|[January 27, 2014]
David Hoppin Named Diio CEO
RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Diio, LLC, a global provider of business intelligence solutions and
proprietary market data to the airline and travel industries, today
announced the appointment of David F. Hoppin as Chief Executive Officer.
Previously, Mr. Hoppin served as the company's Chief Financial Officer.
"This is an exciting time for Diio. David's appointment as the company's
first CEO is an acknowledgement of our extraordinary growth and the
company's need for full-time leadership," said Diio co-founder David
Bental. "David understands our customers, our company, and our culture.
He has the right combination of creativity, analytical rigor and
managerial discipline to continue Diio's tradition of continuous product
innovation, while at the same time reinforcing the can-do,
customer-first attitude that is the key to our success."
Prior to joining Diio in 2011, Mr. Hoppin was a founder and Managing
Director of MergeGlobal, Inc., a financial and strategic advisory firm
serving the global transport and logistics industries. He has more than
twenty years' experience advising clients in the Americas, Asia, Europe
and the Middle East on major financial and strategic decisions. Mr.
Hoppin's entire career has focused on transportation, beginning with his
first job as a credit analyst in the airlines/aerospace division of a
major New York bank.
"Diio is an unusual company in terms of its hybrid software and
data-publishing business model," Mr. Hoppin commented. "In just more
than a decade, Diio has quietly grown to become a world leader in its
niche, thanks to a clear vision of what its customers need and want.
We're fortunate to have an extraordinarily versatile and talented
engineering team that really is passionate about winning and retaining
customer loyalty. I'm excited by the opportunity and also by the
challenge of managing an established yet fast-growing company."
About Diio, LLC
Diio, LLC is a world leader in business intelligence tools and
technology for the airline and travel industries. The company is the
preferred business intelligence source for hundreds of the world's
leading airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, aviation advisors,
travel professionals, and destination marketers. Diio's airline
customers collectively account for more than 70 percent of global seat
capacity and include the top 16 carriers in North America.
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