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Stratajet hires Donovan as CTO

Donovan Frew, CTO of Stratajet
Company Old: 
Secret Escapes
Company New: 
Stratajet

Stratajet has appointed Donovan Frew as chief technology officer.

Formerly the CTO of Secret Escapes, Frew joins to continue the development of Stratajet’s technology. Working closely alongside founder Jonny Nicol, Frew’s remit is to build the technical infrastructure to align the platform’s capabilities with the overarching strategy of the business.

Frew has 20 years’ experience in tech, holding a Masters in software engineering from the University of New York, and has worked in a range of industries including telecommunications, criminal intelligence analysis and travel and hospitality.

Frew commented: “There are very few industries left that are still doing things today the same way they did it 25 years ago. Unfortunately, this is largely the case for private aviation. Many start-ups talk about disruption but what Stratajet is going is truly unique and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of the company’s aspirations to build on its initial success.”

Founder Jonny Nicol added: “With a technology as advanced as Stratajet’s, we need someone of Donovan’s significant expertise to keep the platform at the forefront of the private jet industry. His knowledge of software development, coupled with his experience in the travel industry, sees him perfectly positioned to drive our technology strategy in our mission to fundamentally change the way people travel.”