Randall Zapata is the company’s founder and Chief Visionary Officer. A dedicated American, born and raised in the Windy City, he joined the Army National Guard when he was just 17, then entered the Army at 18 to become one of the youngest military intelligence analysts. After his honorable discharge and with the post-9/11 security and intelligence world changing rapidly, Randall was quickly nabbed by a defense contractor to solve a series of tough intelligence data challenges that were discovered during the 9/11 Commission. At 23, he founded Zapata Technology in 2007 and has guided its phenomenal success and he continues to be an amazing serial-entrepreneur with also founding Zapata AI, Zapata Estates, and Zapata U.
Positive and easy-going but steely-focused, Randall has unparalleled expertise in the use and integration of leading-edge information technologies that excites and energizes the team. He excels at enhancing organizational future growth. He holds numerous technical credentials and certifications and is an active member of the local Augusta, Georgia business community, and Vistage an executive peer coaching organization.
Randall is attentive on providing a great culture and is willing to explore ideas, which enables others to feel confident in presenting their best contributions with little fear of embarrassment or ridicule. He enjoys discussing all the possible ways that a problem can be approached.
He is committed to a healthy work-life balance and enjoys time at Disney World with his wife, Megan, and their two sons and his extended work family, sponsoring morale-boosting trips with employees through Zapata Experiences.