The Rentalcars.com founder, Laurence Marlor, is joining the ticket search engine company TickX as a new Chairman and Non-Executive Director.
In his new role, Marlor hopes to bring his experience working with a handful of companies to TickX. Through his time with RentalCars.com, Laurence helped build the company into the leading car rental company in the world – opening 60,000 locations worldwide. In 2010, he sold the company to Booking Holdings, formerly known as Priceline, for approximately 170 million Euros. From there, he moved on as the Non-Executive Director at Goldcar to support the B2C movement and became the Non-Executive Director for Sykes Cottages.
TickX, which was founded by Steve Pearce and Sam Coley in 2015, simplifies the ticket buying process by comparing prices of over 100 ticket selling prices. They’ve been building up steam in the industry; over the past year, the company received an investment of 3 million Euros from venture capital firms BFG Ventures and 24haymarket. They’ve also created new technology over the past few months, a press release notes.
“TickX represents an amazing opportunity for me to work with Steve, Sam and their very talented team to help them fulfil their vision to be the premier global platform for entertainment tickets,” Marlor said in the release.
With Marlor’s help, TickX is working toward developing a global customer acquisition strategy through both domestic and international growth. Pearce noted in a statement that the team is “delighted” to have Marlor join the team and his experience “will be invaluable as we step up our international growth.”
“The travel market shares a lot of characteristics with our industry, so Laurence’s expertise and guidance gives us a signifiant boost as we drive towards becoming the global go-to destination to search and book entertainment tickets,” Pearce said.
To learn more about TickX, visit their website.