Rick Seaney, CEO and Co-Founder
Rick Seaney is an internationally known airfare expert and air travel analyst as well as the media’s go-to source for breaking aviation industry news. The FareCompare CEO and co-founder’s mission is clear: “help consumers beat the airfare game.” Rick pens weekly columns for ABCNews and USA Today and is quoted regularly in the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post.
In 2000, Rick co-founded XXI Technologies with FareCompare co-founder Graeme Wallace. Since FareCompare’s debut in March of 2006, the site has become a leading site for trusted air travel advice, real-time airfare alerts and smart trip-management tools.
Rick and his family are enthusiastic world travelers. His daughter received her first frequent flyer membership card when she was just two years old and amassed more than 50,000 lifetime miles by age nine. Rick himself flies more than 70,000 miles each year.
His favorite destination: Florence, Italy.
Graeme Wallace, CTO and Co-Founder
Graeme Wallace’s 25-year career in software development has spanned industries ranging from oil and gas to software distribution to data visualization. As co-founder of Dallas-based FareCompare, Graeme leads multiple teams including Core Airfare Pricing Technology, Systems Integration, Web Development, IT Infrastructure and Strategy and Alliances. Graeme is also a major stakeholder and Board of Directors member.
In 2000, Graeme co-founded XXI Technologies with FareCompare co-founder Rick Seaney. As Chief Technology Officer, Graeme developed products for a wide array of travel-related tech firms including Hotels.com, ATPCO, FareCast, Accor, Expedia and Farelogix.
Graeme received a BSc in computer science from the University Of Edinburgh. He resides with his family in Colorado where he enjoys cycling, skiing and helping develop a small local potato chip company.
Ken Cannon, Vice President, Partnerships
Ken Cannon joined FareCompare in March of 2009 to lead advertising sales and airline relations for the FareCompare. In past positions, Ken was Director of Business Development for a leading Dallas interactive ad agency, and marketed SEO and search engine services for a Boston firm acquired by Verizon in 2006.
In the past few years, Ken has traveled extensively. Destinations include Montreal, Barcelona, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, and Berlin. One of Ken’s favorite getaways is Las Vegas, where he and his wife Angie were married. They are raising their two children, Taylor and Maddox, in Dallas. Ken became our Vice President of Partnerships in August 2015.
Jeremy Jameson, Vice President, Strategy & Alliances
Jeremy’s mandate is to help shape the long-term vision of FareCompare by providing strategic planning, which includes cultivating partnerships across the travel industry and developing strategic alliances. A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Jeremy previously worked as Corporate Strategist for Southwest Airlines, oversaw Global Merchandising Programs for Sabre Travel Network and led international expansion strategies for Travelocity and GetThere. He is currently a dual resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“My perfect destination,” says this global traveler, “is Ilhabela (“Beautiful Island”) which is about a 90-minute drive from Sao Paulo City.”
Billy Sanez, Vice President, Marketing
Billy Sanez joined FareCompare in March 2014. With his content savvy, results-oriented, creative and strategic marketing skills, he leads the internal marketing team for FareCompare that encompasses E-mail, SEO, Paid, PR and Content creation. Not new to the travel industry, his past experience includes seven years with American Airlines in Global Advertising, Promotions and Corporate Communications.
His experience also includes several years with leading digital strategy at various agencies, journalism and sports marketing.
You can most likely find Billy and his family of four traveling to somewhere warm and tropical in their spare time. Their most recent adventure was Fajardo, Puerto Rico, but this quintilingual executive has no shortage of travel stories.