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Coming Off a Year of Tremendous Growth, Outdoorsy Hires Ex-eBay and Upwork Engineering Leader as Chief Technology Officer

Han Yuan joins the company to catalyze product innovation and drive new category growth

Key takeaways:

  • On the heels of the company achieving profitability and hitting a 175% multi-year growth rate, Han Yuan will accelerate Outdoorsy as a leader in the outdoor travel and hospitality industry
  • Han Yuan will also lead innovation for the company’s insurtech, Roamly, as it expands into new marketplaces and develops proprietary services to support the company’s fast-growing ecosystem

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoorsy Holdings, the leading online marketplace for outdoor travel and hospitality, today announced that Han Yuan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. The move comes on the heels of what has been another record year for Outdoorsy. This year alone, the company experienced skyrocketing growth from its proprietary insurtech, Roamly, and launched Outdoorsy Stays in California, Texas, and Colorado. It also launched campground properties in California and Colorado and a glamping retreat in the Texas Hill Country.

With an impressive tenure leading engineering and product teams across marketplaces, e-commerce, Saas, and consumer internet, Yuan has guided high-profile tech companies into periods of rapid development and growth including Upwork’s successful IPO in 2018. In 2024, Yuan will lead Outdoorsy’s ambitious vision to elevate the platform to new heights as it works to further open up access to unique outdoor experiences and become an established household name in the travel and hospitality industry.