About Koddi

Our mission is to forge a better path through integrity, insights, inclusivity, and innovation.

Created with Sketch. 2013

Koddi was founded in Fort Worth, Texas

A technology solution born from an opportunity to innovate within the travel space
Created with Sketch. 160+

Talented employees working (virtually) across the globe

We continue to grow and hire the industry’s best people.
Created with Sketch. $20B

Transactions driven for customers through Koddi's technology

We partner with brands to grow their entire business.

CELEBRATING OUR AWARD-WINNING TEAM AND TECHNOLOGY

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Leadership

GEORGE POPSTEFANOV

CEO and Founder

George brings a rare combination of deep technical expertise and innovative marketing savvy to the Koddi team. His philosophy for establishing market-leading companies is to do industry-leading work with big brands.

George’s ventures have ranked in the Inc. 500, Deloitte Fast 500, and Entrepreneur 360 lists of fastest growing companies; won major industry awards for performance as well as cultivating employee-first environments.

Individually, he’s been inducted into MediaPost’s Online All-Stars, named a Top Boss award winner by Digiday, and included in Direct Marketing News’ 40 Under 40 list of business leaders.

NICHOLAS WARD

President and Co-founder

Nicholas has more than 15 years of experience in digital advertising, technology development, and management roles. At Koddi, he oversees daily operations and client success, working directly with technology, product, and service resources to ensure total accountability and service to some of the world’s top travel brands.

Nicholas has founded and grown successful businesses in structured data, local data management, and conversion optimization and held technology leadership roles working with top global clients at iProspect, one of the world’s top digital advertising agencies.

MITCH BERG

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mitch oversees Koddi’s technical vision and continued development, leading product research and quality assurance while scaling technology teams and infrastructure.

With more than 30 years in technology and engineering, Mitch has extensive experience in ad tech and a keen understanding of the intersection of technology and business. Over his career, Mitch has focused on moving research and new ideas into the marketplace, and building highly scalable teams and technology. Prior to Koddi, Mitch served as CTO at Vroom, an e-commerce platform, where he helped evolve the company’s engineering and data science teams.

BILL CHASE

General Manager, Enterprise & Private Markets

Bill has spent the last 15 years in eCommerce leading online/offline channel marketing, customer lifecycle, analytics and operations teams across various verticals at digital-first businesses such as Razorfish, Nutrisystem, Travelocity, and DentalPlans.com.

Bill is responsible for overall growth of the Koddi hotel platform. This includes ensuring that hotels are in the right position to capture the most opportunity in digital marketing channels.

JASON PRATT

General Manager, Koddi Ads

As General Manager of Koddi Ads, Jason oversees Koddi’s publisher-facing business unit, which enables site monetization at scale with proven technology and expertise.

Jason is a 25-year veteran of the software and technology business, with the last 10 years in ad tech. He has managed teams and businesses of all sizes throughout his career, with a special focus on building scalable and repeatable plays. Previous to Koddi, Jason was the Managing Director for North America at Kenshoo, Inc., a leading ad-buying platform. Jason holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

CARLISLE CONNALLY

VP, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Carlisle leads and oversees Koddi’s efforts related to customer experience, specifically elevating the strategic value of Koddi services through the delivery of best in class travel and hospitality solutions.

Prior to joining Koddi, she established and led Marriott International’s Global Paid Media team across all brands and the loyalty program. Carlisle has more than 15 years of experience in the media and marketing space on both the client and agency side of the business and has served in senior leadership roles at Marriott, Choice Hotels, and Hilton.

BRIAN BATTS

VP, Corporate Development & Strategy

Brian is responsible for ensuring our customers get the most out of our products – whether creating new advertising opportunities or surfacing the data that advertisers need to make informed decisions and improve their performance.

Brian has spent the last 15 years in online travel, with time at HookLogic (acquired by Criteo in 2016), Expedia, American Express Vacations, and Travelport, both in the US and Europe.

He brings a unique and broad perspective of the global travel landscape and has a track record of success in identifying and executing on new product and business opportunities.

SABOUR HUML

Head of People & Culture

Sabour leads and oversees the people experience at Koddi, ensuring the employee journey is positive from the moment a candidate clicks “apply” to their continued growth and development at Koddi and beyond.

Prior to joining Koddi, Sabour established and led PMG’s People Operations team and before that, she held various HR Business Partnership roles at Sabre. With more than 10 years of experience in the HR space, Sabour has a passion for growing and developing employees and enhancing company cultures.

CHAD BALDWIN

VP, Sales and Business Development

Chad brings more than 20 years of experience in global technology product management, marketing, and sales to Koddi. He has successfully grown business lines in both emerging and public companies, having served in leadership positions at Kenshoo, Coremetrics, and Autodesk.

At Koddi,  Chad works to pursue near-term growth opportunities and long-term strategic growth across all solutions and services for the company.

CHRIS HEIKE

VP, Operations and Program Management

Chris is responsible for operations, program management, and analytics at Koddi. He has spent more than 15 years developing new technologies with a strong focus in travel ad tech. Chris served on the executive team at HookLogic (acquired by Criteo in 2016) where he led the product and operations teams for the travel vertical.

Chris has a passion for building scalable systems and processes that allow teams to operate effectively.

DAVID WELLS

VP, Engineering

David has 20 years of technology and engineering experience, with most of his expertise in travel technology. David has focused on building highly scalable platforms and leading the teams to execute. He has led efforts to build out modern platforms at Travelocity and GetThere.

Before joining Koddi, David served as the CTO of ID90 Travel, where he helped build out the e-commerce platform for both mobile and desktop and standardize the cloud and deployment strategies.

Corey Ladd

VP, Product Management

Corey Ladd has launched industry-first products in the travel industry, led product management, and engineering teams, and loves to focus on delighting customers and building teams. As a servant leader, Corey has mentored and developed teams around the globe, including a two-year stint in Krakow, Poland. The depth of his product experience is complemented by the breadth of leadership roles he has held in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing, and transformational projects.

Prior to joining Koddi, Corey was the head of product at ECI and helped it transform into a SaaS-based software company offering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools to manufacturers. Corey also held several leadership positions in product at Sabre, Inc. where he built industry-leading point of sale software solutions for travel agencies worldwide.

Anand Srinivasan

VP, Data

Anand is responsible for building, and leading the data warehouse and pipeline teams who support Koddi’s analytics, business intelligence, data science and reporting data needs. With over 25 years of technology and engineering experience, Anand’s focus has been on building highly scalable mobile and web platforms for a variety of verticals.

Prior to joining Koddi, Anand worked at Spotify, Yahoo! and Dailymotion where he helped build products in the online advertising, machine learning, e-commerce, search and social networking space.

The Koddi Team

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4.8 Rating

“Ample opportunity to prove yourself, challenging and engaging work environment, good company culture, lots of variety in the day to day, the CEO is very engaged in making sure each employee can carve out there own future”


“If you've done research on Koddi there are a few things you might already know, one being, the culture in this company is UNMATCHED, they CARE about their employees.”

Employee Testimonials

“There’s a lot of freedom to choose your path and build something new. You get the support you need in solving challenges while building a great sense of ownership.” -Alex Marinov, Senior Manager, Client Services


“I love the opportunity that exists here. Every employee has the ability to make high-impact decisions or take on important projects. This is the only place I have worked where I felt able to move the needle for the company.” -Jarrod Simpson, Senior Manager Operations

In the News

“Texas-based ad tech maven, Koddi grants employees gym membership reimbursement and an unlimited vacation policy with wellness at the core of its HR strategy.” -Hotel Tech Report

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“Koddi's technology and experts are proactive, curious and constantly innovating in the metasearch and social space to gain intelligence and learnings for their partners.”

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