Ross McNairn spent three years at Skyscanner, running their corporate travel business
TravelPerk’s new chief product officer to ‘close gap between consumer and business travel’
Business travel platform TravelPerk has appointed a new chief product officer as it continues to ‘redefine the business traveler experience’.
Ross McNairn was previously at Letgo and also spent three years at metasearch site Skyscanner running their corporate travel business.
TravelPerk sys McNairn has a strong track record of building and leading highly effective product teams.
He previously co-founded Dorsai Travel which, like TravelPerk, was focused on bringing a consumer-grade experience to the corporate traveller before it was bought by Skyscanner.
Following the launch of FlexiPerk earlier this year, TravelPerk said in his role McNairn will be “working to bring more products to market that will set new standards for the industry and continue to close the gap between consumer and business travel”.
McNairn said: “TravelPerk has been experiencing exceptional growth, and with business travel platforms receiving around $600 million in investment in the last year, it’s clear the world is beginning to take notice of this huge, $1.4 trillion opportunity.
“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, chief executive and co-founder of TravelPerk, added: “Delivering a great experience for the traveler 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.”