Meet WayBlazer

Founders

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Executive Chairman, Co-Founder

Terry is the founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com and former CIO of Sabre, Inc.

Terry is an author, venture capitalist, innovator, keynote speaker and holds several patents. He serves on the boards of Boingo, Inc, Smart Destinations and the Camping and Education foundation. Terry is a graduate of Denison University and has an honors doctor of letters from Sierra Nevada College. His favorite travel destination is Provence, France.

Manoj Saxena

Manoj Saxena

Co-Founder

Manoj is the Chairman of Cognitive Scale, former GM at IBM Watson, founding Partner and Managing Director of The Entrepreneurs’ Fund IV.

Manoj currently serves on several boards including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch, Communities in Schools, and the Saxena Family Foundation. Saxena holds a masters in business administration from Michigan State University, and a masters in management sciences from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in Pilani, India. His favorite travel destination is Inle Lake, Burma.

Leadership

Noreen Henry

Noreen Henry

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in travel technology, Noreen has held a number of leadership roles in both startup companies and large corporations including Chief Revenue Officer at DHISCO, Senior Vice President at Travelocity and Vice President at Intent Media.

Noreen received a BA from the University of North Texas and a certificate from the Harvard Advanced Management Program.  Noreen’s favorite travel experiences include climbing the Sydney Bridge, scuba diving in Belize, and trail running in Palo Duro Canyon at sunrise.

Cris Hopkins

Cris Hopkins

Chief Financial Officer

Cris was formerly Chief Financial Officer at Cloud [8] Sixteen, Inc, Aspyr Media, and Adstar, and held Executive Finance positions at Wayport, Infonet, Sony and Bristol Myers Squibb. She is a CPA and began her career at Arthur Andersen.

Cris received a BS from Denver University and an MSTC from The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business. She has traveled extensively, and worked in over 30 cities outside the U.S. She cannot choose one favorite destination, but looks forward to returning to Taormina and Kruger National Park.

Patrick Duncan

Patrick Duncan

Vice President, Product

Patrick was formerly the Director of eCommerce Product Management at HomeAway.com, a Product Management Lead at eBay, and Manager of Business Development at OpenTable.com. He started his career in corporate finance at UBS Warburg.

Patrick received a BA in International Political Economy from The Colorado College, and studied abroad in Kathmandu, Nepal and Salamanca, Spain. Patrick lives in Austin with his wife and two sons and enjoys traveling to oceans and mountains whenever possible.

Scott Goldberg

Scott Goldberg

Vice President, Business Development

Scott formerly led product management for NFL Mobile and mobile product and business development for Fox Interactive.

Scott received his MBA from The Kellogg School of Management and BA from Williams College. Growing up in Colorado, he’s an avid outdoorsman with many years of skiing, fly fishing, and hiking under his belt, as well as a seasoned traveler. Scott spent a year traveling the globe and discovered his favorite destination in Moorea.

Kyle Kothe

Kyle Kothe

Vice President, Engineering

Kyle was formerly Sr. Product Designer at RetailMeNot, Design Team Lead at Razorfish, and Founder at Rails Interactive.

Kyle is a Texas Tech University graduate. On weekends, he’s outside coaching his daughter’s soccer team, exploring Texas Hill Country or cheering for the Red Raiders. He’s a known BBQ connoisseur. His favorite travel destination is Frankfurt, Germany.

Tim Segars

Tim Segars

Vice President, Operations & Delivery

Tim was formerly CEO/Co-Founder at ElementalBlend where he focused on business process improvement, customer delivery and client success.

Tim received a BA in Professional/Technical Writing from University of New Mexico and a MS in Technical Communication from North Carolina State University. He enjoys stand up paddle boarding and exploring unique restaurants at home and on his travels. His favorite travel destination is anywhere with a world class spa experience.

Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca Robinson

Director, Business Development

Rebecca was formerly a Senior Manager Industry Relations and a Market Manager at Expedia Inc.

Rebecca received a BS in Hotel Administration and an MBA from Cornell University. In Austin, she makes time to run Town Lake, float down the San Marcos River and try every Tex Mex and BBQ restaurant within 50 miles. Her favorite travel destination is Bali.

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Director, Product

Mike was formerly CEO and Founder of StoryPress Inc. Senior Design Engineer at Pioneer Surgical and Lead Development Engineer at Medtronic.  Mike started his career in new product development for medical devices.

Mike received a Dual B.S degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He left the medical device industry and moved to Austin in 2010 with his wife to pursue his passion the start-up experience.  Since Mike now has a young son, he looks forward to family trips to Disney World.