Switchfly uniquely combines a highly scalable and secure enterprise architecture with deep product and content inventory. We place great emphasis on our scalability, global coverage, comprehensive inventory, and omnichannel capability, with search and booking available in over 50 languages and 25 currencies, on any device.

Daniel Farrar

Chief Executive Officer

Graham Blankenbaker

Chief Product Officer

Scott Cross

Chief Financial Officer

Amy Shat

Executive Vice President
Human Relations

Diego Dugatkin

Executive Vice President
Corporate and Business Development

John Balen

Canaan Partners

John Balen is general partner at Canaan focusing on digital media, enterprise, and fintech. Prior to joining Canaan in 1995, John served as a managing director of Horsley Bridge Partners where he was responsible for a wide spectrum of investments in high-tech companies, venture capital and buyout partnerships.

Earlier in his career, he was a sales applications engineer at Codenoll Technology Corporation and an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. John currently serves on the boards of Blurb, Cardlytics, SilverRail Technologies, SOASTA, Stayful, Switchfly and UrbanSitter. John's prior investments include Commerce One, EchoPass, eStamp, Everdream, ID Analytics, Intraware, Istante, and Rightpoint.

Daniel Farrar


As Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Farrar is responsible for the global strategic direction and leadership of the company. Recent accolades include being named "The Visionary CEO of the Year" by CEO World for 2014. He brings more than 25 years of corporate management and strategic development experience with venture-backed software companies, private equity firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Switchfly in 2011, Daniel was chief executive officer at Openlane, a privately held venture-backed SaaS provider. Previously, Daniel was a general partner with private equity firm Morgenthaler and held various positions with GE Capital, including Chief Executive Officer of GE Fleet Services and GE Capital Equipment Management Europe.

Daniel has also served and chaired on both public and private boards, including Aegis Group PLC, GE Capital Bank, Comm-Works Telecommunications, Formed Fiber Technologies, GreenRoad, Precision Parts International, Openlane, and Rotometrics. He is also on the board of trustees at WPI and past director of the DeCordova Museum in Boston. Daniel received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from Harvard. LinkedIn

Bob Rees

Startup Capital Ventures

Bob Rees is a general partner with Startup Capital Ventures and an experienced venture capitalist with a 25-year track record of forming, incubating, funding, and growing successful young companies. Prior to joining Startup Capital Ventures, Bob held positions with Access Venture Partners, an affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurveston, and Woodside Fund.

He has built an investment track record that includes exits for Innova Corporation, Hotrail, CashWorks, and AccelGraphics. Prior to entering the venture capital industry, Bob held key executive positions at Mobil and Tenneco and led the sales and marketing group at a Kentucky-based start-up. Bob currently serves on the boards of QuanTEM Laboratories, WhiteHat Security and Xignite.

Laura Sachar

StarVest Partners

Laura is a founding General Partner of StarVest Partners, a New York-based venture capital firm with approximately $400 million under management that is funding technology-enabled business services companies throughout the US. StarVest gained national recognition in 2007 as the lead venture capital firm in NetSuite, whose December 2007 initial public offering opened with a $1.6 billion market capitalization, the highest market capitalization of any venture capital-backed technology IPO since Google. Laura is an experienced entrepreneur and private equity investor. She has founded three successful entities, was an early identifier of the growth in digital media and has invested for over a decade in technology-enabled business services companies. As a founding partner of StarVest, in addition to serving on the board of Switchfly, she has been active with StarVest's investments in Connected Corporation (acquired

by Iron Mountain in 2004), MessageOne (software-as-a-service company acquired by Dell Computer in 2008), Newgistics (acquired by a PE firm in 2013), iCrossing (acquired by Hearst in 2010), Fieldglass (acquired by Madison Dearborn in 2010), ideeli (acquired by Groupon in 2014), PrecisionDemand (acquired by AOL TimeWarner in 2014), Veracode (leading on-demand SaaS software security platform), NewComLink (a payment network platform that connects retail consumers) and RetailNext (leading data and analytics company within retail). Laura was the Founding Chairman of the New York New Media Association Angel Investors Program. Laura has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, a MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and she is a member of WPO and a former member of YPO (Young President's Organization.

Paul Weinstein

Azure Capital Partners

Paul is a founding General Partner of Azure with over 25 years of investment experience across numerous sectors of technology. Paul's primary investment focus is on communications technology, data center, cloud infrastructure and applications and mobility solutions. Prior to Azure, Paul was a Managing Director and communications equipment analyst covering the Data Communications and Network Equipment sectors at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in San Francisco. Prior to CSFB, Paul was a Managing Director and held a substantially similar position with Deutsche Bank Securities in San Francisco.

Paul has provided strategic and investment advice on numerous communications equipment and data networking companies. Notable firms included; 3Com, Alantec Networks (acquired by Fore Systems), Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel), Broadcom, Chipcom (acquired by 3Com), Cisco Systems, Conner Peripherals (acquired by Seagate), Efficient Networks (acquired by Siemens), EMC Corporation, Juniper, Latitude Communications (acquired by Cisco), Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), Seagate and Xylan (acquired by Alcatel).