Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Irfan is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Agosto. As CEO, Irfan sets the strategic direction for both Agosto and Skykit. He is responsible for identifying emerging opportunities that leverage Agosto’s market position as a leading cloud broker and product development expert, curating and managing delivery teams to support the company’s growth. Under his leadership Agosto has achieved a top position in the Google Cloud Partner ecosystem, and has grown over 150 percent in the past three years.
Irfan holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Oregon and is an avid cyclist who has completed the Leadville Trail 100 bike race six times.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Paul has more than 25 years of experience building technical teams in application software, product development, and systems integration. He is charged with executing the strategic vision of all product development and intellectual property at Agosto and Skykit. Paul oversees Agosto’s cloud product development consultancy, leading the largest Google Cloud Platform (GCP) software development team in North America. With his oversight the group built software to facilitate a device deployment and provisioning process for a global retailer with 9,000 stores in North America. The project and platform informed and inspired the product that would become Skykit.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He enjoys cycling, mountain climbing and ice hockey.
Vice President Skykit Strategy, Global Channel and Alliances
Linda is a digital signage veteran who brings nearly two decades of industry experience to Agosto, as well as a vast network of industry connections. She leads the effort on curating a partner community for Skykit that includes Channel Partners—distributors, resellers, and digital system integrators with vertical expertise with a focus on Retail. She also oversees Strategic Alliances providing hardware, software, and services to create holistic solutions.
Prior to joining Agosto Linda launched the Retail Vertical Business Solutions Group at Samsung Electronics in the greater NYC area, and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Wireless Ronin Technologies. Linda brings a unique skill to solution creation as she has worked on all sides of a digital signage deployment: Hardware, Software, Services, Consulting, and even from the End-User perspective having launched a retail digital signage and kiosk solution for Gabberts Furniture. She is a tremendous team asset and brings value to every partnership launched.
Vice President of Finance and HR
Mike oversees Skykit’s finance and human resources departments, providing strategic direction to help the company capitalize most effectively on its growth. He creates and implements processes designed to improve Agosto’s operational and financial efficiencies and fuel company growth.
Mike is a board member at BIZAA, a non-profit aiding Nigerian children, and at the Twin Cities chapter of Financial Executives International. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University, and a master’s in business administration from St. Cloud State University. He also holds a CPA certificate in Minnesota.
Mike is on an accomplished snow sculpting team that took first place at the Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Championship; second place at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition; and a Bronze medal at the 2015 Budweiser International Snow Sculpting Championships.