Behind each project are truly amazing people.

Leadership

Tiger Bitanga

Tiger Bitanga

Chief Executive Officer

Originally from the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tiger made his way to Los Angeles where he founded the company in 1999. He is a big believer in the power of tribes and networking and is currently working on several internet ventures in the fast growing Philippine market.

Tiger founded August 99 with the vision of connecting dynamic businesses all over the world to awesome web design talent in the Philippines.

Jon Krabbe

Jon Krabbe

Chief Financial Officer

Jon is the CFO of both The Design People North America (TDP-NA) and August 99. Prior to this, he held various senior financial roles in the industry.

Aside from his board of director responsibilities, Jon is also spearheading many of the marketing campaigns of Agent Image. Agent Image is the largest division of August 99 and is among the top real estate website providers in the world.

Luigi Amante

Luigi Amante

Chief Operating Officer

Originally from the Philippines, Luigi moved to Los Angeles after high school and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona as an Electrical Engineer.

Although he enjoyed the engineering field, he quickly realized he needed to be in a much more creative environment and helped start The Design People – a web design company established in 1999 – whose main focus was to serve the real estate industry in the United States.

Bernd Rennebeck

Bernd Rennebeck

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Bernd oversees the tech operations for the whole company and makes sure things in production run smoothly.

He’s also the company’s resident problem solver and is an early adopter and lover of new technology. When he’s not in the office, he’s either catching up on sleep, out exploring new apps or spending quality time with his daughter, Arya.

Team Leaders

Agent Image

Rachel De Mesa

Rachel De Mesa

Creative Director

Aesha Calado

Aesha Calado

Operations Manager

Ace Hain

Ace Hain

Sales Manager

The Design People

Eve Sastre

Eve Sastre

Marketing Director

James Ryan Dulay

James Ryan Dulay

Creative Director

Isabelle Carballo

Isabelle Carballo

Assistant Team Leader - Digital Strategists

Jonathan Bingayan

Jonathan Bingayan

Web Development Manager

Our Team