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Rocketrip Names Shawn Zimmerman as Strategic Advisor

August 23, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 23, 2018--Rocketrip, the leading employee engagement platform for business travel, announces Shawn Zimmerman as the company’s newest strategic advisor. The appointment will help advance Rocketrip’s growth strategy of partnering with Fortune 500 companies to improve company cultures, reward employees, and implement innovative ways to save money.

Zimmerman joins Rocketrip’s Board of Advisors with more than 20 years of experience building talented teams through unique benefits solutions and employee-centric values. As an advisor to Rocketrip, Zimmerman will work directly with Rocketrip’s executive leadership team to further their mission of improving company cultures by supporting and empowering employees.

Rocketrip is used by today’s forward-thinking organizations looking to create cultures of empowerment and recognition. When travelers book upcoming trips, they receive a customized budget and if they choose cost-effective travel options, they keep a portion of the savings. Rocketrip is designed to function within a company’s existing travel program, integrating seamlessly with travel management companies, online booking tools, and expense management platforms to enable a seamless workflow from booking trips to redeeming rewards.

“Prioritizing employee satisfaction is vital to a company’s success and is the cornerstone of what we do at Rocketrip,” said Dan Ruch, Rocketrip CEO. “Thanks to Shawn’s vision, we’ve enabled Kellogg’s to significantly reduce travel expenses and also help keep employees happy. We’ve known him for a long time and it’s an honor to welcome him to the Rocketrip team.”

“Rocketrip understands the needs of today’s businesses. Dan and the team are completely rethinking the employee-employer relationship and some of the world’s most innovative companies are already taking notice,” said Zimmerman. “HR departments are looking for creative ways to not only provide unique benefits but to also create a more inclusive and flexible culture. Rocketrip achieves both of those goals in a push button solution.”

Zimmerman previously served as Vice President, Human Resources for Kellogg North America where he implemented Rocketrip in order to attract and retain top talent while also significantly reducing company travel costs. Before joining Kellogg’s, Zimmerman served in senior Human Resources roles at CDI Corporation, The Hershey Company, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.


Rocketrip helps build great company cultures by inspiring and rewarding employees for making extraordinary decisions when they travel for business. The company surrounds best-in-class enterprise travel programs with a positive vibe: employees are in control and empowered to make decisions that are best for them and companies start saving serious cash while engaging employees in a whole new way. Clients include ServiceNow, Feld Entertainment, and Twitter.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, Rocketrip’s investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, GV, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit www.rocketrip.com.

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