Avirat’s origin traces back to 2001 when divorced dad and father of three, Paul Volker, faced his own challenge of splitting his kids’ time with his ex-wife. Out of his frustration and lack of an available solution in the market, he had the idea to create the OurFamilyWizard website to provide a stress-free zone for parents to manage family schedules within one neutral system. He co-founded Avirat with Kathleen Kissoon, an established family lawyer; her husband, Deonarine Kissoon, an experienced engineer; their son, Jai Kissoon, a recent graduate from business school; Larry Patterson, a college friend of Jai’s and technology expert; and Dara Wegener, a customer experience expert . Through their collaboration, Avirat launched the OurFamilyWizard website and continues to maintain and enhance the website today.
Much has happened since Avirat's inception. The company now serves a very large subscriber base all over the world via the OurFamilyWizard website and looks forward to the what the future holds.
Many people have asked what Avirat means. In fact, Avirat is the Hindi word for "harmony". Since its beginnings, Avirat aims to create the best tools to help families attain better communication and improved organization. As a company, Avirat enacts its goal to create harmony through ingenuity through the help of dedicated and innovative team members.