Meet our Executive Team
As CEO of Avionté, Rishabh is focused on helping customers succeed through thought leadership, innovation and service excellence. A serial entrepreneur and seasoned CEO, Rishabh has successfully led technology-enabled businesses in payroll, benefits, and healthcare services with leading US and international private equity funds.
Rishabh previously served as Director and CEO for Ascender HCM, a leading payroll and HCM provider in Australasia, where he led the acquisition and transformation of the business. He was a member of the Executive Advisory Council for CVC, a multi-billion global tech private equity fund, most recently serving as Executive Chairman for BoltInc. He is the co-founder & former Executive Chairman of Kinela and serves as a Strategic Advisor to Pharmacord. Rishabh was a General Partner at Archer Capital, a $3 billion private equity fund where he served as Chairman of the Board of Supercars and was a Director of HealtheCare. Rishabh served as the CEO of SHPS, Inc., a leading private-equity backed provider of HR outsourcing, benefits management and consumer-driven health plans, CEO of Landacorp, a private equity backed medical management software business. Prior to SHPS, he was co-founder and CEO of Abilizer Solutions, a pioneering portal software firm focused on innovative employee benefits (sold to BEA).
Rishabh is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Rishabh brings vast experience in technology leadership, acquisition, growth strategy, and HCM to Avionté.
“In this dynamic environment, we want to help our customer successfully compete for talent and efficiently manage their businesses to growth and profitability.”–Rishabh Mehrotra
As the SVP of Growth, Brigid leads the cross-functional teams that directly impact the service experience and success of our customers in the areas of technical support, account management, training, and technical services. Brigid owns the customer journey and makes it a priority to ensure Avionté engages with our customers in a way that delivers incredible customer service with a positive business impact.
With a background of nearly 10 years in the staffing industry, including Managing Director of Cynthia Cook, Inc., a full-service staffing company, Brigid has a deep understanding of staffing operations and the ability to see the service experience from an Avionté customer perspective.
“My goal is to provide our customers with a truly customer-centric, comprehensive, and transparent customer journey. We strive to ensure that every interaction our customers have with Avionté is both positive and meaningful.” – Brigid Isenmann
As Avionté’s Chief Operating Officer, Sushma oversees all services that directly impact the client and participant experience with Avionté Software, from initial implementation and training through on-going administration.
Sushma brings more than 25 years of experience in human capital management and technology, with direct hands-on experience designing and managing large scale HR technology and service operations. Prior to Avionté, Sushma served as a Vice President of Operations for Total Absence Management at ADP, and then as Vice President, Strategic Advisory Services. In these roles, Sushma worked directly with clients on compliance and leading business practices across all Human Capital Management services. Prior to ADP, Sushma served as the SVP, Product Management for SHPS|Carewise Health, and Vice President of Operations. There, Ms. Tripathi was an instrumental part of the strategic team focused on innovative product development activities to ensure alignment with client goals and delivered the best experience for clients and participants. Prior to joining SHPS|Carewise Health, she served as a Director, Product Development and Management for Cigna, as well as various positions in benefits administration at Independence Blue Cross and Strawbridge & Clothier.
Sushma has a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University with dual majors in finance and human resources management.
“Workforce management can shape the perception of your organization and improve employer brand. My goal is to provide our customers with the right staffing and recruiting tools, technology and service excellence to succeed in this gig economy.” – Sushma Tripathi
Keith joined Avionté as Chief Financial Officer in 2020. As CFO, he is responsible for strategically managing Avionté’s financial trajectory, helping drive growth and scale in our business. Keith is a dynamic finance and business leader with a proven track record of success operating within growth environments.
Keith has deep experience within finance and strategy, leading ideas from initiation to scale in both small and large organizations. Keith’s leadership experience spans large companies such as Best Buy, Target, the Carlson Companies, and Gateway, as well as smaller growth companies in the marketing, distribution, and software industries. He has a background in financial planning and analysis and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
“The Finance team is vital to helping Avionté define the blueprint for growth. We guide the company along this path by supporting our customers and staff to achieve the outcomes we all expect.” – Keith Bradach
Raj is a client- and business-focused technology executive who joined the Avionté team in 2020. As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for leading a high–performance technology team that builds and runs innovative, reliable software and is tightly connected to the mission and goals of the organization.
Raj’s career has been focused on technology leadership. He has led both internal and external technology teams in multiple locations around the world, serving demanding enterprise clients running mission-critical systems. He is known as a team builder and servant leader, who inspires technology professionals to do great work and deliver great value to customers.
“I am passionate about technology and its application in solving critical business problems. Whether software applications, hardware products or systems integrating both, I have the vision to define and develop award-winning solutions creating significant customer value.” – Raj Chauhan
As the VP of Product Management, Chad leads the Avionté product team to define and deliver innovative product solutions to the market. Chad is a market-focused product leader with more than 20 years of enterprise software and technology leadership experience. He has spent the last 15 years leading product management and strategic initiatives at various organizations such as Epicor, Solera, and Healthland. Chad has extensive experience in ERP, CRM, front and back office systems, BI, and mobile solutions. He is an expert in product strategy, developing enterprise software and growing product portfolios.
Chad is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a B.B.A. in Business Administration. He also has an MBA with a Marketing emphasis from the University of St. Thomas.
“My purpose is to lead the design and development of a portfolio of solutions that enable our customers to effectively run their businesses and help them achieve their objectives.” -Chad Meyer
Christopher Ryan leads the Strategy and Marketing functions for Avionte. He brings more than three decades of consulting, thought leadership, and corporate experience in Human Capital Management.
Chris comes to Avionte from ADP where he served as the VP of Research for Strategic Advisory Services. In that role, Chris provided guidance to ADP’s diverse client base on a broad range of HCM topics, including HR Strategy, Regulatory Risk, and HR Technology. Key areas of focus included U.S. Labor Trends, employment practices, and workforce management. Chris has also written and spoken extensively about part-time and temporary workers, employee retention, gender pay equity, emerging trends in compensation, U.S. labor shortages, and the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Chris joined ADP through the acquisition of SHPS HR Solutions in 2012, where he served as EVP, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for the enterprise. Prior to SHPS, Chris held consulting and leadership positions at Hewitt Associates, Arthur Andersen, Watson Wyatt, and Deloitte & Touche.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a B.A. in physics. Mr. Ryan also holds an MBA in marketing and management policy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Daren Jackson joined Avionté in 2020 to assist with the launch of Avionté CHANGE. Daren is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of global experience creating, growing, and selling companies in the payment and FinTech sectors. He is a subject matter expert in payments, prepaid banking and FinTech. By uncovering market gaps and crafting SaaS technology solutions to fill them, Daren is known for bringing innovative ideas to fruition.
As SVP of Payments, Daren leads the team that directly impacts the service experience for all things payments. Daren owns the customer journey and makes it a priority to ensure Avionté engages with our customers in a way that delivers frictionless payment experiences. With a strong background in the payments and banking industry, Daren has a deep understanding of payment operations and the ability to see the payment experience from an Avionté customer perspective.
“Consumer expectations for a frictionless payment experience is at an all-time high. My goal is to provide our customers with the knowledge, tools and user experience that allows them to tap the ‘power of payments’ like never before.” – Daren Jackson
As VP of Partnerships, Scott Poeschl leads the vision and strategy for Avionté’s partnership program. Scott oversees the cross-functional efforts that support and grow the partner program from integration development, technical support, partner management and partner marketing. Scott is always looking to deliver partnerships that engage with our clients in a way that delivers incredible value and positive business impact for their firm.
Scott brings 20 years of experience in the HR technology space with a decade at ADP, and various other roles supporting partnership integrations to a client’s tech stack. Scott has a unique passion for operational efficiency in talent acquisition, payroll processing, and API integrations, which comes through as he works with partners and clients.
“My goal is to a provide clients a robust partner program where you can leverage pre integrated partners or integrate your own tech stack to Avionté as the system of record. The partnership program will help firms be more efficient, more profitable, win more clients, place and pay talent faster, all while improving your staff and talent experiences.” – Scott Poeschl
Board of Directors and Advisors
Serent Capital is a growth equity firm based in San Francisco that invests in profitable, high-growth businesses. Their mission is to deliver extraordinary returns by partnering with outstanding executive teams to grow exceptional businesses. The firm partnered with Avionté in January 2014. Serent’s board of directors helps Avionté achieve its ultimate potential through thematic sourcing, comprehensive diligence and extensive business building efforts.
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