Worldspan has appointed four new directors within the Company`s Worldwide E-Commerce group.
Frank Quintavalle has been promoted to director - E-Commerce Client Relations; Jim Nelson was named director - E-Commerce Integration Solutions; John James has been appointed director - E-Commerce Business Development for the Americas; and Stacy Cantrell has been tapped to serve as director - E-Commerce Programs. Quintavalle, Nelson and James report to Vela McClam-Mitchell, vice president - E-Commerce, Worldwide Business Development, and Cantrell reports to Niel Bainton, staff vice president - E-Commerce Marketing.
In his new position, Frank Quintavalle is responsible for growing Worldspan`s strategic relationships with corporate and consumer e-commerce customers and the development of all account management. He also ensures that Worldspan`s e-commerce customers receive the best possible support from the Company while further helping to improve and strengthen their business. Previously, Quintavalle served as manager - E-Commerce Client Relations, focused primarily on consumer markets. A seven-year veteran with Worldspan, Quintavalle began his tenure with the Company as account manager for Cars in Associate Marketing, where he worked closely with car rental companies to support their distribution requirements. Later, he managed a staff responsible for the global marketing and strategic direction of Worldspan`s Car & Hotel product and developed the market plans instrumental in introducing Worldspan Car Source(R) in 1999. Prior to joining Worldspan, Quintavalle gained extensive marketing and account management experience in the travel and communications industry with Canadian Pacific, Southern Bell, Eastern Airlines and American Airlines.
As director - E-Commerce Integration Solutions, Jim Nelson is responsible for a range of electronic commerce solutions for Worldspan subscribers, owner- airlines, vendors, travel suppliers, and strategic alliances. The Worldspan EIS group offers e-commerce tools and professional consulting services to support business-to-business and business-to-consumer Web sites. Nelson oversees solution planning and solution engineering with a staff of IT professionals with expertise in myriad travel-based e-commerce applications.
Previously, Nelson served as product line manager in Worldspan`s Distributed Planning and Development department, where he was responsible for all phases of product development for Worldspan`s airline and consumer-direct Internet booking engines. He has successfully implemented several e-commerce engagements, including Northwest/KLM WorldWeb, Northwest Award Travel Reservations, and Northwest CyberSavers.
Before joining Worldspan in 1990, Nelson was a senior programmer analyst with Delta Air Lines, where he developed mainframe and distributed products for the carrier`s reservation system.
In his new position, John James is responsible for developing Worldspan`s e-commerce business in the United States and Latin America. His group focuses on the Company`s business-to-business and business-to-consumer product lines, including Worldspan Trip Manager and Worldspan Wired.
James comes to Worldspan from XTRA On-Line Corporation (XOL), a developer of Internet-based corporate booking and travel management solutions, where he was responsible for the company`s strategic, product, and communication marketing. James and his team guided the marketing activities from concept to launch for XOL`s MyTrip and PowerTrip booking products.
Previously, James held marketing management positions with Sabre and SkyTel, a mobile telecommunications company. In her new post, Stacy Cantrell is responsible for developing and introducing new programs designed to strengthen Worldspan`s leadership position in e-commerce solutions for the global travel industry. She prioritizes market needs, evaluates products to meet those needs, and assesses the resources required to develop solutions.
Cantrell joins Worldspan from Cox Interactive Media, a network of the highest rated local brands on the Web. As director of Content Programming and Operations for CIM`s MP3Radio.com, the largest radio affiliate Web site in the United States, she provided leadership in product design, personnel, marketing, technology and development of genre-specific network Internet sites.
During her tenure with CIM, Cantrell also served as market planning manager for CIM Corporate and as marketing and product manager for GoCarolinas.com/WSOC-TV in Charlotte, a top-rated Cox television station.