Online travel planning can be a painful process. We knew there had to be a better way. We are passionate about travel and were up for the challenge. We assembled a team of experts from established travel companies to create Pintrips, the future of travel planning. Pintrips is a personal travel planning dashboard (Tripboard) that solves the common frustrations people deal with when searching for flights and booking travel. How do we do this? We supply better and less redundant information, which is organized in a way that is relevant to you. With Pintrips you can better plan, compare, and share. You can now buy travel with more confidence and less hassle.
Stephen is passionate about solving consumer problems. Prior to founding Pintrips, he founded and managed a Structural Engineering Consulting business. During his 8 years in the structural engineering industry, Stephen worked on large scale projects both domestically and internationally. He was in charge of managing design and construction teams, growing the client base and increasing revenue.
Stephen has an MBA from UC Berkeley, a BS from Cornell University in Engineering and a Degree in Architecture from Belgium. He is originally from Belgium and immigrated to the US in 2000. Stephen speaks fluent French, Dutch and Hebrew.
Eugene has a strong record in building high-exposure software in the internet and mobile industries. Prior to Pintrips, he built Bobik, a real-time scraping platform offered as a web service. Eugene was the early architect of the real-time data collection platform at Castlight Health; he also led the predictive text input technology at Motorola, and co-founded Via-Cell, an advance ordering application for mobile phones.
Eugene is originally from Moscow, Russia, where he attended Bauman Moscow State Tech University before moving to the USA. He holds an honors B.S. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an M.Eng. from Cornell University, both in Computer Science.
Guy has an extensive experience in financial and operations management, corporate accounting and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining Pintrips, Guy served as the Vice president of Finance for Digital Power Corporation, a US publicly-traded company (NYSE Amex: DPW). Before joining Digital Power, he was a CFO at EasyRun and a Controller at Comsec Ltd. Guy started his career as a Senior Auditor and CPA with Ernst & Young in Israel.
Guy is originally from Israel. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has an MBA in Financial Management
Hae is the first engineer at Pintrips. Prior to joining Pintrips, he was a software developer at Castlight Health.
Hae is originally from Korea and moved to the US in 2000. Hae has a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Sarah is responsible for implementing customer acquisition efficiencies, as well as strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Pintrips, she was at Microsoft for 6 years as a Senior Manager, monetizing and driving customer acquisition to MSN’s portfolio of products with many verticals including travel. Sarah was also a Senior Manager, monetizing advertising Office Live, Microsoft’s web based productivity and collaboration service. Before joining Microsoft, Sarah worked at Yahoo! for 7 years where she was a Senior Manager for affiliate partners, Finance, Tech, and Shopping and was responsible for over $100MM in annual revenue.
Sarah has a BA in Social Ecology from the University of California – Irvine.
Timothy is part of the Founding Team at Pintrips. He is also a Managing Partner at T2Impact Ltd, and co-founder of VaultPAD Ventures, an accelerator exclusively focused on the aviation travel, tourism and leisure sectors. Timothy has over 30 years of experience in the travel and distribution technology industry. His expertise is broadly in all areas of the travel distribution and supply chain. Timothy is active in providing strategic and business development services as well as planning and implementing solutions for B2B and B2C based clients in Travel, Tourism, and the Transportation industries. He has been involved with many of the top travel companies (traditional and eCommerce) such as Expedia, Travelport, and Sabre. Timothy has published 3 books in Travel Distribution and Aviation, and is frequently quoted in travel and technical journals. He is a Founding Node and a Writer at TNooz. Timothy’s Professor Sabena Blog is read worldwide. He is a permanent advisor to the World Economic Forum, and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Lute Technologies AG.
Paul is part of the Founding Team at Pintrips. He has 30 years of experience in the design, production and implementation of systems in a wide range of industries in many geographies. Paul has founded a number of systems companies in the travel technology, insurance, advertising technology and big data arenas.
Paul has a scientific background, graduating in Physics at the University of Manchester and moving to Rolls Royce to work on nuclear power. From there Paul moved in to Retail and Warehousing systems, and then into Travel Retail, ending up focusing on Private Airfare management. Paul co-founded Teamwork Solutions, a specialist in fare solutions, which was eventually acquired by Datalex.
Victoria is the current CMO at Kabbage. Prior to Kabbage, Victoria was the CMO of RingCentral, the leader in cloud business phone systems, and CMO of Travelocity North America, where she led the successful launches of opaque hotels, the deals category, an industry leading loyalty program, and significantly expanded customer acquisition by leveraging new online advertising platforms, social media, and mobile. At Travelocity, Victoria, along with key agency partners, received the prestigious Bronze Effie Award for Advertising Effectiveness for the integration of social media, PR, TV, and website behind the highly successful 2010 Gnome Adventures campaign. Prior to Travelocity, Victoria led the channel marketing group for the Fee Services division of American Express. As a general manager at Amazon, she launched and managed multiple new categories and was part of the founding team that started Amazon's marketplace business that developed the platform to enable merchants to sell through Amazon.com.
Victoria has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Washington.
Saar is the senior vice president and general manager of Converged Cloud for Hewlett-Packard, responsible for driving HP’s cloud portfolio and solutions that enable enterprises to build, operate, and consume cloud services seamlessly across traditional, public, private, and managed clouds.
Previously, Gillai was vice president and general manager of Cloud Networking, where he drove the development, marketing and sales of HP Networking products and solutions for the cloud. He also served as the chief technology officer of HP Networking, responsible for developing the technology, vision, and strategy for networking.
While at HP, Gillai has pioneered the technology vision and implementation for software defined networking in products such as HP Virtual Application Networks. He also created the Advanced Technology Group, which successfully incubated many innovative networking products. Gillai also played a key role in the integration of HP Networking into the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy.
Prior to joining HP, Gillai was senior vice president of Worldwide Products and Solutions for 3Com, where he was responsible for defining the company’s roadmaps and long-term vision for product lines and solutions. Additionally, Gillai was a key architect in rebooting 3Com into the enterprise space and driving HP’s acquisition of 3Com.
Additionally, Gillai spent seven years at Cisco Systems in a variety of leadership positions, including vice president of Engineering for the Wireless Networking business unit. He held key management positions in product development for the Desktop Switching business unit and the Multiservice Switching business unit, where he worked closely with major service providers on next-generation network architectures.
Curtis is the Founder and CEO of CKR Interactive. Before founding CKR Interactive, Curtis Rogers was co-founder, president/CEO of Rogers & Associates, a recruitment marketing advertising agency with 10 offices in major U.S. markets, serving a diverse client base. His experience at Rogers led to the development of one of the nation's first online career web sites, CareerTaxi.com. After TMP Worldwide acquired Rogers & Associates, Curtis remained as division president and was active with Monster.com.
Dan is currently the CEO at Boulevards City Guides, CEO of the Metro NewsPaper and Chairman of Movie Times. Dan is a weekly newspaper editor who suspected early on that the future of publishing might just be electronic. Dan launched an online service in Silicon Valley in 1993, before companies like Netscape, Yahoo, Google and Amazon. It provided free email accounts, displayed articles and entertainment listings, allowed users to post content and chat with each other and let stores sell books online.
Will is the Director/Principal User Experience Advisor at Microsoft in charge of the Windows 8 Platform. His focus is the intersection of User Experience Strategy and Business Strategy, with a goal of creating competitive advantage through superior experience design. He has accomplished this by bringing a design / systems thinking approach, expressed through prototyping.