Steve is the Founder and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Livn Group, the travel technology company which offers real-time integration connectivity to over 700,000 tours & activities from all over the world.
Steve founded Livn in 2011 on the idea that any tour operator, big or small, could harness the power of technology to distribute their products globally without any geographical barriers.
Prior to Livn, Steve spent decades in senior positions on the tour supplier side for some of Australia’s leading tour and activity businesses. He was working for a large activity Ballooning, Rafting and Boat operator. Every year updates had to be sent to the global channel partners with new pricing, departure days and tour information, but technical shortcomings did not allow for any of this to be communicated efficiently. The growing list of channel partners was forcing the manual input on a variety of spreadsheets, extranets and manual bookings (via phone and email).
A technological pathway had to be created to deal with multiple systems and partners. Livn was created to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers of tours and activities.
Steve has been focused on solving the sector challenges since 2011 and is responsible for Livn’s strategy, leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers.
The tours & activities sector is growing faster than the overall travel industry and Livn is positioned in the sweet spot as the tech revolution set to transform the sector.