Senior Vice President - Global Supplier Engagement
As Senior Vice President - Global Supplier Engagements, Bob leads supplier sourcing efforts for PTC clients. He brings over 30 years of travel experience to this role and has established a track record of delivering innovative solutions and best in class supplier programs for his clients.
As a leading authority in strategic supplier management, Bob plays a central role in advising clients regarding industry trends and opportunities, while incorporating new approaches in how to analyze, design, build, implement and ultimately manage world-class travel supplier programs. He has consistently helped clients optimize and modernize their supplier agreements, building sustainable programs that exceeded corporate objectives while meeting the needs of travelers.
Bob’s expert analysis has been widely sought after in private engagements, industry association appearances and media reports. His depth of knowledge extends beyond sourcing into the areas of business development, partnership marketing, industry relations, product development, strategic planning, and finance.
Prior to joining forces with PTC, Bob has been assisting new technology start ups Fersk Tech and Airshare as a Strategic Industry Advisor. Most recently Bob served as Vice President and Global Head of Consulting for TripActions after overseeing development of supplier programs for the fast growing company.
Before TripActions, Bob served as Vice President and Principal at Advito, after leading BCD Travel’s air and hotel consulting practices. He is a six-time recipient of BCD Travel’s highest performance accolade - the Circle of Excellence - and has held leadership roles with McCord Travel, OAG/Reed Travel Group and American Airlines. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Management from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Michigan.