Meet the Team, out to disrupt the Shared Economy Space

Stan Dong

Co-Founder and Head of Technology

Stan is based out of San Francisco, California. He is a former research scientist at Stanford University and has a PhD in Molecular Biology. He has a diverse background in Investments and has been a Private Equity Investment Executive and Technology professional with broad connections and a deep understanding of the Informational Technology sector and the market dynamics in USA and Asia. He is also skilled in fund-raising, corporate development and bio-informatics.

Kenny Blatt

Co-Founder, Board Member, Head Strategy, Acquisition and Lead-USA

Kenny is a graduate from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration where he serves on numerous Advisory Boards, an elected member of Cornell Council and very active in the hospitality industry. He received his law degree from Emory University and an advanced business certificate at INSEAD France. He is based out of Florida, USA and has developed and managed Real Estate, Hotel and Restaurant projects in the US and abroad. Kenny has a long record of entrepreneurial successes in emerging Europe in advertising, marketing and media.

Sharan Shetty

Chief Executive Officer

Sharan an Engineer and an NMIMS postgraduate comes with 25 years of rich experience. He has served Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider, as Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for making structural changes and enabling the Karnataka operations, being rated as best circle in 15-16 financial year. He was managing Srilanka and Kerala business as COO. In the past, he had assignments with Levis, Shoppers Stop, Godrej. Sharan is grounded in reality though his sights are trained sky high. He is a highly motivated professional, who cascades the same level of motivation & commitment to his next level.

Ajitesh Puri

Product Manager

Ajitesh is a believer in the Indian startup ecosystem, passionate about integrating Biz, Tech and Policy to shape a new India for a changing world. An MBA from IIM Lucknow, he has experience as a Business Development as well as Operations Manager. Coming from OYO Rooms where he undertook varied responsibilities to build functions, teams and scale OYO's presence across geographies, he is an expert in managing vendors, breaking deals, handling partnerships as well as having customer facing experiences. He is a guy who has immense experience of leading teams in both start-up and structured big companies like Reliance Industries Limited. Ajitesh comes with the zeal to ensure HeyBnb rises to the zenith in the alternate stays space.

Babu Reddy

Tech Lead

Babu completed his Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from Bangalore Institute of Technology and has 22 years of experience in IT industry. Babu has traveled extensively in USA for 6 years and Japan for 4 years while working for Wipro in Tokyo, Japan and in Boston, USA, and for Oracle in Rhode Island, USA between 1998 and 2007. He understands the needs of a traveler - that motivated him to join HeyBnb and take it to the global market.

Nirmalya Mandal

Marketing Lead

An MBA graduate from IIM, Bangalore, he has immense experience as a Marketing & Brand Manager. His earlier experiences have been from companies with global reach to Successful startups. With his broad experience, he will ensure HeyBnb will shine in the Shared Economy space.

Nitesh Shetty


A first generation Entrepreneur with interests from Property development, Hotels, Internet ventures, Billboards and Diversified investments. He is the founder and sets the vision and direction for the company.

Iggy Jovanovic

Board Member and Strategy Australia

Iggy has over 15 years of experience, in achieving sales growth for corporations and developing innovative sales and targeted marketing strategies. He comes with the experience of working with companies in Australia and internationally. He is a former tennis player, worked for the ATP overseeing players in the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He is an asset to HeyBnb team. Under his guidance HeyBnb will scale as a truly global company, especially as a strong player in the Australia - New Zealand region.