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Groupize

A SaaS technology for hotel chains and individual properties to automate their group bookings.

Company Summary

Groupize's passion is to develop technology solutions to automate the group hotel booking market. Groupize launched with a white label solution for hotel chains to book and manage groups off their own web sites. Groupize is also in discussions to power the Group’s section of other travel sites such as online travel agencies (OTAs), corporate booking tools, social web sites and airlines with the same white label technology.

Team

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    Charles de Gaspe Beaubien
    President and CEO

    Charles de Gaspe Beaubien (pronounced day-Gaz-pay-Bo-bee-n in case you were planning on cold calling) brings a wide range of experiences in the travel industry resulting from a 20-year career, which started when founding a Rafting and Jet-Boating company in Montreal. He later joined the team at the Montreal Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Charles's group experience started as Manager of the Customized Group Department at Yankee Holidays when h

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    Catherine Powell
    Vice President of Engineering

    Catherine Powell has spent the last ten years working throughout engineering, including development, test, support, and product management. She focuses on agile team management and effective software delivery, building high-performance multi-functional teams that work effectively with business needs. Past experience includes an enterprise storage system, a tablet solution for restaurants, a mobile data synchronization platform, a marketing analyt

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    Gregg Brockway
    Advisor

    Gregg was the General Manager of Tripit. Gregg's mission is to make life easier for travelers. As an online travel industry veteran, former co-founder of discount online travel company Hotwire (acquired by Expedia for $650 million) and former president of Expedia's luxury travel company Classic Vacations, Inc., Gregg knows the ins and outs of booking and planning travel online. Gregg created Tripit when he realized the rapidly growing number of o

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    Chad Pytel
    Advisor

    Chad is the founder of Thoughtbot, one of the leading Ruby on Rails developments firms and the creators of Paperclip, Shoulda, FactoryGirl, Airbrake, and Trajectory, among other projects. Chad has co-authored two books: Rails AntiPatterns and Pro ActiveRecord: Databases with Ruby and Rails. Chad graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with bachelor of science degrees in both Computer Science and Humanities & Arts (Drama/Theatre).

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    SVP Strategic Partnerships and Marketing

    Alan Young began his hospitality/travel technology focused career 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels. Alan has held executive level positions with Newtrade Technologies (Expedia), Hotel Information Systems (Softbrands), Hotel Booking Solutions and IBS Software focused, VP Field Marketing at Infor and hotel technology Trust You. Alan is past Chair of The Board of Directors of The OpenTravel Alliance.

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    Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien
    COO

    Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien wishes she lived in a hotel. Her BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration is the foundation of her career as a travel planner. “I have been fortunate with my career selections and have enjoyed amazing professional travel planning experiences at Yankee Holidays, Globus and DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.”

Advisors

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    Travis Drouin - MFA
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed