Inspirato Incorporated (ISPO) Announces CEO Transition
Inspirato Incorporated (“Inspirato”) (NASDAQ: ISPO), the innovative luxury travel subscription brand, today announced that Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brent Handler, has stepped down while remaining a member of the Board of Directors. Inspirato’s Board of Directors has appointed Eric Grosse to serve as CEO effective September 25, 2023.
“Inspirato was founded with the ambitious mission of creating lasting memories for discerning travelers by delivering exceptional value, service and certainty,” said Handler. “I’m incredibly proud of all we’ve accomplished and the meaningful impact we’ve made on the lives of our valued members. As Inspirato’s largest shareholder and member of its Board of Directors, I’m extremely excited Eric has accepted the opportunity to become the next CEO. I have the utmost confidence in Eric, the Board and the rest of the management team to guide Inspirato into its next phase, while remaining committed to its founding principles.”
Mr. Grosse brings more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the online travel industry, including as Co-Founder and President of Hotwire and President of Expedia Worldwide, a subsidiary of Expedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE). Mr. Grosse has served on the Company’s Board of Directors for two years, most recently as the Lead Independent Director and as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Mr. Grosse, commented, “I’m extremely excited for this opportunity and look forward to working closely with the Inspirato team, our shareholders and strategic partners. For more than 13 years, Brent has led the way in establishing a premier luxury travel brand centered on a unique and compelling business model. I’m confident in our ability to not only return to a period of profitable growth, but to do so while maintaining and enhancing our luxury brand and value proposition to both our members and shareholders. Finally, I’d like to thank the Board for their confidence in me and thoughtful approach to this transition.”