NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocketrip, the leader in incentive-based corporate travel technology, has named Tice Pell Vice President of Sales. A proven sales executive with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry, Pell will develop and lead Rocketrip's world-class sales organization.
Pell joins Rocketrip after eight years at venture-funded Trulia, which was acquired by Zillow Group in February 2015. As Director of Strategic Partnerships, Pell led a high-performing sales team that brought online marketing solutions to clients across the real estate industry. Earlier in her career, Pell honed her sales skills in the San Francisco Bay Area at Salesforce.com, Equilar and Answers.com. She earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
"Tice has the drive, talent and leadership experience we need to bring Rocketrip to the world's most innovative companies," said Dan Ruch, CEO of Rocketrip. "In the last two years, we've demonstrated that rewarding employees for positive behavior can drive far more powerful results, both financially and culturally, than any company policy could ever realize. We've proven out the model, and I'm thrilled that Tice is joining us to help us scale to the next level."
"When employees get to keep a portion of the savings they generate, their approach to business travel changes dramatically. That is what makes Rocketrip so powerful: their passionate team has figured out how to transform company culture," said Pell. "As a frugal and frequent business traveler, I could have racked up a lot of Rocketrip points over the past 15 years. I'm excited to give fellow road warriors that opportunity."
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.