Travelport, an international travel retail company, has appointed Tom Kershaw as its new Chief Product and Technology Officer.
Tom is a seasoned product and technology executive, with more than two decades of experience leading innovation, technical strategy and execution within both emerging and mature organizations undergoing transformation.
“I’m excited to join the Travelport team at such a monumental time in the company’s transformation journey and look forward to accelerating innovation and delivering products that bring significant and meaningful value to its customers,” he said.
Tom most recently held the title of Chief Technology Officer at one of the largest independent advertising platforms in the world, Magnite, Inc.
In 2017, while at Rubicon Project, Tom also co-founded Prebid.org, an open-source software organization dedicated to cultivating a new standard for cooperation in independent advertising exchanges to address industry challenges by facilitating collaboration and innovation.
Prior to Rubicon Project, Tom was a Director of Product Management at Google where he led the Google Ads and Commerce product team in the APAC region, overseeing all global products built for publishers and buyers.
During his career, Tom has also held leadership positions at Ericsson, VeriSign Inc., and Unisys Corporation.
Tom is a graduate of New York University and London School of Economics, where he earned both a Diploma in Science and a Master of Arts degree in global and Latin American economics.
“We continue to invest heavily in our global technology and product resources to deliver more value to our customers with next-generation solutions. Tom is a proven change-maker, having led significant transformation in the enterprise Cloud space and global advertising sector,” Travelport Chief Executive Officer Greg Webb said.