The Executive Team
The Solutionz Innovations team brings entrepreneurial spirit
and deep expertise across a broad range of disciplines.
We are tenacious and want to leave a legacy.
CEO and Founder
Chicke is responsible for Solutionz' strategic direction. Her focus is maximizing investor returns and inspiring the executive team to accomplish business goals.
Chicke spent the first half of her career working for industry leading travel distribution technology and telecom companies. If you have ever made a travel booking online or checked in for a flight, chances are Chicke worked for one of the companies that pioneered that technology. The second half has been spent turning trip tech and travel storytelling on its head.
She formed Solutionz in 1996 and for the last 20+ years has provided advisory services as a game-changing technologist and business designer. In the current venture, we've engineered into our business model the things that we want to achieve - giving back and innovation.
Chicke builds companies and has invested over $1.2 million on her own, while raising an additional $6 million in investment capital. Recognized as a game changer, her investment actions reflect her commitment to innovation and her principles. She is also an investor in Rich Media Exchange, digital asset marketing and management. She is author of The Game Changer, published in 2017. And host of The Game Changer Podcast.
Mary Jo Becker
Chief Product Officer
Mary Jo is a co-founder of the TripProximity venture and is responsible for product design and development for all of the technologies of Solutionz. Her team manages the technology behind products and the business operations of Solutionz.
Mary Jo learned the dynamics of the travel industry in senior positions with leading technology companies Galileo, Travelport and Sabre. She also co-founded a tech services and business process outsourcing firm, TDT.
In 2013, her deep expertise and entrepreneurial drive led her to launch Arizona Golf Trails, a specialized vacation provider for golfers seeking the best in desert golfing. Her tech prowess led her to create a dynamic proposal engine and reservation management system for the business, which is now being nurtured by Solutionz Innovations.
Mary Jo’s product design and delivery back ground brings seasoned experience to the clients of TripProximity. She is our "rock", providing a solid foundation for all things technical.
Chief Marketing Officer
George is a co-founder of the TripProximity venture. In that role, he is responsible for brand marketing activities and building channel partnerships to grow the adoption of Solutionz services.
A veteran brand builder, Lynch has worked on consumer and business-to-business brands that led their category. His insight from the start up days of travel brand Travelocity and developing consumer strategies at Bank of America, Lynch moved to the b2b realm, leading global brand marketing for travel technology giant Sabre.
He loves the challenge of complex, conceptual communication and helping people choose the right partner.
Beyond his work with Solutionz, George serves as Chief Executive Officer of Traffick911, an anti-human trafficking non-profit. Solutionz supports this organization as a part of our giving program.
VP Product Design and CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Paolo is our resident rock star. As the technical co-founder of our new venture, TripProximity, he is bringing our game changing ideas to life.
At the age of 13, Paolo began creating technology to solve problems. He has a magicalability to command pixels, bits and bytes to do his bidding. He sees solutions from the customer's perspective, which is an incredible talent for a developer. His early work and more than a decade of design and development experience led to his most recent role as the Head of Development for a media firm in the UK.
Problem solving and innovation is in his DNA, which makes him a perfect fit for Solutionz. Paolo has built a Content Management System that is now a part of the company's incubator program.
He is responsible for new product design and product development.
the core team
VICE PRESIDENT - Enterprise solutions
Chris is our most recent addition to the Solutionz team. He brings a spirit of optimism and incredible energy to the team.
He is an accomplished senior sales executive and he thrives on contributing to the growth and sustainable success of our clients. This is the perfect match for his role leading enterprise sales.
Chris brings to Solutionz more than a decade of experience in media sales in the travel industry with Penton Publishing (now Informa) and another decade of sales experience in a wide range of industries.
A colleague observed “Chris approaches leadership coming from his authentic self with personal integrity and combines consultative selling with persistence. He builds strong relationships with his clients and internal resources."
VP Giving solutions
Corinne joined Solutionz in 2017 to lead business development for our non-profit clients. She also manages the corporate giving of our clients to the philanthropic organization of their choice.
She brings over a decade of experience in the non-profit and ministry arenas. Corinne is a marketer at heart and has an innate ability to envision a solution when everyone else sees a blank sheet of paper.
Her role is to help our clients build giving into their culture and to help non-profits tap into new donation opportunities from their corporate sponsors.
VP Channel Development
Hersh brings to Solutionz a deep background in marketing automation and digital channel development.
Over the past fifteen years, he and his team at Webmation generated over $100 million in leads, sales, referrals and cost savings for their small business, startup and association clients over the past fifteen years.
Hersh is responsible for building comprehensive marketing and business systems that bridge the gap between offline and online marketing.
He is an entrepreneur at heart, has mad programming skills and has a mastery with words and presentation of content that borders on genius. His philosophy is to create a long-term win-win relationship with our self-service clients and to help his colleagues solve client challenges with campaigns and programs that meet a specific need.
Hersh recently helped Solutionz step up to partner with the American Red Cross to create an evacuation booking site for evacuees from Hurricane Irma, which threatened our HDQ in Tampa.
VP Strategic Development
Shary joins Solutionz to assist us with building strategic relationships for the distribution of the TripProximity Smart Trip Tool. She and Chicke have known each other for the better part of a decade. Shary was one of the Charter members of the Executive Girlfriends' Group, a women's leadership group founded in 2008. That group is now known as the Game Changer Network.
Shary brings a wealth of business development experience in the travel industry, helping to build companies like American Express, Carlson Companies, Signature and Travel Leaders. She is well regarded by her peers and is an active member of her community.