Cheapflights Ltd, the pioneer and a global leader in independent online flight price search and deal comparison, today announced changes to its leadership team designed to strengthen and support the company’s international expansion.
Francesca Ecsery, formerly Cheapflights’ UK general manager, has been promoted to global sales director. Francesca joined Cheapflights in 2007 and successfully guided the growth of Cheapflights.co.uk as a market leader. Francesca will be responsible for Cheapflights’ global revenue and will lead teams internationally in sales, sales operations and advertiser relations. Francesca builds on her 20 years experience in the travel industry that includes leadership roles at STA Travel, IfYouTravel.com, Airtours, and Thomas Cook.
Chris Cuddy, Cheapflights’ CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have Francesca’s considerable talents fully engaged in supporting Cheapflights’ global growth. Francesca has built effective relationships with many of the world’s best known travel brands and will be instrumental in providing consistently effective ROI for Cheapflights’ travel partners. Our new globally aligned structure will enable Cheapflights to more rapidly deploy its proven model and increase the speed of decision making and innovation.”
Meredith Hanrahan has joined Cheapflights in the newly created role of chief marketing officer. Meredith joins Cheapflights from Salary.com, where she served as CMO for the publically traded consumer website. She brings over 20 years experience in leading on-line and off-line marketing teams at companies including Terra Lycos, General Mills, and Lindt Chocolates. Meredith will be responsible for Cheapflights users worldwide and will lead teams internationally in traffic, branding, content and public relations.
“We are very excited to welcome Meredith to Cheapflights. Meredith’s experience of attracting and engaging users on a global scale will be invaluable in extending Cheapflights’ ‘consumer champion’ mission to travelers worldwide,” said Cuddy.