Executive Team

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Brett Keller

Chief Executive Officer

Brett Keller is Chief Executive Officer of Priceline, a subsidiary of Booking Holdings. Brett joined the company in 1999, just a year after launch, and rose to Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to his appointment to CEO in 2016. 

With over 25 years of experience in scaling global e-commerce businesses, Brett has played a pivotal role in growing Priceline’s business and evolving the brand’s product and go-to-market strategies for its diverse set of digital offerings. 

A proven leader and champion for innovation, Brett spearheaded the launch of the travel industry’s first full-service mobile app, was the architect of the iconic Priceline Negotiator campaign and most recently was a driving force behind the company’s robust early adoption of Generative AI.   

Throughout his tenure, he has also navigated the company through the extreme travel changes of the dot-com bust, 9/11, the Great Recession and the Covid-19 pandemic. His resiliency and inspirational leadership have delivered above market growth, resulting in Priceline’s evolution from a startup to one of the leading online travel agencies in the world. 

Brett serves on the board of directors for Broadridge Financial Solutions and Tech:NYC. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council for BYU’s Marriott School of Business. Prior to joining Priceline, Brett managed Cendant’s online travel businesses as a Director of Online Travel. 

Brett holds an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University. An avid runner and fisherman, Brett enjoys spending his free time in nature and traveling with his family. 

Matthew Tynan

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew (Matt) Tynan is Chief Financial Officer of Priceline, a subsidiary of Booking Holdings Inc. (BHI). A veteran executive of BHI, Matt joined the company in 2000 as a Business Analyst in Corporate Development. He has held a variety of positions at BHI, including 13 years as Head of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), during seven of which Matt also led Investor Relations. This work was recognized by Institutional Investor who ranked Matt the #3 IR Professional in America (internet category). In 2015, Matt was appointed CFO of the Priceline brand. 

Serving in a leadership capacity throughout his entire 23 years with the company, Matt has played a pivotal role in growing both BHI and the Priceline brand. Throughout his tenure, Matt has overseen all facets of finance and corporate development, including FP&A, investor relations, M&A, external reporting, capital raising, FinTech, controllership, risk management, collections, payroll, compensation planning, procurement, tax, SOX/PCI compliance, treasury and cybersecurity. 

Prior to joining BHI, Matt was an investment banking financial analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. He started his career with Deloitte and Touche Management Consulting. 

A New York native, Matt graduated summa cum laude from NYU’s Stern School of Business in three years with a B.S. in both Finance and Accounting. Matt serves on the board of directors for LUXY Technologies. A father of four, Matt and his wife reside in Westchester, NY.

Liz Dente

Chief People Officer

Liz Dente joined Priceline in late 2016 as Chief People Officer. As head of People Culture, Liz looks to celebrate and grow the Priceline corporate culture while managing all aspects of human resources, including organizational development, workforce planning, talent acquisition and development, learning, compensation and benefits, employee relations and service delivery.

With a background in transformative Human Resources, technology, and consumer goods, Liz is an integral member of the leadership team. She is an avid supporter of innovation and technology, and has spent over 20 years fine tuning her skills in bringing the best out of people and companies.

Before joining Priceline, Liz served as Interim Chief Human Resources Officer at ITT, where she laid the foundation to build a global, talent-focused culture. Prior to ITT she spent a decade at Avon Products in various HR, IT and Business Transformation Leadership roles. She joined Avon from A.T. Kearney where she was a partner in their Enterprise Transformation group, and started her career as an electrical design engineer at Texas Instruments. Liz holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Computer and Systems Engineering, and an MBA in Decision Science and Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Liz, and her husband Tom, daughter Bella, and son Nick are avid runners and lacrosse players, and huge fans of the beautiful beaches of New Jersey.

Martin Brodbeck

Chief Technology Officer

Martin (Marty) Brodbeck joined Priceline as Chief Technology Officer in 2019. Marty is responsible for all product engineering, infrastructure, data and technology operations for Priceline. 

Marty brings more than 20 years’ worth of experience to Priceline, having led technology teams within the digital commerce, financial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, and media industries. Throughout his career, he has led companies through mobile, cloud, big data, cyber security, infrastructure, content and product engineering changes that have driven new revenue, cost savings and productivity gains across enterprise companies. 

At Priceline, Marty has spearheaded the company’s digital transformation, leading a product migration, instituting a new micro-services architecture powered by the cloud and facilitating its robust early adoption of generative AI. Additionally, he developed a new data platform that powers the brand’s marketing and consumer capabilities, which have been essential to the growth of the company. 

Prior to Priceline, Marty was CTO at Shutterstock, where he oversaw product engineering, infrastructure mobile, data and security. Marty helped transform the company’s product technology platform and architecture, enabling the company to accelerate growth across its e-commerce business.

Previously, Marty served as CTO of Sterling Talent Solutions, where he drove all product engineering, infrastructure, security and operations functions. He also served as CTO of Pearson PLC, where he helped transform the company from a traditional print publisher to a technology-led digital business. He was also SVO and CTO at Diageo, as well as Chief Architect and CTO for Worldwide Technology Engineering at Pfizer. 

In 2022, Marty was named one of the top CIOs by Insider and appeared on Forbes’ prestigious CIO Next List of the top 50 tech leaders redefining the CIO role. He holds a BA from the University of Richmond and an MS from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Marty lives in Westchester, NY, with his wife Blakely and his children Connor and Charlotte.

Heidi Garfield

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Heidi Garfield joined Priceline in November 2020 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, where she is responsible for a range of legal and business matters, including compliance, privacy, commercial transactions and risk management.

Heidi previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Shutterstock, Inc., where she managed the company’s global Legal and Security teams, as well as Human Resources on an interim basis. Prior to Shutterstock, she spent several years as an intellectual property and commercial litigator at two large Manhattan law firms.

A graduate of Washington University School of Law and Syracuse University, Heidi lives with her husband and two daughters in New York City and enjoys any opportunity to be outside, as well as cooking, running, reading and wine.

Kevin Heery

Chief Product Officer

Kevin Heery joined Priceline as Chief Product Officer in March 2017. In this role, Kevin sets out to create the best possible user experiences for Priceline customers. He manages the company’s Product Management, User Experience, Design and Product Analytics teams.

Kevin is a seasoned digital product executive known for leading major transformation in large enterprises. He is proven at creating fast, lean, data-driven teams that can grow existing digital businesses as well as develop, deliver and grow new products for a company’s target market.

Before joining Priceline, Kevin was Senior Vice President of Platform Product for Time Inc. In this role, Kevin led product across Time Inc’s consumer-facing digital platforms on iconic brands such as People, Time and Sports Illustrated.

A UK-native, Kevin moved to Rye, New York with his wife and two children in 2013. He still closely follows his beloved Tottenham Hotspur, and is desperately hoping his children will share his interest in the English Premier League.

Brigit Zimmerman

Chief Commercial Officer

Brigit Zimmerman joined Priceline in 2013, and was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in 2022. Brigit is responsible for all commercial activities for each of Priceline’s travel verticals, including sales, revenue management, and commercial analytics. She also leads Priceline Partner Solutions, the company’s strategic partnerships division, which extends Priceline’s brand to hundreds of B2B partners. Additionally, Brigit  oversees Priceline’s customer care operation globally.

With more than 15 years of experience within the travel industry, Brigit has been instrumental in developing and refining Priceline’s go-to-market strategy for each travel vertical (accommodations, flights, rental cars, and packages). She has spearheaded multiple transformative product investments, particularly in the company’s flight and package verticals. Brigit also led the successful integration of two recent acquisitions, Flyiin and Getaroom.

In 2022, Brigit was named one of the Top Women in Travel and Hospitality in recognition of her contributions to the industry. Prior to joining Priceline, Brigit held a leadership role at United Airlines and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Brigit resides in Fairfield County, CT with her fiancé, Mike, and their two dogs.

Bill Jose

Senior Vice President, Customer Care Operations

Bill Jose is Senior Vice President of Customer Care Operations. Since joining the company in 1999, Bill has served in various capacities, including Vice President of Rental Cars, Director of Revenue Management, and Director of Operations.

Prior to joining Priceline, he held numerous positions at Oxford Health Plans, of which the most recent was Project Manager in the Medical Management department.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Outside of work, Bill can be spotted coaching his kids’ lacrosse teams or attending their Little League, lacrosse, football, and soccer games with his wife.

Toby Korner

Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing

Toby Korner is Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing at Priceline, overseeing online and offline media and optimization activities at the company. He joined Priceline in 2012 and has spent the last decade maximizing marketing ROI and helping customers find great deals. 

In 2021, Toby was appointed to the company’s executive Leadership Team and expanded his role to oversee the entire digital marketing organization, including marketing messaging, promotions and media.   

Prior to joining Priceline, he spent over a decade in marketing analytics consulting and ad tech. Toby has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.  

A native of Connecticut, Toby has strong roots in the Fairfield county area and is now raising his three sons here.  When he is not thinking about marketing or data, he can be found playing sports with his kids, disc golfing with his wife, or watching Notre Dame football.

Lesley Klein

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Brand Marketing

Lesley Klein joined Priceline in April 2022 as SVP Strategy & Brand Marketing. In this role, Lesley is responsible for growing Priceline’s customer base, building an integrated marketing practice, modernizing the brand, and setting strategic long-term vision for the company.

Lesley brings over 18 years of hands-on experience in reinventing what marketing can do for some of the world’s biggest and most recognizable brands. Her passion is in building contemporary strategies, products, experiences, and partnerships that create cultural resonance, brand growth and shareholder value. 

Prior to joining Priceline, Lesley was VP Global Brand Strategy for WW (Weight Watchers), where she successfully architected the brand transformation to a consumer-centric wellness company. Lesley previously served as Managing Director of leading media and marketing consultancy MediaLink, where she led the Brand Marketing & Agency Partnerships practice. Earlier in her career, Lesley held account leadership and product management positions at Deutsch Inc. and The New York Times.

Outside of work, Lesley is a mentor to young professionals and advisor to early stage companies. She is a member of The WIE Suite and We Are The Board. Lesley lives in Westport, CT with her husband and two sons.

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