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 was inspired to start Odysseus in 2005 after identifying the cruise industry’s need for automated, user-friendly booking and distribution technology. He has almost two decades 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 for both, 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.
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 has completed several half marathons plus the New York, Chicago and London marathon and a 200 mile Ragnar relay over the last few years.
Jay leads our team in various technologies, methodologies and latest trends to develop efficient, innovative and user-friendly solutions. His vision combined with analytical and innovation skills and strong conceptual knowledge of software engineering drives a big-picture solutions approach. He emphasizes choosing the right technologies and implementing them in efficient, adaptable, robust, generic and easy to use manner.
Jay has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. In his free time, Jay enjoys sci-fi/action/comedy movies, gaming and martial arts. Jay is also a foodie and loves trying different cuisines during his travels.
Kautuk currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in his spare time enjoys hiking and futsal .
This 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 fall of 2016 as a sales representative to assist with its growth in the Australia and Asia markets.
Anna enjoys skiing, exercising and practicing yoga, cooking and exploring the world with her husband and children. She volunteers for Junior League, a global non-profit organization of women dedicated to promoting voluntarism and educational programs, helping develop the potential of women and children and improving the communities.