Strategic hybrid role designed to increase corporate sales through collaboration on development of corporate lead generation
Plymouth, MN (March 28, 2017) – Today, Travel Leaders Group’s two flagship brands – Travel Leaders Corporate and Travel Leaders Network – are jointly announcing the promotion of Michael Boult to serve as Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales for both businesses. He will lead efforts within each division to increase sales effectiveness for new account acquisition and client retention, while maximizing synergies between the two operations. Until now, Boult has served as Vice President of Travel Leaders Network’s Business Travel Center of Excellence.
“In his new strategic hybrid position, Mike Boult will lead all our corporate sales initiatives for both Travel Leaders Corporate and Travel Leaders Network with a critical focus on growing the business within each division,” noted Gabe Rizzi, President of Travel Leaders Corporate. “Thanks to Mike’s highly diverse, multinational background and tremendous wealth of experience in corporate travel that dates to the early 90s, we recognized that we have an opportunity to leverage Mike in a broader and more strategic role directly tied to sales results. By exploiting the synergies between our two divisions, he can broadly scale our strategic service offerings – including transient, MICE and consulting/analytics – to better meet our escalating needs.”
“While Mike Boult is set to use his new role in leading and enhancing sales initiatives to grow both Travel Leaders Network and Travel Leaders Corporate, he is very mindful of the ongoing needs to effectively deliver business clients to our Travel Leaders Network Members,” explained Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “Thus, Mike will be a very fair arbiter in determining where a potential client can enjoy the best fit. In essence, he will be able to expertly navigate the synergies that must exist between our two divisions.”
Both Rizzi and Block acknowledged the positive momentum Boult created in his most recent role since joining Travel Leaders Network in 2014. In leading its Business Travel Center of Excellence, he provided essential guidance to corporate travel-focused Travel Leaders Associates in gaining and retaining business travel accounts.
While Boult’s ongoing relationships with Associates will remain intact, Travel Leaders Network is adding Eric Henderson as Director of its Business Travel Center of Excellence. According to Block, Henderson has a diverse and deep background in business travel, including as a buyer (most recently at Exxon Mobil where he managed their global airline program), supplier (Continental Airlines), intermediary (Rosenbluth International, American Express and ATPI) and technology provider (StarCITE).
“Our award-winning Business Travel Center of Excellence team has enabled us to assist Members in attracting more corporate accounts, especially over the last 18 months,” added Block. “I am confident that through the team’s continued work under the leadership of Mike and Eric, we will help them grow even further.”
For more information or to take advantage of Travel Leaders Corporate’s personalized service and cutting-edge corporate business travel solutions that provide a complete travel enrichment experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-404-4173.
For travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that Travel Leaders Network offers agencies in business travel, as well as leisure and luxury travel, visit TravelLeadersNetwork.com. Led by the flagship Travel Leaders-branded Associates, the nearly 7,000 travel agencies of Travel Leaders Network combined enjoy more than $17 billion in annual sales volume.
Travel Leaders Corporate is part of Travel Leaders Group, which is the highest ranking American travel management company in Business Travel News’ Business Travel Survey 2016, and has annual sales of $21 billion. Travel Leaders Corporate’s three service offerings – Travel Fulfillment, Travel Consulting and Meetings Management – which can be used independently or combined for maximum results. At Travel Leaders Corporate, each client is served by a dedicated team of U.S.-based agents assigned to each account. With a reputation built on reliability and a commitment to excellence, Travel Leaders Corporate offers its clients industry-leading products and services, and continuously seeks higher levels of performance. Headquartered in Miami, FL, and with employees in more than 120 cities across the United States, Travel Leaders Corporate is a forward-thinking, innovative company with a focus on continually improving the customer experience. www.tlcorporate.com
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers, annually, and is the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry. Led by flagship Travel Leaders-branded travel agencies (www.travelleaders.com), the network includes nearly 7,000 Associates and Member travel agencies locations in the United States and Canada and represents more than $17 billion in annual sales volume. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent-locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs are designed around our travel agents’ commitment to our vacation and business travel clients in providing a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Travel Leaders Network is a Travel Leaders Group LLC company.