Dan Ruch

Dan Ruch is the founder and CEO of Rocketrip, the leading tech platform for reducing corporate travel costs. By letting employees keep half of what they save on their business trips, Rocketrip motivates responsible spending. Venture-backed by several groups — including Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, and Y Combinator — Rocketrip is the first commercially available travel solution to utilize the incentive-based approach to expense management pioneered at Google.

Business travel has been a constant for Dan throughout his career. Prior to founding Rocketrip, Dan served as vice president, Europe, for Tremor Video, a leading provider of technology-driven video advertising solutions. Before that, Dan was responsible for Tremor's business development efforts in the US. Earlier in his career, Dan worked at TACODA until its successful exit to AOL and at GroupM's agency Mindshare / MAXUS global. Dan graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BA in psychology.

Success April 13, 2018
How Road Warriors Manage Travel Burnout

Business travel is not as glamorous or enviable as marketers would have us believe. Of all employees in a company, none are more susceptible to burnout than road warriors. Their burnout rates are likely unsustainable. On top of that, conventional practices of business travel may fuel their exhaustion and hide the best solutions to the problem. A Grim Picture Burnout — physical or...

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The Innovators August 10, 2015
5 Ways to Save on Business Travel and Make Employees Happy

In a business culture obsessed with more revenue and lower costs, we can fall into the trap of believing that more savings are always better than less. However, there's such a thing as spending too little on business travel. Road warriors know that travel is mentally and physically exhausting. When a college kid says, "I'd really love to have a job where I travel all the time," the...

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How to Cut Travel Expenses and Make Your Employees Happy About It

If business travel has become a zero-sum game at your company, you're not alone. Travel is usually a company's second or third largest expense, after payroll and perhaps rent, which means travel managers are often under intense pressure to reduce costs. However, if you impose tough travel policies and cost restrictions, they will likely backfire. Business travelers will resent the red...

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