Solutionz appoints Dann Hotelling, former Procter and Gamble executive, to its Sounding Board for the TripProximity venture 

TAMPA, FL, June 14, 2019  —  Solutionz Innovations, an industry-leading travel tech firm, today announced Dann Hotelling as the sixth member of its Sounding Board for TripProximity™. The Sounding Board is a unique, virtual extension of its Board of Directors, designed to accelerate the success of funders and founders by helping them reduce risk and make more informed decisions.

Hotelling brings over three decades of consumer products experience to the Solutionz Sounding Board, including several key finance roles at both the business unit and corporate levels. Through these roles, he gained valuable experience in improving financial performance, enhancing business models and revamping product portfolios.

He was chosen for the Sounding Board role from a pool of more than 225 highly qualified candidates.

“Dann’s in-depth consumer understanding and his ability to translate business strategies into sustainable value creation make him an excellent asset for Solutionz and TripProximity.  He immediately saw the product fit for our target audiences and in our first encounter he started sharing his ideas.  I was sold!” said Chicke Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Solutionz.

Solutionz’ patent pending flagship product, TripProximity™ adds trip planning to the systems and sites that people use every day, reducing the cost to acquire high intent travelers.  Fitzgerald added, “We are targeting the systems that people use every day and are giving those enterprise companies new ways to monetize their existing account base and enrich the value of their tools and content to their customers, the end travelers.”

Perry Yeatman, Executive Director of the Sounding Board added, “The Sounding Board pulls together a world-class team, comprising expertise in all of the key areas where start-ups need advice – from finance to HR, marketing to M&A. By design, when curating the membership of this team, we looked for a range of skills, experiences and perspectives. Dann brings tremendous insight into consumer businesses.  His strong analytical skills, coupled with his collaborative style, will enable us to quickly identify opportunities and risks that will help us drive smart growth as we scale.

ABOUT SOLUTIONZ.  https://www.solutionz.com.  Since 1996, Solutionz has brought innovative thinking to the challenges facing the travel and technology industries.  Its clients are enterprise software companies, publishers, venues, events and non-profits.  The company helps them solve problems and make valuable contributions to their bottom lines — as well as the charities they support.   The core business is our TripProximity™ smart trip technology, which we integrate into the systems that people use every day.  We leave a legacy by giving back with each trip taken.

ABOUT THE SOUNDING BOARD. https://thegamechanger.network/the-sounding-board/.  Bringing together a well-vetted, well-rounded, ready-to-go team of experts from a variety of industries, functions, and geographies, The Sounding Board provides “as needed” counsel and support to early stage companies to help out with whatever opportunity or issue they are facing.  Whether a founder needs marketing help to hone their concept; an acting CxO to be their growth partner; or a corporate governance expert as funding comes through, The Sounding Board lets a start-up access new skills and knowledge as they evolve and grow, thereby saving funders and founders valuable time and money, without compromising quality.

TripProximity Contact:  Chicke Fitzgerald  813-925-0789 x3  chicke@solutionz.com

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