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Bob Levinstein, CEO

Bob Levinstein, CEO Levinstein co-founded CruiseCompete.com in 2003 and continues to serve as its CEO.

Since that time, registered users have received over 10 million quotes from the site's 300+ travel-agency members. CruiseCompete took top honors in Travel + Leisure Magazine's "Top 60 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers" (September 2012) with an honorable mention. The Wall Street Journal praised CruiseCompete as "Best Cruise Travel Site," The New York Times says, "... independent travel agents compete to offer you the best deal," and follows similar praise from Travel + Leisure, Kiplinger's and The Washington Post. The Street says, "Score luxury cruises at bargain prices."

Levinstein has been with working with electronic exchange concepts since 1988, when he co-founded National Employment Wire Service Corporation in California. This company became NationJob, Inc., one of the first online job websites in 1995. Clients have included Bechtel, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Boeing Aerospace, Dow Corning, Ford Motor Company, the Mayo Clinic, Michelin, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and many other household names.

He was the first to implement such now-common employment website features as automatically e-mailing out new jobs to job seekers based on stored search criteria and generating niche employment sites from a master general database. Levinstein served as President and COO of NationJob until April of 2007, and remains a member of its Board of Directors.

Levinstein holds a BA in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has completed two Ironman triathlons.

Heidi M. Allison, Executive VP & Group Publisher - Member SATW, Society of American Travel Writers

Heidi M. AllisonAllison co-founded CruiseCompete, LLC in 2003 and continues to handle public relations and special projects for the company.

Allison has a strong background in travel, online marketing, e-commerce and entrepreneurship. Most recent assignment with American Express, she was in charge of meetings, groups, and incentives for Ford Motor Company, including all brands - Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover. Previously she had served as VP Sales & Marketing for American Express Group & Incentive Services (AEGIS) managing numerous Fortune 500 companies meetings & incentives. She served as a regional sales manager overseeing the key territories of California and Florida (which produce 1/3 of U.S. cruise travelers) for Princess Cruises and Norwegian American Line. Plus a short tenure with American Hawaii Cruises, responsible for the state of Texas. She also founded Allison & Taylor Inc., an online service specializing in background checks and pre-employment screening

She is an accomplished travel writer, maintaining current memberships in the Society of American Travel Writers, the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives, and the North American Travel Journalists Association. She has worked extensively as a consultant to the travel industry, specializing in online marketing.