03 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland: CarTrawler, the world’s leading end-to-end transport technology solution, has today announced the appointment of Mark Schwab, former Chief Executive of Star Alliance, as Senior Advisor.
Mark Schwab served as Chief Executive of Star Alliance, the leading global airline network, from 2012 to 2016. During his tenure, Mark and his team focused on creating in-house technology to enable their members to integrate and operate together across different technologies. In that time, the company grew its member base to 28 airlines, making it the world’s largest Airline Alliance.
Before joining Star Alliance in January 2012, Mark held many positions within the airline industry; most recently he was responsible for alliance activities at United Airlines, where he was Senior Vice President Alliances. In this role he also served on the Management Board of the Star Alliance organisation. Previously, Mark held management positions at United Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines.
Speaking in Dublin today, Mike McGearty, CarTrawler Chief Executive, said:
“Mark’s appointment to CarTrawler brings an abundance of experience that will prove invaluable to CarTrawler and our future expansion. We are looking forward to Mark joining CarTrawler as Senior Advisor and supporting the leadership team with insightful guidance as the business continues to grow and enhance the ancillary earning capability of our partners.”
Mark Schwab also commented on his new appointment:
“CarTrawler offers its partners a remarkable product that is supported by an exceptional team of people. By providing the world’s leading airlines and travel companies with an end to end transport technology solution, the company has grown significantly over the last number of years. CarTrawler has a clear roadmap for continued growth, to which I look forward to contributing.”
CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else. 100 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide their customers with real-time access to over 1,600 leading and independent car rental agents, coach transfers, rail networks and chauffeur drive services at 42,000 locations in 195 countries. Its in-house booking engine gives it the opportunity to easily and quickly scale to accommodate customer demand. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Cabforce, Holiday Autos and arguscarhire.com brands. The company headquarters and Customer Centre of Excellence are located in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in Boston, London and Helsinki. CarTrawler is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners.