Stride Travel

"I can't recommend Sergey highly enough. Having managed many interns over 15 years in the professional world Sergey stands out as one of the very best."
–Gavin Delany, Founder & CEO

Business Development, Marketing, and Product | June 2015 – May 2017

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Background

Stride Travel is the world’s largest meta-search marketplace for multi-day guided tours and adventure travel packages with 10,000+ trips. I joined the company as a summer intern and ended up working there for 2 years. While I was originally brought on for business development, I ended up playing a key role in various other parts of the business too, including marketing and product.

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Tour Operator Partnerships

A key part of Stride’s business consists of the trips from tour operators present on the site. I negotiated and closed 19 tour operator partnership deals and then led partnership implementation efforts for them, together with our product operations team.

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Growth Marketing

I worked on a variety of guerilla marketing projects to help the company grow. From bringing in new website users to trip reviews to press coverage. I also built a ‘reviews’ widget for tour operators to display on their websites as well as an internal tool for generating the widgets.

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Search Engine Optimization

Together with the CEO and the engineering team, I worked on a variety of projects to help improve the website’s SEO (both internal optimizations and external ones).

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UI Product Enhancements

I designed and built a number of website pages, created wireframes, and redesigned key website functionality to grow the business.

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QA Testing

Whenever new website code was pushed, I conducted thorough testing on a variety of devices and collaborated with a team of developers on diagnosing and fixing any bugs.