Meet another new member of the VroomVroomVroom team. Andrew Maister has recently joined our Brisbane team as the General Manager. He will be focused on supporting the team and growing the business.
Andrew has previously worked with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and the Mantra Group, and brings a lot of e-commerce and commercial experience to the Vroom Group.
Tell us more about your role, and what you will be doing at VroomVroomVroom.
As General Manager with VroomVroomVroom, I’ll be managing the output and direction of a highly successful team who are responsible for the continual growth and development of our online products and services. I’ll also be involved in evaluating new business opportunities and ensuring we have the right people to deliver on those opportunities.
What experience will you be bringing to the company?
I’ve worked in the travel and tourism sector for the past 15 years with enjoyable stints at Virgin Australia, Tigerair and the Mantra Group. I’ve specialised across a variety of e-commerce functions and reservation systems especially, along with other general commercial business units. I’ve always tried to learn as much as I could about the many different moving parts of the business and enjoy learning how everything works together to deliver an end product. I have a broad understanding of the commercial functions of the travel industry and as a keen traveller myself, I know there is always more to learn!
What is your favourite thing so far about working at VroomVroomVroom?
The culture and people. It is a small team compared to the companies I’ve worked at previously, but they certainly punch above their weight and have a fun time doing it! I can immediately see some of the benefits of a smaller workforce and look forward to working with the team to deliver on our goals. There is a transparent approach to the direction of the company from the top down, so everyone is focused on the right thing at the right time and they all understand why!
What is your vision for VroomVroomVroom?
VroomVroomVroom has been a successful business for many years now because we continue to adapt to our customer’s needs with the aim to produce the smoothest and easiest online experience possible. In saying that, we always need to try and stay ahead of the changing environment, so my focus will be to continue to look for ways to provide services and products that are relevant and beneficial for our customers.
“There is a transparent approach to the direction of the company from the top down, so everyone is focused on the right thing at the right time.”
Tell us about your favourite road trip destination.
I recently drove from Adelaide to Melbourne along the Great Ocean road, which was a bucket list experience for my wife and I. We splashed out and hired a Mercedes C300 for the trip, which was great fun to drive and we had some great experiences along the way. I’d thoroughly recommend taking at least 4 days to complete it so you can enjoy the townships and all the sights and scenery along the amazing coastline.
What is your best car rental tip?
Always prepare for the unexpected and take out Rental Vehicle Excess insurance – Hiccup Insurance is a trusted partner and I would recommend their product to save you some money and stress!
If you’d like to learn more about other members of the VroomVroomVroom team, you can find our staff profiles here: