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Our Experts

Take a look at our experts below to learn more about Opportunity@Work and our mission to rewire the labor market.

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Byron Auguste

CEO & Co-Founder

Byron Auguste is CEO and co-founder of Opportunity@Work, a social enterprise based in Washington, D.C., which aims to rewire the U.S. labor market in ways that enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace. Byron was inspired by a diverse set of experiences to conceive and co-found Opportunity@Work in 2015. 

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Shad Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer

Shad Ahmed is Opportunity@Work’s Chief Operating Officer. He was previously Vice President of Growth & Business Operations at Medallia, where he designed, launched and led several teams as the software company tripled in size.

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Papia Debroy

Senior Vice President, Insights

Papia Debroy is the Senior Vice President of Insights at Opportunity@Work. She oversees the research work to assist private, public and social sector leaders to act to improve economic opportunity for individuals who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs).

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Bridgette Gray

Chief Customer Officer

Bridgette Gray is a strategist, operator, and organization builder. She exemplifies leading-edge best practices in inclusive hiring, talent development, and onramps to equitable career opportunities. Leading our People and Culture team, Bridgette is responsible for driving and aligning O@W’s people-centric talent strategy with its customer-centric business strategy that is grounded in our mission to rewire the U.S. labor market so that all individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes can work, learn, and earn to their full potential.

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Angela Briggs-Paige

Vice President, People & Culture

Angela Briggs-Paige leads our People and Culture team, where she is responsible for driving a people-first strategy that is grounded in Opportunity@Work’s mission to rewire the U.S. labor market so that all individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) can work, learn, and earn to their full potential, and directly correlates to the company’s business roadmap.

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Yscaira Jimenez

Chief Innovation Officer

Yscaira Jimenez founded LaborX, the LinkedIn for the LinkedOut, linking people who are currently linked out of the knowledge economy to good jobs. As a talent marketplace, LaborX connects hiring managers to vocational, boot camp, apprenticeship and community college graduates using predictive skill analytics and 3d resumes.

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Audrey Mickahail

Vice President, Insights Services

Audrey Mickahail is Vice President, Insights Services. In this role, she is responsible for developing the strategy, building the body of knowledge, and ultimately, helping organizations to realize the potential to recruit, value, and advance STARs through the application of research-based best practices.

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Kelcey Reed

Chief Technology Officer

Kelcey Reed is an Engineering and IT Executive with 20+ years of success building and delivering next-generation solutions and optimizing technical environments in the FinTech and EdTech industries. He is a recognized catalyst for change who infuses new ideas and technologies that fuel continuous organizational transformation and take products and solutions to the next level.

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Will Villota

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Will joins Opportunity@Work after a decade leading brand and digital marketing campaigns for nonprofits in global conservation, renewable energy, and gun violence prevention. Most recently, as Vice President of Brand Marketing at Conservation International, Will championed creation of two pioneering virtual reality experiences and expanded the brand’s award-winning Nature is Speaking campaign into Asia and Latin America.

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