Former Star Alliance Chief Executive Mark Schwab joins CarTrawler team


Former Star Alliance Chief Executive Mark Schwab has joined Dublin-headquartered travel tech firm CarTrawler as a Senior Adviser.

Schwab was at the helm of the global airline network from 2012 to 2016, where he focused on creating in-house technology to enable their members to integrate and operate together across different technologies.The company grew its member base to 28 airlines, making it the world’s largest airline alliance.

A veteran of the airline industry, Schwab was also responsible for alliance activities at United Airlines, where he was Senior Vice President Alliances. In this role he also served on the Management Board of the Star Alliance organisation. Previously, Mark held management positions at United Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines.

Mike McGearty and Mark Schwab of CarTrawler

Mike McGearty, CarTrawler Chief Executive, said: “Mark’s appointment to CarTrawler brings an abundance of experience that will prove invaluable to CarTrawler and our future expansion. We are looking forward to Mark joining CarTrawler as Senior Adviser and supporting the leadership team with insightful guidance as the business continues to grow and enhance the ancillary earning capability of our partners.”

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Mark Schwab said: “By providing the world’s leading airlines and travel companies with an end to end transport technology solution, the company has grown significantly over the last number of years. CarTrawler has a clear roadmap for continued growth, to which I look forward to contributing.”

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