Executive Team

Patrick PetersonFounder and CEO

Patrick Peterson

Founder and CEO

Patrick Peterson is Agari’s visionary Founder and CEO, who has spent more than 15 years securing the email ecosystem. Peterson founded Agari in 2009, when he saw a real need in the industry for a solution that would secure the email channel. Under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer, he has developed the company’s industry-changing security platform that now protects many of the world’s largest enterprises from email threats. Prior to Agari, Peterson joined IronPort Systems and invented IronPort’s SenderBase, the industry’s first reputation service.

Armen NajarianChief Marketing Officer

Armen Najarian

Chief Marketing Officer

Armen Najarian is a 15 year Silicon Valley marketing veteran with deep experience scaling pre- and post-IPO cloud and security companies to successful shareholder outcomes. He joined Agari as CMO in April 2018 to accelerate demand and position Agari as the premier worldwide provider of advanced email security solutions. Prior to Agari, Najarian served as Chief Marketing Officer at ThreatMetrix after a successful career in product marketing.

Raymond LimChief Financial Officer

Raymond Lim

Chief Financial Officer

Raymond Lim is the CFO of Agari, with 20+ years of financial and high technology experience building and scaling SaaS startups and growth companies. Prior to Agari, Lim served as CFO and VP of Finance at three other Norwest Venture Partners portfolio companies including Rafter, Badgeville and Jigsaw. He also served in the same capacity for other venture-backed technology companies including Saisei Networks and CrowdFlower.

John GiacominiChief Revenue Officer

John Giacomini

Chief Revenue Officer

John Giacomini is Chief Revenue Officer at Agari. He has years of experience building dedicated and growth-oriented sales teams for cybersecurity companies as Executive Vice President, Global Sales at Cylance and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Forcepoint.

Doug JonesChief Business Development and Strategy Officer

Doug Jones

Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer

Doug Jones is Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer at Agari. Over the last 20 years, he has served in several executive positions at high-growth companies, most recently as CEO of GrandCanals. Previously, he was Interim Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Badgeville, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Lithium Technologies, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for BridgeScale Partners.

Sheryl HawkVP of Customer Success

Sheryl Hawk

VP of Customer Success

Sheryl Hawk is VP of Customer Success at Agari, where she is responsible for product implementation, user adoption and support, customer expansion, and ongoing account management and success. She joined Agari from WhiteHat Security, a cloud-based application security provider, and previously served in a similar role at Conversica.

Jacob RideoutVP of Product Management

Jacob Rideout

VP of Product Management

Jacob Rideout is the VP of Product Management at Agari, where he leads new product development and applied research. Previously, Jacob has led efforts in retail analytics, marketing optimization, and email security at Return Path. He is a regular collaborator in industry initiatives at M³AAWG and ETIS that foster data-sharing and define industry best practices.

Sabina Knotter-FinneyVP of Business Operations

Sabina Knotter-Finney

VP of Business Operations

Sabina Knotter-Finney is VP of Business Operations at Agari, where she is responsible for leading sales operations and building the system infrastructure for all business units. Prior to Agari, Knotter-Finney worked in business operations at MongoDB and in product management at Oracle.

John WilsonField Chief Technology Officer

John Wilson

Field Chief Technology Officer

John Wilson is the Field Chief Technology Officer at Agari, responsible for researching and utilizing the company’s advanced data security insights to drive continuous technology innovation. An esteemed security expert, Wilson is often called upon to assist major organizations in fighting cyber crime. During his career, he assisted Microsoft and the FS-ISAC with taking down the B54 Citadel botnet by providing data related to Citadel botnet infections and acting as a declarant in the civil forfeiture action filed in US District Court.

Board of Directors

Olga KaplanVice President, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

Olga Kaplan

Vice President, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division
Rama SekharPartner, Norwest Venture Partners

Rama Sekhar

Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Martin BraunsFormer CEO, Interwoven

Martin Brauns

Former CEO, Interwoven
Ariel TseitlinPartner, Scale Venture Partners

Ariel Tseitlin

Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Ammar HanafiCo-Founder, Moment Ventures

Ammar Hanafi

Co-Founder, Moment Ventures
Patrick PetersonFounder and CEO, Agari

Patrick Peterson

Founder and CEO, Agari

Business Advisors

Michael BarrettIndustry Advisor

Michael Barrett

Industry Advisor
Bill BurnsTechnical Advisor

Bill Burns

Technical Advisor
Bruce FeltBusiness Advisor

Bruce Felt

Business Advisor
Steve KatzIndustry Advisor

Steve Katz

Industry Advisor
Ameet PatelBusiness Advisor

Ameet Patel

Business Advisor
Jim RouthBusiness Advisor

Jim Routh

Business Advisor
Jeff WilliamsBusiness Advisor

Jeff Williams

Business Advisor
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