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Kaptio Welcomes New Travel Tech CEO

Author: Leadership Team

Team Kaptio is pleased to announce that Vidar Svansson is joining our leadership team as Chief Executive Officer.

Vidar’s Background

Vidar brings a comprehensive background in IT, having 15+ years in cloud-based software products. In 2015, Vidar co-founded Tempo, a time-management software, and led its development in several key roles, serving as its Chief Technical Officer, Chief Product Officer, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer. Recently, he made the move from Montreal, Canada, to Iceland to focus efforts on international expansion.

Vidar’s passion for travel tech makes him a great addition to our team. Past projects include consulting with the Icelandic travel industry for online and product-based initiatives. He managed the booking engine development for Icelandair, plus was heavily involved in the platform developed for promoting the award-winning campaign, Inspired by Iceland. His expertise is a welcomed addition as we continue to lead the industry with our travel booking software.

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A Warm Welcome

“We are thrilled to have Vidar Svansson joining as CEO of Kaptio. His vast experience in scaling both product and company on a global level is an excellent fit for Kaptio’s ambitious future plans as the company advances to its next stage of growth. I believe Kaptio has a fantastic product to offer, and under Vidar’s leadership, we can accelerate our growth and product development. This means that there are exciting times ahead for Kaptio as the travel industry returns to exciting opportunities where Kaptio can assist its customers in realising their growth potential.“ says Eggert Claessen, Chairman of Kaptio.

Indeed, exciting times lie ahead as the travel industry positions itself to serve eager travellers ready to get back to exploring new and beloved destinations. Kaptio’s customer-centric, single-platform, is here to help travel operators streamline, scale, and provide beautiful experiences around the globe.

“I am very excited and honored to join Kaptio at this stage of its journey. The travel tech industry is ripe for disruption, and Kaptio is well-positioned to take on that challenge with its travel platform, which makes travel reservations more personalized and efficient. I look forward to leveraging my experience in building and growing product-led companies, with a keen focus on customer experience to create great products and bring them to market.” says Vidar Svansson.

The Future of Kaptio

Vidar makes his debut on 3 May, joining our executive team of Jon Pickles, COO, Chris Nourse, CTO, and Ragnar Fijolnisson, CPO. Lastly, we owe a massive thank you to Steini Helgason for stepping in as interim CEO.

As the vaccines roll out, the structure of our product map, and the strength of our team, we are in a very strong position to take advantage of market opportunities as they arise. Our travel booking software with CRM tools is here to equip tour businesses with a truly SaaS solution and introduce efficiency like never before.

About Kaptio

Kaptio Travel is the next generation travel booking software that places customer experience at the heart of your business. Our sales and operations platform is powered by Salesforce, freeing travel companies from legacy systems—equipping them with a cloud-based solution, transforming the customer experience, and delivering operational efficiencies. To get an insider perspective, connect with our sales team.