Team / Sojern

Our Executive Team

Specializing in traveler path-to-purchase data for more than a decade, Sojern is travel’s direct demand engine for thousands of brands—from global enterprises to boutique operators—across the hotel, airline, cruise, transportation, tourism industries and more.

From global enterprise brands to independent hotels, we work with companies around the world in air, hotel, car, cruise, and tourism to drive direct bookings.Sojern is headquartered in San Francisco, with teams based in Berlin, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, New York, Omaha, Paris, Singapore, and Sydney.

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Mark Rabe

Chief Executive Officer
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Mark Rabe

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Rabe is the visionary behind Sojern’s journey to become the go to digital marketing solution for the travel industry. With over two decades of senior leadership experience, Mark’s track record of success has translated to Sojern, where the brand has been a five time recipient of Deloitte’s 500 Fastest Growing tech firms. Prior to Sojern, Mark held various leadership positions at Yahoo!, Overture and About Inc. He currently serves as an active board advisor to tech start-ups. Mark holds a Master’s in business administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and economics from Denison University.
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Curtis Atkisson

Chief Financial Officer
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Curtis Atkisson

Chief Financial Officer

Curtis Atkisson sits at the helm of Sojern’s financial team and is a key factor in driving and scaling organizational growth. With more than 20 years of experience in established and early stage companies, Curtis’ diverse background and expertise enable him to seamlessly navigate growth. Prior to Sojern, Curtis worked for established organizations including the SEC, the Federal Reserve Board, Chase Manhattan Bank, United Airlines and also held positions at multiple startups. A co-founder of Affinity Labs, Curtis supported its successful exit. Curtis holds a Master’s in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brigham Young University.
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Kurt Weinsheimer

Chief Solutions officer
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Kurt Weinsheimer

Chief Solutions officer

Kurt Weinsheimer leads the solutions organization at Sojern, which includes product, data science and engineering. A veteran in travel marketing, Kurt has more than 15 years of experience in online travel commerce and media and is the force behind Sojern’s mission to offer digital marketing solutions for the travel industry. Prior to Sojern, Kurt served in executive and leadership positions at Netpulse, Spot Runner Inc., Cendant Travel Distribution Services, WorldRes.com, and Patagonia. He was also founder and GM of the hotel division for Orbitz. Kurt holds a Master’s in business administration, marketing and organizational behavior from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and political science from Boston College.
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Stephen Taylor

Chief Revenue Officer
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Stephen Taylor

Chief Revenue Officer

Stephen Taylor oversees the global commercial team, including sales, operations, product, partnerships and marketing for Sojern’s Enterprise and SMB business units. A pioneer of data-driven marketing, Stephen drives corporate commercial strategy through the lens of his passion for building global businesses. Prior to Sojern, he served as the CEO of Qype, acquired by Yelp, which brought him to San Francisco from the U.K. During his time in the U.K., he led Yahoo!’s European consumer business and was EMEA Managing Director for Overture. Early in his career, Stephen was one of the first employees at Air Miles, which was acquired by British Airways. He currently holds non-executive director positions within several other internet and mobile businesses. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and politics from the University of Birmingham, where he graduated with honors.
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Paul Huie

General Counsel and SVP Corporate Development
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Paul Huie

General Counsel and SVP Corporate Development

Paul Huie oversees Sojern’s legal, data privacy and M&A initiatives to accelerate the company’s global market expansion. With more than 20 years of experience working in the digital and technology industries, Paul has helped multiple companies grow and scale. Prior to Sojern, Paul was the founding general counsel at Criterio and led corporate development activities for the $3.5B technology company. He also held the Vice President and Associate General Counsel positions at Yahoo!. Paul received his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School and holds a B.B.A. in finance from Loyola University in Chicago.
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Brad King

Vice President, Global Sales, Sales Ops and Account Management
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Brad King

Vice President, Global Sales, Sales Ops and Account Management

Brad King supports Sojern’s global sales, sales operations and account management divisions, leading a media and data-savvy team as they drive campaign performance, brand lift, and unique audience insights for clients. With a passion for travel, big data and digital media, Brad is an expert in helping the world's top travel brands drive meaningful interactions with their customers. Previously, Brad was vice president of marketing at TellApart and a foundational hire at BlueKai, leading channel development efforts. His experience also includes five years of strategic sales leadership at Yahoo!, and management and analytics roles in the travel sector with Hotwire, WorldRes, Vail Resorts and Northwest Airlines. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and management from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Business.
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Brent Brummer

Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations
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Brent Brummer

Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations

Brent heads up Sojern’s operations management and is directly responsible for building and growing the Omaha dream. An expert at building high-performing teams and developing talented employees, Brent’s structured, data-driven approach to operations management keeps him at the forefront of an ever-changing industry. An experienced corporate and startup leader specializing in high-growth online media and technology companies, Brent has held various audit and finance roles at Union Pacific and Intuit. Brent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and economics from Hastings College.
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Cady Wolf

Vice President, Commercial Strategy
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Cady Wolf

Vice President, Commercial Strategy

Cady Wolf is responsible for driving Sojern’s commercial strategy with hotel chains and other large partners in hospitality. With more than 20 years of experience in the travel, e-commerce and technology industries, Cady has spent her career working with global travel companies. Prior to Sojern, Cady founded A23 Advisors, a firm focusing on the travel technology and hospitality verticals, as well as the SVP of Global Sales at Switchfly. During her tenure at Switchfly, Cady was the recipient of the Innovative Woman of the Year in internet/cloud computing and Women Excellence Case Study Award at the Annual Women World Award in Silicon Valley. She currently serves on advisory boards for iSeatz, the University of Utah and the California State Universities Hospitality Initiative. Cady holds a Master’s degree from the Harrah College of Hospitality Administration at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in hospitality management from Arizona State University. She has completed the executive programs at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
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Chris Blaine

Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
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Chris Blaine

Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Chris Blaine is the head of Sojern’s EMEA team, leveraging his sales, marketing and customer care expertise to expand Sojern’s footprint as the provider of digital marketing solutions for the travel industry. Chris brings more than 17 years of global experience in launching new businesses and building high-performing teams. Prior to Sojern, Chris held leadership roles in both sales and marketing at Dell and Intuit, as well as leading the US mobile advertising group for Phunware. Chris holds a Master’s in business administration from The College of William & Mary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from Syracuse University.
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Carl Livadas

Vice President, Data Science and Engineering
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Carl Livadas

Vice President, Data Science and Engineering

Carl Livadas leads Sojern’s engineering and data science teams, focusing on developing new products and improving online ad efficiency. A researcher turned entrepreneur, Carl leverages data, algorithms and machine learning to deliver compelling business value and drive company growth. Prior to Sojern, Carl led data science and engineering for Nanigans’ RTB channels and held positions at inPowered and led Kayak’s deals, email and online ads engineering. He has also worked on cyber security research at BBMN Technologies and Intel Research. Carl holds a PhD in computer science, Master’s of Engineering in computer science, Master’s in aero/astro, and Sc.B. in computer science and astro/aero all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Ed Stevenson

Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise
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Ed Stevenson

Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise

Ed Stevenson is responsible for leading go-to-market activities for Sojern’s enterprise business. He also successfully launched Sojern’s Inside offerings. With over 15 years of experience spanning the digital advertising ecosystem, Ed comes to Sojern with deep industry expertise. Prior to Sojern, Ed was the Vice President of Sales and Customer Service at Abakus Inc., which was acquired by SAP, and served as the Managing Director, International for Marin Software. He has also held leadership roles at 247 Real Media and WPP’s GroupM.
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Jackie Lamping

Vice President of Marketing
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Jackie Lamping

Vice President of Marketing

Jackie Lamping oversees all marketing efforts for the Sojern brand. A ten year veteran of growth marketing, programmatic, social media and PR, Jackie is a thought leader in branding and innovation. Prior to Sojern, Jackie held leadership roles in growth and product marketing, branding and digital media at AdRoll, Twitter, Apollo Group and Wells Fargo. Jackie holds a Master’s in business administration from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University.
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Mat Harris

Vice President of Product
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Mat Harris

Vice President of Product

Mat Harris is the brains behind the Sojern platform and heads up the product management and marketing teams. For over a decade, Mat has worked to build advertising technology that delivers tailored messages to spur consumers to action. Prior to Sojern, Mat built and managed a successful digital agency and video advertising platform in Austin, Texas. From there, he took the lead product manager position at InMobi, prompting his move into the San Francisco technology market, where he has held various product-related roles at Tapjoy and Jumpstart Automotive Media. Mat holds a Master’s in business administration from the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in marketing and broadcasting management from Baylor University.
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Max Ueno

Vice President, APAC
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Max Ueno

Vice President, APAC

Max Ueno oversees Sojern’s growth across the APAC region, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. With two decades of leadership experience in media and advertising, Max has sat at the helm of some of APACs most recognizable brands. Prior to Sojern, Max most recently served as CEO of BuzzFeed Japan, and has previously held president and CEO positions at Criteo, Become, Overture and DoubleClick. At Criteo, Max oversaw give locations, including the Asian headquarters in Japan, along with offices in Australia, South Korea, Singapore and China. He also grew the Overture K.K. division (currently Yahoo! Japan Corporation) to the second largest in the world behind the United States. Max holds a Bachelor’s degree from Keio University.
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Parag Vohra

Vice President, United States and Canada
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Parag Vohra

Vice President, United States and Canada

Parag Vohra is the driver of Sojern’s North American strategies. As a 20-year veteran of travel and hospitality, Parag’s career has focused on the intersection of travel, e-commerce and digital media with an emphasis on global enterprise brands. Prior to Sojern, Parag held revenue management, search engine marketing and e-commerce performance marketing positions at Wyndham, Marriott, Yahoo, Travelzoo and TripAdvisor. Parag holds a Master’s in business administration in information systems and marketing from Bentley University, a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in hospitality from Johnson & Wales University Southern New Hampshire University, respectively, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Delhi University.
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Sanjay Wahi

Vice President and General Manager, SMB and Destinations
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Sanjay Wahi

Vice President and General Manager, SMB and Destinations

Sanjay Wahi is responsible for product and insights and sets the direction of the Sojern platform. With over 15 years of experience in advanced data analytics, customer acquisition, online marketing and product development, Sanjay brings a wealth of knowledge to the Sojern team. Prior to Sojern, Sanjay held the SVP of product management and analytics for Nor1, where he led the company’s efforts in upsell offer optimization, as well as the director of data insights at Yahoo!, where he led the teams responsible for generating actionable insights on ad effectiveness. He was issued a patent on advanced processing and segmentation methods of web usage data. Sanjay holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Tiffani Ingham

Vice President, People Ops
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Tiffani Ingham

Vice President, People Ops

Tiffani Ingham leads Sojern’s people operations, identifying and cultivating the best and the brightest talent in the technology industry. With over a decade of senior HR experience, Tiffani's honed her craft, and keen insights and strategic approach drive the growth of the Sojern team. Prior to Sojern, Tiffani held HR positions at Zendesk, Nimblefish and Playfirst as well as a recruiter position at Boston Consulting Group. Tiffani holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the California State University at Monterey Bay as well as a Professional Human Resources certification.
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Tom Cronin

Vice President, Finance
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Tom Cronin

Vice President, Finance

Tom Cronin focuses on building scalable financial processes to enable Sojern’s current and future growth. With more than 20 years of international finance experience, Tom brings deep financial and market expertise to the Sojern team. Prior to joining Sojern, Tom was a 12-year eBay/PayPal veteran in a variety of roles spanning Marketing Finance, FP&A, Controllership, Treasury and Internal Audit and he also spent six years abroad working in Switzerland. Tom is a licenced CPA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from York College of Pennsylvania.
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Volkan Çağsal

Founder And CEO at Adphorus
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Volkan Çağsal

Founder And CEO at Adphorus

Volkan Çağsal sits at the helm of Adphorus, a Facebook and Instagram Marketing Partner company with a sole focus on travel that was acquired by Sojern in 2017. An entrepreneur from early on, Volkan has also co-founded Turkish social media agency PUBLIK Digital Agency. Prior to Adphorus, he held digital roles at Fox International Channels and MySpace. Based in Istanbul, Volkan holds a Master’s in business administration from Galatasaray University and a BSc degree in computer science from Istanbul University.
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Board

Woody Marshall
TCV

Ellen Keszler
Clear Sky Associates

John Moragne
Trident Capital

Mark Rabe
Sojern