NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocketrip, the leader in incentive-based corporate travel technology, announced that Matt Straz, founder and CEO of Namely, has been named to the company's board of advisors. Based in New York, Straz joins Rocketrip with a wealth of experience building employee-centric software.
"Namely has made HR software that employees love to use, and Matt's leadership has put the company at the forefront of New York's B2B technology scene," said Dan Ruch, founder and CEO of Rocketrip. "Matt has been a great friend and generous mentor to our team. We're excited to make him an official member of our advisory board."
In 2012, Straz founded Namely, the leading HR, payroll, and benefits platform for growing companies. Namely helps these companies manage their entire HR process in a single, intuitive system that covers payroll, benefits, time tracking, performance management, PTO and reporting across all HR data. With Namely, growing companies stay focused on what matters most: their people.
Prior to Namely, Straz co-founded Pictela, an advertising technology company that was acquired by AOL in 2010. From 2002 to 2008, he served as a senior partner at MEC, the world's fifth largest media agency network.
"Rocketrip has disrupted the business travel industry with a budget and rewards platform that is a no-brainer for businesses," said Straz. "Rejecting conventional wisdom, Rocketrip has proven that involving employees in the cost-savings process can drive far better financial and cultural outcomes than any traditional corporate policy could ever achieve. Rocketrip has developed the team, technology and partnerships it will need to scale globally. I am proud to serve as an advisor to another great New York City software company."
Rocketrip (http://www.rocketrip.com) is the first commercially available travel management platform that rewards employees for saving money on business travel. Rocketrip's algorithms integrate a company's travel policy with real-time trip pricing and availability to create a personalized Budget to Beat for each trip. Employees book using their favorite travel websites or a travel management company, and they receive a percentage of the savings when they book under budget. Rocketrip also provides employers with insights and analytics on company spending, savings and employee travel behavior, giving them the ability to optimize their travel policy and rewards program.
Rocketrip is based in New York City and has received funding from Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, Crunchfund, Y Combinator and angel investors.