About Clicktripz

The Team

Ross Weber

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

From 2005–2008, Ross ran business development and monetization strategies at VirtualTourist.com and OneTime.com where he built the “compare to” technology and syndication platform. When VirtualTourist and OneTime were acquired by TripAdvisor in 2008, Ross left to join Kayak.com where he was GM of TravelSearch and Kayak’s hotel review site, TravelPost.com. TravelPost was sold to former Expedia executives in 2010.

After Kayak, Ross joined the team at DealBase.com where the HotelTonight last minute booking app was conceived and built. Ross assumed the CEO role at DealBase Corp and brought the business into profitability with over 1.5 million monthly visits. Concurrently, Ross co-founded Clicktripz, LLC to build the most effective conversion tools for travel content and booking sites.

Mark Mamber

Chief Revenue Officer

Mark has worked in travel media and technology for nearly 20 years. Mamber was an early employee at user-generated content pioneer VirtualTourist. As Vice President, Advertising Sales, he was instrumental in building the business by hiring, training and leading the advertising sales and operations teams. When TripAdvisor acquired VirtualTourist in 2008, Mark transitioned to the TripAdvisor sales organization. Over the course of his three-year tenure as TripAdvisor’s National DMO Sales Manager, Mark led the team responsible for dramatic growth in TripAdvisor’s destination marketing advertising revenue.

Jeremy Murphy

COO & President

Jeremy co-founded TheSuitest, a hotel data-analytics platform that was acquired by Clicktripz in 2015.

Before jumping into the travel industry, Jeremy held a number of mission-critical roles at large financial institutions. Jeremy was an analyst at Goldman Sachs in the investment management division, oversaw risk for a fund of hedge funds, and worked in investment banking at Houlihan Lokey and Bank of America Securities. (The long hours inspired him to travel more.)

Jeremy holds an MBA from UCLA-Anderson where he graduated in the top 1% of his class and received the Fred Weston Award for Excellence in Finance. Jeremy also holds a Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law, where he attended as a Dean’s Scholar, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Fernando Munoz

Chief Technology Officer

Fernando has a long career as a technology manager, with strong experience in many industries ranging from startups to corporate. Quantifiable experience implementing strategies, programs, systems, products, and processes to boost resources and technology performance. Outstanding leader with a clear vision and skills to bridge the business case to a technical solution.

Fernando holds a degree in Information systems engineering from Chile, his country of origin.

Dean Smith

Senior Architect

Dean has been in the digital and web development industry for nearly 2 decades. He has experience spanning many fields including healthcare, pharma, communications, e-learning, and travel. Developing a keen interest in javascript lead him to Clicktripz in 2015, where he started work integrating for our clients.

Responsible for overseeing our Digital and AdTech teams, Dean has helped innovate and build technology that leverages Clicktripz’s technical stack to provide turnkey products for clients. Additionally, he frequently aids in the architecture and design of bespoke, complex solutions.

Lesley Piercefield

User Experience / Product Designer

Lesley has over 10 years of User Experience and Product Design expertise. She began her career designing mobile apps for hotels including SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, and many more.

Lesley joined Clicktripz in 2017, providing multifaceted user experience and design support. This includes creating data-driven design solutions that have proven to increase user interaction by incorporating user testing and feedback with current design trends.

Richard Barajas

SVP, Business Development, Americas

Richard is a global travel and travel technology leader with 20 years experience spanning multiple travel sectors including air, hotel, tour operators, cruise lines, GDSs, vacation rentals, global travel agencies, OTAs and corporate booking tools. He has built a diverse career while working for marquee companies such as American Airlines, TravelClick and Sabre.

Richard’s responsibilities at Sabre included business development and partner management across the U.S., Europe and AsiaPacific markets. He then joined TravelClick where he earned Presidents Club recognition while leading an Internet marketing sales team focused on the hospitality sector. While serving as President at LeisureLink, he managed all facets of the company’s operations, ranging from customer acquisition, call center, account management, marketing, business development and product.

Damien Retureau

Managing Director, International Markets

Damien has been working in the online travel industry for more than 20 years. He has built an international career while working for marquee OTAs such as Orbitz, leading their European Distribution efforts; and lastminute.com, where he spearheaded their hotel contracting entity in France.

Damien also served as Sales and Product Director at leading price comparison site Kelkoo.com, where he developed and launched their travel meta site across 9 European markets. Most recently, Retureau joins from HouseTrip.com, Europe’s largest vacation rental website. At HouseTrip, he architected and executed the company’s global affiliate distribution initiative.

Dean Hunt

SVP Business Development, Global Markets

Dean has been in the digital marketing and online media space for 15 years, 10 of which were as founder of a digital marketing and sales consultancy firm. Hunt has been a prominent keynote speaker at business, travel, and marketing conferences around the world, including being interviewed by CNBC in Dubai.

Hunt started in the travel industry by leading the sales, marketing and business development departments for online travel agency Webjet. In addition to a love of travel and Manchester United, Hunt loves a good (and often bad) pun.

Melissa Enright


Melissa is an experienced accounting professional who started her accounting career at a CPA firm in the Bay Area before joining Clicktripz in 2015. At Clicktripz, she has been instrumental in leading several accounting process changes and is responsible for managing all administrative data, as well as overseeing all financial operations. Melissa’s previous experience in the travel industry includes working for Virtual Tourist in 2006, which ultimately led her to Clicktripz years later.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Eric Bjorndahl

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

Eric started his travel career as co-founder of TravBuddy, one of the largest online travel communities in existence, with over 500,000 registered members and millions of user contributed travel reviews, photos and blogs.

Unsatisfied with existing travel monetization solutions, he co-founded Clicktripz with the goal of providing the most flexible, industry leading technology available.

Eric also worked at Microsoft on the user experience team responsible for the revolutionary “Fluent User Interface.” He has a B.A. in Computer Science with High Honors from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar.

If he’s not in the office, he’s probably surfing the waters of Northern California, Munich or Hawaii (and doing his best to avoid shark encounters — seriously!).

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