His thoughts on embracing change.
Executive: CEO Josh Paine
Location: Plano, Texas
This month, SSN interviewed Josh Paine, CEO of vacation travel and lifestyle company WorldVentures. Paine took the role of CEO in September 2017, bringing a strong financial background and leveraging his experience leading travel-related businesses. He previously served as CFO and then CEO of online travel company CheapCaribbean.com, as a managing partner in an investment firm, and CEO of Rovia, a travel services provider.
SSN: Tell us how your background leading leisure travel companies and a master’s degree in accounting and finance prepared you for this role.
It is funny how things sort of line up. When I trace back the timeline of my life, my career and my experiences, it feels as if every single thing I’ve done has led me to this. This company needed really strong financial disciplines; I’m still a CPA in the state of Texas and have a strong financial background. I have a background in travel. I also have experience working with companies that are entrepreneurial-led, that have a tried-and-true business model and a valuable product offering, but they have hit what I call the “cap of complexity.”
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