Our Mission

School districts are on the leading edge of adopting cloud applications like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 to streamline administration and improve student outcomes. Unfortunately, district IT teams are not on the leading edge of cloud computing security. K-12 IT security is notoriously underfunded, and departments are overwhelmed.

ManagedMethods is on a mission to make securing sensitive information stored in the cloud easy and affordable for K-12 school districts. ManagedMethods provides a centralized command center for managing Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety risks. The platform monitors risks in Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, providing automated controls to prevent data security breaches, account takeovers, ransomware and phishing attacks, and detect student safety signals.

Founded in 2013 by industry veterans of the enterprise performance and security software sectors, ManagedMethods provides school districts with visibility and control over the data that is stored, accessed and shared in Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. We make it possible for school districts to realize the productivity, collaboration, and classroom learning benefits of these cloud applications, without exposing students and staff to security and safety risks.

Charlie Sander CEO ManagedMethods

Charlie Sander

Chairman & CEO Charlie is the CEO of ManagedMethods and brings over 35 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to his tenure here, he was CEO and Chairman of Confio Software which became the fastest growing company in the database performance space until being acquired by SolarWinds, Inc. Before Confio, he was SVP of Product Development at Seagate Technology, joining after the acquisition of Conner Peripherals where he helped position that company as the fastest growing startup in American business history. Charlie is an active venture investor and also serves on the board of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Colorado. He holds 10 patents and graduated from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin with a BSEE degree. He is also a member of its Engineering Advisory Board.

Al Aghili

Founder & CTO ManagedMethods’ founder, Al Aghili started ManagedMethods with a vision to help companies understand and control their use of cloud applications. Prior to ManagedMethods Al was the Vice President of Engineering at Newmerix corp. He was responsible for delivery of all three Newmerix Corporation life cycle management products. Prior to Newmerix, Al was among the first 5 employees at Freshwater Software (Boulder, CO) which was acquired in 2001 by Mercury Interactive (www.mercury.com Sunnyvale, CA). While at Freshwater, Al was responsible for providing engineering leadership and responsible for delivery of their flagship product SiteScope and for closing the first million dollar deal. Upon acquisition by Mercury, Al became the Director of Technology, responsible for the application performance management product line for Mercury Interactive. Al received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Sateesh Narahari

Chief Product Officer A veteran of several successful companies in the API and enterprise security space, Sateesh joined ManagedMethods in 2014 and is responsible for Product Management. Previously, Sateesh was Director of Product Management at Ping Identity responsible for PingOne and competitive strategy. Prior to that, Sateesh held product management positions at MuleSoft, Symantec, Wily, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. Sateesh started his career as a software engineer. Sateesh earned a B.Tech ( Computer Science ) from National Institute of Technology, India and an MS(Computer Science) from University of Colorado.

David Waugh

Chief Revenue Officer David joined ManagedMethods in 2014 and is responsible for all revenue operations including marketing, sales, and business development. Previously, David was the sales & business development leader at Confio Software, joining the new startup in 2005. At Confio, David led revenue generation and partnerships resulting in Confio’s record growth and successful acquisition by Solar Winds, Inc. in 2013. Prior to that, David held executive positions as VP of Sales & Marketing at Incat / Cadpo (acquired by Tata), Director of Sales at Informix (acquired by IBM), and Manager of Business Development at Platinum Technology (acquired by CA). David earned a BS in Marketing from the Professional Sales Institute at Illinois State University.

Warren Frebel

Director of Strategic Alliances Warren joined ManagedMethods in 2015 and is responsible for the company’s Strategic Alliances. Warren brings more than 25 years of business development experience in the data communications, enterprise security software and information technologies industries. Previously, Warren led Business Development efforts at LogRhythm, a leading security intelligence and analytics company. Prior to that, Warren held leadership roles at Fiberlink, Cisco, and Compatible Systems. Warren earned his BA in Marketing and MBA from the University of Wyoming.
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What We Do

Cloud Security Made Easy

When data leaves the district network, most IT admins lose track of where it goes and who has access. ManagedMethods helps school districts secure data in Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, while monitoring for risky and unsanctioned OAuth EdTech and other SaaS apps. District IT teams gain visibility into how users store, access, and share files in their district cloud accounts. It also scans emails in Gmail and Outlook for malware, phishing, and sensitive data to protect student, staff, and district information. ManagedMethods also uses advanced machine learning to monitor Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 environments for student safety signals, such as self-harm red flags, cyberbullying, explicit content, threats of violence, discrimination, and more.

ManagedMethods is the only cloud application security platform that can be deployed in minutes, with no special training, and with no impact on users or networks.


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