BookingPal Announces Two Key Hires, Strengthening Senior Management as Company Continues Strategic Growth

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Former Sr. Director Firmware Engineering and Program Management of Western Digital, Brian Pirzadeh and former SVP – Global Strategic Partnerships of Nor1, Utpal Kaul join the BookingPal senior management team.

“Their talent, expertise, and wealth of experience will enable BookingPal to execute our rapid growth and further improve upon our already industry leading technology platform.”

BookingPal, the leading vacation rental distribution platform worldwide, is pleased to announce additions to its management team. Over the past few months BookingPal has brought two key personnel on to the team, who will bring significant experience and depth to existing operations and help with the very rapid growth and expansion BookingPal is experiencing. Brian Pirzadeh has joined as the Vice President Engineering and Utpal Kaul has assumed the role as Vice President of Technology Partnerships.

Brian Pirzadeh has over 20 years of leadership experience in engineering, program management, and product development. Prior to joining BookingPal, Brian was Senior Director of Firmware Engineering, Program Manager at Western Digital and also served as Senior Engineering Director at Samsung Information Systems. Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Utpal Kaul brings with him an impressive history, including a stint as Strategic Advisor for Travel & Hospitality to PlugnPlay Ventures, whose portfolio includes Paypal, Dropbox & LendingClub among many others. Prior to that, Utpal ran the Lodging division for Western US at Expedia, based at their HQ in Bellevue, followed by a stint at Nor1, Inc as the SVP of Global Strategic Partnerships. Utpal holds a Master’s Degree in Hospitality from Cornell University and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences.

"We are delighted to add Brian and Utpal to an already strong team” said BookingPal Founder & CEO Alex Aydin. “Their talent, expertise, and wealth of experience will enable BookingPal to execute its rapid growth and further improve upon its industry leading technology platform.”

About BookingPal
BookingPal is a cloud-based travel technology company providing the vacation rental and holiday letting industry with a global distribution platform that features real-time connectivity between the leading property management software systems and top consumer travel websites in the world.

The BookingPal platform offers Vacation Rental Managers and Property Owners superior revenue opportunities by utilizing proprietary products to optimize distribution capabilities including myOptimize which calculates listing quality and provides key feedback to achieve optimal channel placement and conversion and myInquiry which provides a qualified team of reservation agents to handle guest reservation communications.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Irvine, California, BookingPal seamlessly connects over 255,000 rentals located on 5 continents, from 30 different property management software systems to over 35 online global consumer travel websites and the travel agent industry

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