FOSTER CITY, Calif.- February 21, 2019 – Agari, the next-generation Secure Email Cloud that restores trust to the inbox, announced today that Agari’s Founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Peterson has been named Chief Executive Officer. Peterson, who founded Agari in 2009 and served as CEO until 2016, is considered the father of DMARC, a key open standard for confirming email authenticity.
During his nearly three years as Executive Chairman, Peterson held innovation-focused operating roles at Agari touching product strategy, industry thought leadership, and go-to-market relationships with customers and partners.
Peterson replaces former CEO Ravi Khatod, who joined Agari in June of 2016. Under Khatod’s leadership as CEO, Agari tripled annual recurring revenue (ARR) and substantially increased enterprise valuation culminating in a $40 million growth equity round led by Goldman Sachs in June of 2018. During his tenure, Khatod also launched innovative new products and established Agari as the leader in the next-generation Secure Email Cloud.
“I want to thank Ravi for the many contributions he delivered during his nearly three years leading Agari,” said Peterson. “I am honored to have the unique opportunity to lead Agari once again after staying close to our business over the past three years. We are a substantially bigger business now, delivering even more customer value through a leading set of product offerings. My focus will continue to be on investing in the next-generation Secure Email Cloud and enabling our many customers and partners around the world to be successful.”
Peterson and the entire Agari executive team will showcase their industry leadership March 4 through 8 at the RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco. To learn more and to schedule a 1:1 session with Agari leadership, please click here.
Agari is transforming the legacy Secure Email Gateway with its next-generation Secure Email Cloud™ powered by predictive AI. Leveraging data science and real-time intelligence from trillions of emails, the Agari Identity Graph™ detects, defends, and deters costly advanced email attacks including business email compromise, spear phishing and account takeover. Winner of the 2018 Best Email Security Solution by SC Magazine, Agari restores trust to the inbox for government agencies, businesses, and consumers worldwide. Learn more at www.agari.com.