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Vindow is an artificial intelligence (AI)-first sourcing platform that brings intelligence to complex procurement processes.
Andrea is an exceptional business professional, with the ability to influence and persuade top ranking people, and whose opinion is highly sought after. Andrea feels blessed to have achieved so much in her life and is passionate about helping others achieve the same success. With more than 15 years in the hospitality and travel industry Andrea has gained a deep understanding of the needs and challenges that exist within the sourcing and contracting process.
Working within the airline industry as Hotel Procurement Manager for LATAM Airlines gave her a detailed understanding of how to fulfill the needs of a very detailed and challenging hotel users as well as understand the complexities of supply chain within the aviation industry. Her focus was to constantly develop ways to maximize customer delivery, develop team confidence and support the company culture.
When she’s not working, Andrea enjoys traveling and exploring the culinary art with her two children.
Leandro has been working in IT for over 15 years in consultancy firms including his own, having worked with several technology stacks and many different industries.
He has recently worked for over a year based on Antarctica managing an IT laboratory, a key role for the scientific research performed in the base and the entertainment of the community.
Leandro holds an Information Systems Engineering degree from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
When he’s not working, Leandro spends most of his free time studying for his physical education degree and working for his ice hockey club and for the Argentinean Ice Hockey Federation in his role of vice president.
Desiree’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia. In addition, she possesses a Financial Technology and Commerce certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Throughout her career, Desirée has prioritized transparency and attentiveness in the development synergistic relationships with team-members and clients . She is a firm believer in the importance of understanding stakeholders’ and industry needs in order to deliver solutions that create value.
When she’s not working, Desirée enjoys traveling and getting to know destinations through their food, culture, and wine. An avid reader, Desirée will not put down a Jane Austen novel even if the world crumbles around her.
Lyana is a hospitality industry expert with 20 years of experience working for such clients as Hyatt Hotels, Helms Briscoe and American Express Meetings and Events. She has documented success working with companies to negotiate hotel rates and bespoke site selection for major events and provides a unique vantage point from a user standpoint for Vindow.
Lyana holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and has studied and lived in London, Copenhagen, Beijing, Paris, and Tokyo. She speaks several languages and brings a global perspective to all her clients’ needs with a well-trained eye on current industry trends both in the U.S. and abroad.
When she’s not working, Lyana travels the world with her husband and two children, both of whom are top-ranked tennis juniors. She’s a certified yoga instructor, too, and likes nothing more than discovering new places and new foods with the people she loves.
Diana is an experienced information technology senior business analyst. She has demonstrated success working in diverse industries such as airline crew accommodation, hospitality, media broadcasting, market research and retail focusing on technology solutions. Diana’s work experience includes strong analytical skills in software development life cycle integrations, implementations, and product conception.
Diana loves solving problems and helping stakeholders understand different perspectives; providing clarity across all levels of the organization.
When she’s not working, Diana enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exploring new places, zumba, yoga, and tennis.
Matias is an experienced Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience in the field, adding value in different levels for startups,medium and big companies in a varied collection of industries such as health care information systems, e-commerce, email marketing, road safety software, HR IT solutions, e-learning platforms and more.
He has been delivering solutions as a full-stack developer in the whole Systems development life cycle adopting cutting edge technologies and methodologies in dynamic environments that move fast maximizing his solving problems and communication skills as a team player.
When he’s not working, Matias enjoys playing football with friends, playing the guitar, watching movies, getting ready with his Mate equipment and take a ride on his bike to get in contact with nature.
With more than a decade of experience in software development life cycle, Gaddy brings her knowledge, experience, and passion to every project she is involved with. She is a self-motivated, independent, but also team worker with strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. As a programmer, she loves technology and enjoys using it to improve business productivity and efficiency.
Gaddy holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Technological Institute of Culiacan, and a Degree in Accounting from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico.
When she’s not working, Gaddy enjoys leisure time, watching movies, soccer, working out, hanging out with friends and enjoying her family (including her lovable chihuahua).
Juan Francisco is a passionate self-learner who always strives for the best possible results. His experience in the software engineering world began at the age of 14 when he was a National finalist in a country-wide Microsoft competition. Professionally, he has worked for major clients in the financial world updating them to cutting edge technology stacks.
Academically, he has a degree in Technical Electricity and Industrial Electronics from Ing. Luis A. Huergo Technical School in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
When he’s not working, Juan Francisco enjoys researching his wide variety of hobbies such as playing sports, playing musical instruments, and spending time with friends and family.
Juan Pablo is a developer with more than 18 years in the IT world. He loves technology, especially as it relates to artificial intelligence, mobile and cloud. He has experience working with different companies in LATAM and focuses on the efficient use of technology, ensuring the strategic alignment of corporate objectives.
Juan Pablo is result oriented and adapts to the constant technological change that allows him to generate opportunities for innovation and application development.
When he’s not working, Juan Pablo enjoys traveling around the world.
He graduated with a degree in software engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional of Buenos Aires, he’s also a mentor and teacher who enjoys helping others to get into the coding field.
When he’s not working, Mario likes to have fun with his children playing videogames and sports.
Javier has over 25 years of experience. His professional career started as a game, a hobby that became a job, and every day it keeps him interested in an ever changing professional field. His knowledge covers developments in multiple languages, C # .NET Core, MSSQL, MySQL, Angular, Jquery, ReactJs, Typescript and Boostrap.
Javier has worked as a freelancer for Chandon, INTA Argentina, Senasa and Social works. His experience also includes development for firms such as Schneirder Electric Argentina, Chile and Colombia, Buenos Aires Hockey Association and Bardahl.
When he’s not working, Javier loves going out with his family, gather with friends, play paintball and engage in beach and outdoor activities.
Carlos is a business professional with over 7 years of experience. He specializes in account management, business development and sales, all while building and maintaining excellent customer relationships.
Carlos has 5 years in the Travel and Tourism Industry, working for both big transnational enterprises like LATAM Airlines and the International Air Traffic Association (IATA), and fast-paced fast-growing startups, like Airbnb.
He holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida International University.
When he’s not working, Carlos likes to spend time with family and friends. He enjoys traveling, has a passion for food and is a devoted Juventus FC fan.
Tomas has been workign as a Front End Developer for over five years. He has experience in vast type of industries, including startups, tourism and e-commerce. His main focus is always on user experience and taking it to the next level by following newest trends and technology.
He believes every single project needs to have an imact on society. Taking all his experience, Tomas combines the perfect balance between UI and UX and is always looking to build a better project than the last one, always pushing himself to improve. He believes that communication between team mates in different areas is the key for an organized daily work.
When he’s not working, Tomas spends his free time playing sports, traveling around the world and gaming.
Yari became a data engineer in his early career, by designing and implementing different BI architectures and solutions. Later, he started working as a software engineer for multiple customers. Building from backoffices to digital wallets. He also has his own personal projects such as a digital wallet, his own blog, website and a youtube channel.
He graduated with a degree in Software Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional of Buenos Aires. Yari is extremely curious and loves learning new things.
When he’s not working, Yari loves to practice callisthenics and indulge in desserts. He is a dog lover too.
Matias studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires. From an early age he developed an interest for programming. Through data science, Matias found convergence of programming and physics. His favorite topics are natural language processing and graph neural networks.
Matias lives in Mendoza, Argentina. He enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge to local science community. He loves to participate in events and activities, engaging in presentations and debates.
Matias is a wine enthusiast. He loves music and the art of DJing.
Sharon began her hospitality career as a Meetings & Events Planner and Trade Show Manager for some of the world’s most well-known and best-respected companies, like Fisher/Sanyo, Yamaha Electronics, Kodak and Amgen. In the mid-90’s, she was recruited to become Manager of Special Events for Hilton Hotels Corporation, creating and executing events for their top corporate, association and independent planner customers. In 2004, after a brief pause in her career to start her family, Sharon reentered the hospitality sector by becoming a 3rd party sourcing agent for HelmsBriscoe and, later, American Express Meetings & Events.With experience in event planning, hotels, and sourcing, Sharon brings a 360° perspective to her role at Vindow, creating content that is timely, informed and contextual and helping introduce new users to the Vindow platform.Sharon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, Northridge. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with local and regional non-profits in the Pacific Northwest like the Interfaith Works Homeless Shelter, Ballet Northwest, the Junior League of Olympia, and others. Sharon’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband and college-aged children.
In addition to his responsibilities at Vindow, Andres is also currently a student pursuing a degree in Computer Sciences. In his spare time, Andres, who describes himself as, “extroverted and sociable,” loves to play different sports like soccer, tennis and paddleball. Living in Mendoza, Argentina, a city well known for its wines, Andreas enjoys winetasting amid the surrounding mountain landscape.
Nico comes to Vindow with more than 7 years’ experience in software development and technology support services for a variety of clients and a passion for technology in general. He is a very detail-oriented person who enjoys working collaboratively with co-workers, solving complex problems. He believes in the process of continuous improvement and tries to add to his knowledge and skills on a daily basis. When he’s not working, Nico enjoys learning about new technologies, drumming, boxing training and spending time with his family.
Ana has more than 10 years of experience as an application designer. She instantly discovered her true calling for user interface design, and has never looked back. Ana has a passion for creating interfaces that users find functional, intuitive and enjoyable to use. Ana thrives in agile environments, working in teams with other multidisciplinary members, where she particularly likes designing workflows that help teams solve difficulties at the design stage, thus saving time and helping developers code faster and cleaner. Ana holds a degree in Accessibility and Usability from the Universidad Tecnológica de Buenos Aires. In her personal life, Ana loves animals and thinks of her 2 cats and 2 dogs, all rescued, as her children. She also enjoys travel and has visited South Africa several times. Ana’s dream is to have a dog shelter when she retires.
Maria is a Systems Engineer, who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She comes to Vindow with already more than 18 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, working for different technology companies. Working on a variety of diverse projects has allowed Maria to develop a wide range of expertise with different platforms and software solutions. Maria believes the key to success is to focus on the end user’s needs, and defining product improvements from that perspective. She likes to help others and considers herself very organized. When she’s not working, Maria is enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Her favorite destination in the world is Piriapolis, Uruguay where she and her family enjoy spending holidays.
Leandro is passionate about helping to build a data-driven culture. He became a Data Analyst and developed BI solutions for a variety of companies.
Leandro is pursuing an Industrial Engineering degree at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has also spent time studying abroad at Czech Technical University in Prague.
When he's not working, Leandro enjoys playing football with friends, traveling and exploring the world, cooking barbecues, and attending matches of his favorite football team, River Plate.
Margherita is a high energy, strategy focused, international business executive with 30+ years’ experience in planning, developing, executing complex business strategies, instilling and improving processes and implementing robust performance metrics throughout fast growing environments to accelerate success. Margherita provides extensive experience in accelerating and optimizing results, building and scaling high performing teams, and managing expansion to support corporate growth and operations across dispersed global locations.
Prior to joining the company, Margherita was the Vice President for the Eastern U.S. and Canada for MetricStream, a leading global GRC technology provider based in Silicon Valley. Previously, she was a Vice President & Senior Managing Partner and subsequently co-owner of Control Solutions International, a global boutique risk advisory firm, where she propelled the company’s largest growth with the expansion of the firm’s global footprint with offices throughout Europe, South America and Asia. She successfully exited the company with its sale to a NASDAQ listed firm. Previously, Margherita held a variety of risk management roles with leading global brands such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Lucent Technologies and Merck. Margherita is a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
On a personal level, Margherita is fluent in Italian and is proficient in Spanish. She is lover of languages, people, different cultures, traveling, keeping fit, enjoys the art of cooking, volunteering and giving back to the community.
When he is not working, Juan Luis enjoys reading across a wide range of subjects and genres. He also plays the guitar and likes running, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Vindow’s Operations & Technology Manager, Mabel Luperon, is a business professional with over 8 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor’s in Political Science.Before coming to Vindow, Mabel worked for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where she specialized in managing large volume accounts, maintaining membership, building excellent customer relationships and overseeing accreditation for the US travel market. In her spare time, Mabel loves traveling, exploring different cultures, spending time with her fur baby, Phoebe, and adventuring.
Oswaldo Tedesco, or “Os” as he is known to his friends, is a Full-Stack Engineer for Vindow. A graduate of Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela, Os has worked extensively in software development in the financial and travel sectors both as a Back End Developer and in DevOps.
When he’s not busy programming, Os enjoys playing videogames with friends, especially on his new PS5. Fortunately for Os, his girlfriend also shares his interest in gaming! In addition, he enjoys drawing and roller skating in his free time.
Victor Pagano joins Vindow as Front-End Developer. He has a degree in visual communication design from the University of Rosario and has more than ten years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in the development of visual interfaces using web technologies.
Victor enjoys working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams across skillsets to deliver interfaces that provide an exception user experience. In his spare time, Victor is an accomplished potter, who also enjoys doing many types of craft projects. He is also a musician and bass player.
Hernan Agüero joined Vindow in 2021 as a Business Analyst, based in Argentina. A graduate of Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires with a degree in Computer Engineering, Hernan has over 8 years of experience as a Business Analyst for different software companies.
When he’s not working, Hernan love cooking, playing the bass, listening to music, and reading. He admits to being a decent golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.
As a big Star Wars fan, Hernan finds inspiration in Yoda’s quote “Do or do not. There is no try”. “It’s about always giving 100% of your commitment to a goal and putting everything you got always to achieve a goal,” says Hernan. “I believe that.”
Project Manager at Vindow, Leonardo Di Leva enjoys working with new technologies, especially in conjunction with multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams. Leonardo has more than 20 years of experience working as an IT consultant and 6 years in product management leading large projects and teams. Leonardo lives in Buenos Aires and is a graduate of the Information Systems Analyst career at ORT Argentina Institute. Additionally, he holds a post graduate degree in Project Management from Belgrano University.
Outside the office, Leonardo is equally passionate about outdoor sports, especially mountain racing. He has trained for more than 15 years as part of a running team that participated in the "Cruce Columbia", a race that takes place every year in the south of Argentina where hundreds of runners from all over the world compete. During the recent quarantine, he also discovered a new interest in furniture design.
Ken Shanley is the Founder and Chief Visionary behind Vindow, Inc. Soon after launching his first entrepreneurial venture in the travel industry in the early 1990’s, Ken recognized the necessity and opportunity to bring greater value and efficiency to airlines in their crew accommodations procurement process. In 1997, Ken debuted a new company, Hotel Connections, to revolutionize the way in which airlines source their global accommodations through applied technology. His company quickly grew to became the dominant player in this niche business segment and, in 2020 Hotel Connections was acquired by Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), the global workforce services behemoth.
Fueled by his successful track record and 28+ years of experience in the travel hospitality industry, Ken continues to develop new and innovative travel technologies to bring to market. The Vindow cloud-based travel technology platform unites both sellers and buyers of accommodations in a powerful, yet transparent, online marketplace. Ken’s vision is to give users unprecedented visibility into marketplace dynamics with software that is flexible, fast and Intuitive and that incorporates powerful Analytical tools that add value and insight.
Michelle Alava is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Vindow. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality & Travel industry. Michelle started her career as a Reservation Manager focused on generating revenue from large groups and corporate reservations. Michelle was promoted to the Accounting department where she handled commission payments, direct billing, AR/AP duties and managed online inventory.
With her extensive experience working with airlines, hotels, and procurement partners, Michelle is able to respond to the needs and challenges of Vindow’s customers across the spectrum. Michelle’s husband and daughter are both Flight Attendants and she is well aware how important hotel quality and safety is during layovers.
When she’s not crunching numbers for Vindow, Michelle enjoys traveling, entertaining and having a great time with family and friends.