Message from Lightyear Capital
In the rapidly advancing industry of loyalty/rewards for financial institutions, Lightyear felt Augeo FI was quickly becoming an industry leader and an organization which we felt would fit nicely into our portfolio of companies serving many industries, especially financial services. After a thorough diligence process of meeting with Augeo FI partners, clients and employees — with it’s proven track record of 20%+ growth of the last several years, we felt this was a business and team which Lightyear could quickly get very excited about. Lightyear was impressed by Augeo FI’s value proposition of significantly increasing spend, number of transactions and number of accounts for their FI clients debit and credit programs. Lightyear will partner with management to offer further support and capital infusion to ensure the growth and market impact continues. We couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for this great company and it’s employees and clients/partners.
Experienced management team
Previous to Augeo FI, Mike Knoop was a co-founder of Benefit Protect. Mike has worked to establish multi-million dollar partnership relationships with key strategic organizations. Mike works with several non-profit organizations and attended the University of Kentucky.
Kevin Sagon was VP of Engineering for edo Interactive prior to his role at Augeo FI. Kevin is responsible for the delivery and operation of the technology strategy and platforms. Kevin holds a BS in Economics and Information Systems Engineering from the University of Iowa.
Gerard Hardiman serves at Augeo FI’s VP of Finance, overseeing the financial operations, teams and budgeting for the company’s loyalty programs. Prior to Augeo FI, Gerard was edo Interactive’s Controller. Gerard has held leadership positions with a large-scale operation in Sarbanes-Oxley testing and External SEC Reporting at Iron Mountain headquarters.
VP, Client Services & Marketing
Megan Zuber joined Augeo FI from World Pay where she served as VP, Loyalty Management and transitioned to her role as VP, Client Services and Marketing. Megan manages the account management team, client strategy sessions, marketing, client reviews and ensures streamlined and efficient workflows.
VP, Business development
Gregg O’Neill has played prominently in the loyalty marketing space including helping Maritz launch the industry’s first fully integrated loyalty program platform and associated services. While he has served primarily in the Financial Services vertical, he has significant experience in other loyalty verticals having worked Airline, Hotel and Retail clients during his career.
Prior to Augeo FI, Brian Anderson served at Cbsi in a multitude of roles supporting all financial institution loyalty programs and managing many teams. Brian’s current role as VP of Operations oversees all data and analytics in addition to operational support across the company. Brian attended Eastern Michigan University with a BA in Economics and an emphasis in Banking.
VP, Sales and Strategic Partnerships
Heidi Young is Augeo FI’s VP of Sales & Strategic Partnerships. Heidi previously served as Director of Sales for RewardsNOW. Heidi is responsible for leading all financial institution loyalty sales efforts. Heidi works directly with C-level financial institution executives to demonstrate the programmatic and financial benefits of the platform.