Executive Team

Prasad Gundumogula
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder
Prasad Gundumogula
Prasad Gundumogula, 47, is the co-founder of Mondee and has been serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2015. Under his stewardship, Mondee has emerged as a rapid-growth travel technology company and marketplace with a portfolio of globally recognized brands, grown substantially in revenue, and executed some key strategic acquisitions that expanded the portfolio to fuel future growth. Prior to his current role, Mr. Gundumogula served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer of Mondee, where he crafted Mondee's vision, as well as played foundational roles in executing this vision. Prior to Mondee's founding, Mr. Gundumogula was the Founder and CEO of ExploreTrip Inc, where he pioneered a world-class system-based travel technology solution and state-of-the-art content hub platform. Previously, Mr. Gundumogula founded Metaminds Global Solutions, where he created highly scalable logistics systems and Artificial & Business Intelligence based solutions that added value to companies such as Lowe's and Mercedes Benz. Mr. Gundumogula is a seasoned entrepreneur with an excellent track record of founding multiple transformative ventures and nurturing them from startups to multi-millions dollar businesses. Mr. Gundumogula holds a master's degree in computer science from Andhra University.
Orestes Fintiklis
Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Strategy and Business Development Officer
Orestes Fintiklis will serve as a director of New Mondee. Mr. Fintiklis has served as ITHAX’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2020 and Chairman of ITHAX’s Board since January 2021. He has more than 15 years of experience in hospitality investment and asset management and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ithaca Capital Partners, a private equity real estate investment management company. In the past four years alone, Ithaca has acquired and/or asset-managed five hospitality businesses, including the acquisition of iconic and award-winning hotels such as the JW Marriott Panama and W Hotel Bogota (which, in 2021, readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted as the No. 1 best hotel in South America). He oversees all aspects of Ithaca, including sourcing, acquisitions, structuring, strategy, asset management and disposals. Prior to Ithaca, Mr. Fintiklis joined Dolphin Capital Partners in June 2007, and served as a partner from December 2013 to January 2017. Dolphin Capital Partners raised approximately $600 million of equity since June 2007 and raised and invested a total of approximately $1.1 billion of equity since December 2005 into multiple hotels and resorts. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Clifford Chance LLC in London and Brussels from August 2004 to August 2006. Mr. Fintiklis has a bachelor’s degree in law (Jurisprudence) from Oxford University (England), where he graduated first in his class, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with distinction from INSEAD Business School (France). He is a director in multiple hospitality and real estate private companies and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization, a chief executive leadership organization. We believe that Mr. Fintiklis is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee due to his extensive investment background, experience as an executive, and his global network of business contacts.
Jim Dullum
Jim Dullum
Jim Dullum, 68, has served as our Chief Operating Officer, since November 2021, and on our Advisory Board from 2012 to 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dullum headed the Global Travel & Transportation Business for EDS, an HP company, becoming the largest processor of airline reservation transactions by 2007, through acquisition and outsourcing of airline and global distribution system (GDS) operations, and a leading provider of IT services to global airline, hotel, logistics and other travel companies. Subsequently, Mr. Dullum was an advisor to Travelport Worldwide Limited, has been Chief Operating Officer of Fareportal, Inc. a travel technology company and one of the largest Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), as well as Managing Partner of Fieldstone Equity, a private equity and business management firm since co-founding in 2010. Mr. Dullum was also a Principal and Business Development Leader of Business Travel International of Americas (BTIA) which merged to become BCD, one of the largest global Travel Management Companies (TMCs). He started, operated and sold Execunet Travel, a corporate travel company which developed one of the first transactional front-end systems on an airline GDS, has been the Vice-Chairman of Citicorp CIMS, a travel information and transaction provider for travel agencies, and CEO of Corvus Consulting, a travel marketing automation consulting business sold to Citicorp. Mr. Dullum sits on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mechanical Engineering, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree cum laude from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Dan Figenshu
Dan Figenshu
Dan Figenshu, 44, has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2021. Mr. Figenshu is currently responsible for overseeing all financial, accounting, SEC reporting, and treasury functions at Mondee. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer of Rocketrip, Inc., which was acquired by Mondee in September 2020. At Rocketrip, a venture-backed travel-tech start-up, he oversaw finance, accounting, legal, human resources, and operations. Before joining Rocketrip in 2017, Mr. Figenshu led finance organizations at two different media companies: Mic Network, Inc. and Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, where he also sat on the Board of Directors. Earlier in his career, he held finance and operations leadership roles at Random House and Simon & Schuster. Mr. Figenshu has more than 20 years of finance and operations experience in companies ranging from Series-A startups to multi-billion dollar media conglomerates. Mr. Figenshu received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Kymber Lowe

With two decades of senior experience, Ms. Lowe has led growth marketing, global brand and content initiatives, partnerships, lifecycle marketing, and operations. She has driven measurable brand awareness programs, partner leads and enablement, new customer growth, and customer engagement. Previously, Ms. Lowe held leadership roles at Microsoft, Amazon, Lifelock, and VISA.

As Mondee’s CMO, Ms. Lowe develops go-to-market programs for the company’s existing and emerging markets. She optimizes our go-to-market strategy and our brand positioning for the rapidly emerging gig economy in travel. Additionally, Ms. Lowe collaboratess with suppliers on customer marketing and sales programs.

Venkat Pasupuleti
Venkat Pasupuleti
Venkat Pasupuleti, 59, has been serving as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2017. He leads the technology team that drives innovation and transformation in the industry through disruptive technology platforms. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Pasupuleti served as Chief Operations Officer of ExploreTrip Inc and played a critical role in operations and in the development of a world-class expert system based travel technology solution. Prior to that, Mr. Pasupuleti served as Vice President at Avesta Computers, led the West Coast operations and Program Management services. Earlier, Mr. Pasupuleti was founder and CEO of ZoomInterview Inc, which developed a new generation technology skill assessment platform. Earlier in his career, he served as Program Director and Country Head at e2e technologies Inc, responsible for M&A, Strategic consulting and Program Management practices and prior to that he served as Head – Business Applications Group at Mastek, a global IT solutions company. Mr. Pasupuleti received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Andhra University and a master’s degree in Management from Bombay University.
Yuvraj Datta
Yuvraj Datta
Yuvraj Datta, 52, has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since 2016. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he was President of SkyLink Travel Group, looking after its global operations. As Mondee’s CCO, he is responsible for commercial strategy and development of the organization. In his current role, he oversees sales, marketing, product development, and technology to drive business growth & market share for all Mondee companies. He has extensive experience in sales, business development, and operations. He has liaised with airlines, technology partners, GDS companies, travel companies, tour operators, and tourist boards. He has been involved as a business head in many IT projects, from conceptualization to implementation. He is a strong believer of Mondee’s core vision of changing the landscape of the travel industry through technology. Mr. Datta has more than 25 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of travel verticals in different segments of the travel industry, and has led multiple implementations globally. Mr. Datta has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Motilal Nehru College at the University of Delhi.
Michalis Tsakos
President - Wholesale
Michalis Tsakos, 57, has served as Mondee Holdings’ President of Leisure Wholesale since February of 2020. Mr. Tsakos currently manages all wholesale and B2B operations, utilizing his business intuition and strong negotiation skills. From 1990 until he joined Mondee, Mr. Tsakos served as CEO of Cosmopolitan Travel Services (CTS) and played a critical role in CTS becoming North America’s leading travel consolidator. Mr. Tsakos’ demonstrated success and history of working within the travel industry have led him to his current position with Mondee Holdings. Mr. Tsakos was born in Athens Greece where he earned a degree at the Agricultural University of Athens.
Michael Thomas
President - Retail
Michael Thomas, 56, has served as Mondee Holdings' President of Retail since 2019. Mr. Thomas is responsible for all aspects of Mondee travel retail operations. He has extensive experience with online travel and is a pioneer in the industry. In 1995 Mr. Thomas founded OneTravel, which was acquired by Amadeus and Terra Lycos in 2000. In 2005, he co-founded Sprice, which was acquired by Travelport in 2010. That same year he founded Booking Wiz, a travel search referral advertising platform. In 2010, Mr. Thomas rejoined the travel transaction industry when he founded LBF Travel, which was acquired by Mondee Holdings in 2019. Mr. Thomas is excited to bring his extensive experience in all facets of the travel industry to Mondee. Mr. Thomas was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa, and attended Dover College and Exeter University in England.