leadership

Taking ‘Short-Term’ CEO Role At Spotnana, Singh Expects More Focus (Audio)

Spotnana’s founding CEO, Sarosh Waghmar, announced Monday that he would step into the chief product officer role and share the chairmanship with executive chair Steve Singh, whom the company named CEO.  It’s a “short-term” assignment, Singh said Tuesday during a live interview on LinkedIn in which he also discussed his “perfect trip” vision, AI and…

BCD Travel Denies Discrimination Allegations, Countersues In Blough Case

BCD Travel on Tuesday responded in federal court to Trudy Blough’s complaint, denying many allegations and providing some supporting details. In an apparent departure from how the company dealt with a similar discrimination suit by another senior female sales leader, which did not reach trial, it also countersued. In the new filing, BCD denied claims…

Ex-Exec Sues BCD Travel For Gender Discrimination, Contract Breach

Former BCD Travel vice president of global sales Trudy Blough sued the company, alleging breach of contract and violations of the Civil Rights Act and Equal Pay Act. Currently a global sales director for American Express Global Business Travel, Blough worked at BCD Travel from 2012 and was promoted to VP in 2018. According to…

In Uncertain Times, The Best Strategy Is Adaptability

Corporate travel professionals know a thing or two about attempting to produce forecasts amid uncertainty. According to Michael Mankins, a leader in Bain & Company’s organization and strategy practices, companies are better off nurturing adaptability, flexibility and dynamic planning than trying to get more out of the crystal ball. Senior executives often lament, “If we…

Travel Management Companies Sweeten Offers As Staffing Issues Persist

American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and CWT each has around 500 job openings, according to their websites. Industry employment and recruiting sources said some travel management companies had begun offering more competitive salaries and benefits to attract talent. Some refreshed or reintroduced recruitment and training programs.  It’s all not soon enough for corporate…

It’s Time To Streamline The Hiring Process

Finding, hiring, paying and keeping talent is one of travel management’s biggest challenges. When it comes to the hiring part across the larger corporate world, organizations are scared of making a bad decision, leading to bloated, bureaucratic processes. That’s according to this article by executive search firm ECA Partners chairman Atta Tarki, author Tyler Cowen…

Dorothy Dowling Left Best Western, Will Step Down From GBTA Board

[UPDATE, Sept. 19, 2022: GBTA’s Allied Leadership Council elected Marriott International SVP for global sales Tammy Routh as its president and Avis Budget Group SVP for Americas sales Beth Kinerk as vice president. Routh takes a seat on the GBTA board of directors.] Dorothy Dowling will step down from the Global Business Travel Association board…

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