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Leadership Team

The TripFusion team is comprised of leaders in travel and technology, from hospitality reservation systems to innovative AI tools.

Muirgheal is the CEO of TripFusion, guiding its vision and partnerships. 

Born and raised in Europe, Muirgheal is a dual citizen of the EU & US. She has a rich background in travel and hospitality and played key roles in launching startups including Expedia, CitySearch and Groupon. 


As a focused, passionate and purpose driven executive with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a record of surpassing goals and expanding market presence, she has secured multi-million dollar deals with companies, like MGM, Delta, Disney, Universal, Southwest and others.


In 2019, she turned her passion for travel and her love of well-being into launching Vacayou, a leading wellness travel platform focusing on well-being experiences. 

Muirgheal Montecalvo

Founder & CEO

As Vacayou’s President and COO, John defines the business strategy and leads the team across the company’s initiatives.


John is an entrepreneur and experienced operator with a passion for travel and technology. Most recently, John was co-founder and COO of Location Engine where he launched multiple AI and SaaS products out of stealth and led the team through a strategic acquisition and partnership with Gerent, a well-established Salesforce and CRM solution integration company.


Previously, John launched and ran Voyager HQ, the largest network for travel, tourism, and hospitality startups in the world. They connected over 2,000 emerging ventures with established brands, investors, and advisors. As a host to two podcasts, Travel is Your Business and 5to9, and Director to two innovation communities, Startup Grind and NYC Innovation Collective, John has been a community leader in the NYC tech scene for a decade. He also ran the marketing department for the city of New York’s media tech incubator, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.


John lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughter and enjoys family time, music, and learning new things.

John Matson

President & COO

As Vacayou's Fractional CTO Niraj leads technology development and innovation.

Niraj is an accomplished entrepreneur and product leader with strong experience building SaaS products. He is the founder of Pandaflow, an enterprise integration platform.  Niraj previously co-founded Eventgrid, which DoubleDutch acquired. At DoubleDutch, he served as Sr. Executive Director of Products before the company's acquisition by Cvent. Niraj has also held leadership roles at Booker, which MindBody acquired.  

He has deep travel technology experience and has built numerous travel booking engines for Octopus Travel, Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Holidays, Insight Vacations, and Magnuson Hotels. His expertise and track record in the industry highlights his drive for innovation and success in the SaaS space.

Niraj Shah

Fractional CTO

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