The Pharos Story

Elevating the print experience.

Who We Are

As a leader in print management, we make printing more secure, cost-effective, and user-friendly while reducing its environmental impact for many of the world’s largest global brands. With a forward-thinking mindset, we’re committed to providing better print management solutions for the cloud and for our clients with unique needs.

Our People Make All the Difference

If there’s one thing we enjoy hearing most from our customers, it’s that our people make all the difference. From start to finish, from engagement to deployment and support, we love turning our customers into raving fans. As a Certified B Corp, we at Pharos challenge ourselves to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

Our Values

At Pharos, we believe that curiosity and ongoing research are key to innovation, and the best solutions come from a mindset of discovery.

We strive to remain a leader not only in technology, but in services. With our knowledge of print technology and its practical implementations, we’re poised to lead the printing-as-a-service industry.

Just as important as our dedication to innovation and services is how we value and prioritize the connection with our customers. We partner with our customers to make their lives better, to help them better serve their end clients, and to make printing more secure, efficient, and flexible – all while working to reduce the waste of unnecessary printing and printers.

How We Got Here

We’ve been the leader in cloud-based print management solutions for enterprise since Pharos was founded in 1992. We continued focusing on our vision of discovery to launch our groundbreaking Pharos Cloud in 2013.

With our SaaS and on-prem solutions, we continue to provide a market-leading cloud platform with proven reliability at the global enterprise scale.

As an innovator in print management for over 30 years, Pharos is proud of our history of thinking differently and moving the industry forward with a number of game-changing technologies.

Pharos was the first company to:

  • invent pull-printing
  • introduce user printing analytics
  • embed pull-printing in an MFP (Lexmark)
  • deploy at the enterprise level
  • introduce cloud-based printer analytics
  • deliver enterprise print management from the cloud
  • support zero-trust printing architectures
  • establish print management for hybrid, at-home printing

We Make Sustainability a Business Goal

As a benefit corporation and Certified B Corp, we work as hard to be a socially responsible company as we do to be the best in our industry. Pharos helps universities and corporate enterprises create more efficient and sustainable print environments. This not only saves them money, but shrinks their ecological footprint.

At Pharos, we believe that business can and should be a force for good in the world. Our discovery-centered mindset makes us passionate, curious, and committed to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

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OF PHAROS CUSTOMERS HAVE THEIR EXPECTATIONS MET OR EXCEEDED

“I can’t believe how much fun printing is now! In the Atlanta office, I sent my expense report to the same print queue I use in Massachusetts. I badge in here at printer, and voila, out it comes! Like magic!”

“When I’m asked why Pharos is our vendor of choice for secure print… it’s more than software, it’s the company and people behind the software that’s important. Keep it up!”

“They have heart. Pharos puts their customers and employees first with a deep trust. Pharos is always seeking innovation to improve the success of their customers and partners.”

“Not a day went by that we didn’t hear about another cyber-attack in the news. Pharos has been the answer to the security of our printing infrastructure. Our IT team gets an alert every time a printer with a subpar security profile is added to the network; they can investigate, or just shut down and bypass the printer with the touch of a button. On top of that, data analytics and secure release helps us operate efficiently and delivers a strong ROI.”

“5 years ago, a big change occurred. Pharos focused on the product and their vision in the market. Since then, they have generated multi-million dollar ROIs for us and others and made the digital to physical output ubiquitous and secure. My recommendation? Whatever Pharos says, do it.”

“I unequivocally recommend the Pharos product. Since getting Pharos, we’re no longer locked into long-term printer contracts and print infrastructure is completely virtualized, enabling me to adjust my global fleet nearly on the fly. It dramatically improved our security posture, closing vulnerabilities automatically before they became issues, and the Pharos Productivity Suite enabled us to dramatically simplify some of our former paper-based workflows, leveraging their AI technology. Deployment was a breeze; and Pharos customer success has been great.”

“Pharos is the company that enables, guides and protects users, whether working from home, manufacturing plant, campus, or office, at a point when a decision being made about what to do with electronic information. That could be printing, sharing, saving to a cloud folder, or getting a signature. Pharos helps with that decision by making it and the resulting action, the easiest, the most efficient, and the most secure.”

The Leaders Behind Pharos

  • Kevin Pickhardt
    CEO
  • Paul Reddy
    Founder
  • Chris Miller
    President & COO
  • Josh Orum
    CMO
  • Matt Bryant
    CFO
  • Kelly Johnson
    CTO
  • Trent Howell
    VP, Global Sales and Business Development
  • Masha Kozinets
    VP Product & Strategy
  • Mike O’Leary
    VP Customer Success
  • Julian Sharpe
    VP Engineering

Pioneer Spirit and Continual Innovation

From the early days of our founding over twenty-five years ago to today, Pharos has always brought a mindset of discovery to our products, services, and strategic thinking. Learn more from our founders and leaders about Pharos’ pioneer spirit and unique approach to solving your printing problems.

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