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FarePortal Board Room
Sam S. Jain
Founder and CEO
Sam S. Jain is the Founder and CEO of Fareportal, the travel technology company powering seven global travel brands including CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com. Jain’s portfolio of brands includes CheapOair, OneTravel, Royal Scenic, Travelong, clubmiles, Duke’s Royal Court, WK Travel, and Tripcombi. He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Voyager HQ, a first-of-its-kind community hub connecting travel startup founders with investors, mentors, and corporate partners… read more
Werner Georg Kunz-Cho
Werner G. Kunz-Cho is the Co-CEO of Fareportal, the travel technology company powering seven global travel brands including CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com. Kunz-Cho is responsible for overseeing Fareportal’s Board of Directors, Board of Advisers, and the Global Business Squad, as well as managing International Growth, Global Content, Supplier Relations, Legal, and Human Resources. He has over 35 years of experience in the travel industry including serving as the CEO of OneTravel.com prior to its acquisition by Fareportal. Prior to joining Fareportal, he was also Head of Operations at Travac Charters, General Manager North America at Swissair’s charter division Balair/CTA, Director North America at City Bird Airlines and Vice President of Business Development North America at Lufthansa Systems.
Chief Operating Officer
Jim has over 30 years of executive business management and strategic planning experience with two Fortune 500 companies and the start-up and management of eight other companies. From 1993 – 2009, Jim was the President of the $1.4 Billion Global Transportation Business for EDS, an HP company, whose client base included airlines, logistics and other transport enterprises. He engineered over $600M of accretive acquisitions and integrations in the US and Europe. During this period, EDS became the largest provider of IT services to the airline industry globally, established significant positions in Logistics in EMEA and Asia, grew to over 30,000 team members and opened Transportation IT development centers in Latin America, India and China. Jim was also a co-founder of USTravel, Vice Chairman of CIMS, a Citicorp information management company and founder of Execunet Travel Systems.
Jim holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BA Cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Information Officer
Mark Abe has over 25 years of strategic planning, business operations and executive management experience in the consulting, technology services, transportation, manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare industries. Mark held executive leadership roles within EDS. Over a 20-year period, he had roles in strategic planning, product and services management, and global market/business-development responsibilities, as well as M&A activities. Part of a global industry team, he helped drive EDS’ transportation revenues in excess of $1B/year and was the leader of IT services to the airline industry. From 2005-2008, he served abroad as an expatriate in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore as Vice President and Managing Director of EDS’ Southeast Asia (ASEAN) region, achieving $1B in total sales in 2008 while overseeing a cross-functional team of over 7,500 sales, marketing, operations and technical team members.
Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has continuing studies at Troy University, Babson University and the London School of Business.
Chief Strategy Officer
General Manager, Global Operations
SVP, People & Culture / Chair Of GRC
Corissa Leong joined Fareportal in 2008 to build a Global Human Resources Department. Prior to joining Fareportal, Corissa held HR roles in different industries such as hospitality, manufacturing, non-profit and security. She has thorough experience in all aspects of HR, including employee relations, talent management and acquisition, performance management, organization development, HR system, benefits and compliance.
Corissa holds a BS in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State University.
SVP & General Counsel
Jonathan is a proven General Counsel with over 20 years of global experience serving Internet and technology companies. Jonathan came to Fareportal in August 2014. Prior to joining us, he served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Travelocity, responsible for all legal matters in North America, EMEA and Asia/Pac. Jonathan began his legal career in private practice in New York, associated with several law firms, including Morrison & Foerster and Cadwalader. In 2001, Jonathan became the first general counsel at New York-based travel start-up Site59.com, which was eventually acquired by Travelocity.
Jonathan holds a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, D.C. and Texas.
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