NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocketrip, the leading behavioral change platform for reducing corporate travel costs, today announced that Dan Figenshu has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Figenshu joins Rocketrip with a depth of experience building and scaling financial functions within growing organizations. He will lead Rocketrip's financial strategy as the company accelerates its growth.
Prior to joining Rocketrip, Figenshu served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Mic Network Inc. where he built and grew their finance and accounting functions from the ground up, as well as oversaw the people team. He instituted financial controls, established processes across finance, accounting, legal, and HR, and led a successful Series C, raising $28.4M in capital.
Before Mic, Figenshu was Vice President of Finance at TheBlaze and was first introduced to Rocketrip during his time there. Having seen tremendous success with the program, he became a firm believer in Rocketrip's behavioral change program, contributed as an advisor to the company, and later implemented the program at Mic.
"When looking to bring in a finance leader, I immediately reached out to Dan. His extensive experience and ability to build financial strategies that set organizations up for exponential growth perfectly matched our profile for this role," said Dan Ruch, CEO at Rocketrip. "We're looking forward to seeing Dan apply his passion and unique perspective as a former Rocketrip client (twice over!) to his role as CFO."
"I've been a client of Rocketrip for many years and have seen it be a successful tool in reducing spend and improving traveler morale and corporate culture," said Figenshu. "I'm excited to be part of the Rocketrip team and contribute to the future success of the company."
Figenshu earned his B.S. in Finance from Boston College and resides in New Jersey with his wife and children. To learn more about Dan Figenshu, connect with him on LinkedIn.
Rocketrip reduces business travel costs by aligning employee and employer interests. The platform produces custom trip budgets for employees and motivates them to spend less by letting them keep half of what they save. As the global leader in Incentivized Behavioral Change, Rocketrip inspires thoughtful spending by giving employees a stake in their company's bottom line. It's a win-win approach trusted by clients including Pandora, TriNet, and Twitter.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, Rocketrip's investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit http://www.rocketrip.com.