Our Team

Azim Barodawala

CEO

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

CTO

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.

Noah Jacobson

VP of Engineering

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.

Jeremiah Flickinger

VP of Sales & Customer Success

Jeremiah has ten years experience in senior roles spanning global business operations, product management, data analysis, marketing and customer success. The common theme across each of those roles has been his enthusiasm for helping customers be successful. Jeremiah joined Volantio to connect his expertise with his passion for travel. Jeremiah received his B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Michael Gruet

VP of Finance & Operations

Michael brings over five years of experience in the financial services industry to Volantio. He is also an avid traveler, visiting over twenty countries worldwide and half of the U.S. states. Michael holds a M.S. in Financial Engineering & Risk Analytics and a B.S. in Business Management & Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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

Lead 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.

Kamari Wright

Software Engineer

Kamari earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. While attending college, Kamari worked full time as a developer at a startup and graduated with two years of experience. In addition, he has a keen interest in machine learning and its use in the travel industry.

Nikita Jain

Customer Success 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.

Hayes White

Marketing & Operations Associate

Hayes is a creative marketing professional with more than four years of experience in communications, branding, and marketing strategy. He graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing, along with education in graphic design. When not working, he enjoys writing, dining out, and hiking with his dog.

Cara Kennon

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Cara brings more than 20 years of experience assisting top-level executives as well as office management. Her passion is meeting the needs of those she supports and those around her. She is a Published Author, Certified Life Coach, and Public Speaker.

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.

Jeffrey Su

Customer Success Associate

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.

Cole Bowers

Software Engineer Intern

Cole is in his final semester at Georgia Tech earning his degree in Computer Science and getting a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Cole is interested in getting involved in the start-up community and enjoys playing board games such as Settlers of Catan.