Together the Traversel team has more than 30 years of experience developing travel systems and more than 60 years working in senior positions within the travel industry.
We believe there is a better way to buy and sell travel. From the customer experience to the platforms used by suppliers, the end to end solution should be elegant, intuitive, powerful and sophisticated.
A Ph.D. with first class honors from the University of Canterbury, Carl has been a professional software engineer for 15 years, working mainly in the finance industry, focusing on algorithmic trading and exchange connectivity. This has seen him work in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. His systems are located within exchanges around the world, which are subject to significant regulation, but must remain competitive in a very fast-moving environment.
Kris has over 20 years of experience in creative services, online and marketing, primarily in the areas of Travel & Tourism, Hospitality and Finance. Working with organisations ranging from start-ups to Fortune Global 100 companies, he has served in senior director roles that have been tasked with bridging the gap between creative/marketing and technology. Kris has spent most of his career in the U.S. (Hawaii) and Asia Pacific. Kris has a passion for user centered solutions that generate a holistic customer experience and is a published author in the area of interactive design.
After graduating with a first class honours degree in Physics and a BCom from the University of Canterbury, Colin worked for Microsoft in Redmond as a software tester. Colin has helped design and develop systems for businesses in the travel, relocation, postal, financial and primary industries. His software has been essential for enterprise clients such as Australia Post and House of Travel.
Michael has over 20 years experience in Aviation, Travel & Tourism where he has served as a Senior Executive. Key achievements include establishing (startup) & growing low cost carriers in the Asia Pacific region. Michael is a zealot for speed to market, consistency and improving the customer experience. He has been active in researching and understanding blockchain technology since 2015 and has a background in airline & travel distribution. Michael graduated from the University of Queensland with 1st Class Honours in Business, also holds a BA and is a published author.
Matt works with all things web and is involved with projects throughout the full stack of web development. He is primarily a front-end developer with a focus on fast, clean and scalable UI. He has worked with clients from all over the world including one of the largest web development companies in New Zealand.
Kevin is a database and BI developer with over 12 years in this space including 3 in travel. In 2011 he co-founded a fintech company in Singapore and now advises companies in the areas of innovation and SaaS in New Zealand. Kevin is an agile evangelist and spends his time studying blockchain and real-world use cases for its application. Kevin is peer-recognised as a leader in Agile team development, specialising in internet, SaaS and database technologies.
Formerly Director and IT Manager at House of Travel for more than 15 years, Development Manager at United Bank, Systems Development Manager at Trust Bank Canterbury. Rob has significant experience in travel systems and Business Process design. He has ability and experience across a broad range of areas, from strategic direction through to development and implementation.