John King has joined as Vice President, North America Global Sales & Service, and Peter Connell and Brian Butler have joined as sales executives at Portman Travel, U.K. and Travel & Transport, USA, respectively, supporting RADIUS’ global sales effort.
“2009 continues to be an exciting year for RADIUS as we expand our corporate plan globally,” President and CEO Chris Vasiliou commented. “The appointment of these sales executives strengthens the RADIUS global sales force and supports growth within our Agency member network—both in higher levels of collaboration and account service. Our goal is to play to the dual strength of our unique business model—-local market knowledge and global buying power.”
John King brings over 20 years of experience to his role as VP Global Sales and Service North America, where he’s responsible for multinational sales in the North American corporate travel marketplace. John was most recently SVP Strategic Sales for Travel and Transport, Omaha, NE, responsible for strategic corporate initiatives and the loyalty fulfillment division of the company.
Peter Connell has joined the RADIUS as the first member of the Embedded Sales program, serving as Head of Global Sales for Portman Travel in the Chertsey, England, U.K. Peter is responsible for both developing and maintaining Portman Travel’s international client base, and will be Portman’s lead commercial representative within the global RADIUS network. Peter was most recently at Hogg Robertson Group (HRG.) During his 9 year tenure he was responsible for developing strategic sales across Europe.
Brian Butler joins the RADIUS Embedded Program and will serve as Travel and Transport’s Director of Global Sales. Prior to Travel and Transport, Brian was with The Hertz Corporation, serving in various sales and account management capacities for the last 7 years.