President, The Travel Authority for Business
Gabe Rizzi is President of The Travel Authority for Business, the corporate travel division of Internova Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel services companies with more than 100,000 travel advisors in 6,000 locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and a presence in more than 80 countries.
The Travel Authority for Business is an innovative business travel solutions firm with a focus on customized travel fulfillment, meetings management and data and analytics. As President, Mr. Rizzi directs programs, products and sales performance while managing general operations. He also oversees the company’s international network of partners, Travel Leaders International, as well as Corporate Travel Services in Mexico and Your Event Solutions in the U.K. Mr. Rizzi is based in New York City.
WITH A MISSION TO EMPOWER OUR NETWORK OF TRAVEL ADVISORS WITH THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS AND SUPPORT TO DELIVER UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCES TO THE TRAVELER, OUR FOCUS ON EFFICIENCY AND COLLABORATION – BOTH WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION AND WITH OUR PARTNERS – IS HOW WE CREATE VALUE AND ESTABLISH OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
Previously, Mr. Rizzi served as President of Internova Travel Group where he led the business divisions across the organization, including Global Travel Collection, Travel Leaders Corporate and Travel Leaders Group.
With close to 30 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing and operations, Mr. Rizzi originally joined Internova Travel Group in 2016 to oversee sales, marketing and corporate travel operations through a matrixed organization. He was subsequently named President and Chief Sales Officer of Travel Leaders Corporate.
Prior to rejoining Internova Travel Group, Mr. Rizzi served as Chief Revenue Officer for Viventium Software where he led Sales, Marketing and Client Success.
He also served in a variety of sales and operations leadership roles with Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales, Emerging Businesses, where he was responsible for the company’s growth strategy and its execution. Mr. Rizzi joined D&B in 2007 as Vice President of Sales Operations and Enablement.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rizzi served as Senior Vice President of Sales for SenecaOne Finance Co., Senior Director of SMB Sales and Operations for Gateway Computers Inc. and Senior Manager of Business Transformation for AT&T Corporation. In these roles, he was responsible for customer relationships, business operations, sales, marketing, contract negotiations and leadership.
Mr. Rizzi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Virginia Wesleyan University in Norfolk, Virginia.