Tal Pipano

Tal is the Founder and CEO of Softrip with many years of technical knowledge combined with operational experience in the travel/tourism industry. Prior to Softrip, Tal was the VP or IT of Gate 1 Travel responsible for developing and building operational systems to fully support their business needs.

Before arriving in the US approximately 25 years ago, Tal served 6 years in the Israeli Navy as an engineer aboard the world’s most sophisticated ships.

He gained valuable experience from this tenure as well as during his experiences with Gate 1 working across all departments within the large tour operations organization.

As Gate 1 business growth consistently increased, the interest in their operational software did as well. In 2002, Tal founded Softrip as a separately branded product to offer to external customers.

Tal leverages his technical knowledge and exceptional tourism operations experience continuing to facilitate customer/prospective customer relationships today. Tal holds a BS in Computer Science from Drexel University.

Currently residing in Philadelphia with his wife and two sons, Tal enjoys running, playing soccer and volleyball, windsurfing and spending time with his family.