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.
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, 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.
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.
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.