik enjoys time outdoors both on the ski hill and on the water in a kayak.

Chief Revenue Officer

Jessica Crytzer

Chief Revenue Officer

Jessica is a veteran revenue leader with experience in scaling early-stage revenue teams. She previously led the teams at HyperQube and ThreatSwitch. She began her career in large Enterprise organizations and served as an individual contributor as well as a leader. She quickly realized her passion was to contribute to entrepreneurial, growth-stage companies defining and executing go-to-market and revenue growth strategies.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, traveling to new places, and live music. Jessica is an advisor for Costumes for Courage and is passionate about mission-driven work.