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About TraknProtect

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OUR MISSION & VISION

TraknProtect is dedicated to helping create and support a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders by leveraging its innovative real-time IoT technology which provides comprehensive data, communications and actionable insights to our hospitality clients and end-users.

Our vision is to be a leading global player in the broader IOT-based tracking solution-suite encompassing employee safety devices, asset and inventory tracking, and the post-COVID, provide cleanliness tracking & reporting tools. We strive every day to realize our vision by staying focused on comprehensive strategy and execution backed by world-class highly motivated talent, strong capital partners, a strong network of technology and distributions partners, and by providing industry-leading thought partnership with various hospitality industry associations.

OUR TEAM

All-star team supported by best in class advisors

Parminder Batra

CEO & Co-Founder

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Tim Hansen

Chief Technology Officer

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Tim has extensive management experience building and scaling engineering, product, operations, and quality assurance teams across a variety of industry sectors. Leveraging his entrepreneurial experience as founder and CTO of the medtech company Avansar, Tim is helping TraknProtect bring innovative, high-quality and reliable technology solutions to its customers by envisioning, developing and scaling the company’s software and hardware engineering processes. Tim is highly passionate about the mission of bringing a new culture of safety to the hospitality industry and is working hard to bring real change for the hotel staff with respect to their safety experiences. Outside of work, Tim can be found tinkering in his garage of collectable cars or engaged on a variety of building projects.

Kurt Knipper

Vice President, Sales

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Kurt is a key member of TraknProtect’s  sales leadership team driving sales strategy, management and execution efforts across North America.  Kurt has over 25 years of enterprise technology sales experience, including in personal safety industry and believes in developing long-term business relationships built on trust, respect and empathy to provide customers with not only sophisticated solutions but also greater peace of mind and efficiency through joint problem-solving and close thought partnership. When not enabling TraknProtect’s commercial efforts, Kurt can be found on his early morning runs, enjoying high school and college sports, or rocking it out at local music festivals.

Sarah Sliva

Manager, Finance & Accounting

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Sarah has extensive experience in financial and managerial accounting and a wealth of experience working with fast growing companies where she has helped create and maintain scalable financial systems. She began her career in donor relations where she learned the importance of customer service and relationship building in addition to the value of tight financial management. When not crunching numbers, Sarah enjoys cooking, yoga and family time.

Julia Kiefer

Customer Engagement Manager

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Julia is a problem-solver at heart! With a strong background in back-end operations support, Julia has shifted focus to direct support and engagement with customers. She has experience in hospitality, project management, commercial real estate, and tech industries. Julia loves to focus on process development and strategy that optimizes behind the scenes and delivers excellent performance to customers. As TraknProtect’s Customer Engagement Manager, Julia is focused on providing excellent front-end support and service throughout onboarding and the customer lifecycle, with back-end strategy and process in mind. In her free time, Julia enjoys cooking, jigsaw puzzles, and loves a good laugh.

Angel Terry

Customer Engagement Associate

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Angel is a hard-working self-starter. A recent college grad, Angel has spent the last four years working in a research setting focused on data analytics and management. Angel is passionate about social good and is especially passionate about TraknProtect's mission to end human trafficking. As our Customer Engagement Associate, Angel focuses on coordinating seamless customer service, and is committed to ensuring every customer is fully equipped with what they need to keep their team safe. She believes in going the extra mile to coordinate with customers to ensure that the integrity of their system is at its best through constant communication. When not working with customers, Angel loves to cook, be active at the gym, or update her movie watchlist.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

The perfect blend of experience and thought leadership.

Larry Birnbaum

Helping people and companies grow

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Page Petry

Board Member and Business Advisor

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Sunil Gaitonde

Serial Entrepreneur & Technologist

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Chris Wieland

CTO, Entrepreneur & Early Stage Tech Investor

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Jim Lamb

Advisor - Independent Consultant

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Tony Wilkins

Private Investor, CEO Coach

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.

Sarah A. Lynn

Security & Compliance Advisor

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After starting her legal career with some of the top legal firms such as Baker McKenzie and Lang Michener, entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator, Parminder Batra, relocated from Toronto to Chicago, where she co-founded TraknProtect with the mission of creating and supporting a safer, cleaner and more efficient hospitality environment for all stakeholders.


Under her leadership, TraknProtect has become an industry leader in the staff safety device vertical based on proprietary, patented and award-winning technology, in addition to serving the broader real-time inventory and asset tracking needs of the hospitality sector.  Parminder has not only set a mission-oriented and innovative culture within the Company but also has constantly strived to promote social causes. She has served as a Board Member and Advisor at Arogya World, an organization pledged to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases; as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for children, and has also volunteered to the Grant Making Committee for the Chicago Foundation for Women. Parminder is a widely recognized thought leader in the field of real-time location technologies specifically safety buttons in hospitality and is a member of IHLA, HFTP and HTNG associations. Outside of building TraknProtect, Parminder loves to read and travel to far-flung places to learn about different cultures.