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Luis Vargas

Advisor Portland, Oregon Area, US

Board Member and Advisor, Untrodden and Board Member and Advisor, TripGrid.

Board Member and Advisor, Untrodden and Board Member and Advisor, TripGrid.

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Advisor

TripGrid
adventure travel trade association
Untrodden
Bold Betties
Adventure Travel Trade Association
Untrodden
TripGrid
Untrodden
TripGrid

Positions

Board Member Bold Betties August 2016 - present
Board Member Adventure Travel Trade Association July 2016 - present
Board Member Untrodden July 2014 - present
Board Member TripGrid January 2015 - present
Head of Latin America Trek America June 1998 - May 2005
Board Member and Advisor Untrodden July 2014 - present
Board Member and Advisor TripGrid January 2015 - present
Chief Brand Officer + President, Travel LeftLane Sports September 2015 - present
Executive Vice President The Clymb June 2015 - present
Vice President, Business Development, Partnerships & Experiences The Clymb July 2014 - June 2015
General Manager, Adventures The Clymb April 2013 - June 2014
Executive GM, Adventure Travel The Clymb April 2013 - June 2014
Head of Adventure Travel Programs REI August 2011 - March 2013
Vice President, Brand and Business Development Cloudbreak August 2010 - July 2011
Principal Two Monkeys, LLC January 2009 - June 2011
Director and General Manager EXOS March 2008 - February 2009
Manager Product Development The Walt Disney Company October 2005 - March 2008
Various roles: Hiring and Training, Trip Leader and Regional Leadership Backroads. The World's #1 Active Travel Co. June 2002 - June 2005
Manager, Latin America Trek America June 1998 - May 2005
Park Lead, Education Department at Sea World of San Diego Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. June 1993 - May 1998

Education

University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management Business Administration and Management, General 2007 - 2009
The Court of Master Sommeliers Wine Steward/Sommelier 2004 - 2005
San Diego State University-California State University Marine Biology and Business Administration 1994 - 1998

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Travel
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Advertising
  • • Events
  • • Commerce
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Sports
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Fashion
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Dating
  • • Local
  • • Green
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Recruiting
  • • News
  • • CPG
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Beverages
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film

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Jake Hoskins
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Trip Grid. Previously Dynamic Positioning Officer, Seadrill Careers.
Luis has advised us on our brand for going on 2 years. He is a powerhouse in the travel space & has incredible understanding and passion beh ... ind developing brand strategy & product definition. When Luis talks about creative direction for your brand you better be taking serious notes!
Joe Stevens
We worked together  •  Co founder, TripGrid and Investor & VP Operations, Acuity Solutions Incorporated. Co founder Solvport.com
Luis has, through his expertise and experience, a thoughtful approach to both team development and branding. He has been an major contributo ... r to our advisory board.

Joe Stevens
They're my advisor  •  Co founder, TripGrid and Investor & VP Operations, Acuity Solutions Incorporated. Co founder Solvport.com
Joe is a seasoned entrepreneur, and a really good dude. His superpowers include: attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and tenacity. It's bee ... n a pleasure and privilege to work with him and his Co-Founder as they take their product to market.