Patrick Coughlin

Co-Founder & COO


Patrick Coughlin is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of TruSTAR Technology, a threat intelligence platform built to incentivize data exchange across enterprise security teams. At TruSTAR, he works closely with senior executives and security operators to architect intelligence into their security operations.

Before Patrick moved to the Bay Area, he worked as a security and intelligence analyst in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Washington, D.C. As a Director at Good Harbor, he managed cybersecurity initiatives for government and commercial clients in EMEA and was instrumental in standing up the UAE’s first national cybersecurity agency. Patrick also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on counterterrorism projects for the Department of Defense and U.S. Special Operations Command. Patrick started his career in Afghanistan working as a private security contractor for U.S. government, NGO, and multinational corporations.

Patrick has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the School of International Relations at St. Andrews University. Patrick also holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.