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Stephen co-founded the company in 2017. Previously he lead supplier analytics for Skyscanner, creating tools used by more than 250 airlines and travel companies, and designed a Machine Learning algorithm for automatically parsing airline APIs. His first travel role was at ITA Software (later Google Flights) and he received his degree from Carleton College.
Long term passionate about making travel more efficient. 15 years in travel. Joined Skyscanner when they were ten people above a pub in Edinburgh and went on to lead airline integrations, APIs, and white labels for them, including powering flight search for Bing and MSN.
Before becoming the first hire at Gordian, Daanish co-founded a health technology startup building a modern HIPAA compliant messaging platform for Canadian hospitals. After raising a seed round of funding he exited the company in a private sale. Prior to that, he was part of the CSSI program organized by Google.
Ory is a PhD dropout with a deep interest in automating human-only tasks. During his academic career he focused on modeling human procedural learning. Later, he launched a company that leveraged NLP to automate fact checking. Ory then turned his attention towards heavily overheaded industries, which took him into real estate and eventually travel, where he focuses on creating solutions that remove the need of human involvement.
Tsukasa connects airlines with travel companies via the Gordian platform. Prior to Gordian, Tsukasa was responsible for Skyscanner’s market growth in Japan and strategic partnerships in the APAC region. He has also spent some time as a management consultant with a global strategy firm, and as a business strategy manager focused on Southeast Asia for a Japanese telco conglomerate.
Colby is a software engineer from Louisville, KY. He has been coding since he was 16. He became interested in innovation in the travel industry after his long list of travels abroad, including over three months in Asia in 2019. His first foray into the industry was his founding of a now-defunct travel startup that was focused on cost-conscious, multi-modal travel.
Grace is an operational Swiss Army knife who excels at helping fast-growing startups scale their business processes and systems. Since moving to San Francisco in 2017, she has been working in the aviation industry helping companies like Gordian disrupt the way we navigate the skies.
You should be comfortable in fast-paced and rapidly changing environments. You should be able to exercise autonomy rather than needing detailed direction.
Your job is to work on the highest impact project you are capable of. This goes for everyone in Gordian. We operate in three-day sprints to make sure there is no drift between our priorities and our customers’ priorities.
You should be proactive and do whatever you think is necessary for the team to achieve our goals. We enthusiastically seek out responsibility and stack the deck in our team’s favor.