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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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Tony O'Connor

Regional Director Asia-Pacific (Based in Sydney)

Tony is the Founder and Managing Director of Melbourne-based Butler Caroye Asia Pacific, the region’s leading independent travel management consultancy.

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Bill La Peer

VP Global Corporate Solutions

(Based in Michigan)

Bill La Peer has more than 30 years experience partnering with corporations both large and small in developing and managing the full scope of their travel programs at the national, regional and global level.

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Yvonne McTeague

VP Client Advocacy

(Based in Toronto)

A qualified paralegal with over 25 years’ experience in professional contracting, procurement
and commercial litigation.

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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. Launched in 2012, HN is an independent management consultancy specializing in travel & expense management.

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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.

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Neil Blaauboer

SVP Client Solutions

(Based in New York)

Neil has a 32-year history in the travel industry, starting in TMC Operations in 1987 and has expanded his portfolio of experience over the years.

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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) and the "Best Corporate Travel Manager2019" (through the Portal Panrotas).

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Paul Salvatore

SVP of Global M&E 

(Based in Connecticut)

From corporate leadership positions to leading successful business development teams, Paul Salvatore has been orchestrating successful Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Event strategies for more than 40 years.

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Michel Botbol

Chief Global Financial Strategies

(Based in New York)

With 18+ years’ experience in the TMC industry, Michel brings PTC and its valued clients his extensive knowledge of building leading class global customized managed travel program.

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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, Carol’s TMC career history progressed through various management roles

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Jim Wilkins

SVP Corporate Buyer Solutions

(Based in Atlanta)

Jim Wilkins is a highly regarded travel industry veteran who brings 30 years of experience in travel management and the aviation businesses.

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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.

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Tom Kallas

SVP TMC Strategies

(Based in Michigan)

Tom Kallas is a 40 year industry veteran, and brings extensive expertise and an “insider’s view” into the TMC industry.

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Melissa Gain

VP Strategic Meetings Management

Bringing over 25 years of conference and event planning, strategic meeting management, marketing and operational experience to the firm.

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Srinivas Rao

VP Client Solutions

(Based in Singapore)

Srinivas has worked in the business travel industry for more than 18 years.With his vast knowledge of Asia and its unique requirements, Srinivas has helped many organizations consult, consolidate, implement and grow their
travel program.

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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.

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Guy Snelgar

SVP Global Travel Technology Integration

(Based in UK)

 Guy has spent 30 years working in the travel industry that has included all 3 GDS, An Airline, Major Hotel chain, Top 10 Travel Management Company and Payments provider.

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Maura Geertsma

SVP of Global Business Development

From corporate, travel tech, and travel management company leadership positions to leading successful high-performance sales & business development teams, Maura has been orchestrating successful travel strategies for more than 20 years.