Skyscanner, which is building the world’s first flight search engine to offer prices for every commercial flight, has recruited John Nicholson as its chairman, bringing on board a wealth of experience in growing successful technology companies.
SEP invested £2.5 million in Skyscanner in 2007 to enable the company to execute its plan to transform the travel market with its comprehensive global flight search engine.
Nicholson, who has more than 25 years international experience in the information technology industry, has held a number of senior management positions including Group Sales Director for Compaq for the UK and Ireland.
He brings extensive experience in advising venture-backed companies and holds non-executive positions with several other SEP portfolio companies including high-performance computing specialist Nallatech and VirtenSys, which develops virtualisation solutions for data centres.
Nicholson is also Chairman of Office Shadow, a business continuity software provider and a trustee of The e-Learning Foundation, a charity which works to ensure that all children can obtain access to technology for learning, irrespective of their background.
Nicholson commented: “Skyscanner is led by a fantastically capable team which has developed an innovative and valuable offering for consumers and the travel industry. With SEP on board as investor, this is a very strong combination and I’m excited about the opportunity to help the company achieve its full potential.”
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