TravelPerk Boosts Leadership Team to Expand Operations, Strengthen Marketing and Sales, and Support Continued Rapid Growth

TravelPerk Boosts Leadership Team to Expand Operations, Strengthen Marketing and Sales, and Support Continued Rapid Growth

  • Former CRO Jean-Christophe Taunay-Bucalo expands his role as COO
  • Travel and marketing veteran Yasmine Bratt will oversee sales and marketing as new CRO 
  • Sales leader Stuart Blake will oversee revenue growth and sales as VP, North America

Barcelona, 26 October 2023: Leading global SaaS travel platform, TravelPerk, today announced new appointments to its leadership team. The company's rapid growth and continued success in the business travel sector has led former TravelPerk CRO Jean-Christophe Taunay-Bucalointo a new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO.) Travel and tech veteran Yasmine Bratt has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and proven sales leader Stuart Blake also joins TravelPerk as VP of North America.

Jean-Christophe Taunay-Bucalo named Chief Operating Officer 

Following six successful years as TravelPerk CRO Jean-Christophe (JC) Taunay-Bucalo has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. As CRO, Taunay-Bucalo spearheaded TravelPerk's rapid growth from $0M to $140M in revenue. In his new role, JC will oversee TravelPerk's People and Customer Care functions, and coordinate different efforts across Revenue and Product to provide a unified strategic and operational approach. 

"During this period of rapid growth from startup to scaleup, it is critical to have someone in the COO role to refine the company's operational strategy and ensure our continued evolution as the business travel industry's fastest growing technology solution," said TravelPerk CEO Avi Meir. "The leadership team and I have every confidence that JC will continue to drive success well beyond the achievements he has already delivered."

Technology and Travel Industry Leader Yasmine Bratt Named Chief Revenue Officer

Filling the CRO role is proven ecommerce and travel industry leader Yasmine Bratt. In this new role, Bratt will lead all aspects of TravelPerk's go-to-market strategy, with all sales and marketing reporting to her. She joins TravelPerk following her role as CMO of Ankorstore, the Paris-based global marketplace that reached unicorn status with a valuation of more than $1 billion in 2022. Bratt also previously served as VP of Global Marketing for Deliveroo, the fast-growing consumer food delivery service operating in 10 markets globally. Bringing significant travel industry experience to her new role, Bratt served as VP Customer Marketing for Expedia Inc. and prior to that, VP Retail & Strategy for 

“I am excited at the opportunity to join such a vibrant and dynamic company and look forward to contributing to TravelPerk's unprecedented growth,” said Yasmine Bratt. "My vision is to work with the leadership team and create a unified brand experience that will resonate with clients throughout their TravelPerk journey."

“I am delighted to bring Yasmine on board to further strengthen our leadership position in the industry," said Meir. “Her extensive experience in travel and her proven success leading marketing and commercial teams will help usher in the next great chapter in the TravelPerk story."

Stuart Blake To Lead North American Business

TravelPerk has also tapped experienced SaaS and Fintech sales leader Stuart Blake to serve as Vice President, North America. With nearly 20 years sales experience, Blake brings a growth-driven mindset and successful track record that includes growing revenues from $2 million to more than $190 million. In his new role, Blake will drive revenue growth and sales initiatives as TravelPerk continues to expand its footprint in the US market. 

Blake’s previous sales leadership roles include VP of Sales for SaaS customer communications platform Help Scout. Prior, he held sales leadership positions, including VP of Sales for innovative fintech company BlueVine. Blake is also a co-owner of New York-based El Rock Holdings.

About TravelPerk

TravelPerk is the fastest-growing business travel platform in the world and a pioneer in the future of business travel. TravelPerk’s all-in-one platform gives travelers the freedom they want whilst providing companies with the control they need. The result saves time, money, and hassle for everyone.

TravelPerk has industry-leading travel inventory alongside powerful management features, 24/7 customer support, state-of-the-art technology, and consumer-grade design, all of which are enabling companies and organizations worldwide, such as TransferWise, Skyscanner, Revolut, Monzo, Farfetch and US rugby association, to get the most out of their travel.

Backed by world-class investors like General Catalyst, Kinnevik AB, DST Global Partners, Greyhound Capital, Target Global, Felix Capital, Spark Capital, LocalGlobe, and Heartcore — investors in some of the most disruptive companies in tech, including Airbnb, Slack, Twitter, Trello, Farfetch, Zalando and Delivery Hero — TravelPerk is reinventing business travel with an end-to-end solution that works. Visit for more information.

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