Travelport GDS has announced a new Commercial management team and organizational structure designed to align business operations with customer markets. Led by Chief Commercial Officer Kevin Mooney, the Travelport GDS commercial organization is responsible for the sales, marketing, support and operations of all traditional and online agency customers and supplier relationships, including Airline IT services.
“We have made changes to our organization structure to get closer to and better serve our customers,” said Kevin Mooney, chief commercial officer, Travelport GDS. “The changes reflect how our customers have told us they prefer to engage with us and will allow for greater investment and innovation in solutions, services, technology, and infrastructure that will drive more value to our customers.”
Under the new organizational alignment, Travelport GDS will segment its business to focus more on the customer. The structure leverages global efficiencies, while maintaining regional autonomy for the core supplier and subscriber channels. The three regions of EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas will now sell both the Galileo and Worldspan product lines according to customer need, reflecting on the importance of having fully empowered management for each region with their teams close to their customers and markets.
Reporting to Kevin Mooney, the commercial management team includes:
Bryan Conway, GDS EMEA, based in Langley, UK.
Heading up subscriber and supplier business in the EMEA region, Bryan Conway joined Galileo in 1988 and has had overall responsibility for the performance of Europe, Middle East and Africa Sales and operations for both supplier and travel agency customers. Previously, Conway managed Supplier Services in EMEA, headed up the Northern Europe region and served as General Manager of Galileo Southern Africa.
Brad Holman,GDS APAC, based in Australia.
Heading up the APAC region, Brad Holman is responsible in this geography for both supplier and travel agency customers. Holman previously held roles based in Langley UK for Southern Europe, Hong Kong for the Supplier Services group and Sydney, Australia when he managed Galileo Southern Cross.
Kathy Fitzpatrick, GDS Americas, based in Atlanta, USA.
Heading up subscriber and supplier business in the Americas region, Kathy Fitzpatrick has been with Worldspan for seven years and was most recently responsible for North America Subscriber Sales as well as hotel, car, rail, cruise and ferry supplier sales and account development. She had 15 years experience with Galileo prior to joining Worldspan, serving in both the US and Europe.
Sandra McLeod, Global Multi-National Subscribers (MNA), based in Langley, UK.
Responsible for Global Multi-National Accounts including global travel management companies (TMCs) and large global corporations, Sandra McLeod has over four years experience in this role for Galileo and brings a depth of experience in driving global account performance through regionally based teams. McLeod joined Galileo in 1990 and previously had responsibility for marketing, support training and sales.
Camille Olivere, Global Online Travel Agency Subscribers (OTA), based in Chicago, USA.
Responsible for the fast-growing Global OTA segment of the agency channel, Camille Olivere has spent the past year serving as the lead for the Commercial Development integration planning team for the combined Galileo and Worldspan companies. Olivere joined Travelport in 2002 and previously held key roles in the on-line/eCommerce space at Oracle, Highwire/Orbitz and e-Travel/Amadeus.
Kevin Ficco, Global IT Services, based in Atlanta, USA.
Responsible for Airline IT services and data products, Kevin Ficco joined Worldspan in 1990 and for the past five years has had responsibility for Airline Distribution and Business Development including Airline hosting and IT Solutions. Ficco has also held roles in Subscriber Sales, Strategic Planning, Operations, Product Development and Customer Support.
Mark Meehan, Global Operations, based in Langley, UK.
Responsible for Global Operations such as training, help desk and technical provisioning and services, Mark Meehan joined Galileo in 1999 and for the last year has been responsible for operations and reengineering. Meehan brings a depth of experience in leveraging technology and process engineering to drive efficiencies and to achieve service performance. Meehan has also served as the lead for operations in EMEA and APAC.
Flo Lugli, Chief Marketing Officer (acting), based in Parsippany, USA.
Responsible for Global Marketing and Product Strategy, Flo Lugli has been responsible for Airline Solutions and Hosting as well as Shepherd Systems which provides business intelligence systems to the industry. Lugli has over 20 years experience with Travelport in a variety of sales, marketing, operations and business development roles, and was previously President of WizCom International, a leading hospitality distribution company.
Mooney commented, “Our goal is not just to create an integrated Travelport GDS but to build a highly efficient, highly productive organization which is easy to do business with and justifies being selected by our customers as a partner of choice.”
Based on the new organizational structure, the following executives will be transitioning and leaving the organization over the coming weeks and months: Andrew Cuomo, Dave Falter, Graham Nichols, Mike Parks and Jay Rein.