Agari’s founder and CEO are on a mission to keep cybersecurity out of the headlines


Let’s start with Agari’s genesis story. Why did you start the company?

Pat Peterson and Ravi Khatod.

What were Agari’s early years like?

What types of companies do you work with most?

“Agari is exciting to me because we’re solving a problem where the security market hadn’t previously done a good job.” — Ravi

Left: Pat and Agari CTO Vidur Apparao talk shop while Data Scientist Kevin Mandich gets some heads down time. Right: Ravi chats with HR Manager Elisabeth Giammona.

Let’s talk a bit about how Ravi entered the picture. What did the CEO search look like?

Ravi, what did you focus on first when you joined Agari?

“We’re not just about driving revenue; we’re helping companies transform and maintain trust with their employees, partners, and customers.” — Ravi

Left: Beth McKinnon (Software Engineer) chats with Don Spencer (Director, Engineering). Right: Gabriel Poon (Data Scientist) and Jacob Rideout (Director, Engineering) hold a meeting while Bean (Dog) searches for snacks.
Left: Engineering Intern Tofe Alimi gets advice from Software Engineer Neil Chazin. Right: Jennifer Wang (VP, Customer Success) connects with her team.

Pat, what are you focused on now that Ravi is CEO?

Besides your approach to cybersecurity, what makes Agari different from other startups?

“We like to say we’re a startup for grown-ups.” — Pat

Some of several custom t-shirts created for internal hackathons.

What behaviors do you feel it’s important to model as leaders?

“We’re at a size where no matter where you’re at in your career, you’re going to get to work on something interesting and new.” — Ravi

What’s most exciting to you about where Agari’s headed?


Interested in joining the fight to make email safe again?

A moment of meeting Zen.

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