Move Better.
Go Further.

The ground travel category is changing. Bus & rail consumers expect ground-travel booking experiences to be easy, seamless, effective and enjoyable. Enabling these experiences is not as easy as it sounds, especially with legacy systems not built for the needs of today’s operator and their customers.

Betterez is a direct response to this need. We have experienced first-hand the challenges travelers face when trying to book ground travel and knew we could revolutionize the category. We understand the power of technology and have built a platform that creates a competitive advantage for ground transportation enterprises.

Our multi-tenant platform means faster implementation, faster updates, more useful features, and much easier scalability. Betterez makes your business more efficient, more profitable, but most importantly, able to deliver a best in class experience to your customers and their consumers.

Go further with Betterez.

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

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.


Riaz Datoo

Chief Financial Officer

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Riaz oversees the company’s finances, building stakeholder relationships, and establishing core financial processes and reporting requirements. He is a capital markets professional with over 15 years of experience with HSBC and Deutsche Bank in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto.


Andrea Jackson

Vice President, Operations

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Andrea leads global operations, customer support and HR at Betterez. She is passionate about building talented teams and bringing people together to deliver an exceptional experience to customers. Previously, Andrea was at MicroPact where she managed finance, delivery, sales and support. She holds a Master’s degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology from the University of Waterloo.


Mike Van Horn

Vice President, Sales

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Mike is responsible for leading sales at Betterez. He firmly believes that sales must remain an integral part of a customer’s success and is therefore 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 and business development positions at Perot Systems, Deloitte, Dell and Tata. He also served in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant and subsequently Captain.


Jannine Krish

Director, Marketing

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Jannine is a passionate marketing leader with a creative vision and strategic mindset, continuously striving to grow the Betterez brand. She holds ultimate responsibility for the organization’s marketing and communications activities. Jannine brings over a decade of travel experience to Betterez having played key marketing roles at Union Pearson Express (Metrolinx) and Porter Airlines. She holds an MBA in Marketing from Schulich University.

Board of Directors

Michael Deluce

Director

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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

Director

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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

Director

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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.


Raj Singh

Director

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Raj Singh is Managing Director at Jet Blue Technology Ventures. With over 25 years of experience in the innovation and information technology sectors, Raj has worked as a strategist, leader, VC and advisor. Prior to joining JetBlue Technology Ventures, Raj was a mentor at Founder Institute in Palo Alto and was CEO of several companies, including London-based Sooqini, the UK Sharing Coalition, and D&L Partners SA.


Tim Dewerth

Director

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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. 

Advisors

Dave Wright

Advisor

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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

Advisor

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Susan currently serves 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

Advisor

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Chris Boult is an executive leader with a passion for driving business innovation and organizational excellence. He holds the position of Executive Vice President, and Chief Information Officer at CEC Entertainment. Prior to that, his past roles included Chief Information Officer at Greyhound Lines, Inc., Vice President, Infrastructure & Data Services at Sabre Holdings, Partner at Accenture and Director of Development at Navitaire.

Careers

We believe that the future is a place where all modes of transport must play together – and that the focus must be on connecting cities, communities and people. Together we are redefining ground travel across the globe. Are you interested in joining us for the ride? See our current job openings and apply to careers@betterez.com