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RUSH49:
YOUR DESTINATION FOR LOCAL ADVENTURES
Rush49 is your online marketplace for unique experiences, adrenaline-pumping adventures, and exciting activities that suit any lifestyle. We offer competitive deals active in cities across the U.S. and Canada, all at an affordable price.
WHAT DOES RUSH49 MEAN? As a California based company, our name is a tribute to the famous Gold Rush of 1849. We hope to share the wealth by offering you the lowest prices and exclusive deals - no sifting required!
WHY RUSH49? Customer Care We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction first and foremost, 100% guaranteed. Whether you're buying for a group, finding that unique gift for a loved one, or just looking for your next adventure, our customer service is committed to your satisfaction. Rewards Program Refer a friend and get $10 for each of you! Share the fun and reap the benefits, all while unlocking exclusive offers and additional discounts Refer Don't just take our word for it, check out our customer reviews:
WANT TO WORK WITH RUSH49? Not only do we connect people with amazing experiences, but we also work closely with our business partners to help build up their brands through our marketing and customer acquisition services. Whether looking for last minute sales or wanting to increase your brand awareness, our team will help you expand your reach on the channel you prefer - at no additional cost! Feature Your Business
Meet Team Rush49

Vamsi "Kumar" Kotla

CEO/Co-Founder

A serial Entrepreneur. Setup Teams in 4 different countries. Studied Computer Science @ USC Viterbi School of Engineering (Grad school). Completed MBA from LMU with an emphasis on Information Science/Business Intelligence. Kumar excels in starting businesses in adverse conditions and making them successful. He combines his technology and business education background with his real world experience to create the strategic vision. Kumar is an aspiring amateur beach volleyball player.

Daniel Casale

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND SALES

Proven leader in Sales and Management with 7 years in venture backed startups in the experience e-commerce space. Dan is responsible for many strategic partnerships at Rush49 and has developed and implemented a large portion of our current procedure in terms of direction and marketing. Studied Psychology @ Villanova University. Outside of work, Daniel is heavily involved in the eSports industry.

Loknath Benarjee

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Has 13+ years of IT experience and spans across several technologies and projects with wide range hands-on skills in successful implementation of highly effective technology solutions. He has previously consulted for Northwestern Mutual, Sears, Bell Aliant and others on various IT projects.

Ben Cahan

Developer

Primary LAMP programmer and responsible for various designing and maintaining various back-end applications. Creator and co-founder of screenwriting s/w Final Draft which he sold to his partner for high 6 figures. He is a Computer Science Major from University of Maryland. Ben is also an avid biker and in the past has biked through Rocky Mountains twice with his dog in tow.

Jillian Lore

Marketing Executive

Works on Conventional and Unconventional Creative Marketing. Develops successful strategies and implementation of affiliate, native, influencer, cpc, and guerilla marketing. Well versed in ethnography, Jillian utilizes her knowledge of audiences to improve brand building, give feedback to sales teams to assess quality leads, and offer guidance regarding customer targeting and acquisition. Graduated Pace University. Masters @ FIT NY. She is an avid YT streamer.

Krishna Prasad

Google Adwords Manager

An 8-year veteran of Google India, with rich experience in diverse digital marketing areas. Successfully manages web marketing efforts and in the past has significantly increased quality lead conversions, traffic, ROI, brand awareness, from all sources, including organic search, paid search, and social media marketing.

Dave Bud

National Account Executive

Drawing on years of winning experience, Dave flawlessly navigates the world of digital marketing, always seeking and finding new and better ways to add value to clients. One of Rush49's first employees, Dave knows oursubscribers inside and out. Using that knowledge, he helps clients put their deals together.

Elizabeth Mallery

Production Manager

Oversees client, customer, and company-facing projects. Graduated with a BFA @ School of The Art Institute, Chicago. She is an avid Illustrator, home cook, and comic con enthusiast.

Pawan Thapa

Production Artist

Is a maverick Graphic Designer and PhotoShop expert. He is also a pro video production technician. Pawan is responsible for keeping Rush49's creatives fresh and sharp. Pawan is also an avid gamer.

Hector Felix

Customer Service & Office Manager

Over 4 years Managerial experience in the Taxation Industry. Oversees customer care team. Office Manager and Customer Satisfaction Specialist. Studied Computer Science at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Avid traveler. Recently been to Iceland and hopes to plan another Europe trip to catch a Chelsea match at Stamford Bridge.

Annie Tenwick

NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Experienced sales professional who has earned multiple "Elite" awards for sales performance at Experian. Responsible for signing up the top racing companies in the country such as Spartan Racing, OC Marathon, and Others. She is a running fanatic and proud parent of Tommy the awesome dog!

Helen Queen Sulzer

Virtual Assistant

Highly skilled with a wide range of experience in Customer Service for over 6 years. Bachelor's degree holder majoring in Business Management and also received a diploma in Medical Transcription and Editing. Her favorite deal on Rush49 is the driving experience! She has been to Texas Motor Speedway many times to watch the races. She would love to take the wheel in a driving experience one day!

Board of Advisors

Babak Mozaffari

Platform Engineering

Has two decades of experience in enterprise architecture, integration and application security.Authored multiple reference architectures with Engineering team at RedHat. When not working, he is busy playing vball at Santa Monica beach. Babak is responsible for near perfect uptime of Rush49 platform and is currently involved in scaling the platform to make it ready for a multiple fold increase in adoption and features.

Brandon Byrne

Advisor CFO

Was VP of Finance and Administration at Curse which was acquired by Twitch. He then became CFO for Team Liquid, the largest eSports team in the world. He is now the CEO and co-founder of Opera Event a venture backed eSports marketing company. Brandon advises Rush49 on capital funding and on building synergies with eSports world.

Murali Tammineni

Director/Co-Founder

Handled technology tasks and challenges from initial set up to launch of the products in SOA environment. He is currently employed at Verizon Wireless. Expert in architecting and managing technology products and services for diverse industries.

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