Pravin Narwade, Destination Manager (APAC)
Pravin Narwade holds a Masters qualification in Hospitality from London. A natural number cruncher and an analyst with vast experience of 9 years of Revenue Management in destinations such as London (UK), North Carolina (USA) as well as Goa (India), Pravin brings core revenue management competencies in RevGuru.
Destination manager of South western India covering Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka managing 225 hotels with a team of revenue managers and contracting supervisors. His expertise span not only around Revenue Management but covers training, negotiations and new signups. He is a born athlete who loves cricket and a foodie who loves the subtle flavors of Thai cuisine as well as street food.
Vijay Rao, Destination Manager (APAC)
Vijay Rao come, a versatile personality and destination manager of North western India mainly covering Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states comes with a solid 19 year hospitality experience. He spearheaded the team that successfully launched Revguru India in 2013. Having evolved within brands such as Taj, Blue Diamond, Gravis Group, Venkys group etc in senior roles. Vijay brings in stability, vision and unparalleled passion that motivates his team of Revenue Managers to deliver revenue targets and achieve long lasting partnerships with hoteliers and travel agents. He is a voracious reader, weekend trekker and enjoys late night movies.
Maria Victoria Ashby, Destination Manager (LatAm)
Maria-Victoria has over 20 years experience in journalism, public relations, cultural affairs and hospitality across Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Before joining RevGuru, Maria Victoria worked at several leading Latin American news agencies, including Portafolio, a Colombian business magazine, and El Tiempo, the leading quality broadsheet in Colombia. As well as writing and editing International news, she has appeared regularly on Colombian television as a news reporter. During a six-year stay in the Middle East, she worked for a leading hospitality, sports and leisure club in the United Arab Emirates, with primary responsibility for planning, content and sponsorship of the club’s year-long 50th anniversary celebrations. Her communications skills will be at a premium as she builds RevGuru’s network across Latin America.
Cecilia De La Rosa Zoquier, Account Manager
Born and raised in the Dominica Republic, Cecilia moved to Spain at the age of 14 and studied at the University of Castilla La Mancha. Cecilia has worked in the hospitality industry for several years in both Washington DC, USA and London, UK. While working as a business consultant for foreign businesses in the United Kingdom, she has continued her education, studying for a Masters in International Business.
Cecilia has a strong desire and passion to return to her country to pass on her knowledge and experience to help grow the Dominican tourism industry and help Independent hotels maximize their potential.
Ghansham Patil, Contracting Manager
Ghansham Patil, holds a batchelors degree in Arts and post-graduation qualification in Hospitality management. With 9 years of hospitality experience with international brands such as Starwood Hotels, Corinthian Group and Orchid Group. Ghansham was a pivotal part of the sales team that launched Revguru India in 2013. He currently oversees the contracting, sales and support of over 400 hotels along with his team. He is passionate about cooking Indian cuisine and visiting the spiritual destinations of India. His calm, composed approach and negotiations skills are his biggest strengths.
Tim Teo, Technology
Internet technology expert specializing in usability, quantitative analysis and intelligent algorithms.
Worked exclusively in travel industry verticals for the last eight years, designing, building and delivering cutting edge software including PMS, Booking Engine, CRS, Channel Manager, AI driven Pricing and Distribution Engine, Reputation Management, Meta Search.
Tim holds a Bachelors degree in Statistics and a Masters degree in Information Technology combined with over 20 years experience building and delivering products, services and platforms for consumer brands, financial services and travel companies.
His goal is to build the intelligent connection between Online Distribution/Revenue Management to the ‘Internet of Things’.
Alex Ashby, Security & Strategy
After studying chemistry at university , Alex helped set up Tangent Web Design, one of the UK’s first web design agencies, working with exclusively with blue chip companies such as FT, Macmillan Publishing, Lycos and Xoom.
After moving to London, Alex worked on software and database projects for WestLB, Morningstar, Thompson, Panmure Gordon, and others, before forming Control Esc in 2003. Nearly fifteen years later and the business continues to thrive providing bespoke IT support, consultancy and software development.
Alex has real world experience and expertise in technical security and is now working towards an MSc in Software and Security at the University of Oxford.
Marin Muyser, Board Advisor
Technology and travel industry veteran turned professional investor.
Originally a co-founder at Booking.com, Marin combines industry experience, technological understanding with a global network of contacts throughout all verticals in the industry.