Founder and CEO of iSeatz, named New Orleans CityBusiness Innovator of the Year


NEW ORLEANS, LA – iSeatz, a provider of highly-customized Travel and Entertainment solutions, announced that Kenneth Purcell, CEO and founder of iSeatz, has been recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as a 2008 Innovator of the Year. The Innovator of the Year Award program recognizes those that have introduced an innovative product, service or concept that is changing the marketplace and setting the pace for the region’s future.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our strong commitment to delivering highly-targeted solutions that enhance and differentiate our client’s offerings, from airlines to financial services companies,” said Kenneth Purcell, CEO and founder, iSeatz. “At iSeatz, we’re committed to moving the travel and entertainment industry forward by developing first-ever, customer-centric solutions, and at the same time, giving back to Louisiana’s economy. The dedication and talent of the iSeatz team is what has made our recent launch so successful, and with the support of my team, we are continuously making new contributions to the field.”

Kenneth and his team are being recognized for a groundbreaking solution recently launched that has set a new benchmark for the industry. In April 2008, Kenneth led his team to build an innovative, custom-designed solution that powers an industry first offering brought to market by Air Canada. Called “On My Way,” it is a comprehensive travel assistance service for customers affected by flight delays or travel disruptions that are beyond the control of airlines, from adverse weather conditions to airport or air traffic delays.

Based in New Orleans and with offices in New York City, iSeatz offers a highly-customized travel and entertainment solution, comprised of a flexible booking engine and extensive network of sourced suppliers that it individually designs and deploys for each of its clients. iSeatz’ industry leading clients include Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada,, Southwest Airlines, MasterCard, Citigroup, Orbitz and

Kenneth will be recognized at an awards luncheon September 26, 2008 at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street. A special Innovator of the Year insert will run in the September 29, 2008 issue of New Orleans CityBusiness.