Hari Ravichandran

Founder and CEO

Hari Ravichandran is the CEO and founder of Aura.

An engineer by training and entrepreneur by nature, Hari has a track record of founding successful businesses in technology and web security. He was previously founder and CEO of Endurance International Group, a publicly traded company he built from a start-up into a global hosting and email marketing company with an enterprise value of approximately $3.5 billion and more than 3,500 employees worldwide.

Hari is named on over 40 approved or pending technology patents, was named Ernst & Young’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year (New England), and was also named one of Forbes magazine’s most powerful CEOs 40 and Under in 2014 and 2015.

Hari holds an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a BS in computer engineering from Mississippi State University and studied Electrical Engineering at Stanford.

Alison Dillon

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Alison is an experienced strategic leader. Previously, she was Director of Growth Strategy at Endurance International Group where she led go-to-market initiatives for key customer segments and strategic planning for the company’s flagship brands. Prior to Endurance, she was a management consultant focused on PE market diligences and portfolio company strategies, and held a number of roles at Sun Life Financial. Alison holds a BA in Economics, French, and International Studies from Brandeis University.

Alison is responsible for Aura’s long term strategic vision and corporate strategy initiatives, including evaluating key opportunities and operationalizing our big bets.

Blake Cunneen

Head of Corporate Development

Blake is an executive with a track record of successfully building and scaling SaaS businesses. Prior to Aura, Blake was EVP of corporate development at Endurance International. In his nearly 10 years at Endurance, his experience included IP-based deals and the acquisition of Constant Contact, a publicly traded email marketing company purchased for $1.1 billion. Blake also worked in both commercial and investment banking, most recently at Piper Jaffray. He holds a BS in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

At Aura, Blake oversees the company's growth strategy, including acquisitions, partnerships, and M&A transactions and activities.

Damien Atkins

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

Damien Atkins is an accomplished business and legal executive with experience overseeing corporate governance, securities regulation, ethics and compliance, M&A, government investigations, and privacy matters. 

Prior to Aura, Damien led legal operations at The Hershey Company and at Panasonic Corporation of North America, also serving as CEO of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions. Additionally, as SVP, Deputy General Counsel - Corporate and Chief Compliance Officer for AOL Inc, he supported the company’s spin-off from Time Warner. Damien holds a BA in History from Stanford and a JD from NYU School of Law.

As Aura’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Damien is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs as the company navigates a period of high growth and rapid innovation.

Howard Clabo

Chief Communications Officer

Howard is a seasoned communications leader. Prior to joining Aura, Howard led communications for Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Applied Materials and FedEx. As SVP, Global Communications at Hewlett-Packard, Howard led communications in support of the largest corporate turnaround in history, the largest corporate separation, creating two $50 billion companies, and the subsequent spin-off and mergers of HPE's Enterprise Services and Software businesses, creating the world's second largest IT services company and sixth largest software company. Howard holds an BA in Political Science from Tulane University.

At Aura, he is responsible for leading communications efforts to position Aura as the leader in digital security.

Jose Malpartida

Chief Product Officer

Jose Malpartida is chief product officer at Aura where he oversees product development and analytics, consumer experiences and product innovation initiatives. In his role, he focuses on ensuring Aura's intelligent safety app delivers much-needed digital protection for consumers.

Prior to Aura, Malpartida was chief product officer at Bond, a personal security company. He served as director of product management at Wayfair, and before that launched and operated Amazon's Marketplace and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) in Mexico.

Jose holds an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. Originally from Peru, Jose is a native Spanish speaker.

Kelly Merryman

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Merryman is an experienced, strategic growth leader. Kelly joins Aura from YouTube, where she was VP of Content Partnerships, leading a team of 300 people growing global partnerships into new verticals. Previously, Kelly served as VP, Content Acquisition at Netflix and held positions in digital distribution and business development at Sony Pictures. She is an independent board member of Roka Sports, as well as a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard Business School. 

As President and COO, Kelly will lead the company's product and go-to-market strategy, delivering on Aura’s mission to make the internet safer through simple, proactive digital security.

Ryan Toohil

Chief Technology Officer & Head of Platform

Ryan is a hands-on engineering and technology leader. As VP of Engineering at Endurance International Group, he led platform and new product development for a $500 million business unit and the rapid development, testing, and scaling of new solutions as head of technology for new ventures. Ryan holds a BS in computer engineering from Virginia Tech, and is named on multiple patents in the web services space.

As CTO at Aura, Ryan leads the company’s platform, information security, and corporate IT teams.

Sofia Kaufman

Chief People Officer

Sofia is a People and Culture leader with a passion for building winning cultures, effective teams, and growing companies. She has deep experience in both private and public companies and start-up phases through growth mode and acquisition. Prior to joining Aura, Sofia was the Chief People Officer at Zerto, a global IT resilience company. Previously, she was the Chief People Officer at Intralinks and held HR leadership roles at Eze Software, TripAdvisor and other global technology companies. Sofia holds an MS/BA in Economics from Northeastern University.

Sofia is the Chief People Officer at Aura, where she leads the People team, responsible for the company's talent development, operations, recruitment and retention.

Will Porter

Chief Financial Officer

Will brings 30 years of experience at SaaS and on-prem software companies in various industries, including cyber security, healthcare, and financial services. Previously, Will served as the CFO for ObserveIT, BlueTarp Financial Inc., and Signiant, Inc., as well as VP and Chief Accounting Officer at Phase Forward, Inc. Will graduated from Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

As CFO at Aura, Will ensures the company's financial health, overseeing strategic planning and management of the company’s financial actions.

Zulfikar Ramzan

Chief Scientist & CEO of Aura Labs

As Chief Scientist and CEO of Aura Labs, Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan is helping to drive Aura's innovation agenda focusing on the development of an industry-first AI-driven platform that enables predictive, personalized, and autonomous digital safety experiences for consumers. He previously served on Aura's Board of Directors.

Ramzan joins Aura from RSA where he served as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Additionally, he served as Chief Product Officer for NetWitness, RSA's threat detection and response business.

Ramzan holds more than 60 granted patents and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Sujay Jaswa

Founding Partner, WndrCo

Sujay is one of Silicon Valley’s leading business innovators. Prior to co-founding WndrCo, he was the Business Founder and CFO of Dropbox from 2010 to 2015, and a principal at New Enterprise Associates, where he was closely involved in investments in Workday, Cloudflare, and Playdom (acquired by Disney). Before that, he worked at Cisco Systems and McKinsey & Company.

Sujay is a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, a Trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and a Trustee of Global Health Corps. He has a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sujay is currently chairman of the board at Aura.

Hari Ravichandran

CEO, Aura

Hari Ravichandran is the CEO and founder of Aura.

An engineer by training and entrepreneur by nature, Hari has a track record of founding successful businesses in technology and web security. He was previously founder and CEO of Endurance International Group, a publicly traded company he built from a start-up into a global hosting and email marketing company with an enterprise value of approximately $3.5 billion and more than 3,500 employees worldwide.

Hari is named on over 40 approved or pending technology patents, was named Ernst & Young’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year (New England), and was also named one of Forbes magazine’s most powerful CEOs 40 and Under in 2014 and 2015.

Hari holds an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a BS in computer engineering from Mississippi State University and studied Electrical Engineering at Stanford.

Brian Chang

Managing Director, Technology, Software, Information and Financial Technology, Warburg Pincus

Brian is a managing director at Warburg Pincus, focusing on investments in the Technology, Software, Information, and Financial Technology sectors. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Brian worked at Merrill Lynch in the Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking. He is also on the Board of Directors of Businessolver, Contrast Security, Cyren, eSentire, Neogov, and Procare, and also helped lead investments in BitSight, CrowdStrike, and RS Energy Group.

He received a BS with Distinction in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Bruce Lev

Managing Director, Loeb Partners

Bruce is a Managing Director of Loeb Holding Corporation. Before joining Loeb, he was Vice Chairman and Director of USCO Logistics, and Executive Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of Micro Warehouse.

Bruce is a 1965 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and a 1968 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the Connecticut, Virginia, and Supreme Court bars, and has previously engaged in the private practice of law.

He has served on multiple boards, including Roper Organization, Integral Systems, Flagler Construction, Pittsfield Plastics, and VirtualScopics.

Chandler Reedy

Managing Director, Head of Strategic Investments, Warburg Pincus

Chandler is a managing director and head of strategic investments at Warburg Pincus. He is currently a Director of Allied Universal, Aura, defi Solutions (formerly Fiserv Automotive Solutions), Infoblox, MLM II, Opta Information Intelligence, Procare Software, Reorg Research, Sagent Lending Technologies (formerly Loanserv), SCM Insurance Services, and WP Credit Limited. He has also co-led recent manjor investments in Clearwater Analytics, NetDocuments, Visma WEX, and multiple others.

Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was with UBS Investment Bank in Financial Sponsors and Mergers and Acquisitions. Chandler received an AB Cum Laude in Economics from Harvard College.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Founding Partner, WndrCo

Jeffrey is an entrepreneur and entertainment industry executive who has reshaped the media landscape throughout his career. Today, he is a Founding Partner at WndrCo, an investment company focused on supporting founders who are building category-defining companies. Jeffrey has led WndrCo’s investments in Airtable, Frame.io, Quibi, Vise, Placer.ai, NexHealth, Deel, and ID.me.

Prior to WndrCo, Jeffrey co-founded DreamWorks SKG, serving as CEO of DreamWorks Animation, which he grew into the world’s largest animation studio.

Before founding DreamWorks, Jeffrey was Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, and previously served as President of Production at Paramount Studios.

Jeffery is a donor and board member to many civic organizations, including the American Museum of the Moving Image and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Among his many awards and recognitions, he has received a Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival and the Motion Picture Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Jim Cash

James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Dr. Jim Cash is a former board member of General Electric, Microsoft, Sprint, Scientific Atlanta, Wal-Mart, Chubb, State Street Corp, and other Fortune 100 companies, and brings over 30 years of experience to the board as a top academician on technology. 

Jim graduated from Texas Christian University with a BS in Mathematics, where he also was an Academic All-American. He received his MS in Computer Science from Purdue University's Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, and a PhD in Management Information Systems and Accounting from Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management. He is also a James E. Robison Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus, of the Harvard Business School.

Lara Sweet

Audit Committee Chair, Board Member, MediaAlpha

Lara Sweet is a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair at MediaAlpha. Prior to MediaAlpha, Lara held various positions at AOL and Snap, Inc. Among other positions at AOL, Lara served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer before joining Snap, Inc. to build out their accounting function and prepare for IPO. Lara held multiple positions at Snap, Inc, including Chief Accounting Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Chief People Officer. 

Before AOL and Snap, Inc., Lara led internal audit, accounting, and external reporting functions in the financial services, travel, and hospitality industries. She graduated from George Mason University in 1996 with a BS in accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.



Sameer Gandhi

Partner, Accel

Sameer is a partner at Accel, and has led early investments in consumer, cloud, SaaS, and media companies including Dropbox, Spotify, Venmo and Flipkart. Responsible for Accel's investments in Aura, Sameer joined Accel in 2008 and has been a venture investor for more than 20 years.

Sameer graduated from MIT and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Trevor Oelschig

Managing Director, General Catalyst

Trevor is a board member and manager director at General Catalyst. He focuses on investments in software companies such as Contentful, Fivetran, Grammarly, Housecall, Loom, and Mosaic. He currently leads the General Catalyst’s work with Aura.

Before joining General Catalyst, Trevor spent nine years at Bessemer, where he served as an investor or on the boards of 2U, Clio, Instructure, PagerDuty, Shopify, Zopa, and Zapier. Originally from South Africa, Trevor studied engineering at both Berkeley and Stanford, and obtained his MBA from Wharton School.

Alex Doll

Founder, Managing Member, Ten Eleven Ventures

Alex Doll is a Founder and Managing Member of Ten Eleven Ventures, the first venture capital firm founded to solely focus on investing in digital security. 

Before founding Ten Eleven Ventures, Alex co-founded PCP Corporation, was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Khosla Ventures, and held various positions at Embark (The Princeton Review), PeopleSoft, OneID, and Robertsons Stephens. Alex is an active board member or investor at Axis Security, Kasada, NetSPI, Blumira, Cyware, ReliaQuest, and several other software and security companies.

Alex received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology program with a BS in Systems Engineering from the Moore School and a BS in Finance from the Wharton School.

Jamie McJunkin

Founder, General Partner, Madrone Capital Partners

Jamie McJunkin is a founder and General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, leading their efforts in sustainability and alternative energy. 

He is an active board member at Strava, EXOS, Nixon, Pressed Juicery, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, and Protect our Winters. Jamie is also an investor in Stubhub and on the Executive Committee of Wasserman Media Group. 

Jamie earned a BA with high honors from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michael Stanfield

CEO (Retired), Intersections Inc.

Michael is a co-founder and former CEO at CreditComm, the predecessor to Intersections Inc. 

Previously, he served as Managing Director at Loeb Partners Corporation, and has served as a director of CCC Information Services Inc. and BWIA West Indies Airways. Prior to beginning his operational career, Michael was an investment banker with Loeb, Rhoades & Co., and Wertheim & Co. He holds a BBA in Business Administration from Emory University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Imran Khan

Co-Founder and CEO, Verishop

Imran is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Verishop, an e-commerce marketplace. Prior to co-founding Verishop, Imran served as Snap Inc.’s Chief Strategy Officer, where he managed the company’s corporate strategy, revenue generation, business operations and partnerships. 

Previously, Imran was a Managing Director and Head of Global Internet Investment Banking at Credit Suisse and a Managing Director and Head of Global Internet Research at JPMorgan Chase. He earned his BSBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Denver. 

Jason Hirschhorn

CEO and Chief Curator, REDEF

Jason is CEO of The ReDEF Group, a digital content curation company. Previously, he served as Co-President of Myspace Inc., President of Sling Media, Inc. and Chief Digital Officer of MTV Networks. He has served on the board of directors of Pandora and AdaptiveBlue, is a current board member at MGM and CFY, and is a chairman at the digital advisory group.

Jason holds a BS in International Business and Marketing from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Jim Pursley

President, Hinge Health

Jim is the president of Hinge Health, and a founder and former Chief Commercial Officer for Livongo, which provides digital chronic disease management. Previously he founded Care Innovations, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing; he had a similar role at EosHealth.

Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre and as a Commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST).

Saj-nicole Joni

Ph.D. Business Strategist & CEO Advisor

Saj-nicole Joni, Ph.D. is an accomplished business strategist and confidential CEO advisor, speaker, and author. 

She has previously served as an executive at CSC Index and Microsoft and is currently on the Trustee of the New England Conservatory as well as the advisory board of the Simmons School of Management. 

Saj-nicole earned her undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. She has served on the faculties of MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, and Wellesley College. She is the founder and CEO of Cambridge International Group Ltd., serves as a Senior Fellow at Booz and Co. and has served as a Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.

Scott Wagner

Former CEO and Board Member, GoDaddy

Scott Wagner is the former CEO and Board Member at GoDaddy, where he helped take the company public in 2015. Prior to that, he served at the private-equity firm KKR & Co.

Scott brings extensive experience to Aura’s board in building distinctive experiences and businesses, and he currently serves on the boards of True Wind Capital and Scalefast. Scott was a former strategy and operational consultant at BCG. He studied Economics at Yale University, and obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Todd Gebhart

Advisor and Executive Coach

Todd is a Board Member, security and business advisor, and investor with more than 30 years’ experience in the IT industry 

Previously, he served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at McAfee, where he was also Co-President. He was the former CEO of Sellectek, Vice President of Sales at Alaris, and previously worked at IBM. 

Todd received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University and completed the executive MBA program at Harvard University. He serves on the President’s Cabinet at Cal Poly, is a member of the Board of Directors for Bomgar Corporation and PathDefender, Inc.

Meet Our Team

At Aura, we’re on a mission to bring peace of mind through simple, comprehensible digital security that’s built for modern life.

Our Board And Advisors

Board

Sujay Jaswa

Founding Partner, WndrCo

Hari Ravichandran

CEO, Aura

Brian Chang

Managing Director, Technology, Software, Information and Financial Technology, Warburg Pincus

Bruce Lev

Managing Director, Loeb Partners

Chandler Reedy

Managing Director, Head of Strategic Investments, Warburg Pincus

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Founding Partner, WndrCo

Jim Cash

James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Lara Sweet

Audit Committee Chair, Board Member, MediaAlpha

Sameer Gandhi

Partner, Accel

Trevor Oelschig

Managing Director, General Catalyst

Alex Doll

Founder, Managing Member, Ten Eleven Ventures

Jamie McJunkin

Founder, General Partner, Madrone Capital Partners

Michael Stanfield

CEO (Retired), Intersections Inc.

Advisors

Imran Khan

Co-Founder and CEO, Verishop

Jason Hirschhorn

CEO and Chief Curator, REDEF

Jim Pursley

President, Hinge Health

Saj-nicole Joni

Ph.D. Business Strategist & CEO Advisor

Scott Wagner

Former CEO and Board Member, GoDaddy

Todd Gebhart

Advisor and Executive Coach

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