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FarePortal Board Room
Sam S. Jain
Founder & Executive Chairman
Sam S. Jain is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Fareportal Inc. After beginning his career in travel, Jain quickly noticed the inefficiencies inherent in the offline processes of the wholesale travel industry. Recognizing the opportunity, he began work to automate and digitize travel ticket purchases. Jain’s first company, Farebuzz was part of the early travel boom, entering as a business-to-business company In 2003, Jain used his own finances and bootstrapped the launch of Fareportal… read more
Werner Georg Kunz-Cho
Werner G. Kunz-Cho is the Vice Chairman of Fareportal, the travel technology company powering seven global travel brands including CheapOair.com and OneTravel.com. Kunz-Cho is responsible for the managing the vision and continued growth of Fareportal and its brands. 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.
President & CFO
An experienced airline finance and commercial leader, Glenn Cusano is Fareportal’s President & CFO. Glenn is responsible for overall operations and financial management of Fareportal and it’s brands.
Prior to joining Fareportal, Glenn was JetBlue’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasury responsible for treasury and fuel, risk management, financial planning and analysis, and structural programs. During his many years with Jet Blue, Cusano held several finance roles before being promoted to Vice President, Compliance and Audit in the Legal team in 2007. He returned to the Finance team in 2009 as Vice President, Audit and Process Effectiveness before taking on leadership responsibilities for the airline’s financial planning as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President in March 2017, he served as Vice President, Operational Planning and Analysis as part of JetBlue’s Commercial and Planning team. In this role, Cusano was instrumental in driving improvement in operational planning and recovery as well as in on-time performance.
Glenn is a graduate of Quinnipiac College and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Andrew G. Bush
Chief Information Officer
Andrew has been leading Technology, Operations, and Data functions within the Financial Services industry for over 20 years. Most recently, as the Head of Technology for Lazard’s $1.4 billion M&A and Restructuring Advisory business, Andrew was responsible for all aspects of technology including strategy, product management, engineering development, and support.
Before his service with Lazard, Andrew served as the Head of Reference Data Strategy at Citigroup. Prior to Citigroup, he served as the Global Program Manager at Credit Suisse for the Securities Reference Data transformation initiative.
Andrew has a master’s degree in business administration from NYU Stern School of Business and a master’s degree in engineering from Cambridge University, England. Born in England, he moved to New York in 2004 and now lives with his wife Lori and two children in Summit, New Jersey.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Chief Administrative Officer
Kimberly Samon is a results-driven global business leader with a strong combination of human resources expertise and business acumen. Kimberly is a four-time Chief People Officer for both public and private equity owned organizations. She has served in an advisory role with Fareportal for several years and now lends her deep experience in organizational design, employee engagement, talent and succession management as Chief People Officer, leading People & Culture for the company.
Kimberly has extensive experience working with leadership teams and boards on business transformation and has served as an advisor to multiple Compensation Committees. She earned a Juris Doctor at Stetson University College of Law, a Master of Business Administration at Mercer University School of Business & Economics and a Bachelor of Science at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is a Member of the State Bar of Georgia and has volunteered as an Instructor at the Columbia University CHRO Institute and as a Field Volunteer for The Joy J Society.
Kimberly has two adult children and lives in New York City with her husband. She is an avid traveler, chef, wine enthusiast, fitness buff and amateur novelist and screenwriter. She loves a good business or real estate rehab and making something spectacular out of the ordinary.
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