Our Team

Gyanendra Khadka

Founder & CEO

Gyanendra Khadka is the Founder and CEO of XcelTrip. As a well-known Bitcoin evangelist, a serial entrepreneur, an inspiring venture capitalist, he is a game changer for Blockchain start-ups in Silicon Valley and worldwide. Hob’s business operations span over 20 countries. Hob has founded and served as the CEO for multimillion dollar companies. He has over 15 years of successful career-spanning business management, strategy, innovation and investment management in the United States, Europe and Asia.<br /> As a passionate venture capitalist, Hob has invested in more than 23 Blockchain and AI start-ups, while building an exciting ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs globally.<br /> Hob is admired for his candor, integrity and innovative mindset, and he actively devotes his time to teaching and educating youths on these topics. Hob is now on a mission to create a “one of a kind” decentralized ecosystem that will change the global travel and hospitality landscape. The passion to help people succeed, never-say-die attitude, incredible work ethic, and boundless optimism are the talents Hob uses to inspire leaders worldwide. We welcome you to tune in to Hob's global perspective and subscribe to his proven ideas and systems that can help you excel to the top!

Raghavendra Sheshamurthy

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Raghavendra Sheshamurthy is the Founder and CEO of Luxeveda Brand Services Pvt Ltd. He is an Alumnus of the MBA luxe, ESSEC Business School, Paris, and brings over 18 years of Brand Marketing, Business Strategy and Technology Integration expertise gained around the world. He has worked with and consulted the top blue-chip companies such as LMVH, Diageo – United Spirits, Bacardi, Airtel, Ogilvy and Mather, Titan, IMB, Unilever, Kingfisher, American Express etc.

Shermain Tan Ström

Chief Strategic Officer (CSO)

Board Director and senior staff with international professional experience and executive leadership accomplishments in the field of business organization and nonprofit organization. Natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse individuals. Applies qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for progress to strategic governance efforts.

Mark Wittenberg

Executive for Business Development & Partnership

Mark first became aware of Cryptocurrency in 2010 and has been involved in ongoing research. While researching and being involved amongst the many different projects in the space, he found his core beliefs aligned perfectly with Verge Currency. Mark actively sits as a Verge Currency Core Member, and focuses on business development, contract negotiations/facilitation and vendor relations. He is also an Advisor to Paycent. He comes to us with an extensive background in sales, Finance/Credit. Mark has been In the automotive industry since 1995 and has extensive background with marketing, Finance, Credit, Privacy Act, and Fair Trading Act. He’s been involved in these industries since 1995 (23 years) and has had success at scaling companies in very short periods of time. He is self employed in Credit and Finance, and advises for many successful companies.

Rory Ricord

IMP Dev Executive

Rory comes to us from the Direct Marketing and Online Marketing Industry for over 29 years. He is an Online Marketer and Trainer/Motivational Professional. He is an Industry Expert in Online Marketing with proven Specialties in S.E.O., Blogging Systems, Social Media Marketing and Ascension Marketing.<br /> He is also an expert in Ecommerce, Merchant Processing Solutions, and is heavily working with Blockchain Solutions. His love for Travel, Fine Wines, and helping everyone possible to achieve more out of life inspired us to add him to our Team for Marketing.

Corey Witon

Community Manager

With an abundance of experience in online marketing and management, Corey Wilton plays a key role in developing, managing and promoting the community surrounding XcelToken Plus. Passionate and versatile, Corey has been involved in multiple blockchain projects and only takes part in ventures which he believes will positively impact and bring real value to everyday people.

Nem Thapa

UK Country Director

Nem Thapa an ex British Gurkha soldier has 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, working with multi communities in different countries. Since 2014 he has been heavily involved in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. He joined XcelTrip in April 2018 as a country director for UK and now leads a global team promoting XcelTrip. After retired from the British Army in 1994. He joined DHL International (Middle East Hub) in Bahrain for 10 years. He then moved to UK for settlement in 2006. Worked for the local council of the United Kingdom government agency as a community support officer for 8 years.

Prakash Thapa

Executive for Business Development

Prakash Thapa is the Honorary Public Relations Representative for Silicon Valley, CA by the Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Aviation of Nepal. He has more than 25 years of experience working globally and leading many public and private organizations. <br/> Mr. Thapa has worked with different organizations like the Rotary Club as a community chairman, Founder of Gurkha Fm 93 MHz, Founder-President of Gurkha Axn Pvt. Ltd. Founder President of Action for Nations INC ,Founder Director Gurkha International Group LLC and Founder of Magic TV LLC based out of Silicon Valley, California.

Ferrara Stefano

Marketing Executive for Europe

Stefano was born as a professional player of Texas Hold ’em, reaching very important results at world level. A global traveler and leading highly successful venture in Europe. Being investor and crypto enthusiasts he has built high-level relationships within the crypto world. He’s been working for many Cryptocurrencies to deal with the most important exchanges and settlements in Europe.

Olga Pertsova

Business Development Consultant

Olga has 7 years’ experience as Brand Manager in retail different Luxury Swiss brands as long as extensive experience managing high-value client accounts and communicating consistently with clients and global teams across all organizational levels to maximize customer service and satisfaction. From networking with managing client-focused projects to identifying new business opportunities and building solid internal and external relationships, and her ability to keenly analyze data and communicate effectively and strategically with clients—along with strong organizational and interpersonal talent – she also has experience in being a Manager/Advisor to a Mercantile Futures Commodity Exchange.   Developing solid partnerships with clients, suppliers and management teams to facilitate efficiency and productivity and achieve success while ensuring top-flight quality assurance. Leveraging superior communication and time management as long as motivational skills to propel projects and teams to peak results.

Ghanshyam Pathak

Chief of OTA Engineering

With a good understanding in Online Travel Agency from his past work experience for almost a decade, he is now the Chief of OTA engineering on XcelTrip inc. with his abundances of knowledge about travel aggregators and its functionalism. His expert opinion and technical knowledge have been key factors during the building of XcelTrip’s functional platform.

Suvrangsu Das

Digital Marketing Specialist

He is strongly experienced in digital marketing and communications. Suvrangsu has spent more than 4 years in digital marketing where he developed and execute marketing plans and PR strategies for both high technology and global blockchain and fintech Startups. Also with some multinational companies.