At Jetabroad, we use tomorrow's technology to find you the best deal today.
Our state-of-the-art online booking system finds you hundreds of airfares and flight combinations you often won't see anywhere else. Whether your travel plans are simple or highly complex, we can devise an inspired solution to get you to your destination. Unlike many of our competitors, we show you the complete range of travel options from over 500 airlines, so you can find the flight that's right for you.
Jetabroad is led by a team of business professionals with extensive international experience in offline and Internet-based travel as well as consumer marketing. And as you explore the world, our expert customer service team is here to help you with any changes to your itinerary.
Meet the Management Team
Darin Walters Managing Director
Darin's job is to lead an organisation that aims to provide the best online experience for customers shopping for international flights. He has held a number of senior management roles at major Australian businesses. From 1995 to 2003, he worked at Blackmores, Australia's leading natural healthcare company, as the General Manager Sales and Marketing and then as Managing Director and CEO. More recently, he was CEO Exhibition Australia/New Zealand for the Hoyts Cinema Group. Darin also worked with The Boston Consulting Group. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of New South Wales.
Paul Shepanski Director
Paul brings the wisdom of over 20 years' experience in senior international management roles to Jetabroad. From the late 1980s, he worked as a consultant, manager and partner with The Boston Consulting Group. His clients were some of the region's top consumer businesses, including leaders in the retail, banking, telecommunications and travel sectors. He also served as the Managing Partner of BCG's Auckland office in 1997 and 1998. From 1999 to 2001, he was Group General Manager e-Commerce for Qantas Airways. There he led the comprehensive redevelopment of the airline's website and, with Alex Snead, initiated Asian Internet travel business Zuji.
Benjamin Chong Director
Benjamin is an entrepreneur and investor who has built Internet-related businesses for over fifteen years. In that time, he has built up a number of successful Internet businesses from scratch. They include Online Agility, an incubator and developer of online concepts, and iMega Group, an online marketing group. He has also consulted on ecommerce strategy, online marketing and technology for clients such as Volvo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony and Toyota. Benjamin is now a Partner at Right Click Capital. Benjamin's past accolades include being named National Young Business Person of the Year by Young Achievement Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales.
Mike Ager General Manager, Fare Sourcing and Processing Systems
Mike makes sure all of Jetabroad's services and customer bookings run like clockwork. He also ensures our profitability and efficient commercial operations, and that we're paying to attention to the small details in areas like after-sale service. His previous roles include commercial director of Princess Cruises Australia at Carnival Australia, where he was responsible for cruises in the Australasian market, and commercial director at Hoyts, where he was responsible for non-box office revenue and marketing. He loves to travel, but when he can't do so himself, he loves helping other travellers find the best value airfares.
Benjamin Ranck Chief Technology Officer
Benjamin is Jetabroad's technology guru. His passion is finding innovative software solutions to tough business problems. He began his corporate career in the US as a software engineer for Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. When he was 25, he started ChatterSpike, a data mining company. After returning to Australia, he co-founded another tech company, All Over Geo, focused on the construction industry. He was instrumental in bringing the Founder Institute to Sydney, starting the first chapter in Australia in early 2012. He has also held a number of advisory roles to start-ups. Benjamin divides his time between Australia and the Jetabroad (Thailand) Development offices in Bangkok.
Francesco Percopo General Manager, Finance and Commercial Development
Francesco's job is to optimise commercial decisions across multiple markets and the organisation. His team is responsible for revenue growth, conversion rates, travel metasearch partners, payment systems and financial integrity. He is an experienced ecommerce professional and held a number of management roles in online, big data & analytics, business consulting and digital transformation. From 1995 to 2005, Francesco worked with Ernst & Young, The Boston Consulting Group, and IBM. Prior to joining Jetabroad, he founded and grew one of the early online retail businesses. He has an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and has worked in Italy, UK and Australia.
Maria Ferro General Manager, Supplier Partnerships
Maria is the person who deals with all our airlines and supplier partners. Maria did her Business degree at U.T.S, majoring in Corporate Management and International Marketing, and she has worked in the Travel Industry for over 23 years. Maria has held leadership roles at Flight Centre, Helloworld and The Travel Corporation, across contracting, procurement, operations, sales and management consulting, in both Sydney and New York. Maria is enjoying her 'new world' of online, loves all things travel, and is next planning to tackle Everest Base Camp (and raise money for charity as she's at it).