Agari, the next-generation Secure Email Cloud that restores trust to the inbox, announced it has appointed John Giacomini as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Giacomini joins Agari with more than 25 years of cybersecurity sales excellence. As Agari’s first CRO, Giacomini is tasked with growing all direct sales, channel sales, and customer success functions worldwide.
“In 2018, Agari achieved the scale and growth trajectory to attract a world-class CRO that we now have in John Giacomini,” said Ravi Khatod, CEO, Agari. “Agari is on course to continue its momentum in 2019, and John will help expand our customer footprint across new regions and industries, and ensure our channel relationships are wildly successful.”
Giacomini joins Agari from Cylance, an advanced threat protection company that received a definitive acquisition offer from Blackberry for $1.4B in late 2018. As EVP of Global Sales of Cylance, Giacomini transformed sales operations and developed international markets, resulting in category-leading revenue growth in his first year on the job. Prior to Cylance, Giacomini served as SVP of Americas for Websense, which was acquired by Raytheon for $1.9B in 2015. Following the acquisition, Giacomini served as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations for Forcepoint, where he managed hundreds of employees selling across 155 countries.
Giacomini is joined by Trevor Pagliara, who serves as Agari’s Head of North America Sales. Pagliara joins Agari with more than 20 years of sales revenue growth expertise among SaaS, security, and enterprise technology companies. Prior to Agari, Pagliara served as Vice President of Sales for North America at Callsign and before that as Vice President of Sales for Global Accounts at FireEye.
“From Forcepoint to Cylance—and now to Agari—I am eager to help scale the business Agari has built as a market leader,” said John Giacomini, CRO, Agari. “In addition to growing Agari’s direct sales and channel revenue operations worldwide, I am also placing a premium on customer success—everyone that touches Agari should find it a delight.”