Outdoorsy announced the appointment of new executive hires to its global leadership team, including Rik Avalos, vice president of people and talent; Kyle Columbus, director of OEM partnerships; Monique Talerico, director of trust, safety and risk; Christine Porretta, head of content marketing; Andrew Cunningham, director of product; Gianluca Piras, director of Italy; David Chosson, director of France, Spain and Belgium; and Alexander Voura, director of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
“We are excited to have industry veterans join our robust executive leadership team to further the rapid growth Outdoorsy has seen since its creation in 2015,” says Jeff Cavins, CEO and co-founder of Outdoorsy, in a press release. “Each of these leaders brings tremendous domain knowledge and proven expertise to scale Outdoorsy to the next level.
“As the world embraces campervan and RV travel, we are witnessing a cross-cultural, global phenomenon as our customers look to expand their travel experiences across the globe and embrace the experience economy in a way never seen before,” he added.
Avirett, general partner at Greenspring Associates, says Outdoorsy’s recent hires are an integral step in helping to catalyze international growth. “We are excited to support Outdoorsy on its journey of democratizing experiential travel across multiple geographies and cultures,” he says.
Ben Luckett, managing director at Aviva Ventures, says he sees an open playing field for Outdoorsy in the European market, noting, “As one of Europe’s largest insurers, we understand the potential opportunities in the region are significant and look forward to helping Outdoorsy build its business on the continent.”