Cheapflights Appoints New COO

23rd Aug 2005

Cheapflights has recruited Mr David (‘Dave’) Owczarek as group Chief Operating Officer, based in the UK and reporting to the CEO, David Soskin.  Hugo Burge, Vice Chairman and Head of International, has been undertaking the role of COO as well as heading up Cheapflights’ USA operation pending the recruitment of a US general manager.
Dave is an experienced internet operations and product development manager and is a graduate (1991) of The George Washington University, Washington D.C. - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.  Dave has held senior positions in a number of internet services companies, including Dan Bricklin’s Trellix, focused on providing web hosting, application hosting, and site development services to small businesses.

Dave has been a frequent speaker at Internet World and ISPCON on high performance web site architectures and web server performance tuning and analysis.

David Soskin, Cheapflights’ CEO commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Dave to Cheapflights. He comes highly recommended by US software guru Dan Bricklin who sits on the Board of our American subsidiary Cheapflights (USA) Inc.

Our rapid growth to-date has been made possible by investment in people and technology to provide the best possible user online experience and content.  The appointment of a COO of Dave’s calibre reflects our determination to keep our sites at the forefront of capability in displaying our advertising partners’ travel deals and information and improving the user experience for the travelling public.  With our scaleable and proven business model, we also need now to address the potential of the European and Asian markets. Hugo Burge will now have increased time to focus on these important growth areas supported by Dave Owczarek.”


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