David Hoppin Named Diio CEO
Reston, Virginia, January 27, 2014 — Diio, a global provider of business intelligence solutions and proprietary market data to the airline and travel industries, today announced the appointment of David F. Hoppin as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Hoppin served as the company's Chief Financial Officer.
"This is an exciting time for Diio. David's appointment as the company's first CEO is an acknowledgement of our extraordinary growth and the company's need for full-time leadership," said Diio co-founder David Bental. "David understands our customers, our company, and our culture. He has the right combination of creativity, analytical rigor and managerial discipline to continue Diio's tradition of continuous product innovation, while at the same time reinforcing the can-do, customer-first attitude that is the key to our success."
Prior to joining Diio in 2011, Mr. Hoppin was a founder and Managing Director of MergeGlobal, Inc., a financial and strategic advisory firm serving the global transport and logistics industries. He has more than twenty years' experience advising clients in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East on major financial and strategic decisions. Mr. Hoppin's entire career has focused on transportation, beginning with his first job as a credit analyst in the airlines/aerospace division of a major New York bank.
"Diio is an unusual company in terms of its hybrid software and data-publishing business model," Mr. Hoppin commented. "In just more than a decade, Diio has quietly grown to become a world leader in its niche, thanks to a clear vision of what its customers need and want. We're fortunate to have an extraordinarily versatile and talented engineering team that really is passionate about winning and retaining customer loyalty. I'm excited by the opportunity and also by the challenge of managing an established yet fast-growing company."
Diio, is a world leader in business intelligence tools and technology for the airline and travel industries. The company is the preferred business intelligence source for hundreds of the world's leading airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, aviation advisors, travel professionals, and destination marketers. Diio's airline customers collectively account for more than 70 percent of global seat capacity and include the top 16 carriers in North America.