Cartrawler appoints industry veteran to spearhead north America push

Cartrawler appoints industry veteran to spearhead north America push

Charlie Coniglio has over 20 years’ experience in sector

CarTrawler has appointed travel industry veteran Charlie Coniglio as senior vice president of north America.

The Dublin-based B2B supplier works with over 100 airlines and 2,000 travel partners globally, reaching over 900 million airline passengers with its car rentals, private transfers, taxis, shared shuttles and buses.

Prior to CarTrawler, Coniglio founded boutique travel consultancy Green Torino in 2016. Through Green Torino, he worked with the CarTrawler team for the past three years and has been crucial to CarTrawler’s success in the North American market.

Coniglio brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the car rental industry through his roles as vice president (VP) at Hertz and VP and senior marketing officer at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.

CarTrawler chief executive officer Cormac Barry said: “Charlie is placed perfectly for this role as he brings a wealth of experience that will be fundamental to our growth.

“In this new role he will be responsible for leading our New York team to ensure the successful delivery of our strategy.

“The opening of our New York office is testament to CarTrawler’s remarkable achievements over the last 12 months, following the launch of our partnership with Alaska Airlines.

“Supporting both our new and existing partners from within their home markets will ensure continued success in North America.”

Coniglio added: “I am very excited to lead the expansion of CarTrawler with the opening of our New York offices.

“Our B2B focus aligns perfectly with the North American Market, and we see great opportunities ahead.

“CarTrawler has an exceptional product, supported by an inspiring team of people.

“I am looking forward to being instrumental in CarTrawler’s future growth.”