DUFL is changing the rules of travel – rules like getting to the airport an hour early, paying extra to check a bag, having to wait at the baggage claim carousel, or having to worry about a bag at all.
The DUFL app gives frequent business travelers the freedom to roam, untethered. Our secure, sophisticated platform delivers your bag where and when you need it. With each use, your clothing is cleaned the way you like it, stored in your virtual closet, and prepared for your next trip.
The DUFL Team
Bill Rinehart – Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A groundbreaking serial tech entrepreneur and leader, Bill Rinehart has built and orchestrated successful exits for 5 companies in 15 years, serving as the driving force behind startups and enterprises that have helped shape the Internet as we know it today. At DUFL, Bill drives overall strategy, manages operations and oversees commercial activities. Prior to founding DUFL, Bill was founder, chairman and CEO of Unicorn Media, a cloud video ad insertion technology that was acquired by Brightcove for $49M. Before that, he founded and led Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery that was backed by Goldman Sachs Capital, Oak Investment Partners and Palo Alto Investors to a successful IPO. Bill also founded and served as chairman of Octoblu, a real-time connections and communications management pioneer that was later acquired by Citrix. He has also held senior leadership roles at GlobalCenter, Critical Path and Genuity during his career.
Bill built DUFL to put modern logistics networks to work for business travelers, who typically use those networks to move inventory and people from place to place but are still burdened with maintaining and manually hauling their personal belongings with them on business trips.
Shinji Tsukamoto – Co-Founder, President DUFL International
Shinji comes with 20+ years of experience in the online and advertising industry, leading various businesses to success. At DUFL, Shinji manages all international operations and expansion strategies.
Prior to co-founding DUFL, Shinji served as the General Manager / Director for Amazon Media Group, launching and leading the company’s advertising business in Japan to a strong success. After serving as the Manager of the Internet Incubation team at Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Shinji became President of Critical Path Pacific in 1999. In June 2003, Shinji served as the Senior Director for Microsoft Japan’s Online Services division launching the Microsoft Advertising brand and leading its strong growth. In 2007 Shinji joined Limelight Networks as President of their Japan operations helping shape the business in the Asia Pacific region. He has served on the board of JIAA (Japan Internet Advertising Association) and Advisory board member for Ad Tech Tokyo.
Andrea Graziani – Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
A marketing visionary with extensive tech sector experience, DUFL CMO Andrea Graziani manages the brand and leads all aspects of corporate and customer marketing to systematically drive customer growth and retention. Before joining the DUFL team, Andrea served as VP of marketing, communications and media at Brightcove, where she oversaw global marketing, communications and messaging for the media business division. Prior to that, Andrea served as VP of marketing and then CMO at Unicorn Media, where her marketing and growth strategies positioned the company for acquisition by Brightcove in 2014 for $49M. Andrea successfully built the startup’s corporate identity, brand and marketing strategy from the ground up, creating and implementing marketing, sales, event management and customer retention outreach strategies involving major media companies, including ESPN, NBC, ABC, CBS, TMZ, and others. Earlier in her career, Andrea led marketing, communications and creative service operations at a number of companies including Limelight Networks, Honeywell, Critical Path and Frontier Global Center.
AJ McGowan – Co-Founder, Advisor
A proven inventor, innovator and entrepreneur who has pioneered technologies that transformed industries and has been granted more than 20 US and international patents across a diverse array of disciplines. At DUFL, AJ advises DUFL’s infrastructure, product, and engineering initiatives. Prior to co-founding DUFL, AJ served as CTO at Unicorn Media, which was later acquired by Brightcove where he also served as CTO. There, he invented the first solution for delivering personalized video ads at scale and created a network to support global video operations. While at Brightcove, AJ led R&D and invented/drove development of projects like the first universal video ad insertion solution for Google Chromecast that was synchronized with a second screen for ultra-precise targeting. Before Unicorn Media, AJ served as VP of engineering at Limelight Networks, where he created software and helped design infrastructure to deliver, analyze and manage terabits per second of IP traffic. AJ was also instrumental in creating a global solutions architecture practice with world-renowned clients, including YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Microsoft and Amazon, delivering architectures for Web 2.0.
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