HP Financial Services’ former chief information officer Matt Minetola is joining Travelport in the same role.
Prior to his most recent position, he spent three years leading the technology organisation for HP’s print business, which produced and supported all enterprise and consumer print products and consumables through direct, channel and retail outlets.
Minetola also held senior technology-centric positions with Compaq prior to its acquisition by HP, at First USA/BankOne as senior vice president of information services, and at Wingspanbank.com as chief technology officer and acting chief information officer.
He takes responsibility for leading Travelport’s technology organisation with immediate effect.
Gordon Wilson, president and chief executive of Travelport, said: “Matt joins Travelport in a key role for our business at an important stage in our growth as a company.
“Our Travel Commerce Platform is by definition a technology-led offering where we are breaking new ground in the delivery of exciting innovations in airline merchandising, hotel distribution, corporate travel management systems and B2B payments.
“Matt’s experience and expertise of driving change, managing scale and complexity across both applications development and infrastructure gained in very relevant industries to our own make him a great addition to our team.”
Minetola added: “It is not often that the opportunity comes along to join a leading business, like Travelport, which has already commenced fundamental improvements within its industry.
“With the creation of the Travel Commerce Platform, Travelport has already begun to change the way travel products are distributed, sold, and paid for on a global basis.
“I look forward to building on that foundation and applying my experience across the entire breadth of the Travelport team, such that we realise the full growth potential of the business over the coming years.”