Karthik Pichai

Founder & CEO

Karthik Pichai brings over a decade of management, international business development, technology consulting, product management and software engineering experience to Augusta. An entrepreneur from an early age, Karthik combines his technical expertise, innovative ideas, and passion to build successful companies from the ground up.

As the CEO of a high-growth technology services company, Karthik emphasizes team-oriented approaches to delivering custom software solutions that ensure every member not only excels at but also enjoys the work they are doing. He is also heavily invested in drastically minimizing his organization’s carbon footprint. Karthik holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India and an M.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Sean Caputo

Chief Strategy Officer

Sean Caputo has a wealth of experience creating technologies that enhance business expertise and customer experience. His vision is to provide businesses with tools that engage customers in real time, and deliver customer insight, analytics and competitor insight in a big data cloud solution that any employee can use via PC or mobile device.

Prior to joining Augusta, Sean was the founder and president of a global marketing company that developed ad network software, education portals, and co-registration software. He also developed Webmaster and Chief Information Officer certification programs that are currently offered at select universities.

Yannick Lord

Director of Emerging Technologies

Yannick leverages technical and creative strategy, Agile leadership and digital transformation across strategic marketing and technology functions. For more than two decades Yannick has created and executed complex, award-winning “first to market” digital marketing campaigns, sites, apps and experiential tech for global brands across the United States and Europe.

A certified expert in Agile Scrum methodology, Yannick studied Industrial Engineering at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Bourges and Fine Art at Les Beaux Arts de Bourges in France. He has served as an Advice Columnist for Marie Claire and New Woman, guest writer for Creative Review and guest lecturer at Bournemouth University’s 3D Animation facility.

Zachary R Newton

Technical Lead - Software Engineering

Zachary Newton has worked in the creative industry for over ten years and has picked up many skills along the way. Throughout the day, he functions as the Leading Senior UI & UX designer for Augusta HiTech, manages design teams, and ensures all content he oversees serves a purpose. At night, Zachary continues his passions for design & development and teaches a growing creative community on YouTube.

As the Leading Senior UI & UX Designer at Augusta HiTech, Zachary will oversee the design of your project and ensure that it gets the attention to detail that it truly deserves.

Bill Almonte

Director of Channel Sales & Partnerships

Bill Almonte brings over 25 years of experience in all areas of business management and complex, enterprise level, product development. He has managed talented, diverse teams and complex IT projects for some of the largest companies in the world.

As a strategic thinker and serial entrepreneur, Bill has a proven ability to combine broad-based technology solutions to develop and implement successful business models and profitable revenue streams across multiple industries.

Prior to joining Augusta, Bill was the CEO of a top US travel technology company. He also provided consulting and software engineering services to fast growing companies operating in the law, medical, real estate, sports, military, hospitality, restaurant, news media and retail industries.


Jeffrey Kazmucha

Stanford University

brings over 20 years of vast experience in numerous areas of business management, consulting, investing, partnerships and product development that is specifically dedicated to Fitness, Health, Medical, Nutrition, Sports and Wellness.

He has consulted with many industry leaders and helped manage large and small diverse, talented teams with complex and simple projects, like Business Intelligence, Gamification and Growth Optimization, for many start-ups and companies throughout the world.

As a serial entrepreneur, and thought leader, Jeff has a proven ability to apply innovative technology ideas and solutions to develop and implement successful business models, go-to-market strategies, mobile A-B testing, and profitable revenue streams across multiple industries, like Education and Health Care- not just fitness and wellness.

Subash Yammada

Global Mergers and Acquisitions

Subash is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Vimtra Ventures LLC. Subash has over 23 years of industry experience in the global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Industry, Startups, Private Equity, business & financial Strategy, business advisory, restructuring, crisis management, corporate legal affairs, problem solving, statutory compliance & transaction management spanning North America, Asia – Pacific, Middle East and Far East Markets. Subash and his team have several investments in international funding, opportunity based funding in the Information technology, real estate & entertainment sectors. Subash had catered to the needs of the firm’s partners and investors, developing partnerships with technology corporations, creating and investing in Startups. He has successfully completed over 36 M&A transactions as an investor/Buyer. Subash founded and spin-out several successful Startup Information technology solutions firms prior to Co-founding Vimtra. Subash has previously held C-level and board advisory positions to multinational firms in the information technology, infrastructure, real estate, financial and entertainment industries.

Christopher A. Lynberg


Chris has degrees in Microbiology, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering and has worked in biological research labs at the University of Iowa, UCLA, and as an electrical engineer at the Department of Defense. He has been at the Centers for Disease Control since 1988 working as a computer scientist where he is responsible for the research and development of information technology.

Rhonda Parouty

Global Technology Executive

As a global technology executive and operations leader, I bring a record of success and expertise in redefining capabilities for companies operating at the highest levels of business. I excel at translating complex strategies into clear objectives, leading large cross-functional initiatives that manage risk and protect P&L, and building a collaborative culture to drive technology and promote rapid growth. With a hands-on leadership style and a dynamic operational skill set, I am able to consistently deliver needed outcomes and inspire standout results from my top performing teams.