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Rocketrip Names Senior Vice Presidents

We’re happy to share some news about the Rocketrip team. Today we announced that Emily Hurd has been made SVP of Operations and Kevin O’Neill has been made SVP of Product & Engineering. In their new roles, Emily and Kevin will continue the great work they’ve been doing since they joined the company in 2014.


Rocketrip Names Senior Vice Presidents

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2017 — Rocketrip, the leading technology platform for reducing corporate travel expenses, today named two Senior Vice Presidents. Emily Hurd, previously VP of Operations, will now serve as SVP of Operations, while Kevin O’Neill, formerly VP of Product & Engineering, will serve as SVP of Product & Engineering. These promotions prepare Rocketrip to build its team under proven leaders who have helped the company achieve strong market traction and 300% annual customer growth.

Emily Hurd joined Rocketrip in October 2014 as VP of Business Development & Marketing. An experienced startup leader, Hurd has overseen multiple facets of Rocketrip’s operations, from marketing and business intelligence, to customer success and BPO. She established many of the strategies and practices that have fueled Rocketrip’s success, naturally growing into the company’s lead operational role.

Kevin O’Neill also joined Rocketrip in October 2014, as VP of Product & Engineering, having previously served in leadership roles at companies including Workbrain, Infor, and Destiny Solutions. At Rocketrip he has led the development of new features such as the Insights analytics dashboard, while refining Rocketrip’s patented budgeting algorithms. As SVP of Product & Engineering, he will continue to build the technologies that make Rocketrip the leading platform for reducing corporate travel costs.  

“Without Emily and Kevin, Rocketrip could not have become the company it is today,” said Dan Ruch, CEO of Rocketrip. “Emily created the operational structure that has enabled Rocketrip to grow so rapidly. Kevin has an uncanny understanding of business product requirements and a team mindset that keeps innovation rolling here. They are true ‘leaders of leaders’ in the Rocketrip organization.”

About Rocketrip
Rocketrip is the leading tech platform for reducing corporate travel costs. By letting employees keep half of what they save on their business trips, Rocketrip motivates responsible spending. The platform’s algorithms integrate a company’s travel policy with real-time trip pricing and availability to create a personalized “Budget to Beat” for each trip. Employees book using their favorite travel websites or a travel management company, and Rocketrip provides employers with insights and analytics on company spending, savings and employee travel behavior.

Rocketrip is based in New York City and has received funding from Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Genacast Ventures, Crunchfund, Y Combinator, and angel investors.

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