WE ARE Livn

We believe in something bigger than ourselves. We are aware that this kind of motivation is self-sustaining. We are committed to improving our customers’ business by delivering transformational connectivity and open-community models with transparent value in all directions.

OUR

OUR DIFFERENCE

Livn has built an open network that anyone can use. We are not a privately owned solution, meaning, we are not an Online Travel Agency (OTA) that built the technology for ourselves, nor do we own or manage any tour reservation system. We are a network infrastructure provider that connects buyers with sellers of tours and activities.

We do not compete with our customers, Livn is purely B2B. Our offering is based on a unified API that connects and integrates internal systems and web applications allowing live access to tour operators inventory – it is pure automation and does not require additional (human) resource.

Tour Operators
Livn creates new channels and makes existing ones work more efficiently. We connect you with bricks and mortar travel agencies, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), airlines, GDS and other global distribution channels. We connect your reservation system to distribution partner’s sales platforms – it’s pure automation.

Buyers
Livn enables partners to build only one connection to access a multitude of partner systems.

We created a powerful network that eliminates scalability and efficiency challenges while protecting your existing commercial relationships.

Livn API products’ range allows direct savings, additional revenue and enhanced customer engagement.

OUR MISSION

To transform the way the tours and activities industry connects and interacts.

Livn provides services that are reliable, intuitive, cost-effective and relevant, enabling the removal of integration barriers.

We focus on continuous improvement. Our team harnesses the power and scale of our global API based connectivity along with the associated domain knowledge gained over many years of toil. We engage, decipher, transform and delight.

OUR VISION

To be the partner of choice for business to seamlessly integrate tours and activities to their offering

OUR STORY

The tours and activities space is one of the most vibrant sectors of the travel industry, yet one of the most fragmented.

We have been focused on solving business challenges since 2011. Steve Martinez, the Founder, was working for a large activity Ballooning, Rafting and Boat operator. Every year he would have to update global channel partners with new pricing, departure days and tour information, but technical shortcomings did not allow for any of this to be communicated efficiently. The growing list of channel partners was forcing the update of a variety of spreadsheets, extranets and manual bookings (via phone and email).

A technological pathway had to be created to deal with multiple systems and partners. Livn was created to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers of tours and activities.

Since 2012, Livn has invested heavily in its technology platform, content enrichment activities in addition to its customer onboarding and support processes.  Through this period of investment and innovation, we have identified and removed barriers of integration providing value and opportunity for our customers to fuel their success – transforming how businesses connect, integrate and transact.

OUR VALUES

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Livn leadership team have a wealth of experience working across the tech and travel sectors. They are determined to deliver world-class solutions that deliver business success for Livn’s partners through innovative and clever technology.

  • MARK RIZZUTO

    CEO

    Mark is one of the most experienced leaders in the travel industry. Hand-picked from the tight grip of major airline Virgin Australia, Mark brings a level of industry expertise that few CEOs of disruptors can boast.  He is helping to shape the tours and activities sector while maintaining transparency, integrity, and a healthy sense of humour. His passion for travel, food and new frontiers, (all forms), keep him and those around him, highly engaged and entertained.

  • STEVE MARTINEZ

    Founder & CCO

    Steve founded Livn in 2011 on the idea that any tour operator, big or small, could harness the power of technology to distribute their products globally without any geographical barriers. He is responsible for Livn’s strategy, leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers. Prior to Livn, Steve spent decades in senior positions on the tour supplier side for some of Australia’s leading tour and activity businesses.

  • HANS JAGLA

    CTO

    With over 30 years experience in software development and all things Internet, Hans jumped at the chance to design a comprehensive solution for Livn right from the conceptional beginnings. Hans brings a unique technical solution perspective to the company through his experience in successful application development for a premium hotel group, large travel agency chains and small-to-medium tour and activities suppliers. He is a big advocate to transform the industry by harnessing the power of instantly available data.

  • GARY GELENTER

    GM, Business Solutions

    Gary has worked in and around the travel industry for more than 35 years, the last 15 particularly with e-commerce solutions. His experience ranges from working with some of the most iconic travel brands to the most dynamic startups. Gary’s life revolves around innovation, automation and improvement. And golf. Gary loves golf and hopes to innovate and improve his game except that Livn keeps getting in the way of that.

  • ANDREAS KLEIN

    Lead Software Engineer

    With over 15 years’ experience in travel technology, there isn't much Andi hasn’t worked on, from car rentals, to accommodation, to tours and activities, he’s done it. Now he’s in control of Livn’s software development, helping it grow from the first line of code to what it is today. Andi breaks down issues completely to create new and unique results, that benefit our clients in ways the industry has not yet seen.

  • MONNA SANNER

    GM, Livn Wholesale

    Monna experience spans more than three decades in Airlines, Hotels the Travel Trade & Wholesale global markets. Starting with Qantas Reservations, then onto the old Captains Club & Frequent Flyer, moved into Sales, Training, Inflight Entertainment, Airports and Product. Monna’s great mix of business experience makes her the perfect professional to take Livn’s wholesale division to the next level. She leads an energetic team and innovative projects.

  • LIA GERAISSATE

    Marketing Manager

    Lia is an experienced marketer with over 13 years working with global brands such as Phillips, Sony, BlackBerry and Wacom. Lia has a love for technology, brands and travel. These passion points have seen her work in the America’s and Australia. Lia is a critical part of the team ensuring the brand grows and continues to be a market innovator for the future.