We’re a team of motivated and passionate changemakers dedicated to expanding opportunities for all Americans to work, learn, and earn to their full potential. 

BYRON G. AUGUSTE

CEO & CO-FOUNDER
@Byron_Auguste

Byron Auguste is CEO and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, a social enterprise based in Washington DC, which aims to re-wire 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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KARAN CHOPRA

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
@KarChopra

Karan provides leadership on strategic direction and execution of Opportunity@Work’s priorities. He co-founded Opportunity@Work because he believes meaningful work is not just a matter of economic wellbeing but of individual dignity. He has seen many others with talents but without opportunities to realize their true potential and believes in order to have impact, we need better systems, not just great initiatives. Read More...  

yolanda townsend

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Yolanda leads the TechHire team working to create employment pathways for overlooked and underrepresented jobseekers in 72 communities across the country. TechHire partners with communities to power ecosystems so individuals —from overlooked youth, to veterans, to the long-term unemployed– have expanded access to quality tech-training and a place where they can show they have the skills necessary to work in the tech sector.

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Komal Kirtikar

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF MARKETPLACE

Komal is responsible for driving strategy and operations of our Opportunity Marketplace for employers and providers to enable overlooked talent to be hired into career path jobs. In this role Komal leads operations that cover the planning, testing, seeding and scaling of our Opportunity Marketplace - including customer acquisition and delivery.

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PAPIA DEBROY

VICE PRESIDENT OF INSIGHTS

Papia oversees our research and data insights work to assist private, public and social sector leaders to act to improve the economic opportunity for Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs).

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