Isango, the leading online experience aggregator, is proud to announce the key hire of Robin Sutherland as vice president for retail.
To cap a strong year of growth for the company and continue the solid momentum, isango! has hired a key industry figure in Robin who perhaps has an unmatched insight of consumer behaviour and the online travel industry making him perfectly suited for this key role at isango!
His most recent role was as Managing Director at Holiday Express where he oversaw direct-to-consumer sales at Travelzest’s two key online properties, flight.co.uk and holiday.co.uk as well as developing Holiday Express’s B2B business.
Prior to that he held the role of retail director at Expedia where he was responsible for the commercial performance of Expedia’s UK business including product and merchandising strategy as well as optimisation of online marketing and customer communications and profitability.
Robin arrives at a crucial time for Isango with the direct-to-consumer business gaining steady momentum throughout 2008.
His broad remit will see him overseeing a number of core business functions from usability, SEO, new product-development and online marketing through to brand building and above the line marketing.
Ranjan Singh, co-founder and chief executive at Isango, said: “Robin brings a wealth of experience in online travel, including 6 yrs with Expedia where I had the pleasure to work alongside him.
“I am excited about the prospect of working with him again and utilising his experience and strong industry skills to take our business forward. He joins at a pivotal time for isango! as we consolidate our position as the default online brand for travel experiences.”
Sutherland added: “Destination services as a category has enormous potential due to the market size and the growing demand for experiential travel.
“I am really excited to be joining the company that is leading the growth of this category. I look forward to helping drive the significant growth I expect the business to achieve over the coming years.”