Meet Our Team

We are passionate about travel and believe that travel is a better experience when it's shared. We envision Touristlink as the largest online community of frequent travelers and small travel providers. A virtual hub for travelers to get connected with each other and with locals for tours, transport, cultural, language exchanges, friendships and more. Our team has been working together for the last 5 years and we have been working on Touristlink since the end of 2011.

David Urmann
Dr.David Urmann (CoFounder)PhD Ohio State. Led the development of over 100 websites since 2003 resulting in 150 million+ page views. Moved to India in 2006 to expand my existing US based internet business and met my present business partner. I am an avid traveller having visited over 40 countries and launched Touristlink out of my passion for travel.
Jayesh Bagde
Jayesh Bagde (CoFounder)Previous work was in advertising and brand management for central India biggest names. Have spent the past 7 years in a number of successful years working alongside David in travel, SEO, e-commerce and consulting services.
Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta (CTO)Lead developer, problem solver and architect of Touristlink from day one. 8+ years of programming experience in PHP,MySQL, Unix, JQuery, HTML using LAMP architectures.
Ranjith Cherickel
Ranjith Cherickel (Executive Member)Investor and mentor at Head of sales for Africa at Nokia Siemens with a billion USD sales target. Skype, Verizon Wireless, Siemens, INSEAD.
Anand Dongre
Anand Dongre (Social Marketing)A fun loving person, who enjoys working even on the weekends. Anand has a Masters degree in Information & Technology Systems and a strong commitment towards his trade. He manages the Touristlink social accounts on Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Twitter.
Shagufta Khan
Shagufta Khan (Moderation Team Lead)One of the first members on the team. Shagufta's core responsibility is to moderate the website. She spends the rest of her time testing and looking for any errors and bugs on the website. If she is not working she loves to bake her favorite Pizza recipes.
Ann Urmann
Ann Urmann (Design Manager)What you see is what you get at Ann, an avid photographer, ensures that experience for all the visitors on this site. Her exceptional creative skills keep the site getting better for the best user experience.
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