CWT Expands Global Sales Team, Adding Leaders in Multiple Regions
TMC adds managers in North America and EMEA >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
CWT, the travel management company, has expanded its global sales footprint with the addition of several sales leaders. They include Doug Vincent as vice president, enterprise sales defense and government; Patrick Burke as director, sales, North America; Thomas Nicholson as director of sales, North America; and Sergiu Les as Director of Sales EMEA; and both Uschi Koch and Joanna Brewer as sales managers, EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa). Based in Florida, Vincent will serve on CWT’s enterprise sales team and be responsible for new business focused on the defense and government contractor industry. A recently retired veteran of the US Army and a Colonel of Infantry, he brings 30 years of defense and government knowledge to the role, having been deployed to combat five times and earned numerous military awards and medals. His primary focus will hinge around leveraging CWT’s solutions and technology to advance travel programs of defense contractors. California based Patrick Burke joins CWT via the airline industry, where he spent two decades with Air France-KLM. His 20 years at the airline saw him progress from regional commercial management roles to global multinational account sales. Seattle-based corporate travel industry veteran Thomas Nicholson has worked for Tripbam, American Express GBT, United Airlines UATP, Worldspan and Hertz over the last 25 years. In joining CWT, Tom will be responsible for CWT’s northwestern US multinational sales efforts. With over a decade of global TMC experience and most recently in the travel technology sector with TripActions, France-based Sergiu Les brings knowledge of end-to-end customer growth management to CWT’s EMEA customer operations. Uschi Koch, based in Switzerland, rejoins CWT after spending the last six years in business development and account management outside of the business travel sector, while embarking on studies to become a Certified Quality Assurance Manager. Joanna Brewer joins CWT via Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Her 20 years there saw her most recently build and lead their TMC strategy for EMEA.