The 2018 Young Leaders

Karen Aloy, Key Account Manager, Hertz
Seth Anagnostis, Director, Business Development, Routehappy by ATPCO
Bayram Annakov, Founder and CEO, App in the Air
Anne Beckett, President and COO, Hopjump
Matías Beer Vuco, Project Development Coordinator, 5M Travel Group
Jeff Berk, Chief Executive Officer, Tripkicks
Ahmed Bhuiyan, Senior Manager Strategic Partnerships, Groupon
Rustom Birdie, Head of Travel, Affirm
Sarah Bock, Director – Affiliate Partnerships, Expedia Partner Solutions
Chris Bruce, VP, Commercial, Journera
Felix Carsten, Operations Strategy Manager, Generali Global Assistance
Jerry Chen, Flight Data BU, VariFlight
Hui Chen, Senior Manager, Sales Performance & Analytics, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Carlos Chilin, General Manager, /
Matthew Colly, Digital Marketing Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Colleen Coulter, Industry Manager, Travel Suppliers, Facebook
Jay Creech, Manager, Online Distribution and Data Commercialization, American Airlines
Nicolas Daudin, Senior Director of Product Management, Expedia Group
Tagen Davies, Senior Ecommerce Sales Executive, Emirates Airline
Matteo De Santis, CEO, VIVERE
Karli Deakin, Yield Manager, Tauck
Kayla Dickin, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, Priceline Partner Network, a Booking Holdings company
Kristen Ebersole, Manager Product Management, Airlines Reporting Corporation
Nadim El Manawy, CEO, Arise
Vanessa Eller, Area Manager,
Josiah Filler, VP of Business Operations & VP, Peek
Richard Fothergill, Data Scientist / Software Engineer, Rome2rio
Anna Garahan, Chief Commercial Officer, UpLift, Inc.
Abby Gehring, Key Account Manager, Hertz
Michael Goldin, Director of Business Development,
Melissa Goodis, AVP Media, Celebrity Cruises
Taher Hassonjee, Director of Business Development, RVshare
Julia Hawkins, CEO + Co-Founder, Cabinet
Jessica Haywood, Director, Research & Development, STR
Nora Heneghan, Marketing and PR Manager, New York Hilton Midtown
Tyson Knapke, Manager, Digital Marketing, Globus family of brands
Mike Knetemann, Digital Marketing Manager, Xanterra Travel Collection
Gayle Marie Knolls, Sr. Marketing Manager (North America), Travelport
Andri Heiðar Kristinsson, CEO and Co-Founder, Travelade
Susahanna Lippa, CRM Analyst, Xanterra Travel Collective
Jaclyn Loo, Product Marketing Manager, Google
Jack Louis, President, Fat Tire Tours
Erik Magnuson, Sr. Director, Supplier Revenue Management Strategy, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Deepak Mangwani, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Ian McHenry, Co-founder and CEO, Beyond Pricing
Kristi McMillin, Director of Growth Operations, Teckst
Carla Medina, Director of Commercial, Journera
Arjun Mehra, Director - Online Revenue, / MakeMyTrip
Sam Miller, Marketing Manager (North America), Travelport
Rachel Neasham, Senior Product Manager, Lola
Hoang Nguyen, Co-founder, ETA, inc.
Michael Nobiletti, Founder & CEO, Rollinglobe
Stephen Oddo, CEO & Co-Founder, Take Walks
Mary Osorio, Director, Digital Marketing & Production, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Jeff Pan, CEO, Flymya
Misha Plotkine, Founder,
Lax Poojary, Founder, Touring Bird, Google (Area 120)
Anthony Rader, Manager, Sales Strategy, American Airlines
Raquel Rodrigo Musat, Senior analyst, Amadeus
Matt Rodriguez, Marketing Manager, New York Hilton Midtown
Tim Rosolio, Director, Partner Success Strategy, HomeAway
Andrew Schulz, Cofounder and CEO,
Alex Shchedrin, VP, Strategic Services, DataArt
Samantha Simmons, Director Quality and Customer Experience EMEA, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Rishabh Singhi, Chief Operating Officer, RedDoorz
Kelly Soderlund, Public Relations and Content Manager, SAP Concur (Hipmunk)
Jordan Staab, President/CRO, Hopjump
Yoshiko Tamaoki, American Express Global Business Travel, Product Manager
Max Tremaine, CEO, Sherpa
Sandra Vazquez, Head of Business Development, Nearsoft
Michael Vincent, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, MGM Resorts International
Jack Wang, Senior Associate, Pamplona Capital - Tech Fund
Niklas Zeller, CEO & Co-founder, Viselio
Cherie Zhong, Director of Customer Support, Suiteness, Inc
Joyce (Yijia) Zhou, Global Partnerships Solutions, Sr. Associate, Google


Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Christina Heggie, Investment Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures
Decius Valmorbida, President, Amadeus
Dee Waddell, Global Managing Director, Travel & Transportation Industries, IBM
Erik Blachford, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Evan Konwiser, VP Product Strategy & Marketing, American Express Global Business Travel
Gianni Marostica, Director Business Development, Travel, Google Inc.
Jim Hornthal, Chairman, Triporati and Zignal Labs and Executive Chairman, Launchpad Central
Kei Shibata, CEO, Venture Republic
Lawrence Hester, CEO, Fareharbor
Mark Blutstein, Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.
Michelle Vincent, Industry Manager, Travel, Facebook
Philip C. Wolf, Founder, Phocuswright Inc.
Rod Cuthbert, Founder & Former Chairman & CEO, Viator; Former Chairman & CEO, Rome2rio, Independed Consultant
Siew Hoon Yeoh, Founder, WIT and Editorial Director, Web In Travel
Walter Buschta, Vice President, Marketing, Phocuswright Inc.