Carl Wartzack Named CEO of QL2


QL2 Software, the brand name for travel pricing data and an integral part of RM and price optimization across the travel industry, has named Carl Wartzack, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Carl brings QL2 more than 25 years of transformational global experience and is charged with increasing the company’s leadership position across its key travel verticals by expanding and accelerating customer, product and market innovation. QL2 also announced that the company is moving its global headquarters to Baltimore, Maryland.

“Carl has an incredible reputation for building and scaling global businesses. Under his leadership, QL2 will continue to lead in the Travel sector, but we will also accelerate our expansion into Retail, Government and Energy,” said Paul Campbell, Chief Commercial Officer, QL2. “Carl has spent the vast majority of his career leading global business lines from Baltimore. Through this experience, he knows that moving our global headquarters enables QL2 to leverage the rich technology talent within the Baltimore and Washington corridor; and increases our proximity to our growing customer base that has significant presence in that region as well.”

Carl Wartzack has spent his career utilizing data and analytics to build market-leading, profitable products and businesses. Prior to joining QL2, he spearheaded major strategic, operational and technical shifts in groundbreaking digital media start-ups, the world’s leading performance-based digital advertising network (acquired by AOL in 2004); and Millennial Media, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising platform (acquired by AOL in 2015). He joined Millennial Media when the company was in its start-up phase and he was a key member of the leadership team that grew the company through its successful 2012 IPO and into a global media powerhouse and industry leader. He has also held key leadership roles at media giants Yahoo, AOL, Verizon and the Washington Post in product management, analytics and operations.

“Over the past fifteen years, the QL2 brand has become synonymous with travel data, intelligence and revenue management; and I’m proud to join this team,” said Carl Wartzack, CEO, QL2 Software. “The current pace of change in travel is unprecedented, and in QL2’s next phase of evolution, we will bring incomparable innovation in real-time data, analytics and insights which are critical to our customers’ ability to act and react seamlessly to ever-changing market conditions.”

QL2 processes billions of data points daily across its global customer base of large airlines, OTAs, rental car companies, hotels, and most large vacation package providers; train, ferry, bus, and cruise providers. Through its trusted customer relationships, QL2 provides the data necessary for the world’s leading travel companies to make critical business decisions throughout the day, every day.

About QL2

QL2 is the brand name for travel pricing data and an integral part of RM and price optimization across the travel industry. Product managers from around the world who must deal with the complexity of optimizing pricing and revenue on a day-to-day basis rely on QL2′s services and solutions for business intelligence and actionable insights. QL2 provides the highest-quality and most comprehensive real-time information needed to optimize competitive strategies and maximize profit margins.