Founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco’s IronPort solutions, the Agari platform revolutionizes email security.
Agari provides global brands and security professionals with the tools needed to proactively guard brand reputation, eliminate email threats, protect customers, and prevent the loss of sensitive data. We are dedicated to the restoring email to the position it once held: a safe, reliable and authentic medium of communication.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and Greylock Partners.
Our management team represents some of the most experienced technology professionals in the email, security and cloud industries.
CEO & Founder
Patrick is Agari’s visionary leader and a pioneer in the email business. Patrick joined IronPort Systems in 2000 and defined IronPort’s email security appliances. He invented IronPort’s SenderBase, the industry’s first reputation service. In 2008, after Cisco’s acquisition of IronPort, Peterson became one of 13 Cisco Fellows. In 2009, Peterson spun-out email security technologies he developed at IronPort/Cisco into a company he founded, Agari, which secures the email channel. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.More About Patrick
Vice President of Products
Bob’s mandate is building great products. Bob’s most recent role was VP of Product Management and Manufacturing at ArcSight. He drove the product definition process across the company as ArcSight grew from $50 million to over $300 million annually before being acquired by HP. Along the way, Arcsight was the only Valley company to go public in 2008, and was acquired by HP in late 2010 for almost 5x their IPO price. Prior to ArcSight, Bob held a variety of marketing and product roles at different startups, including PacketMotion, Scalent, Blue Coat, and VeriSign, where Bob led product marketing and management for VeriSign’s enterprise PKI business from its beginning in 1996 until he left the company in 2002.More About Bob
Vice President of Engineering
Ingrum Putz is Agari’s Vice President of Engineering and leads the software development, quality assurance and technical operations for Agari’s subscription services. Most recently, Ingrum played a key leadership role at Voltage Security as Vice President of Cloud Services and Corporate Operations where he conceived and built their encrypted email cloud service. Before Voltage Security, Ingrum held a variety of technical leadership roles at Verisign.More About Ingrum
Chief Technology Officer
Vidur Apparao is Agari’s Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the research and architecture of innovative technical solutions to evolving security threats. Vidur works closely with the engineering team to represent the company’s technical point-of-view to industry organizations such as the DMARC organization. Formerly, Vidur was the CTO at LiveOps where he transformed the company into a leading cloud contact center platform.More About Vidur
Director of Product Mgmt. & Receiver Services
Mike’s mandate is creating great products and growing the Agari Email Trust Network. Prior to Agari, Mike managed AOL’s Network Operations Center from 1997–2004. In 2005, Jones took responsibility for directing AOL’s Anti-Spam Operations and Postmaster. From 2005–2010, he helped drive the adoption of email authentication and reputation technologies at AOL and across the industry. Jones has represented AOL as a member of the Board of Directors for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) and other cross industry initiatives.More About Mike
Director of Sales
Karen Dam joins Agari with an extensive history in delivering leading-edge technology solutions to the Global 2000. Before joining Agari, Karen played a key sales leadership and individual contributor role at ITKO, the application development company that was sold to Computer Associates in 2011. Karen earned the trust and respect of technology executives—and closed numerous six-figure transactions—during her tenures at Identify Software (acquired by BMC) and Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP).More About Karen
Julio C. Tapia
Vice President of Marketing
Julio’s mandate is creating and building great partnerships and leading Agari’s corporate business development efforts. Prior to joining Agari, Julio held senior leadership roles in VMware’s Partner & Alliance Marketing Organization with responsibility for joint marketing with ISV partners. Prior to that, he led Sun’s Alliance & Channels team for the Software Application Platform Organization working with key channel, ISV, global system integrator, and OEM partners. Julio has additionally held key business development and marketing management roles at industry leading companies like Adobe, Apple, and AT&T, as well as new enterprises like Rightscenter.com and Optimyze Software. Julio holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering & engineering management from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.More About Julio
Director of Sales Engineering
John’s mandate is customer delivery. Prior to joining Agari in September 2010, John held CTO positions at several Silicon Valley startups, including Brandmail Solutions, Concuro, and 365 Media. Before committing to the startup lifestyle, John spent 6 1/2 years at German software giant SAP, where he held a variety of senior engineering posts. As part of his work with SAP, John co-authored two patents in the area of user interface design and data visualization. John holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.More About John
We are backed by some of the most successful investors in the world.
Based in Palo Alto, California, the partners of Alloy Ventures have been providing venture capital funding to entrepreneurs since 1977. With over $1 billion under management, Alloy’s focus is on the next generation of ground-breaking Life Science, Information Technology and Cleantech companies. Our current portfolio includes companies like Barrx, Mavenir, Molecular Imprints, NuGen, Optimedica, Pacific Biosciences, Teradici, ViVotech, and YouSendIt which are poised to become the next global leaders. Additional information is available on our website at www.alloyventures.com
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors, geographies and stages of a company’s life, from start-up and expansion financing, to growth equity and buyouts.
Battery has supported many breakthrough companies around the world, including: Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), BladeLogic (acquired by BMC Software), Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), ITA Software (acquired by Google), LIFFE (acquired by Euronext), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS), Neoteris (acquired by Netscreen), Omniture (acquired by Adobe), and Skullcandy (NASDAQ-GM: SKUL).
Battery’s current enterprise IT and infrastructure portfolio includes companies such as ActivePath, Calxeda, Opscode, XtremIO, Viddy, VSS Monitoring and Zerto.
From offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel, Battery manages $4B in committed capital, including its current fund of $750M. For more information visit their website or the firm’s infrastructure IT blog. Follow Battery on Twitter at @BatteryVentures.
First Round Capital
First Round Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. As seed-stage investors, we often provide a company’s first outside capital – and are not afraid of funding pre-revenue companies. First Round Capital’s portfolio is a community of web-enabled businesses led by entrepreneurs, guided by an active partnership and connected through a technology platform designed to support companies throughout their growth. The firm’s current portfolio includes companies like StumbleUpon, OneKingsLane, Bazaarvoice, Modcloth, RockMelt, Uber and Square. First Round Capital invests nationally with offices in San Francisco, New York and Philadelphia.
Greylock partners with entrepreneurs to help them build market-leading businesses. Over the past 45 years the firm has worked with hundreds of companies, 150 of which have gone on to IPOs and 100 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events. Such companies include Ascend Communications, CheckFree, Constant Contact, Continental Cable, Decru, Data Domain, DoubleClick, Internet Security Systems, Legato, Media Metrix, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Openwave, Open Market, OutlookSoft, Polyserve, Red Hat, RightNow Technologies, Success Factors, Tellabs, Trilogy and Wily Technology. Current Greylock portfolio companies include Apptio, Cloudera, Coupons.com, Data Robotics, Facebook, Groupon, Imperva, LinkedIn, One Kings Lane, Palo Alto Networks, Pandora, Picarro, Redfin, Tumblr, Workday and ZipCar.
Scott is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.
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We’re looking for fast thinking, “A” players to join our team. If you want to work at an incredible place that celebrates innovation, leadership and creativity and rewards accomplishment every day, contact us. Please email all applications to [email protected].