top of page

THE TEAM

At Partnership Travel Consulting, we have an exceptional team of consultants with expertise in various areas. We’re committed to solving complex business challenges using the latest technology and data resources, combined with our creative and collaborative strategic  approach.
Learn more about some of our talented professionals below.

awm photo.jpg

Andy Menkes

Founder & CEO

Andrew has a 4 decade history in the travel industry, with a varied background in Airline, Travel Agency Corporate Travel Management and Consulting.

BJ 2023_2_edited.jpg

Brigitte Jakubowski

Regional Director EMEA

(Based in Paris)

In 1994, Brigitte founded Paris-based JK Associates Consulting, which focuses on travel management disciplines for companies in Europe.

riana_edited_edited.png

Riana Fouche

Regional Director Middle East / Africa (Based in Capetown)

Riana has worked for a number of airlines and travel companies over the span of her career, holding various senior management positions.  

simon_edited.png

Simon Hague

China/Hong Kong Partner

(Based in Hong Kong)

Simon is a founding Partner of HN Consulting (HN) with over 28 years of industry experience. 

Suresh Makhija.jpg

Suresh Makhija

Strategic Partner – India  &  Regional Sr. Vice President

(Based in Mumbai)

Is a well acknowledged Corporate Thought Leader with exceptional expertise in the field of Corporate Business Travel Management.

_CLE3364_edited.jpg

Fernão Loureiro

Regional Director Latin America and Caribbean

Fernão Loureiro, CEO & Founder of Loureiro Consultores in Brazil, was named as one of the "75 Most Influential Tourism Professionals in the country" (2017) .

IMG_1206_edited.png

Virginia Fitzpatrick

Regional Director - APAC

(Based in Australia)

Virginia Fitzpatrick is a recognized Australian thought leader for the business travel industry in Australia today. 

HZB closeup picture_edited.png

Howard Z Brooks

SVP Global Procurement Solutions

(Based in Georgia)

Howard is based in the US and has a 3-decade background in the Corporate Travel, Meetings & Events, and Payments industry.

carol_edited.png

Carol Randall

Senior Vice President (UK/EMEA)

(Based in UK)

Carol’s experience in the business travel sector now spans 30+ years. Starting on the front-line as an (award winning) Business Travel Consultant.

Sophie Pic 7.jpg

Sophie Mokhtari

SVP & Chief Transformation Officer

(Based in Los Angeles)

Sophie, our SVP and Chief Transformation Officer, has a stellar track record in transforming travel and meetings programs for companies with T&E spends from $50M to over $1B.

Winfried%202_edited.png

Winfried Barczaitis

Regional Director Central + Eastern Europe (Based in Cologne)

Winfried is a seasoned travel industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience. During his career, he worked for well known brands such as Schenker, Thomas Cook, and American Express.

5870_edited.png

Bob Brindley

Senior Vice President - Global Supplier Engagements

(Based in San Francisco Bay Area)

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.

Rick George Headshot_edited.png

Rick George

SVP Global Strategic Solutions

(Based in Atlanta)

Rick is a travel industry veteran with over 15 years of sales leadership experience with several accomplished travel suppliers, TRX and Grasp Technologies. 

thumbnail_image003_edited.png

Alexandra Fitzpatrick

Director Corporate Consultancy

(Based in Australia)

Alexandra Fitzpatrick joins PTC after 25+ years in travel technology and business development, including as COO of VDash a subsidiary of VFS Global UAE.

DSCF0178_edited.png

Betty Balli

VP of Meetings & Events

(Based in Florida)

With over 25 years of marketing and event management experience, Betty has been a B2B marketing executive for major companies such Amadeus, Elizabeth Arden and Ask Jeeves

Strategic Global Travel Programs

bottom of page