An interview with Michael Corrigan, CEO of Trtl | Nine Twenty Technology Blog

An interview with Michael Corrigan, CEO of Trtl

 5th Mar 2019

Travel product innovators Trtl are currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing Specialist to join their growing team.  We caught up with CEO Michael Corrigan to find out more about the business. 


Trtl - Michael Corrigan, CEO


Hi Michael! Can you tell us a little about your background, and how you came up with the idea of Trtl?

Trtl pronounced (turtle) was established in 2010 when myself and friends attended an inspirational talk by Scottish Entrepreneur, Sir Tom Farmer whilst at university. He spoke with a passion for life and about the adventures that he’d had. We knew instinctively that we wanted to create something special, and that something was born in Trtl.


Our first product, the scientifically designed “Trtl Pillow” is the next generation of travel pillow where we've now sold over one million units into over 100 countries! 


In respect of our second product, “Trtl Pillow Plus” this was launched on Kickstarter and we achieved our full funding target in less than 6 hours of going live. There are more innovative new products and collaborations to come during 2019, so this is an exciting time for a Digital Marketing Specialist to join our amazing team!


What does your role in the business entail?

As our company is currently scaling up, my key role as CEO is to oversee all aspects of our business and to have key responsibility for our strategy and success. We operate in a global market, so we always need to keep aligned to economic development and growth. I also have an extremely supportive leadership team who assist me in the day to running of our business, along with an innovative and amazing team of 20 staff at our Glasgow HQ. We also have staff in America and Canada.


Can you tell us about any of the new products that are coming out?

We would love to share this, but all our exciting and innovative new products are currently in various stages of design; prototype etc so we look forward to sharing these on our launch dates during 2019. We are also involved in some exciting collaborations, so watch this space - you will not be disappointed!


Trtl - travel products

What's your favourite thing about your job?

That every day is stimulating, exciting and different! I like to encourage my team to be bold and take risks as this is the ethos that drives me each day. As a team, we are passionate about making sure the world’s travellers have a good night’s sleep and arrive at their destinations rested and relaxed.


We are also very proud that we have created an amazing culture that has brought us together and allowed us to continually exceed expectations year after year.  


Trtl Team - Nine Twenty Technology Blog

Trtl Team - Nine Twenty Technology


We have a real collaborative environment where everyone in the company knows how their role can make a difference to our future and be successful in supporting our business strategies. As we continue to scale up our global brand, I'm excited for the future as although we've already accomplished so much, I feel like we've only just begun. 


If you’d like to find out more, please apply here.



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