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Gaurav Khandelwal’s strong desire to help clients accelerate business has driven him to challenge the status quo in enterprise web and mobile applications. A visionary in mobile strategy and technology innovation, Khandelwal has focused ChaiOne to create engaging products internally and for clients. Khandelwal received the 40 under 40 Award in 2009, and has led ChaiOne to top 10 finishes from 2010-2012 in the annual Houston Business Journal Fast Tech 50. Khandelwal also operates a local coworking space called START www.starthouston.com START is Houston’s leading tech coworking space for web and mobile startups.
Chief Innovation Officer
Chad has 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas, Defense, Manned Space Flight and Technology industries. He has extensive expertise in software development, project management, and implementation of technology-backed initiatives. As the Chief Innovation Officer, Chad leads the PMO, Engineering, and Quality Assurance groups at ChaiOne.
Vice President of Product
Roberto leads all products and solutions for ChaiOne, including ContextHub, platform-as-a-service that leverages sensors in mobile phones and the Internet of Things to make applications smarter; and Game Plan, a sales enablement solution. Roberto is also an Advisory Director at the Houston Technology Center, a Board Member at several technology startups and an active angel investor. Previously, Roberto was the VP and GM of the Desktop Solutions Global Business Unit at Hewlett-Packard, a $450M business that created products for the Virtualization, Education, and Retail markets. Prior to this, Roberto was the VP of Volume Direct Operations for HP in the Americas, supporting over $8,000M in revenue. His early background includes software development and telecommunications.
Director of Engineering
As Director of Engineering, Travis leads the company’s engineering team and is responsible for maintaining development excellence across multiple platforms. Travis watched Star Wars when he was six and decided he wanted his own R2-D2. This sparked a life long interest in developing cutting-edge technology which has included work in the aerospace, oil and gas, and financial regulator sectors. While Siri is closer to C-3PO than R2-D2, smart phones are more powerful than the computers that put a man on the Moon. He finds working with devices that have all of that power and still fit in your pocket very exciting.
Director of Finance & HR
As Director of Finance and HR, Dominique, or Domi as she is known at ChaiOne, leads the Accounting and Human Resources teams. She is obsessed with making the employee experience at ChaiOne better every day. Dominque’s hails from Germany and has over 15 years combined experience in financial controlling, accounting, and benefit administration.