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.