New Hires and Promotions April - June 2018

We recently added new members to our team in the New Orleans office. If you would like to join our ever growing team of talented New Orleans technology professionals, please visit our working at iSeatz page to see current openings.


Jim Curlewis was promoted to Senior Project Manager. Over the past three years, Jim’s contribution to the Project Management Office has been integral to iSeatz. During his tenure, Jim has taken on roles in successfully coaching and mentoring through leading internal projects within his department. We anticipate that he will continue to exhibit dedication, dependability and hard work as he moves forward to a satisfying and successful career at iSeatz.


New Hires

Vamshi Reddy Challa has been an important  part of the Cloud Operations team in the past two years as a contractor, and has finally joined us as a full-time DevOps Engineer.

“Things are never the same. There's always something new that I don't know but I enjoy learning it.”


Gerard Mahlmeister joins the Project Management department as Business Analyst Manager after spending over 10 years in technology driven organizations, helping to guide the IT initiatives and processes in continuous integration, test driven development and continuous deployment.  He held positions managing and leading teams as a Senior Business Analyst, QA Manager and DevOps Build & Release Engineer. Gerard also holds professional certifications in business analysis and project management.

"I love a good puzzle, identifying and solving problems is interesting to me. I love working with a dynamic smart group of people.“


Alex Radka joins the iSeatz team as Vice President of Application Development. Alex brings 14 years of management experience; and most recently worked for GE Digital in New Orleans. Spending 12 years in travel technology, Alex's development experience will complement and build upon our solid development foundation.  

"Problem Solving. Everything is a puzzle and I enjoy connecting dots.“


Sean Duclaux is our new Vice President of Product and Product Marketing. He will be leading our team of Product Managers, Digital Experience Designers and Digital Experience Manager. Sean's teams will successfully execute road map strategies and bringing valuable, highly differentiated and elegantly designed capabilities to market.

“What I enjoy the most about my work is bringing innovation to the market.“


Yatin Sharma joins the Business Intelligence department with significant software development experience. Yatin also just completed a graduate program in Data Science at Indiana, Bloomington.

"My favorite part about my job is the fact that we find hidden patterns and insights in the data. Also the realization of the fact that our efforts or findings are actually driving growth”


Abhishek Nath just graduated with a Master program in Analytics from LSU and prior to that he worked for Mu Sigma, an analytics consulting company on retail accounts such as Walmart.

“I enjoy the creativity involved in terms how different people visualize and tell stories through the same information in different ways.”


Bill Diebenow is our new Vice President of Business Development.  Bill joins us from TourTrek, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruise, LTD.  where he was the Vice President of Business Development. Additionally, Bill brings more than 20 years of travel experience to the team. 

"Travel is inspirational.  In my work, I have enjoyed presenting clients with unusual destination experiences, amazing possibilities, and empowering them to take full advantage.”

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