Vice President, Travel
Jeremy has been developing ITA Software's technical platform and business relationships since 1992. He has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and an S.M. in Computer Science from MIT, and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Commercial Director, Travel
Gianni brings more than 20 years of experience in the commercial travel industry. Prior to joining ITA Software, Gianni served as president, Airline Passenger Solutions for Sabre Holdings Corp. and focused on the mission-critical core systems of Reservations, Inventory, and Departure Control. During his tenure with the company, Gianni also held the position of managing partner for Worldwide Consulting and a number of international positions including Vice President Airlines based in Europe.
Group Product Manager
Sundar oversees development and delivery of ITA Software's reservations and travel distribution products. Before joining ITA Software, Sundar was chief scientist at Ascent Technology Inc., a leading provider of complex resource planning, scheduling, and allocation solutions for airlines, airports, and the US Department of Defense. He also played key founding roles in startups in the CAD software and robotics areas, and has consulted for several major New York financial trading firms. Sundar is the co-author of "On to Java" (Addison-Wesley) and has published numerous technical articles in peer-reviewed journals and online publications. He holds doctorate and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a B.Tech from IIT, Madras.
Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs, Senior Manager
Cara brings more than 30 years of travel industry experience. She joined ITA Software in 1998 as one of its first employees, and has been instrumental in building ITA's brand recognition ever since. Cara is responsible for all of ITA's media, industry, and community relations. Prior to joining ITA she held executive roles at United Airlines and Galileo International, with overall responsibility for fares and shopping product lines.
Tim brings more than 17 years of experience in all aspects of application and travel technology delivery to this position, where he is responsible for the company's business development initiatives throughout North, South, and Central America. Prior to joining ITA, Tim served as vice president/COO of Hi-Mark Software (acquired by TRX as the Traveltrax line of business) and held multiple management and operations positions with companies such as GetThere/Sabre, Navigant International, and United Airlines.
JAMES R. RUSSELL
James is responsible for the development and delivery of ITA Software's comprehensive management system for airfare pricing and shopping, bringing more than 20 years of experience in software development and management to the role. Prior to joining ITA, James held executive positions in Lotus and WebSphere divisions of IBM Software, delivering innovative technology for the Notes, WebSphere, and Workplace platforms. Prior to that, he served as Director of Software Technology and other positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. James has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and S.B. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from MIT.
General Manager, EMEA & APAC
Nicola brings over 11 years of experience in airline distribution, e-commerce, e-marketing and online fraud prevention. Based in Amsterdam, he is responsible for ITA Software by Google's business development efforts in EMEA and APAC. Prior to Google, he held senior management positions with Gulf Air in the Kingdom of Bahrain and with Alitalia in Italy, his country of origin.