YOUR TEAM BEHIND THE SMART DIGITAL ASSISTANT
Redefining the Way the World Travels
To be the world's number one go-to travel management platform for a hassle-free travel experience.
The Genesis of TravelerBuddy
Driven by what they experienced at their EMBA program with the London Business School, Columbia University (New York) and The University of Hong Kong, along with their diverse corporate backgrounds, three forward-thinking, adventure-seeking friends and seasoned travelers - Juerg, Philippe and Sam - came together, with one single goal of redefining the way the world travels.
As varied as current technology for traveling may be, these three friends realise that there is not one single unifying platform that can address simply, yet sophisticatedly, the travel needs of and difficulties encountered by the global business traveler.
With this in mind and a vision of hassle-free and paperless travel in the near future, Juerg, Philippe and Sam generated their business idea, validating it with nearly 100 people, shaping their idea based on client feedback, extensive first-hand traveling experiences and the objective of enhancing the entire (pre-travel, travel and post-travel) travel experience.
Out of their common addiction to travel, a shared passion of bringing far-reaching solutions to existing challenges business and frequent travelers face and a desire to fulfill their entrepreneurial calling, TravelerBuddy was born.
Our experienced Management Team Members all have the P.H.D. that is important to deliver unique, innovative solutions for our clients:
P(assion) – H(ardwork) – D(edication)
Juerg Kaufmann, MBA | Executive Chairman & Founding Partner
With extensive experience of travel with two decades of executive and entrepreneurial work around the globe, Juerg brings with him a profound understanding of the needs, behavior and desire of the modern global traveler. During his career as an executive, he developed and managed innovative, cutting-edge digital platforms. He aims to combine client-centric digital marketing with data science, using both artificial and human intelligence.
Fabian Kaeser, BSc (IT) | Chief Technology Officer
Fabian is a proud member of TravelerBuddy since January 2016. As the CTO of TravelerBuddy, he is determined to build the best fitting environment to allow the most efficient development using cutting-edge technologies. He gained in-depth knowledge of Android & iOS development, Unix/Linux, Windows, Amazon Web Services, Databases and SAP over more than two decades at global corporations as well as multiple start-ups.
Mark Lombos, BSc (IS) | Head Product Management & Quality Assurance
Mark is a graduate of the De La Salle University - College of Saint Benilde with a Bachelors's degree in Information Systems. He has been with TravelerBuddy since the early stages of the app. Mark is a quick learner with a strong passion for technology. During his time at TravelerBuddy, Mark has done it all, from Product Management and Design to Quality Assurance and Client Support.
Tesa Español, BSc (IT) | Head Development & Engineering
With her highly developed analytical and testing skills gained by working in different IT fields, Tesa joined TravelerBuddy as Senior Software and Business Analyst in 2019. She has an excellent understanding of transforming business needs and technical possibilities into customer-oriented software solutions within the shortest possible time and with the best quality. She also performs extensive QA testing of developed applications.
Philippe Graeppi, MB, CFA | Founding Partner, Director
Raised in an entrepreneurial family with a global mindset, Philippe developed an affinity for traveling and business adventures through venture capital investments. With over a million travel miles and anecdotes accumulated over the past 10 years of private and business travels, Philippe brings to TravelerBuddy a wealth of understanding and first-hand experience of the needs of business and frequent travelers.
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