Johannes Reck is the Chief Executive Officer at GetYourGuide. He leads the company’s long-term vision and strategy.
Johannes co-founded GetYourGuide in 2009 while attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and has grown the company into the leading booking platform for incredible travel experiences.
Under Johannes’ leadership, over 20 million tickets have been booked to date via the GetYourGuide website, mobile app, and partnership network. GetYourGuide has raised a total of $170M from investors such as Battery Ventures, KKR, and Spark Capital. Johannes leads GetYourGuide’s 450-person global team from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
Johannes originally hails from Cologne, Germany and holds an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Tao Tao is the Chief Operating Officer at GetYourGuide. He leads the company’s business operations.
Tao co-founded GetYourGuide in 2009 while attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He has since led several strategic company functions, including Business Development, Supply, and Customer Service.
Under Tao’s leadership, over 20 million tickets have been booked to date via the GetYourGuide website, mobile app, and partnership network. GetYourGuide has raised a total of $170M from investors such as Battery Ventures, KKR, and Spark Capital.
Tao is a native of Beijing, China, and studied economics at Tilburg University and physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Udi Nir is the Chief Technology Officer at GetYourGuide. He is responsible for the company’s long-term technology vision.
Udi brings over 25 years of engineering leadership honed in Silicon Valley to GetYourGuide. Before joining the company’s management team in Berlin, Udi served as Vice President of Engineering at San Francisco-based online groceries marketplace, Instacart, where he led technology efforts during a period of exponential business growth.
Prior to Instacart, Udi served as Chief Technology Officer at online fashion retailer ModCloth; VP of Engineering & Co-Founder at unified communications platform Threadsy; and Senior Director of Engineering at eBay, which he joined via its 2005 acquisition of Shopping.com. Udi has served in technology management roles since the mid-1990s.
A native of Israel, Udi holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both earned at Tel Aviv University.
Emil Martinsek is the Chief Marketing Officer at GetYourGuide. He is responsible for the company’s marketing and growth strategy.
Before assuming his current role in 2018, Emil served as Vice President of Product Management at GetYourGuide, in which he was chiefly responsible for scaling the company’s performance marketing capabilities and driving market-leading mobile growth. Products built by Emil and his team connect the company with tens of millions of consumers.
Prior to joining GetYourGuide in 2013, Emil held several roles at travel booking platform Hotwire, serving most recently as Director of Product. Emil began his career in the Technology Labs division of global consulting firm Accenture, where he focused on innovations in data analytics and data architecture.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Emil holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Josef Gatzek is the Group Chief Financial Officer at GetYourGuide.
Josef joined the company in 2014 as CFO and Managing Director. Prior to GetYourGuide, Josef served as Managing Director for Deutsche Post/DHL and in senior finance positions at Audible (Amazon Inc.) and PayPal Inc.
A native of Germany, Josef's professional experience also includes venture capital and co-founding a start-up. Josef holds a Dipl. Oec from the University of Hannover.
Eva Glanzer is the Vice President of People at GetYourGuide. She leads the company’s recruiting, human resources, and office operations.
Prior to joining GetYourGuide in 2014, she served as the Head of HR at DaWanda, a marketplace for gifts and handmade products. Her previous experience also includes HR and recruiting roles at alfabet AG and Zanox.
A native of Klagenfurt, Austria, Eva holds an M.Sc in Performance Management from Leicester University.