Our World-Class Team

Our People

Azim Barodawala
CEO & Co-founder

Azim brings over a decade of Travel and Technology experience to Volantio, with particular focus on airline strategy and travel distribution. Prior to Volantio, Azim served as Group Head of Strategy for the Jetstar Group based in Melbourne, Australia. Azim also spent over 3 years working for The Boston Consulting Group, with a particular focus on Travel and Transportation. Azim is a frequent speaker at major industry events, and has been published in leading publications such as Airline Business. He received his BA from Duke University, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA from the Wharton School.

Fenn Bailey
Co-founder​ & Chief Architect

Fenn is a self-taught programmer who has been releasing commercial software since age 12 for a variety of industries, including the first consumer GUI for MP3 encoding in 1996. Fenn has been the lead-engineer and architect of Volantio’s technology platform since founding, building everything from the very first home-page to overseeing the development the Volantio B2B platform in 2014.

Roy Russo
CTO

Roy is an accomplished entrepreneur and senior information technology manager offering fifteen years of demonstrated success designing, executing, and leading the development of large-scale distributed business applications. Roy spent almost 4 years leading software development and engineering at Predikto, an Atlanta-based SaaS company focused on big data internet of things predictive analytics. Predikto was acquired by United Technologies in 2018, and Roy spent a year as Senior Director, Software Development.

Noah Jacobson
Head of Data Science

Noah joined Volantio after serving as Director of Engineering with TrapWire, a counter-terrorism technology company that produces a predictive software system designed to find patterns indicative of terrorist attacks. Noah is a graduate of the Penn State University Schreyer Honor's program with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.S in Mathematics.

John Simon
Software Engineer

John is an accomplished software engineer with over half a decade of experience in everything from web design to realtime DSP. With his breadth and depth of expertise, John is instrumental in enabling Volantio to move effectively in tackling any technology challenge presented.

Harrison Stovall
Software Engineer

Harrison earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Arizona. In addition to his educational background, he brings years of experience as a developer at both a technology startup and a neurophysiology research lab.

Greg Curtis
Software Engineer

Greg has a BA in History from Michigan State and a MA in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy from Florida State. He brings years of experience in software development.

Nikita Jain
Product Manager

​Nikita joined Volantio after a career in consulting and working for United Airlines. She has over 6 years of experience in product management, IT strategy and technology implementation. Nikita is a graduate of Emory University with a B.B.A. in Information Systems & Operations Management.

David Haupt
Software Engineer

David received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. His previous experience includes two software companies and a fantasy sports company where he gained invaluable startup experience.

Steve McClure
Software Engineer

Steve has worked for 31 years as a Software Engineer and Engineering Manager. His experience includes real time control systems, computer operating systems and utilities, client/server computing, user interface design, online banking and server migration to cloud platforms.

Jeff Heaton
Software Engineer

Jeff is a developer in training with a background in UX and UI design and a passion for user research. He brings 8 years of software product and consulting work to the team. When not in front of a computer he can usually be found climbing, hiking, or caving.

Maia Adar
Data Scientist

Maia has a B.A. in Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. Before Volantio, she worked on various data projects ranging from genetic research to an ivory classification algorithm for preventing elephant poaching.

Charlie Vick
Software Engineer

Charlie received a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia State University. As a developer, he is most interested in making more ergonomic code, and has tried to do such at media companies like Turner Broadcasting and PlayOn Sports. When not working he is probably walking his dog, talking with his family, or thinking about tabletop RPGs.

Jeff Su
Customer Success Manager

​Jeff has a background with more than four years at SaaS start-ups with roles focused on customer experience. He holds degrees from Canisius College in Economics and Psychology. A seasoned traveler, Jeff is excited about new technologies in the industry.

Belinda Fadl
Customer Success Manager

Belinda brings over ten years of customer service and key account management experience to the Volantio team with a background in Digital Marketing and Travel, having worked at companies such as Flight Centre, Travelzoo and Qantas. Passionate about driving value from online technology, she is committed to helping customers be successful. Belinda graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing).

Jess Hayes
Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Jess brings many years of administrative experience to Volantio, with a diversified skill set ranging from office management to auditing and billing. She has worked in Professional Services in a law firm, and also spent 4 years as a Travel Services Manager at BBDO, which is a leading Advertising Agency.

Holden Choi
Customer Success Data Analyst

Holden is a data analyst with an interest in travel and languages. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in International Politics, and lived for two years in South Korea. He enjoys learning new languages and getting different perspectives on the world.​