Chief Executive Officer & Founder at travel.win
Fort Lauderdale, FL
With over 25 years of experience, I am well-versed in business development with expertise in building travel products, vendor relationships, operational management, team leadership, sales, and marketing. Dynamic and customer-oriented, I am able to successfully manage a variety of projects while introducing strategic planning into business management, enhancing performance while increasing annual revenues. Throughout my professional history, I have gained valuable experience working with a diverse range of internal teams and clients in assessing needs, implementing products to increase sales through innovative products, marketing, and beneficial contract negotiations.
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Aug 2020 - Present
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
travel.win is a platform service provider that makes it easy for companies with an existing customer base to increase revenue and customer engagement by harnessing the allure of Travel. Businesses can tap into the consumer demand for travel by integrating travel services with their existing offerings to unlock additional revenue streams with minimal overhead. Access to travel services can be deployed in a completely complementary way with your brand and existing customer experience. travel.win handles all facets of the booking process, including 24/7 customer support. Contact us if you'd like to learn how we can implement a travel product for your brand.
Jun 2020 - Present
The Strack Group
The Strack Group is a venture capital firm that invests in later-stage companies in the industries of real estate, insurance, technology, and services. The firm specializes in investing in, evolving, and then positioning owners to exit in companies that show high potential to scale their platform to large audiences. It was founded by serial entrepreneur Peter Strack as a venue through which he can pursue his passion for building businesses and mentoring new entrepreneurs. With an extensive background in the start-up space, especially technology, I advise The Strack Group on potential investments and acquisition opportunities.
Dec 2019 - Present
Klickly is a smart, impulse-payments technology that enables purchases directly within ads and other digital interfaces. The company's proprietary technology is the first of its kind – at the nexus of payments, commerce, and marketing, Klickly powers "off-site sales" for hundreds of brands, enabling a more streamlined commerce-protocol than traditionally possible. Klickly's data gives real-time insight into what millions of people are searching for and actually buying. Klickly is the recent winner of the LA Business Journal's Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award, was named by Adobe as a "Top Thought-Leader at Cannes Lions" and won CES' Startup Showcase Award, Richard Branson's "Startup Tech Challenge," Consumer Technology Association's "Startup of the Year" Award, and Google's "Young Innovator" Nomination. With the newly-launched SaaS dashboard, Klickly makes it easier than ever for brands of every size and budget to access cutting-edge technology. We believe in unlocking the full potential of all your digital marketing and conversion efforts. If you're a brand, media agency, or influencer we look forward to starting a conversation.
May 2016 - Present
President and CEO
At Four Luna's Consulting we specialize in three market segments: 1. Travel - With over 25+ years in the travel industry we help companies find travel products that fit their needs. We help build white label travel solutions that include hotels, car rental, activities, and more. 2. Loyalty - We help companies with large consumer populations by creating their own branded loyalty program. We know the key players in the market to get this done in the most cost-effective way possible. 3. Credit card processing - We provide retailers of all sizes the opportunity to lower their credit card processing fees with their existing provider, NO reason to switch providers.
Jul 2016 - Apr 2020
Vice President Travel & Business Development
Dosh is the fastest-growing card-linked offer platform connecting merchants directly to consumers by automatically putting cash into their wallets when they transact, driving higher spend and loyalty. It’s that simple! PLUS when you book travel with Dosh, you’re guaranteed the best price and you’ll get cash back on your bookings. + Lead business development efforts and launch of travel product + Established partnership with leading Online Travel Partners in providing content for travel product + Negotiated contracts to provide local restaurant content + Created partnerships that deliver over 200+ National Online brands
Apr 2014 - May 2016
Senior Vice President Business Development
Founded in 1998, Affinity Solutions has grown to become a leader in card-linked offers and transaction-enabled marketing. Was responsible for leading all business development initiatives utilizing strategic planning and operational management for Affinity Solutions who is a pioneer in the banking loyalty space to over 4,000 financial institutions. Accountable for management in leading cross-functional teams throughout the Small Business Merchant Portal business unit and collaborating with a diverse range of clientele in achieving product results. + Secured contract for Navigator product with top 5 Financial Institution + Negotiated long-term relationships with key corporate stakeholders and national partners for Navigator Products including 1-800 Flowers, DIRECTV, Sears and K-Mart generating over $2M + Successfully launched the new Navigator product through the acquisition of 2Go Media
Jan 2008 - Mar 2014
Created and designed an online marketing platform for Small Business owners for 2Go Media which was a startup entity owned by Dancing Bear Investments. It was sold to Affinity Solutions for its technology and human resources I was responsible for proactively managing product sales and integrations for multiple Fortune 500 corporations. Provided leadership for a team of five developers in designing and deploying the iDeals Marketing Platform into companies such as First Data and Bank of America. Managed all aspects of third party contract negotiations with stakeholders, ensuring satisfaction and retention + Increased annual revenue through the successful integration of marketing solutions in an online environment through banking partners + Negotiated all distribution partnerships with over 20+ websites + Lead successful acquisition of 2Go Media to Affinity Solutions in April 2014
Jan 2003 - Jan 2008
Vice President Of Business Development
In 2005 Tralliance, was awarded the .travel TLD. The .travle TLD was established for those entities that were in the travel industry only. I was involved with multiple facets of the business but focus on the business development efforts that included: + Negotiated a 10-year contract for the top travel domain registry from ICANN. + Achieved continuous contract renewal rates of over 85%. + Annual sales of $3M with a staff of 5
Jan 1998 - Jan 2002
President, Delta Vacations
Certified Vacations was one of the largest Tour Operators in the United States. Annual sales were over $750M while operating 5 major brands. I worked in every department during my career. During my tenure as President, Delta Vacations I, along with the team achieved many milestones, including: + Increased annual profit growth by 20% throughout three years. + Exemplified strong sales skills in attaining $75M in incremental revenue during 3-year period + Managed $6M in annual marketing budget + Formulated outside agency commission and incentive programs, which resulted in $3M savings while consequently boosting sales.
1996 - 1998
Senior Vice President Product Development and Operations
+ Effectively negotiated agreements with key vendors securing $700K in revenue + Fostered a strong relationship with Walt Disney World, increasing business by $20M in sales + Negotiated seat block program with Delta Air Lines that increased business by 20% + Initiated key contracts with car suppliers that resulted in 15% increase in revenue over 12 months
1994 - 1996
Sr. Director Sales and Marketing
1992 - 1994
Manager, Product Development
1991 - 1992
1989 - 1991
Reservation Agent / Supervisor
1985 - 1989
Alamo Rent A Car
1984 - 1988
St. Thomas University
Bachelor of Arts - BA, Sports Administration, Minor in Marketing
1982 - 1984
St. John Neumann