As the CEO and Co-Founder of TripActions, Ariel is focused on the company’s growth. This is Ariel’s second company he founded with Co-founder and CTO Ilan Twig –– the most recent being StreamOnce, a business multimedia integration platform which was acquired by Jive Software. Prior to StreamOnce, Ariel led Product Management in a senior leadership role at Hewlett-Packard. Ariel earned an EMBA from Northwestern University –– Kellogg School of Management.
Over the last three months we’ve seen enormous growth as enterprises switch to modern T&E management with TripActions, including three new large enterprise customers and rapid adoption of TripActions Liquid—adding $450 million in travel budget under management to bring our total to more than $2.8 billion despite Covid-19.5 May 2021
Corporate travel won’t ever be the same, but that doesn’t really affect the long-term plans of our company or our investors. Even if travel is different in the future — say, more teams travel for remote team meetings or a wider spectrum of employees travel fewer times per year — TripActions will still be winning that business.5 May 2021
While COVID-19 has challenged the entire travel industry, we are grateful to be emerging during this trying time well-positioned thanks to our customers and the dedication of the TripActions team. Despite the events of 2020, we’ve seen accelerated adoption by companies of all sizes and industries, growing our book of business to over $3.6 billion, and adding our largest accounts to-date.5 May 2021