Former Yahoo’r Now CEO of SideStep Travel Search Engine
The SideStep travel search engine today announced that Rob Solomon has been chosen as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. “SideStep is an innovative company with a strong heritage – a six year history that began with creating the vertical search market,” said Solomon. “I believe in its mission to revolutionize the online travel search sector and look forward to leading the executive team to continue to define and extend a leadership role within the category.”
Solomon has also been named to SideStep’s Board of Directors. He was formerly VP and General Manager of the Yahoo! Shopping Group (YHOO), where he played an instrumental role in building one of the largest commerce destinations on the Internet. Solomon’s vertical search expertise is considerable, having significantly grown one of the web’s premiere vertical search sites – Yahoo! Shopping.
Additionally, he brings extensive experience in the travel industry to SideStep, having run Yahoo!’s travel business. Solomon was with Yahoo! for six years.
“Rob Solomon has the track record and ingenuity to strengthen SideStep’s position as the leader in travel search and ultimately continue to transform the online travel market,” said Jim Barnett, SideStep‘s Chairman of the Board. “A veteran of portal and search wars, Rob has seen and touched all aspects of Yahoo!’s business – from startup to hyper-growth. He possesses the knowledge and leadership to take SideStep to the next level and capitalize on a search engine on the verge of mass expansion.”