Posted on September 18, 2019 by staff

TravelPerk appoints travel tech veteran


Business travel platform TravelPerk has appointed Ross McNairn to the position of chief product officer.

British McNairn, previously of US firm Letgo, also spent three years at Skyscanner running their corporate travel business.

McNairn, who spends his time between London and Barcelona, brings with him industry expertise and front-line experience in the travel space as well as a strong track record of building and leading highly effective product teams, the firm said.

Following the launch of new product FlexiPerk earlier this year, in his role as CPO he will be working to bring more TravelPerk products to market.

Having previously co-founded Dorsai Travel which was later acquired by Skyscanner, TravelPerk said McNairn’s new position is an opportunity to fulfill his long-held ambition.

“TravelPerk has been experiencing exceptional growth, and with business travel platforms receiving around $600m in investment in the last year, it’s clear the world is beginning to take notice of this huge, $1.4 trillion opportunity,” he said.

“It’s an ideal time for me to come back to the industry, as I’ve long believed that people are frustrated with the status quo. I am excited to have an opportunity to build on TravelPerk’s amazing foundation and put the traveler back at the heart of the experience.”

Avi Meir, CEO and co-founder of TravelPerk added: “Delivering a great experience for the traveller has always been our mission. Ultimately, that’s how we’re going to achieve our goal of revolutionizing the world of business travel.

“Finding someone like Ross, who not only has great experience in leading product teams through hyper-growth, but also deep knowledge of business travel, is rare in this industry so we are delighted to have him join the team for the next phase of our growth. He ticks all the boxes and the team is really excited to have him on board.”