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Building stronger human connections through travel

Spotnana revolutionizes the way people gather in person with technology for cost-effective, personalized global travel.

We’re modernizing the infrastructure of the travel industry …

in order to bring freedom, simplicity, and trust to travelers everywhere.

Travelers today book trips through archaic infrastructure that limits their choices, drives up costs, and slows the adoption of new innovation. Spotnana has developed a new generation of cloud-based travel technology that puts the needs of travelers first. Our Travel-as-a-Service platform gives corporations, agencies, suppliers, and technology providers the power to deliver unparalleled, travel experiences that bring people together all over the world.

A leadership team with 150+ years of travel experience

  • Steve Singh
    Executive Chairman
    Steve Singh
    Executive Chairman

    Steve is a travel industry veteran and through the Madrona Venture Group, where he serves as Managing Director, he is an investor in Spotnana. Steve serves as our Executive Chairman and is actively involved at Spotnana. Before joining Madrona in 2020, Steve was the founder and CEO of Concur, and served on the Executive Board of SAP running SAP’s cloud business group.

    Steve currently serves as the Chairman of IDG, the Executive Chairman of Troop, Stratify, Magnify, and Center, and serves on the board of Clari and Leaf Logistics.

  • Sarosh Waghmar
    Co-founder & CEO
    Sarosh Waghmar
    Co-founder & CEO

    Sarosh has spent over 20 years building successful businesses in the travel space. As co-founder and CEO of Spotnana, he leads the company’s efforts to build the industry’s first Travel-as-a-Service Platform. His passion is to provide the travel industry with a modern technology stack that opens the door to a new generation of traveler experiences.

    Before Spotnana, Sarosh founded WTMC, which was the first travel management company to build direct connections to global airlines at the highest possible level of certification. Outside of Spotnana, Sarosh loves cooking and sharing meals with colleagues, friends, and family.

  • Shikhar Agarwal
    Co-founder & CTO
    Shikhar Agarwal
    Co-founder & CTO

    Shikhar has spent the last decade building powerful data and AI/ML platforms. As co-founder and CTO of Spotnana, he leads the company’s efforts to solve the travel industry’s most complex technical challenges.

    Prior to Spotnana, Shikhar was a founding engineer at ThoughtSpot, where he led the architecture of its data analytics and warehousing solution. He was also part of Google Brain building the leading Deep Learning open source tool TensorFlow. He likes to advise and mentor budding entrepreneurs, and loves volunteering for education based NPOs.

  • Johnny Thorsen
    VP Partnerships
    Johnny Thorsen
    VP Partnerships

    Johnny is a global technology evangelist in the corporate travel and mobile world with proven ability to start new business and develop new services within large companies. His experience includes negotiating and closing “impossible deals” between global enterprise buyers, start-up suppliers, and major established industry players.

    Johnny’s extensive travel technology background ranges from writing code, to marketing new products and services, to creating completely new business models that drive disruptive innovation. He has held senior positions in companies such as GetThere, Sabre, Travelport, conTgo, Concur, SAP, Mezi and American Express Digital Labs prior to joining Spotnana.

  • Jessica Bartlett
    VP People
    Jessica Bartlett
    VP People

    Jessica leads the Global People Team at Spotnana who focuses on recruiting, retaining and developing Spotnana’s most valuable asset, its people. She strives to cultivate an environment where employees thrive, grow and develop, feel valued, respected and included, and have the best moments of their career.

    Jessica has led people teams at tech companies through high growth stages, including IPOs, as well as ownership and leadership changes. Prior to Spotnana, Jessica was Head of People at Braze leading them through a successful IPO in November 2021 (Nasdaq: BRZE) and GroundTruth (formerly xAd)

  • Bill Brindle
    VP Travel Operations
    Bill Brindle
    VP Travel Operations

    Bill is responsible for Spotnana’s supplier relationships and operations for providing exceptional service to travelers. Prior to Spotnana, Bill served as COO of American Express Global Business Travel, where he led the company’s global operational delivery teams. He also served for many years as COO of HRG, where he led innovations in HRG’s technology, distribution, product development, and client data, as well as leading the growth and ultimate sale of its Fraedom payments business to Visa.

    Starting his career in the Civil Service, Bill moved into the travel industry in 1980, holding various positions in distribution technology with British Caledonian Airways and Amadeus Global Travel Distribution before joining HRG.

  • Bill Tillman
    VP Sales
    Bill Tillman
    VP Sales

    Bill oversees Spotnana’s go-to-market strategy globally and leads Spotnana’s sales organization. Bill was the first sales hire at Outtask, where he led the launch of Cliqbook Travel in the US before relocating to London to build Outtask’s European business. After Concur acquired Outtask in 2006, Bill held multiple leadership roles across Concur’s Global and SMB Travel & Expense business units, helping grow revenue from $50M to $2B.

    Bill spent six years with SAP after Concur was acquired in 2014 and led SMB sales. Before joining Spotnana, Bill led sales and customer success for Thrive Global.

  • Mukul Gupta
    VP Engineering
    Mukul Gupta
    VP Engineering

    Mukul has spent most of the last decade as a serial entrepreneur, including serving as co-founder and CTO of Arkin.net, which was acquired by VMware. As a VP of Engineering at Spotnana, he is responsible for building products and services that delight customers.

    Prior to Spotnana, Mukul co-founded Arkin.net and Nextplan.ai. In addition, he worked in engineering leadership roles at Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, and VMware, where he built products that were both enterprise-grade and designed to support consumers at scale.

  • Jessica Lewis
    VP Finance
    Jessica Lewis
    VP Finance

    Jessica is responsible for overseeing company financial operations and projecting future investments and plans.

    Prior to Spotnana, Jessica spent over a decade at Concur and SAP where she held multiple leadership roles throughout the finance and accounting organizations. In addition, she worked at Ernst & Young providing audit and assurance services.  Jessica holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of San Diego and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Justin Schuster
    VP Marketing
    Justin Schuster
    VP Marketing

    Justin leads the Spotnana marketing team, which is responsible for the company’s brand, communications, product marketing, and demand generation. He most recently led marketing at Blend as it grew from a startup through to a successful IPO.

    Prior to joining Blend, Justin spent nearly 5 years in ad tech serving as Corporate CMO at Acxiom and Head of Marketing at LiveRamp. Earlier in his career, Justin held leadership positions at Lithium, MarketTools, and Symantec. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

  • Denise Bean
    VP Accounting and Business Operations
    Denise Bean
    VP Accounting and Business Operations

    Denise leads the accounting, business, and financial operations teams with a focus on ensuring cross-functional strategic alignment as well as scaled processes and systems.

    Denise started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers providing audit and assurance services and has held various finance roles with proven success in building high performing global finance teams at high-growth, fast-paced companies. Prior to Spotnana, Denise was the VP, Corporate Controller of Trupanion and previously spent ~10 years in various finance leadership roles at Concur Technologies. Denise holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Info Systems from BYU.

Supported by visionary investors
We’re backed by a world-class group of investors with a proven track record for investing in disruptive industry leaders.