The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), the world leader in online travel and related experiences and parent company of six major brands including Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable, today announced that priceline.com’s current interim Chief Executive Officer, Brett Keller, has been named Chief Executive Officer of priceline.com, effective immediately. Mr. Keller will report to Jeffery H. Boyd, Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board for The Priceline Group.
A veteran executive of priceline.com, Mr. Keller was named interim CEO of Priceline.com in June 2016 after serving as Chief Operating Officer of the business, and prior to that, Chief Marketing Officer. Keller joined priceline.com in 1999 and over the past 17 years has played a central role in evolving the brand’s product and go-to-market strategies for its diverse digital offerings.
“We could not be more fortunate to have Brett, a 17-year veteran of the business, step into the role of CEO of priceline.com,” said Boyd. “Brett has been running the business since June of this year, and has been a leader within the organization for over a decade. He knows the business inside and out and I am confident he will continue the brand’s evolution as a leader in online and mobile travel deals.”
“I have been a part of the Priceline.com business for almost all of its history, and I have tremendous passion for the brand and the unique value it delivers to millions of travelers every year,” said Keller. “The priceline.com Leadership Team and I are eager to execute the next chapter of innovation to drive even better travel deals for consumers across all digital platforms.”
Brett holds an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University. He also serves on the board of directors for Broadridge Financial Solutions.