Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
Corporate Travel Management (CTM), ASX: CTD, a leading independent travel firm, is announcing the appointment of Romeo Cuter as Chief Executive Officer, North America effective April 2, 2014.
This strategic executive announcement comes as CTM continues an aggressive strategy to build superior brand recognition and service offerings across North America. This appointment is a new position to the CTM leadership team and comes as CTM finalizes the integration of operating locations in Colorado, Texas and Louisiana while working toward additional growth strategies targeted for FY15.
This position echoes the carefully crafted organizational structure that CTM has developed through their strategic model of acquisition and organic growth across Australia, New Zealand and, most recently, Asia. CTM currently operates in 26 cities across 15 countries and is home to over 1300 FTE staff worldwide.
Mr. Cuter will report to Jamie Pherous, Managing Partner based at CTM’s global headquarters in Brisbane. Current members of the Executive Leadership team in North America will report to Mr. Cuter and retain all current duties. This includes Robert A. Polk, current Chief Executive Officer and former owner of Polk Majestic Travel Group, who will now be named President, Rocky Mountain Region and Scott Evans, current Chief Executive Officer of TravelCorp CTM and former owner of TravelCorp, who will now be named President, Southern Region.
Mr. Cuter will begin his tenure with CTM by finalizing the operational integration of all current North American operating locations through the end of FY14. He will spend time in each CTM location for discovery, operational oversight and business planning sessions over the coming weeks and months before a relocation plan is established.
“Romeo is a great complement to our team,” says Mr. Polk. “His expertise in brand development, sales and marketing strategy, not to mention team building and retention make him the right candidate to accelerate our position in the North American marketplace. Adding his global strategy and team development skills to our model of personalized custom services clearly puts CTM on the path to becoming the top travel management company in the world.”
Mr. Cuter comes to CTM with an extensive background in travel and proven ability to deliver results in the areas of branding, staff retention and motivation, sales excellence and rapid growth. His previous experience includes tenure with large global corporations in sales and marketing leadership roles, including Flight Centre and Carlson Wagonlit, where he most recently acted as Vice President of Global Sales in North America, personally carrying one of the largest client portfolios in the industry.
“The level of expertise that Romeo brings to our organization is the perfect fit at the perfect time,” says Mr. Evans. “This allows our local leaders to continue to thrive on the day to day challenges of our business while aggressively targeting our large scale goals and opportunities at a national strategic level.”
Cuter adds, “I am so pleased to join the CTM organization. The genuine focus on service, transparency and return on investment to the client solidifies CTM’s place as an industry leader. I am honored to lead the local leadership teams in North America to the next phase of success. This position creates an additional avenue to fuel growth strategies, brand development and national and global opportunities to help us meet aggressive goals. This is an exciting role and I am eager to get started.”
CTM’s success has been built on delivering highly personalized service to corporate customers. It has brought a whole new level of sophistication to the management of global travel spending through a unique business model which combines a blend of leading-edge technologies, excellence in customer service and global buying power.
Current Managing Partner, Jamie Pherous comments: “We’ve spent considerable time and energy finding just the right person to lead our further development in North America. We’ve found the right blend of talents in Romeo. His unique perspective will be crucial to the next phase of brand development for CTM.”
CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines excellence in client services, advanced technologies and global buying power to deliver client- driven solutions and savings for business travel needs.
The Company employs 1,300 FTE staff and has established a national footprint in Australia and international offices in Asia, New Zealand and the USA.
CTM (Australia) is a member of the GlobalStar worldwide network of 70 travel management companies, which allows it to provide a seamless international service for its clients and provides access to leading edge technology. This partnership with GlobalStar also provides a valuable networking tool, enabling the Company to contribute to significant industry developments around the world.
CTM has been acknowledged by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) winning three awards in 2013, including the ‘Best Corporate Agency in Australia' eight times in the past ten years and was inducted into AFTA's Hall of Fame in 2010 for continued excellence.