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Placed: Head of Performance Marketing EMEA for Uber joins Leavy as CMO

Mattia Santin has joined the entrepreneurial travel platform Leavy as Chief Marketing Officer where he was placed by executive search firm Neon River.

As one of the most senior performance marketers in Europe, this is a high profile placement into the company, and heralds an exciting new chapter in the evolution of the business.

Mattia led all digital marketing for Uber in EMEA, managing a huge acquisition budget of hundreds of millions of dollars and led a team of 40. Mattia built a very strong in-house capability across all digital channels, and is a highly accomplished marketing leader.

Leavy is a travel platform backed by the leading VC fund Prime Ventures and also by Dominique Vidal of Index Ventures – one of the highest profile investors in Europe. Leavy has ambitious plans to expand across Europe, and Mattia’s experience of best practice and operating an internet business at scale with be invaluable to the business.

Mattia will be based in Amsterdam and have responsibility for marketing across the company.

Peter Franks, Partner at executive search firm Neon River, who led the search, commented: “It was a pleasure working with Mattia and Leavy on this placement, and I’m confident this will be a very successful partnership for many years to come”.