Booking.com Names Matt Swann as Chief Technology Officer
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – 2 NOVEMBER 2018 – Today Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and a digital technology leader, announced that Matt Swann has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Matt will lead Booking.com’s full stack technology strategy to support the company’s continued growth as a global technology leader in travel and experiences, working to create an even more seamless end-to-end technology experience for travelers.
Matt joins Booking.com from leading Silicon Valley-based event and ticketing marketplace StubHub, where he also served as CTO, leading the company’s technology strategy to drive growth and innovation for the business.
“I’m really thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure with Booking.com,” said Swann. “The brand’s relentless focus on customer-centric innovation, along with their continued applications of new technologies to truly enhance the traveler experience presents an exciting opportunity to help one of the world’s largest global brands continue to push the boundaries of technology innovation. I’m looking forward to diving in with the Booking.com team to help further the brand’s mission to help people experience the world.”
“We’re very excited to be welcoming Matt to the Booking.com team,” said Gillian Tans, President and Chief Executive Officer at Booking.com. “His long history leading high-performing tech organizations in the e-commerce space, as well as his broad expertise in everything from AI to event ticketing to international payments will help propel the next waves of innovation and growth at Booking.com, empowering us to develop entirely new travel experiences for our customers.”
Matt previously served as Chief Information Officer at Citibank, where he set the technical vision and strategy for one of the world’s largest and most scalable financial platforms, as well as Vice President and Global Payments Chief at Amazon, where he and his teams delivered a revolutionary mobile commerce system that enabled hundreds of millions of customers to buy and sell on the platform.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and will be relocating from San Francisco to Amsterdam, where Booking.com’s HQ and primary technology center are located.