Travelzoo was recognized by BusinessWeek Online as one of only 98 publicly-traded companies in the U.S. with a CEO aged 40 or younger. Ralph Bartel, chairman and chief executive officer, Travelzoo, was named to the list as one of 23 CEOs featured from the technology sector.
The article titled ‘The New Boss - Younger than the Old Boss’, highlights young and successful CEOs aged 40 or under based on data compiled by Capital IQ. Globally, there are only 140 CEOs that meet these criteria.
“When I founded Travelzoo in my early 30s I had a strong vision for what I wanted to do and I’ve never lost sight of that,” said Bartel. “I am thrilled to be acknowledged by BusinessWeek and I’m proud of the success of Travelzoo over the years. To my knowledge, we are the only publicly traded Internet media company in the U.S. that has achieved 33 consecutive quarters of revenue growth.”
Bartel credits Travelzoo’s successes on three main factors: highly talented and dedicated staff, his intense focus on quality content for the company’s publications and building trust with both users and the travel companies that advertise with Travelzoo.
Travelzoo has been a business success story since its inception in 1998. Bartel founded the company with an initial investment of $10,000. Eight years later, the company has over 10 million subscribers to its publications, nine offices in five countries, and a market cap of approximately $470 million. In October, Forbes magazine ranked Travelzoo one of the top 10 best-run growth companies for the second year in a row.