So what does PEAK 15 mean?
PEAK 15 (or PEAK XV to you purists) was the geographic survey name given in the 1850s to the Himalayan peak that later became known to many in the world as Mount Everest. This PEAK 15 dates its origins back to 2001 when development began on a one of a kind system. In 2005, the system had proven its worth and the company was formed to bring it to market.
Like the oxygen-starved climber making the grueling ascent up a difficult peak, travel companies face a difficult path as they attempt to reach new heights. PEAK 15’s mission is to be like the sherpa who knows the route and can take a heavy load off your back as you make the push for the summit. Information technology can be a vital tool made all the more powerful when it is backed by the right people.
How are we different?
- We work exclusively with travel companies, so we know the business and speak your language.
- We view technology as a tool… a means to an end. We don’t do technology for technology’s sake.
- We have the most experienced development team in the business. Our team has, on average, 15 years of hands-on development experience.
We look forward to serving you!
Founder & Pres.
Prior to founding PEAK 15 in 2005, James spent more than 10 years in product strategy and marketing positions with Silicon Valley firms such as Sun Microsystems. He has a passion for travel, born in part by his experiences growing up in Kenya. These days, James calls San Diego, CA home where he enjoys playing soccer, hiking and surfing.
Stephanie spent several years in Japan working in hospitality and travel before moving back to Michigan and becoming a member of the PEAK 15 customer service team. Using that experience, she now leads our Support team with the goal of providing world class service to help all our customers succeed. When not working, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and getting outside to see a concert or go hiking.
Director of Product
Nancy brings 30+ years experience in the travel industry to PEAK 15. Prior to joining the team, she worked for Grand Circle Corporation where she held a variety of positions in Product Planning, Operations, and IT. Her passion for travel started at a young age and she is thrilled to have a career in this exciting and ever changing industry. Nancy calls the the shores of Eastern Maryland home where she enjoys boating, gardening, and volunteering in local philanthropic organizations.
VP of Engineering
John is an experienced technology manager and developer who began his career working for early Internet consultancy iXL/Scient and later became Chief Technical Officer at Streamline Brands and Prestige Travel, Nevada’s largest travel agency. John lives in Western Colorado and avidly but unskillfully pursues skiing and racquet sports.
Dwayne has been implementing and training people how to use systems to their fullest for most of his career. Assisting his clients in using PEAK 15 to the fullest his true passion. When he’s not managing onboarding projects, he can be found in the mountains near his Oregon home fishing and hiking.
Director of Sales
Teri comes to the PEAK 15 team with 20+ years’ experience in ERP software consulting and implementation. With a proven track record in growth and customer experience, Teri is focused on solving problems. Teri is originally from Flint, MI and is very proud of his roots. Today, Teri is enjoying the sunnier gulf coast of Florida and enjoys boating in the gulf and traveling the world experiencing different cultures. Teri’s favorite travel spot is the island of Roatan.
Fifteen PEAK 15 principles to live by that we’ve found over the years: Understand profitability intimately Taking the time to build a detailed budget for each trip is critical. Even more important, though, is having a mechanism to easily compare actual vs. budgeted amounts. Anticipate exceptions One of our users once told us, “this business…