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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Susan Lichtenstein

 SVP Global Travel Strategies

Prior to joining PTC as SVP Global Travel Strategies, Susan Lichtenstein was the Founder of the Travel and Meeting Society (TAMS).

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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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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. 

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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) .

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Paul Salvatore

SVP of Global M&E 

(Based in Connecticut)

From corporate leadership positions to leading successful business development teams.

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Virginia Fitzpatrick

Regional Director - APAC

(Based in Australia)

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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Tristan Hindley

Director, Global Business Development - EMEA

Tristan has 20 years in the travel industry which expands across three regions and several travel companies. 

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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.