our

Mission

About Us

Helping Our Clients Make a Lasting Impression on Their Guests

It’s the Uber-age, where guests want what they want when they want it. And yet, we have the benefit of being part of Internet of Things (IoT) age, which allows you to do just that. – get the guests what they want when they want it.

At TraknProtect, we are driven to help hotels use technology to respond to guest requests – to not only meet their expectations but exceed them. Our goal is to help our clients make a lasting impression on their guests – so that they keep returning again and again.

meet the

Management Team

Parminder Batra
Parminder Batra | CEO & Co-Founder

Parminder founded TraknProtect with the help of Arun Sobti and has taken the idea all the way from conception, development, prototyping, and validating the product to now to being several hotel properties. Parminder oversaw the pivot of the company from B2C to B2B and into the hotel industry by identifying a niche market opportunity, where inventory tracking was non-existent. In the past three years, Parminder has become an expert in the hospitality industry and helping hotels such as Hyatt.

Sagar Patel
Sagar Patel | COO & Co-Founder

Sagar joined as a co-founder at TraknProtect while it was still in pilot stage. Today, he oversees business development, implementation and installation at client sites and its day-to-day operations. Previously, Sagar worked in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City and at Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, in Chicago.

Fadi Kahhaleh
Fadi Kahhaleh | CTO

As the Chief Technology Officer, Fadi develops the architecture for our technology and analytics platform. Prior to joining TraknProtect, Fadi worked as a founder for Katib Technologies and as technical consultant for Oracle before starting and operating his own technology consulting company, Kahhaleh Inc.

Aisha Arif
Aisha Arif | Marketing Assistant

Aisha joined the TraknProtect team to manage the social media marketing, Sales and admin tasks. Previously, Aisha was a Marketing Assistant at an independent pharmacy managing the social media and taking on the role as the bookkeeper.

Haki Batra | Director of Strategic Sales
1 serving of Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, 3 cups of creativity, 4 cups of startup experience, 1 tablespoon of retail operations, 2 tablespoons of brand strategy and a pinch of adventure. Blend all ingredients together. Shake well and serve chilled to experience the best flavors of TraknProtect.
Moe Malkawi
Moe Malkawi | Hardware Engineer
Electrical Engineer from the University of Illinois at Chicago who joined the team as a Hardware Engineer - Moe is a fundamental piece of a complex puzzle leading innovation through research & development and testing current and future technologies with TraknProtect.
Summaiyah Jabeen
Summaiyah Jabeen | Graphic Designer
Summaiyah specializes in the field of Graphic Design and joined TraknProtect to bring her team’s visuals to life. She provides creative and innovative design solutions as well as photography for a variety of purposes for the business.
meet the

Advisors

David Millili
David Millili | Advisor

David began his hospitality career as a GM at a NYC hotel 20 years ago. He is an hospitality expert having founded Open Hospitality, a recognized industry leader in providing hotel internet marketing services. Open Hospitality was then acquired by Pegasus Solutions, where David became the CEO and a board member. At TraknProtect, he brings both hotel operations and hospitality software development experiences to facilitate growth, business development, go-to-market strategy and fundraising.

Anil Harjani
Anil Harjani | Advisor

Anil is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Outcome Health (formerly ContextMedia), a high-growth health information services company headquartered in Chicago. Anil was the former VP of Global Innovation at Hyatt Hotels, during which time he was instrumental in its pivot into B2B and launching a pilot at a Hyatt property and a successful launch at TraknProtect’s first customer hotel. As an advisor to TraknProtect, he continues to provide expertise on business development with hotels and various hotel ownership groups.

Mark Wells
Mark Wells | Advisor

Mark is a Senior Relationship Manager with Heartland Payment Systems where he establishes and maintains relationships with senior management in the hospitality industry. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. At TraknProtect, Mark facilitates business development and client pipeline management.

Anjali Gurnani
Anjali Gurnani | Advisor

Anjali has played various roles with startups over the past 15 years – she was one of the co-founders at Athena Security where she led business growth until its sale to SolarWinds; also a co-founded Lisle Technology Partners; and is currently VP of product security at Uptake, which provides insights and analytics for the “industrial internet”. As one of the TraknProtect advisors, she helps turning market insights and technology value propositions into products that address customer needs, therefore guiding our business and go-to-market strategies.

Sunil Gaitonde
Sunil Gaitonde | Advisor

Sunil is CEO of kPoint Technologies, a software platform that enables search feature in videos. Prior to that, Sunil co-founded GS Lab, a technology lab for clients such as Intel. Prior to founding kPoint & GS Labs, Sunil founded Sarvega, developed and built Web Infrastructure products at Cisco to generate $150M at Cisco annually and also advised Cisco on several acquisitions. Sunil joined Cisco as a result of Cisco’s acquisition of Internet Junction – another company that Sunil had co-founded. At TraknProtect, Sunil provides keen insight to working with large B2B clients such as Hyatt, technical guidance and business strategy having sold two startups previously.

Deepak Goel
Deepak Goel | Advisor

Deepak is a seasoned product management executive and entrepreneur. He was previously a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Packback Books, a Chicago-based startup funded by Mark Cuban. He is a TEDx speaker, a Mensa member and has patents for 4 of his inventions. He is currently the Founder & CEO of KarmaCircles. At TraknProtect, he provides his insights and expertise to guide the technology development and fundraising strategy. Deepak has acted as a strategic advisor to TraknProtect since its inception.

Arun Sobti
Arun Sobti | Advisor & Co-Founder

Having been an intra-preneur at Motorola for over 25 years, Arun now consults for select clients and is the founder of five separate start-ups within eHealth, security, energy, incognito communication systems and smart device industries. Arun is one of the co-founders of TraknProtect and remains an advisor guiding our technical growth and strategy.

Samer Khanafseh
Samer Khanafseh | Industry Expert & Advisor

Currently Samer is a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Co-founder and Principal at TruNav. Samer holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the Illinois Institute of Technology. At TraknProtect, Samer’s experience and expertise in WiFi & GPS technology make him a perfect fit as a technology advisor.