Meet our team

The small Baboo Team combines a century of travel experience. It includes nationals from Mexico, the United States, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Peru, and Colombia. We are dedicated to building a new world of travel, with our trusted network of local travel designers ready to plan the ultimate tailor made experiences.

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Paul Sarfati

Chief Executive Officer

Travel Personality:

Paul is an avid traveler, entrepreneur, and expert in the travel industry. Passionate about the future of technology, crypto, and soccer. Founded Bamba, a very successful travel company and ready for new challenges.

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Rick Carassai

Chief Operational Officer

Travel Personality:

Rick has learned many languages and skills whilst living in countless cultures during his 15+ years of non-stop travelling since leaving Italy. He is now transforming what he learned into sustainable action!

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Elina Limanska

Head of Partnerships

Travel Personality:

Elina is a natural-born traveler who finds it difficult to return home once departed! She is super passionate about people, as a result of leaving her home country (Latvia) at a young age, in pursue of adventure!

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Abhay Khanna

Customers & Marketing Ops

Travel Personality:

Abhay is a seasoned consultant with a proven track record in the leisure, travel, and tourism industry. Extensive experience in Sales and International Business. Strong consultant with an MBA in International Business/Trade/Commerce & Business Strategy from Fortune Institute Of International Business.

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Sandra Bojorquez

Head of Partnerships

Travel Personality:

Sandra has traveled through Southeast Asia and some parts of Europe, but she also loves to explore her own country, Mexico. When she is not traveling, she is researching new destinations to discover.

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Judith Flores

Content ASSISTANT

Travel Personality:

Judith is a translator and a linguaphile who is passionate about cultures, languages and travelling. She is a travel specialist with experience in operations management and has collaborated in different capacities in travel content projects.

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Leslie Panfilo

Content Assistant

Travel Personality:

Leslie moved to Mexico City and has since traveled throughout various countries. This led her to work in tourism and after almost 10 years she is always eager to bring a jouney to life for travelers and shed new light on a destination.

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Yael Schwartzman

Chief Tech Officer

Travel Personality:

Yael’s mission in life is to enable the growth and well-being of people through technology. She is a Mexican developer and designer focused on creating new mobile technology solutions for urban and rural marginalized users.

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Marco Berneveld

Chief Creative Director

Travel Personality:

Marco is a globally published travel storyteller. His travel stories have been published in, amongst others, National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, Lonely Planet Traveler and Sidetracked. He is the founder of WideOyster Magazine. 

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Javier Gonzales

Chief Storyteller

Travel Personality:

Javier was editor-in-chief for twelve years at Oxígeno magazine. A master of mountaineering and outdoor sports and, of course, wine tastings. Javi is member of the Adventure Media Advisory Group, and in charge of the Spanish edition of WideOyster Magazine.

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Michael Kleinerman

Design Advisor

Travel Personality:

Michael brings design strategy from brand to UI. Born and raised in Colombia, now living in Brooklyn. During the past 10 years at Google, he has worked on Android, YouTube, and Google Search. Bali is on his personal bucket list.

Michael DiLillo

Michael Dillilo

Marketing Automation Expert

Travel Personality:

10 years experience helping B2C and B2B organizations establish and optimize their lead generation processes. Currently, Michael works with companies looking to increase demand generation and position themselves for the future.

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Radames Romero Lopez

Product Coordinator

Travel Personality:

Radames’ vision of success goes beyond a high profitability, to him, it includes the satisfaction of the client, product quality, assertive communication and generate a favorable environment for all the team among others.

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Efren Hernandez

FRONT-end Developer

Travel Personality:

A Middle developer, with four years experience working in areas of web development, Efren focuses specially with frontend tech. He loves JavaScript  for all that this language can create.

 

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Juli Gabani

FRONT-end Developer

Travel Personality:

Juli is a full stack developer with 4 years of experience in VueJS and Laravel. She is passionate about coding, always paying attention to the architecture, code flexibility, requirement gathering and problem solutions.

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Cristian Hurtado Romero

FRONT-end Developer

Travel Personality:

Software Developer & DevOps Engineer with more than 12 years of experience in front & back development, database design and DevOps architecture. Has a soft spot for fintech platforms and startups.

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Vishal Barad

BACK-END DEVELOPER

Travel Personality:

Vishal is an associate software engineer and data scientist/big data engineer. He is an accomplished coder and programmer, who enjoys using his skills to contribute to the exciting technological
advances that happen every day.

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Navneet Gupta

Back-end Developer

Travel Personality:

He works as a Developer/Data Scientist professionally. Navneet enjoys resolving code issues, and he is an eager learner. Originally from India, he is really interested in discovering new destinations, people, and cultures.

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Jaydeep Lathiya

DevOps

Travel Personality:

With more than 3 years experience in Angular and DevOps development platforms, Jaydeep has been the go-to guy to design, implement and monitor the features that matter. Jaydeep makes sure things work the way they should.

 

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Ashish Saraf

Quality Assurance

Travel Personality:

Ashish has more than 3 years of enterprise software quality assurance experience. He ensures every feature (and its internal processing) works as per expectations. Outside of work, you can find him spending time exploring nature.