Phocuswright Young Leaders


Lead Product Manager of Left Travel, Brent Johnson, has been selected for the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit in Florida this year 

Left Travel, an industry-leading metasearch travel company and subsidiary of BC-based Left Technologies Inc., is proud to announce that Brent Johnson, Lead Product Manager, was selected to join the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit in Florida this fall. 

Since 2012, the Summit has brought together the travel industry’s best and brightest under the age of 35 to take part in an elite group of Phocuswright Conference participants. Throughout the summit, Brent will receive executive development training from experienced guest speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities. These industry major players include Steve Hafner –  Co-Founder and CEO of Kayak; Steve Kaufer – CEO of TripAdvisor; Greg O’Hara – Executive Chairman at American Express GBT; and Carrie D.Fabris – Founder of CareerFrame. 

Brent is in good company with Left Travel’s Business Director, Ashley Joslin, and Performance Marketing Manager, Ryan Kirkbride, who have been a part of the 2019 European Young Leaders cohort this past spring. 

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About Brent

Brent is a SaaS general manager turned product leader who is passionate about how technology can enhance our daily lives. With over 10 years of product experience in the B2B and B2C Software Industry, he has assisted in building innovative software technologies by leading Product, UX, and UI teams. Along the way, Brent has helped product and development teams evolve from scrappy start-ups to thriving corporations, driving several M&A deals along the way. At Left, Brent is responsible for both the strategic direction and tactical execution for Left’s product portfolio in travel with the distributed teams in Canada and Bangladesh.

About Left Travel & Left

Established in 2012, Left Travel is an industry-leading metasearch travel company and subsidiary of BC-based Left Technologies. The company’s cloud-based data marketing engine, TravelMind, uses predictive analysis and AI to drive $300 million in gross travel booked annually. With access to over 14 million vacation properties in over 150,000 top travel destinations, the company uses data to convert high search intent traffic into quality bookings for travel sellers around the world. 

Left is a B-Corp certified, Canadian multinational media and technology company committed to using technology for positive social impact. One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Left has grown into a global team of over 120. Headquartered in the Vancouver-based suburb of Maple Ridge, BC, Left has offices, subsidiaries, and employees in Canada, Bangladesh, Switzerland, and the United States. Left is launching its newest brand, One Degree, at the Phocuswright Conference in November 2019. 

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