THE UNBOUND TEAM

Our Backstory

As avid world travelers, Unbound was created to fill a growing need for finding and booking group trips. Founded by Jess Primavera, Michael Dere, and Marina Ganopolsky, we’ve assembled a team of people as passionate about travel as we are to create a product we would want to use ourselves.

Our Founding Members

Jess Primavera

CEO & Co-Founder

I’ve visited 50+ countries, and I’m always captivated when learning about other cultures. I’m excited to be working with a super-talented team in building Unbound, an application that speaks to my passion for travel as well as leverages the skills I’ve acquired throughout my career.

Michael Dere

CTO Co-Founder

I have traveled to various countries and ultimately enjoyed it, but at the same time I understand the pain points when it comes to traveling. Looking back, I wished that during my travels I had exactly what we envisioned for Unbound in my hands. There are so much potential for Unbound to transform travel and I can’t wait to launch Unbound services.

Marina Ganopolsky

COO & Co-Founder

As a refugee from a country that highly restricted travel, my thirst for adventure was stoked during my childhood when I would dream of exploring what lay beyond the borders. Now, as an adult, I’ve traveled to 44 countries and that thirst for exploration has not diminished. However, my age and experience has turned me into a conscious and introspective traveler. As a woman in tech, I have fought to narrow the gender gap in technology. I could not be more excited to have co-founded a company that combines my passion for technology, travel and social justice.

Jade Liou

Chief Strategy Officer

I spent over a decade on Wall Street crunching numbers, wearing suits, doing deals… all the while fantasizing about my next big adventure. I am excited to be part of a team that is building something to help everyone capture that feeling.

Our Team Members

Betty Wong

UI/UX Engineer

Working on Unbound has given me great insight not only in working on a different platform but also in the travel world.  Knowing that Unbound is something I would use myself helps me to develop a user friendly experience for you.

Alice Ouyang

Alice Ouyang

UX Designer

I’m an engineer by day, designer by night, photographer on the weekends, but always a traveler at heart. I love working with a group of driven individuals striving to create a platform for users to seamlessly book authentic travel experiences.