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Meet the Team

Ravi ParikhCEO and Co-­Founder

Ravi Parikh is currently the CEO and co-­founder of RoverPass. Ravi has spent his entire career as an entrepreneur. He serves as a board member at Euphoria Music Festival and most recently as co-­founder and COO at MakerSquare, an accelerated learning program for software engineering. While Ravi is not working to make RoverPass a dominant force in the camping industry he enjoys electronic music, traveling to foreign lands, and poker with his friends.

Jacob PoterbinMarketing Manager

Jacob is a Kansas native who has created his professional life centered around the outdoor industry and fills the role as marketing manger at RoverPass. Previously, he developed online education content for the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife and then transitioned to the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds as their content marketing manager. He spends his free time with his dog Stella, traveling with friends, discovering Texas microbrews, and fulfilling his lifelong pursuit of more cowbell.

Jimmy PocockLead Front End Developer

Jimmy is a swiss army knife of talent. His background is diverse and includes a heavy influence from music, marketing, coding, culinary, automotive, looking like Russell Brand, and having the style of rockstar and the vernacular of a born-and-raised Texan. He’s the type of guy that’s made for a lead front-end engineer at the hottest RVing startup in Austin. Jimmy lives by the principle that you are not your past, but the capabilities and resources you glean from it. Jimmy is also considering adopting a French Bulldog in the near future.

Ben PoonLead Back End Developer

Ben spent his childhood days in Space City, aka Houston, where he developed the left side of his brain to logically build just about anything the mind dreams up. He honed his coding craft at MakerSquare, an Austin-based boot camp that develops software engineers. Ben met Ravi Parikh through the program and was hired as one of the first software developers for RoverPass. Though brilliant in his mind, the RoverPass team has had to keep a look out on Ben from time to time, as he once daringly downed eight cold brew coffees in a row, pulling an all nighter to finish a data analysis project. The Force is strong with this one.

Paul CrossCo-Founder and Board Member

Paul Cross is currently the co-­founder and co-­CEO of the online festival company Everfest.com and co-­founder and board member of RoverPass. He has concentrated his career on businesses that bring people together, whether in community or free expression of ideas. He has over 15 years experience in technology leadership positions and a life long passion for global exploration. RoverPass is a culmination of his love for travel and adventure, as he would say, “real experience is everything, so stop consuming or staring at a screen and go explore.”

Jay ManickamCo-Founder and Board Member

Jay Manickam is currently the co-­founder and co-­CEO of the online festival company Everfest.com and co-­founder and board member of RoverPass. Jay has over 13 years experience in technology entrepreneurship and management leadership positions, most recently as a co-­founder of uShip, the worlds largest transportation marketplace. While not building, Jay is exploring ­ new cities, new countries, new adventures­ by road, ships, planes or RV's. Jay is passionate about discovering new cultures and having experiences that challenge preconceived perceptions.