Our Story

trivago was conceptualized in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany by 3 university friends: Rolf Schrömgens, Peter Vinnemeier and Stephan Stubner. Like most start-ups, the site’s first iteration was deployed from a garage. In 2006 Stephan decided to become a professor, so Malte Siewert joined the founding team.

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With just €1.4m initial investment, trivago has grown to one of Europe's most notable unicorns, with a circa €8bn in valuation. What was once a website only available in Germany, built by 3 guys in a garage, now operates in 55 global markets and employs over 1,600 talents.

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Our Leadership Team

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Rolf Schrömgens
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Peter Vinnemeier
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

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Malte Siewert
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

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Andrej Lehnert
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

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Johannes Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

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Axel Hefer
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Anna Drüing
Chief People Officer (CPO)