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Richard Schulte, a co-founder of Voyant Technologies, sees great opportunities to expand Adventure Central’s presence in the adventure and experiential travel industries
Denver, CO – Adventure Central, the emerging leader in providing online booking and travel inventory management services for adventure tour operators, today announced Richard (Dick) Schulte as its new CEO, and a new member of Adventure Central’s board. Schulte is the former president and CEO of Roving Planet, Inc., and was also a co-founder and chief marketing officer of Voyant Technologies, Inc. Schulte has more than 12 years of senior leadership experience at companies such as Roving Planet, Voyant Technologies, ConferTech International and MSHOW.com.
Schulte’s hire comes at a time when business at Adventure Central is accelerating. In 2006, Adventure Central has tripled the number of new tour operator customers served, and more than doubled tour operator booking transaction volume over 2005.
“I am very excited about joining the Adventure Central team and the future potential of the company,” says Schulte. “The adventure tour business represents a significant market, over $40 billion in revenues, and is populated with thousands of passionate outfitters who want to grow their operations. Adventure Central’s solution enables outfitters to be open for business 24/7 on a worldwide basis; as well as gives them powerful tools for attracting new customers, retaining current customers, and reducing operational costs. We address key pain points that outfitters have around growth and operational efficiency. And our company culture reflects that of our customers—we are adventure travelers, too, and have a true passion for serving our customers well so that they can do what they do best—delivering great adventures and memorable experiences.”
Bill Perry, Chairman of Adventure Central, says that Schulte’s hire is a major step for Adventure Central. “Dick is a proven winner and an experienced senior executive,” he says, “who has a strong track record of growing service businesses profitably while keeping customers happy. He is the right guy to lead the company to the next level and brings his own passion for adventure travel with him as well. We’ve got a great team of industry veterans at Adventure Central, and Dick brings us a rich set of additional experiences, contacts, and know-how.”
About Adventure Central
Adventure Central is the emerging leader in providing critical business services to adventure and experiential tour operators. The company offers a robust online booking and travel inventory management solution to tour operators, delivering new, powerful and cost-effective tools that enable operators to grow revenues, attract and retain customers, and reduce operational costs. For more information on Adventure Central, call 303.292.5522 x112 or visit http://www.adventurecentral.com.