Travel Industry Expert Colleen Black joins Tripkicks.
PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: NOV 13, 2018
NEW YORK, November 13, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Tripkicks, the innovative travel technology company that helps companies reduce travel spend in ways that benefit employees, announced today the addition of corporate travel industry expert Colleen Black as an Advisor.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Colleen to our talented and growing team here at Tripkicks,” said Jeff Berk, Tripkicks CEO. “Colleen is an extremely accomplished business travel executive, and as an Advisor, she brings a unique perspective and voice that represents both buyers and suppliers. Our mission is to unlock significant value for both the business traveler and their employer, and that involves a deep understanding of complex corporate programs and the suppliers that support them.”
Black’s career has spanned over 30 years, having previously served in executive positions at CWT, BCD, AirPlus, and GoldSpring Consulting.
With the recent innovation and momentum in business travel technology, I see a real opportunity for companies to modernize their program without having to re-implement their technology that powers travel.Colleen Black
“With the recent innovation and momentum in business travel technology, I see a real opportunity for companies to modernize their program without having to re-implement their technology that powers travel,” stated Black. “Tripkicks provides a welcome approach to traveler-centricity and business travel rewards with the ability to truly support the goals of managed travel programs. It is refreshing to work with a team who approaches each opportunity with an open mind and truly values customer input.”
About Colleen Black
Colleen began her career in travel with Thomas Cook in 1985 in the sales department. In 1990, she moved to Rosenbluth, where she spent six years in regional sales. Following Rosenbluth, Colleen moved to Business Travel International (BTI) where she was on the global sales team. When BTI merged with World Travel Partners and became BCD Travel, she was named Vice President of Global Sales. During her 10-year tenure with BCD, she earned the President’s Club distinction every year for her exceptional sales achievements. Following her time at BCD, Colleen served as Vice President of Global Sales at Carlson Wagonlit Travel before joining AirPlus International as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development in 2008. Most recently, Colleen was a partner at travel consulting firm GoldSpring Consulting before announcing her retirement from the company in January 2018.
Tripkicks is an enterprise technology company that rewards business travelers for making cost-saving travel decisions. When business travelers spend under their trip budget, they keep a portion of the savings. Companies can greatly reduce employee travel and expenses budgets by using a traveler-centric platform, where cost savings are driven by employee flexibility and empowerment. Tripkicks works to enhance the traveler experience – making business travel rewarding. Learn more at tripkicks.com.