We’re very excited to welcome John Lilly to TripIt’s Board of Directors. John brings a wealth of experience building compelling products in competitive markets. Mozilla is the organization behind the FireFox web browser among other things and enjoys an incredible community of supporters and fans. We hope to one day emulate what John has accomplished with Mozilla…and to have a similar army of raving TripIt fans!
Here are John’s comments on his decision to join the TripIt board: “TripIt has the potential to become a game-changing open travel platform. After using the service and meeting the team, I became excited about helping TripIt continue to innovate and improve the online travel experience for consumers worldwide.” After just a month of working together, it’s obvious that John is a very bright guy who’s going to be a great help.
As John mentions, he was a TripIt user first, and a board member second. We’re hearing this a lot with new partners we’re talking with. We think it’s great that people first find TripIt useful for organizing and sharing their own travel, and then later consider a potential business arrangement. Also, it’s an important reminder to our team to stay focused on making TripIt the best possible product.
And kudos to John for installing the new TripIt Blog Badge on his blog. I see John’s in Germany next month.