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 NajarianCMO and Chief Identity Officer

Armen Najarian

CMO and Chief Identity 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.

Ramon PeypochChief Product Officer

Ramon Peypoch

Chief Product Officer

Ramon Peypoch is the Chief Product Officer of Agari, and has more than 15 years of security industry expertise. Peypoch is known as an innovative product leader who aligns compelling vision with a focus on solving hard problems via disruptive approaches. Prior to joining Agari, Ramon was with VERA, a data centric security company. He has held global leadership roles at Proofpoint, Websense, Symantec and Accenture.

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.

Zohar GillaiVP Customer Enablement & Support

Zohar Gillai

VP Customer Enablement & Support

Zohar Gillai is VP of Customer Enablement and Support at Agari. Zohar has many years of experience in the cyber security space building and running world-class service delivery and customer support teams that provide outstanding customer experience and business outcomes. Prior to joining Agari Zohar was with WhiteHat Security, and has held leadership positions at Usermind and Forescout.

Management Team

Tracy PallasVP Worldwide Channel Sales & EMEA Region

Tracy Pallas

VP Worldwide Channel Sales & EMEA Region

Tracy Pallas is the Vice President of WW Channels & Alliances at Agari. Her career spans over 20 years of direct sales, channel sales, and consulting experience. Consistently named to CRN Magazine’s Channel Chiefs and Top Women in Channels lists, her expertise lies in building channel GTM strategies and net-new revenue creation. Prior to joining Agari, Tracy held leadership roles within Illusive Networks, Extreme Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, and IronPort Systems.

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.

Crane HassoldDirector, Agari Cyber Intelligence Division

Crane Hassold

Director, Agari Cyber Intelligence Division

Crane Hassold is Sr. Director of Threat Research at Agari, where he leads an intelligence team responsible for researching enterprise-focused phishing threats. Prior to moving to the private sector in 2015, Crane served as an analyst at the FBI for more than 11 years, providing strategic and tactical analytic support to cyber, financial crime, and violent crime cases.

Jacob RideoutChief Architect

Jacob Rideout

Chief Architect

Jacob Rideout is the Chief Architect 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.

Abhijit DeyVP Engineering

Abhijit Dey

VP Engineering

Abhijit Dey has over 20 years of experience in software development and product engineering. As Vice President of Engineering, he has deep expertise in AWS, SaaS, public cloud, storage, cybersecurity, AI/ML, data protection, data insights, data security, and analytics. Prior to Agari, Dey served in similar roles at Druva and Veritas, and has over a decade working in Engineering at Symantec, leading global teams and delivering a portfolio of SaaS and cloud-based services to enterprise customers worldwide.

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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