Firasat Hussain has joined the company, “arriva” as its chief information officer and brings more than 23 years of experience in information technology.
His background includes several senior leadership roles at Ticketmaster, RR Donnelley, and Orbitz, according to a press release.
“I’m excited Firasat will be joining our company. Firasat comes to us from Ticketmaster, where he led a team of over 100 technologists responsible for engineering, operations and project management for Ticketmaster’s core ticketing platform,” said arrivia CEO Mike Nelson in a prepared statement.
“His experience and accomplishments in the areas of software development and enterprise architecture for high volume consumer platforms, including travel, are a perfect fit for our next phase of growth.”
Mr. Firasat is noted for his organizational efficiency to arrivia with proven SaaS offerings delivering high volume experiences, and enterprise Agile and DevOps transformations.
He has specialized in building “customer-centric products and high-performance technology platforms” for global companies in travel, live events, retail and healthcare, the release said.
“I am excited to be a part of arrivia’s growth as we merge technology from three companies, delivering large-scale product and technology initiatives driving the business forward,” said Mr. Firasat in a prepared statement.
“My experience with all facets of customer delivery and product development in the e-commerce space will help differentiate arrivia in the marketplace.”
A travel distribution company, arrivia is noted to have built on its more than 20-year history of innovation and industry leadership while growing existing and new customers across a range of different markets, the release added.