Gavin Delany

San Francisco, California, US

Gavin's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Gavin

YOU: Passionate about building a great company as well as a great product. Flexible, fast, and fun!

ME:I love working on teams with open honest frequent communication, clear goals, flexible strategies, and balance between working hard and having fun.

I bring:
• Experience leading teams, creating new products, establishing partnerships, driving revenue, analyzing opportunities strategically, and growing businesses
• Access to valuable networks
• Passion to build great products and a great organization – one truly benefiting all stakeholders
• Energetic ‘go for gold’ attitude and irreverent sense of humor

I have have over 10 years experience in general management, business development, sales, product management and marketing primarily in online travel businesses. I’ve been on teams in fantastic organizations pioneering new consumer products and business models including Viator (online day tour and attraction leader), zozi (activity and travel deals), Kayak (hotel metasearch), shopkick (mobile local shoping), Bain (management consulting and private equity) and Starwood Hotels (focusing on online distribution strategy).

STRIDE TRAVEL: We have built a beta website for travelers to find, compare, and research multi-day tours, guided trips and vacation packages - the Kayak/TripAdvisor of travel packages. There are thousands of tour operators and travel packagers out there but no go-to marketplace for them. Coming from the industry, this is a large ($50B+ english) poorly served market with some attractive boomer generation-led macro trends. There is a validated consumer need, strong supplier collaboration, and favorable economic model for this focused modern web marketplace. Looking for technical, UX, and online marketing gurus to join as cofounders so we can help aspiring world travelers choose incredible travel experiences with the simple search and reviews capabilities people have enjoyed for years for the commodity elements of travel. We have a working beta site built with a contract dev team but are looking for a technical lead.


Harvard University


2001 - 2001

Stanford Graduate School of Business


2006 - 2006