In 2010, Gilad began planning a dream vacation to Europe, and spent untold hours researching his trip. He had an epiphany—there had to be a better way to plan the perfect trip. Upon returning to Seattle, Gilad vowed to make his vision a reality and founded Utrip.
Gilad’s background includes leadership positions in business development (Watch2Help and GB Consulting), financial and asset management (PricewaterhouseCoopers and Harris Allison Buxbaum Group), and entrepreneurship (Seattle Alumni Club). He holds a BA in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance and a Masters in Taxation from the University of Washington.
So now that you’re able to plan your perfect trip in minutes, Gilad’s the one to thank.
The architect behind Utrip’s algorithm, Bill leads the team responsible for the development, expansion, and implementation of Utrip’s technology platform. He’s designed and implemented numerous other performance architectures, led operating system teams, and holds a patent for a video compression algorithm. With such an extensive background, Bill is able draw on a wealth of knowledge that is needed to craft and execute the highly intelligent systems and structures used by Utrippers around the world.
Teri leads the marketing team, and brings deep experience in travel, technology and marketing to her role at Utrip. She started her career as a commercial pilot, and then moved on to marketing for several high tech companies including aQuantive and Expedia.
Equal parts foodie, coffee snob, writer, adventure traveler, and dancer, Jessica leads the content creation team at Utrip. Her group works with Utrip’s local experts everywhere to bring each city to life, ensuring Utrippers experience the world’s Must-See sites and the Road Less Traveled.