Richard’s travel industry management experience, combined with his Internet and mobile marketing experience, provides iVeew with a unique insight into new age travel technology and its opportunities, iVeew appreciates Richard's vision and as a thought leader in travel, he provides us with the ability to evaluate our global opportunities.
Richard’s business experiences includes a few companies you may recognize, TWA, Air France, Wizcom, Reed Elsivier Publishing and the Amadeus Global Distribution System. His experience with technology startups include Innovata, Air Charter LLC, Vizergy and more. As Director of eCommerce for Air France, Richard was founder of the Computer Airline Sales & Marketing Association (CASMA). The CASMA organization actively today enables the airlines to exchange ideas and discuss issue related to their CRS and GDS services.
Henry Harteveldt – arguably “the voice of the travel industry” – is one of the world’s most well-known, respected, and sought-after travel industry analysts and advisors.
Henry has been an travel industry analyst for more than 14 years, focusing extensively on the airline, lodging/hospitality and cruise sectors. He has published more than 125 reports on a variety of topics, including traveler behavior, loyalty marketing, eCommerce, mobile, product merchandising/retailing, and distribution.
Prior to starting Atmosphere Research, Henry spent nearly 12 years leading the global travel industry research and consulting practice at Forrester Research, Inc.. Before joining Forrester, Henry spent more than 15 years in marketing, planning, and distribution at companies such as Continental Airlines, Fairmont Hotels Management Company, and GetThere.
Alan Young, the CEO of Puzzle Partner, a travel advisory company focused on start-ups brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to iVeew and we are very pleased to have him involved in our Enterprise. Alan has provided us with a valuable insight and direction helping us with navigating the maze of the start up world. Alan provides iVeew a concise and focused thought process in helping us analyze our business opportunities. Puzzle Partner assists hospitality and travel technology start-ups with sales and product strategy along with industry partnership introductions.
We are a travel and hospitality technology start-up accelerator! Our clients include TrustYou, Groupize Solutions, CheckMate, EventGrid, DataArt, iVeew, RoomActually and Zentano. Specialties: Start-Ups, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Market Strategy, Partner Strategy, Channel Sales, Hotel Technology, Distribution Technology.
David Sparks is an innovative marketing leader with a strong operational background that helps businesses identify and capitalize on strategic growth opportunities. His senior level experience is in the areas of strategic planning, new product development and digital and traditional multi-channel marketing.
David also served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Internet start-up RedRoller.com. He developed strategy, positioning and marketing plans for this comparative overnight shipping site. Most recently David was the CMO at Advantage Rent a Car headquartered in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
As Budget Rent a Car’s Senior Vice President for Worldwide Marketing, Sales/Reservations, and credit card operations he led a team of over 1100 professionals. His leadership in marketing and corporate strategic planning helped the firm to set reservation records that significantly increased market share and revenue in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
As MCA’s Executive Vice President he helped plan and position the successful launch of Universal Studios Florida, the first major competitor to Disney World. He hired, trained and deployed Universal’s Sales and Marketing Departments.
An acknowledged expert in new product development, David has introduced dozens of new products in his career, including a number of firsts. For Cellular One, Verizon and PacBell, respectively, he helped introduce the first wireless phone, high speed Internet service and digital video entertainment service.
David has deep experience with all aspects of commercial web development, digital marketing, ecommerce and content development He helped launch start-ups such as networkprogrammers.com, digitaldoctor.com, websitepros.com and healthstring.com.
A double Northwestern University graduate, David earned his BA from the College of Arts and Sciences and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Catherine’s experience in the travel and hospitality industry spans more than two decades with a focus on travel technology. She has held key roles in marketing, sales, travel distribution, data acquisition and management. Having this broad spectrum of knowledge, she brings us the opportunity to understand market trends as well as embrace the coming changes to travel industry.
Tom Griffin, the President of iVeew,Inc. and a visionary who believes that advances in technology can lead to significant advances in business value and ROI. He leads the iVeew team and works with enterprise customers to help them craft the right communications for the right products into the hands of the right customers just when they need it.
Tom officially began development of iVeew in January 2011 with the rollout of an Enterprise platform for the travel and hospitality industry incorporating geo-fencing mobile applications and late last year after the announcement by Apple of iBeacons technology will occur July, 2014.Tom’s expertise in the online travel and hospitality industry often allows him to speak at major travel events and participate in panel discussions focusing on travel solutions at technology conferences around the world. He has sat on a number travel related advisory boards.
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