Augeo FI is pleased to join the portfolio of Lightyear Capital. After almost two decades as a part of Augeo, we have grown up. We’re now operating independently. But don’t worry, we remain collaborative as ever. Same experienced team, same successful platform, same tried and tested technology. And Augeo FI will continue to work with Augeo to bring the best Financial Institution Loyalty and Engagement Solutions in the industry. As Augeo FI evolves, we will be leading the charge. As usual!
— Mike Knoop, CEO

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.


Client testimonials

GTE choose to convert its entire consumer, commercial and debit card portfolios to Augeo FI as they are a recognized leader in helping financial institutions with loyalty/ rewards. We integrated elements of employee incent, total rewards and gamification, Augeo FI was able to give GTE a fully unique loyalty strategy. Augeo FI’s experience has had an increase in card acquisition as well as drive impact in card spend — since converting, the client is happy to share that we have seen positive stats in almost every area of our card portfolio(s) — much of this can be contributed to the consultative approach, impeccable service level, platform integration, and expanded product delivery of Augeo FI.
— GTE Financial
Redwood continues to be appreciative to Augeo FI for the partnership and assistance in making our members rewards product and experience best-in-class. We remain grateful to the openness of the partnership Augeo FI and the continued collaboration around product innovation and advancement in the market. We’re excited to what the future holds for our ways in the way of rewards and know Augeo FI will have our back from this prospective.
— Redwood Credit Union

 
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As one of the founding employees beginning here over 20+ years ago, we were one of the first in the financial institution loyalty and rewards industry to have an online presence, introduce gift cards and merchandise to legacy air miles reward programs and apply merchant funded rewards to FI loyalty programs. Throughout my journey, I have held several positions along the way, but I have not experienced a more exciting time than today. Our focus has been, and will always remain on our clients and new innovations. To be a part of a leader in the industry, making a real impact for so many great clients and partners and working shoulder to shoulder with so many talented individuals, I remain humbled and excited for what tomorrow holds.
— Brian Anderson, VP of Operations
 

Experienced management team

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Mike Knoop
CEO

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.

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KEVIN SAGON
CTO

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.

 

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GERARD HARDIMAN
CFO

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.

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MEGAN ZUBER
VP, Client Services & Marketing

Megan Zuber joined Augeo FI from Vantiv 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.

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BRIAN ANDERSON
VP, Operations

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.

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HEIDI YOUNG
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.