Our Company


Gene Quinn

Executive Chairman & CEO

Gene Quinn is a pioneer in travel, digital media, financial services, technology and e-commerce. He is Co-Founder and former CEO of Tnooz and led the company from launch in 2009 through 2016. In October 2018 Tnooz was acquired by Northstar Travel Media, which also owns Phocuswright and Phocuswire.

Gene is former Chairman and investor in Phocuswright, a leading research and strategy company at the intersection of travel and technology. Acquired by Northstar Travel Media in 2012, Phocuswright remains an industry thought leader.

At Tnooz, Gene's team produced dozens of hackathons in the US, Europe and Asia that brought together more than 2,000 developers and scores of APIs from leading travel companies and organizations, including Booking.com, Expedia, Alibaba, Amadeus, Sabre, Travelport, TripAdvisor, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Hotelbeds, GetYourGuide, SITA Labs, Airbus and San Francisco International Airport. Many of the hackathon teams produced travel planning and personalization prototypes based on mobile themes and messaging platforms, which are at the core of iVeew's business.

Gene also is on the advisory board of OpenTravel Alliance, the non-profit trade group that developed interoperability software standards for the travel industry. He also is an adviser and investor at FutureStay, an innovative workflow technology for property managers in the on-demand vacation rental space.

Previously, Gene held executive positions in digital business development at Viacom's MTV Networks and Tribune Company. He served on public company boards at CheckFree and OpenMarket and non-profit advisory boards at MIT's Media Lab and the National Center for Supercomputering Applications at the University of Illinois, the birthplace of the Mosaic web browser.

Gene holds a BA in English literature from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.


Tom Griffin

President & Founder

Tom Griffin is a seasoned CEO & Founder of several companies focused on business development, product and services for the travel & hospitality industry. Through strategic foresight and determination, he has built a strong foundation for a successful launch of the newest enterprise, iVeew, Inc.

In 2015, Tom started iVeew with a vision to fill a void in the travel & hospitality industry – that is, better communication between travelers and travel service providers. Tom recognized that mobile was becoming a major factor in everyday life at home, work and during travel. He led an iVeew team in building a better way to connect travelers with what interested travelers the most during their journeys.

Today, iVeew has grown from a CMS platform designed to manage business mobile applications to a complete Personalization and Guest Recognition application (now patent-pending), with mulitple platforms, including Merchandising Engine for adventures and activities.

Tom is 1972 graduate of the University of Texas - Austin.


Caryn Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Caryn has over twenty five years of financial and technology experience in corporate environments, startups and, since 2004, her own consultancy. In addition, Caryn has experience and expertise in private equity and business planning.  

Her consulting focus is financial operations, capital raise initiatives, business tactics and strategy. To complement her consultancy business, in 2017 Caryn founded Travel Investors™, a business information service with roots from her experience in the travel industry.  

From 2002 to 2004, Caryn was CFO and VP of strategic planning for Travelweb LLC, a startup formed by the travel industry’s top five hotel chains to distribute hotel rooms on the Internet. As an initial member ofthe management team, she played a key role in building the business and then selling it in 2004. Previously, Caryn was a principal at The Destination Group,a private equity firm specializing in travel and lifestyle investments, and before that was responsible for strategy and planning for the car, hotel and leisure business at Sabre.

Caryn earned her BA in economics at Mount Holyoke College,and her masters in finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


David Marshall

Buisness Development

Dave Marshall has been involved in the travel industry for over 40 years, starting as an international tour guide while attending UCLA.

In the early 1980s Dave founded a marketing and consulting firm that specialized in managing air charter operations, developing new travel products, aggregating smaller travel companies and hotels to create regional marketing programs, and assisting large travel companies enter new markets. Clients included Princess Tours, AARP and Carlson Travel.

In the run-up to the 1984 Olympics, Dave joined the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee to oversee the logistics, hospitality services, transportation and security at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Beginning in 2008, anticipating more changes in the way airline inventory and travel products are distributed, and encountering a surprisingly archaic level of technology in much of the US travel industry, Dave saw a potential opportunity to indentify and present better solutions. Initially finding many of the North America based travel technology solutions wanting, Dave went overseas and developed relationships with more advanced technologies which he has introduced and helped deploy to the US travel, airline and hospitality sectors.

Dave’s passions include being outdoors, preferably in the ocean, travel, music and the vibrant dining scene emerging here and abroad. Time allocated to support non-profits has always brought great satisfaction, with the highlight being serving on the board of KUSP, a public radio station in the Central Coast.

Today Dave is a partner in an international advisory firm and focuses on new market acquisition, solutions to increase ancillary revenue and in-travel spending, customer engagement and retention, and distribution technology for travel and hospitality companies.


Alexander Liubuyshyn

Chief Technology Officer

Alex leads development at iVeew. He oversees the development team consisting of seven full-stack developers,  MS Asp.Net.MVC 4.5 front-end developers and IOS, Android and Windows mobile developers.

He is a full-stack engineer with specialities in ASP.net MVC  4.5 and iOS,  Android and Windows mobile app development.

He has a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering and has developed applications software for wearables and Bluetooth LE devices.


Richard Thorne

Airlines/Alliances Advisor

Experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Strategic Planning, International Business, Business and Product Development and Strategic Account Management. Strong operations professional with a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from the University of Wales.

Previous role as Managing Director-Aviation at Innovata
Senior VP OAG Worldwide


Henry Harteveldt

Travel Analyst & Advisor

Arguably “the voice of the travel industry” – is one of the world’s most well-known, respected, and sought-after travel industry analysts and advisors.  Henry has been an travel industry analyst for more than 14 years, focusing extensively on the airline, lodging/hospitality and cruise sectors. He has published more than 125 reports on a variety of topics, including traveler behavior, loyalty marketing, eCommerce, mobile, product merchandising/retailing, and distribution.

Prior to starting Atmosphere Research, Henry spent nearly 12 years leading the global travel industry research and consulting practice at Forrester Research, Inc.. Before joining Forrester, Henry spent more than 15 years in marketing, planning, and distribution at companies such as Continental Airlines, Fairmont Hotels Management Company, and GetThere.

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