Our Leadership Team
Read more about the core leadership at YJT that drives innovation forward while maintaining our dedication to excellence everywhere.
Linda Maclachlan – CEO & Founder
Linda is a trusted technology adviser to many Chicago-based mid-sized firms. She helps YJT’s clients craft winning IT operations strategies that maximize returns on their technology investments. She is responsible for guiding YJT’s services strategy and for establishing and maintaining the high standards for which YJT is known.
Linda is widely recognized as a leader in the Chicago IT community. She serves as a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is an avid promoter of Chicago business. She was both a finalist and a subsequent judge for the annual City of Chicago’s James Tyree Emerging Leadership Award.
Linda received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University and her Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, graduating cum laude from both programs. She began her career at Accenture as a Financial Services practice manager.
Pam Diaz – President
Pam brings exceptional operational leadership to our team, having run global teams for enterprises and top-tier organizations for over 20 years. She catalyzes a true client focus in all of YJT’s operations and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to both client and employee growth and success.
Prior to coming joining the YJT team, Pam served as the Director of Global Operations and Interim CIO at a world-renowned investment firm for two years. She launched her career at Brinson Partners, and after UBS’ acquisition of Brinson, she began a long-standing career with UBS, ultimately becoming an Executive Director & Global Operations Business Manager.
Pam received her Bachelor’s degree in Enterprise Management from Northern Illinois University. She has also received her ITIL Foundations Certification and the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certification.
Daniel Jarzynski – Director of Finance
Daniel is a skilled finance and business professional with diverse experience in multiple areas of business administration. In his role as Director of Finance, he collaborates with the rest of the leadership team to set firm-wide priorities and solve company challenges.
Daniel is passionate about developing tools and processes for YJT that create value, drive efficiencies, and reduce risk. He began his tenure at YJT Solutions in 2014 and has since worked tirelessly to drive excellence in every aspect of YJT’s operations, further cementing his status as an invaluable member of our team.
Michael Brunetti – Director of IT Strategy
Mike Brunetti joined the YJT team in 2010 and has developed an impressive knowledge and skill set of technical architecture that is both deep and broad. As a Senior Architect and the Director of IT Strategy, he provides technical and business thought leadership to clients and serves as a mentor to other YJT employees.
Mike is responsible for leading YJT’s group of senior architects and engineers that is solely dedicated to researching emerging technical offerings, best practices, and innovations in IT Operational Readiness, and then bringing that knowledge to our clients and employees.
Ron Garcia – Managed Services Manager
Ron runs the YJT Command Center and is no stranger to “wrangling the troops,” given his four years of service in the United States Marine Corp. Ron has been with YJT since July 2016 and has been an instrumental part of growing and developing YJT’s team of Managed Service Engineers.
Throughout his 20 years in the IT and network telecom industries, Ron has worn many hats including Operations Manager, Communications Manager, and Technical Trainer. Prior to working at YJT, Ron managed a Global Network Operations Center for a major insurance company providing 24-7 coverage, on a global scale.
Iain Lopata – Advisor
Iain Lopata has served on YJT Solution’s Advisory Board for 5 years and is now taking on a more active advisory role by bringing his talent and expertise to YJT’s clients. He is a senior IT executive with nearly 30 years’ experience planning, delivering, and managing strategic IT decisions. Iain’s experience as Chief Technical Architect for Accenture, coupled with his expertise in quality assurance for demanding, high-profile projects, has positioned him as an invaluable advisory resource.