Behind the scenes at Virgo

We're a small, talented and tenacious team. We all have spent a lot of time not only refining our specific skill sets but many hours testing and iterating new disruptive travel products and services that actually drive real value and ROI.

Virgo Team


15 years in software. Founded, Guestmob, semi-opaque booking website for Hotels. Built VIMS/e-Smog, a company that built a reservation and pricing system for auto stations. Ran Product/Marketing/Biz dev, SyChip, startup spun out of Bell Labs, sold for $140m. MBA from Stanford, and BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Yann Ngongang

CEO & co-founder


15+ years of hotel sales experience. Director of Sales and Marketing, Orchard Hotel and the Orchard Garden hotel, a sister property. Senior Sales manager, Joie de Vivre Hospitality Group, Received “Extraordinary service/employee of the year” Award during tenure. Holds a BA in English, San Diego State University.

Damien Keller

VP Hotel Ops & co-founder


13+ years leading marketing & product development initiatives in both start-ups and large agencies. Co-founder & Marketing Director, Mintbox: Led development on a custom ad server tracking online promotions to in-store sales. Spent 5 years managing marketing and digital strategy for several Microsoft business units while at McCann Erickson. Holds MS Finance, from The University of Arizona, and BS in Economics from The Ohio State University.

Robert Barone

Marketing/Operations & co-founder