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Wanderu Appoints Andrew Savikas as Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Savikas - Wanderu's CEO

BOSTON, MA (June 26, 2024) – Wanderu, the leading bus and train travel booking platform in North America and Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Savikas as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Savikas succeeds Wanderu co-founder Polina Raygorodskaya, who has stepped down after 12 years of service and assumed the role of Executive Chairwoman on the company’s board of directors. 

With a proven track record of driving growth, fostering innovation and building strong partnerships, Savikas brings to Wanderu a wealth of knowledge and expertise in growing and developing online marketplaces. Most recently, Savikas served as the Chief Strategy Officer of knowledge tech startup getAbstract. Prior to that, Savikas spent five years as the President and CEO of Safari Books Online (now part of O’Reilly Media). During his tenure at Safari, Andrew spearheaded major strategic efforts and transformative initiatives that led to significant growth in partner revenue and user acquisition. 

“I am thrilled to welcome Andrew as our new CEO and really excited to bring his outside expertise to the ground travel industry,” said Raygorodskaya. “I am confident that under his leadership Wanderu will continue to drive innovation and growth to the intercity bus and train industry and that our product will become even more useful and valuable for travelers looking to explore North America and Europe.”

Savikas expressed his enthusiasm about joining Wanderu, stating, “I am honored to take on the role of CEO at such an exciting time for Wanderu and the ground travel industry. I look forward to working with the talented team at Wanderu to expand our strategic initiatives and deliver exceptional value to our customers, partners and investors.”

Savikas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media Studies from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Northeastern University. 

Under Savikas’ leadership, Wanderu will continue its commitment to making bus and train travel more accessible, efficient and hassle-free by launching unique product features in line with users’ requests, and expanding its marketing efforts to introduce the benefits of ground transportation to both casual and frequent travelers.

About Wanderu

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel. Either online at or through the free Wanderu app for iOS and Android, travelers can find, compare and book tickets for the most convenient and cost-effective itineraries across numerous bus and train lines in North America and Europe.

Wanderu’s partners include some of the largest ground travel companies in the world, including Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, Deutsche Bahn, VIA Rail Canada, National Express, FlixBus, and Trailways of New York, among many others.


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