Our Management Team

Odysseus Solutions was founded to address the demand for a travel technology solution that automate operational processes and provide the ability to customize an “out of the box” solution to support a client’s unique brand identity.

How We Got Started…

Odysseus Solutions was founded to address the demand for a travel technology solution that automate operational processes and provide the ability to customize an “out of the box” solution to support a client’s unique brand identity.

We researched the market requirements, worked closely with customers to identify their specific needs and discovered new and innovative ways to increase revenues while reducing expenses. It was about innovation, great technology and team work back then, and still is today.

Collectively in senior management and sales Odysseus has over 80 years of experience in Travel and over Travel Technology. Our staff is trained not only on the industry but also to think outside the box and be innovative.

MONISH LUTHRA

President & CEO

Monish Luthra President & CEO
Travel technology innovator Monish Luthra is the founder of Odysseus Solutions, which has developed the cruise industry’s leading booking engine with live connections to over 25 of the world’s top cruise lines, the largest GDS’s in the world and major hotel content providers.

Monish was inspired to start Odysseus in 2005 after identifying the cruise industry’s need for automated, user-friendly booking and distribution technology. He has over 15 years of experience developing innovative business solutions for the travel industry including his earlier experience at Cruise411.com where he was a pioneer in developing technology that made online cruise bookings seamless, – both for agents and consumers. A “hands-on” CEO, Monish leads the design and development of Odysseus Solutions products as well as overseeing customer support and company operations. Odysseus is now the go-to booking and research resource for 100+ travel companies, generating 50,000+ cruise bookings and 300,000+ flight bookings each year.

Monish lives in the world cruise capital of Miami, Florida, with his wife and two children. In his spare time Monish loves to run and over the past year or so has completed five half marathons plus the New York City marathon. His biggest challenges lie ahead and Monish has signed up to run one of the infamous Ragner 200-mile relay in November.

GLENN DEAN

Vice President

Glenn Dean Vice President
Glenn has over 36 years of travel industry experience in key positions with companies such as Continental Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Certified Vacations and Amadeus before joining Odysseus Solutions in 2008. With his extensive background in travel and travel technology sales, marketing and product distribution, Glenn is responsible for Odysseus Solutions’ business development including all sales & marketing related activities.

PRAMOD NAVANI

COO & CFO

Pramod Navani, COO and CFO
Pramod joined Odysseus Solutions in August 2015 after 14 years of experience working in the financial services industry, most of it as the Chief Financial Officer of a boutique estate planning and life insurance brokerage firm in NYC where he managed the Finance, Human Resource, Operations and IT departments. Prior to that, he was involved in an entrepreneurial venture as one of the founders of an online marketing solutions company based in New York City where he handled all the financial reporting and a majority of the operational responsibilities of the company. Pramod brings business savvy and an Operational/Financial background to Odysseus that complements Monish’s technical and industry expertise.

RIGNESH DAVE

CTO & Director of Operations, India

Rignesh Dave - Chief Technology Officer
Rignesh Dave heads up all development and operations at the Odysseus Solutions office located in Vadodara, India including our expansion into Ahmedabad, India. He joined Odysseus Solutions in 2009 and was the 5th employee and has been instrumental in the growth of Odysseus Solutions. Nurturing the employees and harnessing their skills is natural to Rignesh and has resulted in the growth of the business and employee retention. Rignesh got his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Gujarat University, India and Masters in Computer Applications from Toronto, Canada. Rignesh and his team of developers and designers are trained to act and think like users, which allows them to design and develop some of the most innovative, useful travel solutions in the market today.

DAVE UPTON

Director Of Sales, APAC

Dave Upton Director Of Sales, APAC
Dave Upton is respected as a “travel guru” and it is his success and experience in the travel industry over many years that led to the development of a number of travel and IT related companies.

Dave’s experience includes Board membership of Trailfinders, one of the UK’s largest independent travel agents. Dave also founded The Travel Specialists, in Sydney Australia, which subsequently merged with Sydney Flight Centre to form Travel.com.au, Australia’s first and most well-known online travel company. Travel.com.au floated successfully on the stock exchange for AU$23 million.

In March 2001, Dave founded ITbyUs. Having developed and founded a number of highly successful businesses, Dave recognized a need in the marketplace for affordable IT solutions.

Dave joined Odysseus Solutions in the August 2016 as a sales representative to assist with its growth in the APAC.

ANNA LUTHRA

Content Manager

Anna Luthra Content Manager