Move Better.
Go Further.

The Ground Travel industry is constantly changing, from new policies to new technologies. When it comes to booking a ticket and paying for transportation, bus, shuttle, and motorcoach customers just want a reliable, safe, and easy experience.

Enabling a top-notch rider experience while constantly reacting to change is not easy, especially if you, as the bus or motorcoach operator, are stuck with legacy systems and inability to invest in modernization.

Betterez is a direct response to the need for bus and motorcoach operators to modernize their businesses and to stay current with bus ticket sales, operations management and financial and payments related technology.

Our multi-tenant bus ticketing software online, delivers faster time to market and continuous updates. Betterez helps make your business more efficient, more profitable, but most importantly, able to deliver a best in class experience to your customers, at a cost-effective level of initial and ongoing investment.

Join the community of bus and motorcoach carriers worldwide accelerating their growth with Betterez for their bus and shuttle ticketing, bus inventory management and online bus reservations.

Leadership Team

Tal Shalit

Founder, CEO & Board Director

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Tal founded Betterez in 2011 with a mission to transform bus travel through ground-breaking innovations in reservation technology. As CEO, he manages the company’s fast-growing business across Europe, North America, Latin America and Australasia. Tal was previously Vice President of IT, at Porter Airlines and led several projects at Deloitte Consulting’s CRM practice in Silicon Valley, UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Canada.

Hernán García

Vice President, Development

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Hernan is responsible for product design, platform architecture, and leading the company’s high performing software engineering team across development, testing, QA and support. Prior to Betterez, Hernan held senior technical and consulting roles at leading firms such as Thoughtworks and HP. He loves all technologies, modern and scalable, and contributes his technical thoughts and ideas online @theprogrammer.

Mike Van Horn

Senior Vice President

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Mike leads revenue, sales, marketing, and partnerships for Betterez, as well as the company's Application Marketplace initiative. He firmly believes that sales must remain an integral part of a customer’s success and is therefore also a key contributor to the company’s processes and standards in the support, success and product roadmap functions. Prior to joining Betterez, Mike held sales, business development and management positions at Perot Systems, Deloitte Consulting, Dell Services and Tata Consultancy Services. He also served in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant and subsequently Captain.

Board of Directors

Michael Deluce


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Michael Deluce co-founded Porter Airlines, an award-winning Canadian airline focused on delivering refined airline experiences. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he oversees the airline’s strategy, commercial objectives, operational performance and financial success. Michael is also a member of Porter’s Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors of Nasdaq-listed Allegro Merger Corp and UBS Bank Canada.

Donald J. Carty


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Donald J. Carty is a businessman and investor with significant travel and technology experience and leadership. Mr. Carty currently serves on the Boards of Porter Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Canadian National Railway Company. His past leadership roles include Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corporation and American Airlines.

Mirja Sickel


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Mirja currently serves as the Executive VP of Rail & Ground Travel at Amadeus. She has extensive travel industry expertise – ranging from travel agencies, hotels, airlines, and ground travel.

Tim Dewerth


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Timothy Dewerth is a global capital markets professional with experience creating and investing in new business ventures. As an independent entrepreneur, Tim brings value to businesses through his previous leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, CIBC World Markets, Blackmont Capital, and TD Securities. He was previously on the board of Hyperwallet - recently acquired by PayPal.

Jim Lockheed

Board Advisor

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Jim Lockheed is an Investment Principal with JetBlue Technology Ventures, where he focuses on investing in early stage companies across the travel industry. Prior to working at JTV, Jim spent five years as an entrepreneur, including founding one of the first commercial drone services businesses in the Pacific Northwest. He also spent four years with a Boeing subsidiary called Insitu, where he operated surveillance drones overseas and then managed operations for DoD programs. Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and holds a MBA from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Dave Wright


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Dave is the Chief Strategy Officer of ServiceNow, the world’s leading IT Service Management platform. With years of experience helping businesses navigate technology, he is uniquely positioned to advise Betterez on our continued evolution and building of our software into a true Reservations Platform.

Susan Doniz


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Susan currently serves as Boeing’s Global CIO and Data Analytics Officer. Prior to Boeing, Susan most recently served as Qantas Airways Group CIO. She has previously been recognized with a “100 most powerful women in Canada” award, and has held senior technical and product roles at AIMIA, a leading marketing and analytics company, as well as country CIO and Director roles at Procter & Gamble

Chris Boult


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Chris Boult is an executive leader with a passion for driving business innovation and organizational excellence. Chris recently founded DRG, a payments platform and consultancy to help travel, hospitality and activity retailers optimize their payment processes. Prior to this, his past roles included Executive Vice President, and Chief Information Officer at CEC Entertainment, Chief Information Officer at Greyhound Lines, Inc., Vice President, Infrastructure & Data Services at Sabre Holdings, Partner at Accenture and Director of Development at Navitaire.

Sruti Patnaik


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Sruti Patnaik is the SVP of IT at a Fortune 300 Retailer in the US. In her current role, she collaborates with Executive Leadership to support the business strategies and technology needs. She is also responsible for all technology operations and innovation across the company’s distribution centers, over 1800 stores and many corporate functions. She is a member of company’s DE&I Council, Founder of "Women in IT" group and most recently the recipient of the Top Women in Retail award.

Prior to her current role, she has worked in High-Tech, Manufacturing and Wireless industries. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Music.

She is a mother of 180+2 kids. She runs the non-profit organization she founded 21 years ago called the Twinkle Academy ( that provides education and vital services to underserved children in India. She has 2 boys of her own and 180 children that go to the school "Little Twinkle Academy" that she operates in a remote village in India. As she puts it, this is her humble attempt to bring back the twinkle in their eyes.


We believe the future of travel is a place where all modes of transport work together across sales, operations and payments to give riders a seamless, digitial user experience. At Betterez we are helping to redefine ground travel across the globe. Are you interested in joining us for the ride? See our current job openings and apply to

We are hiring!

- Software Engineer Position