Solutionz appoints former Deloitte principal, Gerry Cunningham, to its Sounding Board for the TripProximity venture 

June 12, 2019
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TAMPA, FL, July 19, 2019 – Solutionz Innovations, an industry-leading travel tech firm based in Tampa, today announced Gerry Cunningham as the ninth member of its Sounding Board for TripProximity™. The Sounding Board is a unique, virtual extension of its Board of Directors, designed to accelerate the success of funders and founders by helping them reduce risk and make more informed decisions.

Cunningham is active as a board chair, an independent director and during his corporate career served as a leading global business executive, focusing on business transformation in the digital, internet of things and technology arena.  Gerry served for 34 years with Deloitte, most recently as the Global Lead and Client Service Principal to a Fortune 10 company in the healthcare, aviation and energy sectors. He presently serves as the board chair for the Greater New York affiliate of Volunteers of America.  He is also an independent director with the Carlos Otis Stratton Mountain Clinic.  

“Gerry was one of the first ones that I considered for the Sounding Board”,  said Chicke Fitzgerald, CEO and Founder of Solutionz. “After meeting with him face to face, I knew that we would benefit from the breadth and depth of his corporate experience, but more importantly, I saw in Gerry a desire to bring business discipline and innovation to our early stage venture.  His heart for giving sealed the deal for me in appointing him to the Sounding Board.”

Solutionz’ patent pending flagship product is TripProximity.  Fitzgerald added, “By targeting and integrating into the systems and sites that people use every day, we are giving organizations new ways to monetize existing account bases and enrich the value of their tools and content to their customers, the end travelers.”

Perry Yeatman, Executive Director of the Sounding Board added, “The Sounding Board pulls together a world-class team, comprising expertise in all of the key areas where start-ups need advice—from finance to HR, marketing to M&A. By design, when curating the membership of this team, we looked for a range of skills, experiences and perspectives. Gerry brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise software arena and also the non-profit sector.  With his focus on innovation and the disciplines necessary to become a global player in the digital arena, Solutionz will be able to easily scale in our target sectors..”

ABOUT SOLUTIONZ. Since 1996, Solutionz has brought innovative thinking to the challenges facing the travel and technology industries. Its clients are enterprise software companies, publishers, venues, events and non-profits. The company helps them solve problems while improving their bottom lines and contributing to the charities they support. The core business is our TripProximity™ smart trip technology, which we integrate into the digital tools and sites people already use every day. And, we leave a legacy by giving back with each trip taken.

ABOUT THE SOUNDING BOARD. Bringing together a well-vetted, well-rounded, ready-to-go team of experts from a variety of industries, functions and geographies, The Sounding Board provides “as needed” counsel and support to early stage companies to help out with whatever opportunity or issue they are facing. Whether a founder needs marketing help to hone their concept; an acting CxO to be their growth partner; or a corporate governance expert as funding comes through, The Sounding Board lets a start-up access new skills and knowledge as they evolve and grow, thereby saving funders and founders valuable time and money, without compromising quality.