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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 Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Information Officer
General Manager, Global Operations
Executive Vice-President, Global Content
Steve Praven joined Fareportal in 2018 as the Executive Vice-President, Global Content. In his role Steve and his team will be responsible for acquiring content from airlines, car rental partners, hotels, and attractions and services. In addition, the team will also lead our commercial relationships with our connectivity partners on a global basis.
Steve has extensive experience in the travel business. He started his career with United Airlines where over a 20-year career he held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. In his final role at United he was responsible for United’s commercial relationships with major customer segments including Corporations, Travel Management Companies, Tour Operators and On-line Travel Agents. He then joined Orbitz Worldwide and was the company’s Group Vice-President, Business development until the sale of the company to Expedia for $1.3 billion. After the sale of the company he joined Aon Affinity Travel Practice where he was the company’s Senior Vice-President responsible for business development.
Steve received a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University. He resides in the Chicago area with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, hiking, movies, and playing golf.
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.
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.
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