TravelCLICK has appointed Scott Smith to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Todd Hinkel to Chief Information Officer. Mr. Smith will report directly to TravelCLICK President and CEO, Robert Post. Mr. Hinkel will report to TravelCLICK Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Bzdawka.
Mr. Smith has over 25 years of executive financial, operating and investment experience in a wide variety of industries including technology-based business services companies. He joins TravelCLICK from PLM Transportation Equipment Corporation where he held the position of Vice President of Finance. In this role, Mr. Smith was responsible for developing and managing sources of debt and equity financing for a variety of equipment fleets. Mr. Smith previously held the position of CFO of Concept Shopping, a company that uses proprietary technology to create and distribute highly targeted consumer promotions for large retailers and packaged goods manufacturers. He has served as a board member of several private and public companies. Mr. Smith holds an MBA in finance from Indiana University.
Mr. Hinkel has over 15 years of experience in strategic and operational information management and has held executive positions in a number of diverse industry segments including travel and transportation, engineering, manufacturing, management consulting and telecommunications. Most recently, Mr. Hinkel co-founded and served as President of Customer Evolutions, Inc. Mr. Hinkel also served as the Vice President of Customer Management Solutions of Tanning Technology Corporation. In this role, Mr. Hinkel led a customer management initiative for a major international airline that resulted in a significant increase in revenue and cost-savings. Mr. Hinkel holds an MBA from American University with concentrations in business administration and the management of global information technology and a BS in mechanical engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
“Both Mr. Smith and Mr. Hinkel bring unique skills to TravelCLICK, enabling us to expand the scope of our e-commerce strategies and solutions,” said Mr. Post.