Our Mission

Freebird's founding principle is simple: GETTING THERE MATTERS. Whatever the reason for travel, it's critical travelers reach their destination. Unfortunately, flight disruptions can wreak havoc on travel plans. That’s where Freebird comes in. Freebird empowers travelers, travel managers, and agencies with the tools and information to stay in-the-know, take control, and act quickly when the unexpected happens.

Our Company

Freebird, located just outside of Boston, MA, is walking distance from some of the world’s best academic institutions and many of the world’s most innovative travel tech companies. The proximity is no coincidence. Freebird’s proprietary data and risk models combine cutting-edge data science and technology to provide travelers, travel managers, and agencies with superior real-time information and tools to take control and make better travel decisions.

The Founders

Ethan Bernstein

Ethan Bernstein

CEO & Co-founder

Sam Zimmerman

Sam Zimmerman

CTO & Co-founder

The Team

Lauren Anderson

Traveler Experience Shift Lead

Jared Andrews

Traveler Experience Rep

Hani Azzam

Director of Traveler Experience

Rachel Baldwin

Traveler Experience Shift Lead

Kate Byrne

Product Manager

Mike Daly

SVP of Sales

Danielle Gosdin

Customer Success Associate

Atticus Grinder

Business Intelligence Analyst

Michael Hoy

Senior Software Engineer

John Jannetty

Director of Design

Kyle Johnson

VP of Finance & Analytics

Dan Kaufman

VP of Product & Engineering

Paul Kernfeld

Principal Data Engineer

Christina Lieber

Traveler Experience Rep

Max Livingston

Senior Data Scientist

Travis Kirk Lowry

VP of Experience

Kevin Mannix

Senior Software Engineer

Fred Owsley

Info Security Manager

Camen Piho

Jr Data Scientist

John Russell

Software Engineer

Brian Sorota

Senior Traveler Experience Rep

Craig Stanton

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Noam Waksman

Customer Success Manager

Fallon Williams

Traveler Experience Shift Lead

Investors

Since its founding in 2015, Freebird has raised a total of $16.6M led by investors General Catalyst and Accomplice, with participation from strategic angels and investors.

American Express Ventures logo

American Express Ventures

Citi Ventures logo

Citi Ventures

General Catalyst logo

General Catalyst

Accomplice logo

Accomplice

Advisors

Ellen Keszler

Ellen Keszler

CEO, Clear Sky Associates

Kurt Ekert

Kurt Ekert

CEO, Carlson Wagonlit

Mitch Gross

Mitch Gross

MD, 12 Squared Growth

Scott Hintz

Scott Hintz

Co-founder, Tripit