GetGoing.com Adds Notable Growth Executives to Board of Directors to Fuel Global Expansion

GetGoing.com Adds Notable Growth Executives to Board of Directors to Fuel 
Global Expansion 
Fred Reid, Experienced Airline CEO, and Nilesh Lakhani, Accomplished
CFO, Join GetGoing's Board  
SAN FRANCISCO, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 --  GetGoing, the
innovative personalized travel search and booking engine, today
announced it has added experienced airline executive Fred Reid and
accomplished finance executive Nilesh Lakhani to its corporate Board
of Directors. Reid and Lakhani are the first two external members to
be elected to GetGoing's corporate board, and bring a wealth of
airline industry, financial and operational management expertise to
GetGoing as the company prepares for international expansion.  
"We welcome Fred and Nilesh to the board and expect to benefit
greatly from their experience growing large-scale companies," said
Alek Vernitsky, Co-Founder and CEO of GetGoing. "Fred has held
C-level positions at some of the industry's largest and most
innovative airlines, and will help ensure we continue to provide
compelling, ground-breaking solutions for GetGoing's partners. Nilesh
is a CFO who has tremendous experience scaling global businesses, and
his expertise will help us as we continue to raise capital and expand
our business." 
Fred Reid was the CEO of Virgin America, where he was responsible for
building the award-winning, innovative airline from the ground-up.
Previously, he was President and COO at Delta Airlines, with
responsibility for building the SkyTeam Alliance, the world's second
largest airline alliance with 19 airlines across five continents.
Reid has also held the role of President and COO of Lufthansa, where
he was the first American to run a global European airline. Most
recently, he was the President of Flexjet, a Bombardier Company.
Reid's deep industry knowledge and experience will be valuable for
expediting the growth of GetGoing's global partnerships.  
"In just a few short months since its launch, GetGoing has
established itself as one of the most innovative travel sites in
recent years," said Fred Reid. "I look forward to lending my
expertise to continue to accelerate GetGoing's already impressive
growth." 
Nilesh Lakhani currently serves on several boards including
Decolar.com, Latin America's leading online travel agency.
Previously, Lakhani has held key executive management positions with
public and private growth companies in the technology and media
industries, including his role as CFO at Yandex, the Russian search
giant, where he handled the company's initial IPO filing and advised
the company through its successful $8.5B IPO. Lakhani's financial
management expertise and his experience in the search and digital
media industries is a great asset to GetGoing as the company expands
its media business, raises additional capital and scales globally.  
"I enjoy being involved with highly innovative companies that are
disrupting large existing markets and adding value both to suppliers
& consumers," said Lakhani. "I'm excited to provide GetGoing with
ongoing financial and operating guidance as they expand and grow, so
that everyone worldwide can take advantage of GetGoing's advanced
travel search and booking system." 
The election of Reid and Lakhani to the Corporate Board of Directors
is in addition to GetGoing's stellar Board of Advisors, which
includes industry influencers such as: 


 
--  Tony D'Astolfo - Tony is a 30-year travel industry veteran and is one of
    the leading experts on corporate travel and B2B ecommerce. He is an
    industry luminary who has held multiple executive leadership positions
    at United Airlines, Sabre Holdings and Rearden Commerce.
--  Jim Davidson - Jim is the President and CEO of Farelogix, a leading
    provider of distribution technology and services for the travel
    industry. He's an industry thought leader named as one of Business
    Travel News' "Top 25 Most Influential Industry Executives in Travel
    Distribution", and was previously President and CEO of Amadeus Global
    Travel, North America.
--  Lori Gobillot - Lori has over 15 years of leadership experience in the
    aviation industry, and was previously Vice President of Integration
    Management at United Airlines, where she led the $3.4B
    Continental/United merger integration. She serves on the Board of
    Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS), a leading global provider of helicopter
    transportation and search and rescue services.
--  Al Lenza - Al is one of Business Travel News' "Top 25 Most Influential
    Industry Executives in Travel Distribution", and was previously Vice
    President of Distribution and E-Commerce at Northwest Airlines and Vice-
    President at Continental Airlines. 
--  George Parker - George has been a Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of
    Finance at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business since 1973,
    and has extensive airline experience from having served on the Board of
    Directors of Continental Airlines for over 13 years.
--  Marc Rosenberg - After retiring as VP of Sales and Distribution for Air
    Canada, Marc now works with airlines around the world on distribution
    strategy, channel sales management, and travel software development.
    Marc was previously Chairman and CEO of Air Canada Vacations.

 
To find the vacation experience you want at a price you can afford,
try searching with GetGoing's FlightFinder advanced travel search
tool today. And to save up to 40% off the lowest published airfare
prices on any other site, try GetGoing's revolutionary Pick Two, Get
One now.  
About GetGoing
GetGoing is making it easier and more affordable for leisure
travelers to discover and book their next trip. GetGoing's
FlightFinderâ„¢ technology is the quickest and easiest way to search
for flights and discover deals to destinations you may not have
considered. And GetGoing's Pick Two, Get Oneâ„¢ system enables
travelers to find and book flights at a significant discount, while
helping airlines profitably fill empty seats. The company's unique
flight search and booking technologies have been recognized with
several domestic and international patents, and the company continues
to innovate.  
GetGoing is a Y Combinator company based in San Francisco, and is
backed by a number of prominent venture capital and private equity
funds. For more information, please visit http://www.getgoing.com,
follow us on Twitter @GetGoingTravel
(http://twitter.com/getgoingtravel) or on Facebook:
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GetGoing.com
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