2010 Press Releases
Viator Founder Rod Cuthbert Resigns Chairman Position, Becomes Chairman Emeritus and Advisor
September 27, 2010
Cuthbert founded the company in 1995, opened its U.S. offices in 1999, and served as its CEO until 2008, when Ms. Barrie Seidenberg assumed the CEO role.
"The skills of a founder are often very different to those required by a mature business and I find myself consistently torn between by responsibilities in the U.S. and family in other parts of the world," said Cuthbert. "Based on Viator's consistent growth over the past few years, I think it's an ideal time to step aside and leave the day-to-day to the fantastic team we have in place as I applaud their successes from the sidelines."
"Rod's vision and commitment have helped Viator grow into a world-class travel property and we wish him continued success," said Barrie Seidenberg, president and CEO of Viator, Inc.
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 5,500 tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in 75 countries. Viator - the Latin word for traveler - offers travelers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities with helpful resources like more than 170,000 traveler reviews and photos, star ratings, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts have picked respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service, all backed by Viator's low-price guarantee. Founded in 1995, Viator sells its products directly to consumers at www.viator.com and through its global network of more than 1,000 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Through its collection of company operated and affiliated sites, including seven European-language sites, Viator welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors per month. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.