Outdoorsy with Two New Hires, New Board Member

Austin, Texas-based peer-to-peer RV rental company Outdoorsy announces that Jillian Slyfield, digital practice leader for AON, a British firm that sells financial risk mitigation products, has joined its board of directors.

Also, Arpan Nanavati has joined Outdoorsy as chief technology officer, and Kristi Jackson has been appointed vice president of global finance.

Nanavati led Walmart Labs’ development of the company’s grocery delivery platform and previously held engineering leadership roles at PayPal and Zynga.

Jackson previously served as Outdoorsy’s senior director of finance and comes from a successful career at Deloitte and Touche, where she managed audits and M&A.

“This diverse addition of innovators is sure to bring positive change and incredible growth within Outdoorsy and beyond,” said Jeff Cavins, Outdoorsy’s co-founder and CEO. “We believe their strong experience will be extremely valuable as Outdoorsy continues to grow around the world.”

Slyfield is the first woman to join Outdoorsy’s board and – with the promotion of Jackson to an executive role – women now comprise 40 percent of Outdoorsy’s executive leadership team.

“I’m confident that these expansions to our team will make pivotal and positive impacts on our company for years to come,” Cavins said.

In 2017, Slyfield was recognized as a “Women to Watch” by Business Insurance, a national news outlet for risk management executives.

“I have always admired Outdoorsy for its innovative products and dynamic leadership team, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” Slyfield said. “I have tremendous respect for the founders and my fellow board members, and I look forward to working with them.”


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