NEW YORK, June 30, 2012
Fareportal, an online technology company providing web-based portals and management tools for the travel industry, announces today that Pete Howard has joined the team as the new Chief Marketing Officer. Howard has over 30 years of experience in the areas of e-commerce and direct marketing.
Most recently, Howard was managing the European e-commerce and catalog business for Staples, based in Amsterdam and Paris. Before that, he spent ten years with the same company growing the Staples.com business nationally. Further diversifying his background, Howard has also worked for an online marketer of fine jewelry and gifts, Ross-Simons, and held the position as President of a catalog start-up.
“Fareportal is very excited to have Pete Howard joining our company,” said Sam Jain, CEO of Fareportal. “Pete’s background in the online field and previous positions with major companies such as Staples, both nationally and internationally, will tremendously benefit our team and our customers.”
Howard started his career with the Gillette Company and also worked within direct marketing positions for Digital Equipment Corporation and The Bradford Exchange. Howard earned an MBA in marketing and finance and an AB in economics from the University of Chicago. He is active in his community, having served on the boards of United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Boston and the House of Possibilities.