WHY THEY COST: Gabe Rizzi will lead the business units and Jeremy Van Cuijk will be responsible for information technology. -Janine Kristoff, Senior Editor.
Internova Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel service providers, today announced the appointment of Gabe Rizzi as President, reporting to CEO J.D. O’Hara. Jeremy Van Kuijk has also been appointed Chief Information Officer of the company.
Mr. Rizzi previously served as President and Chief Sales Officer of Travel Leaders Corporate. With nearly 30 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing and operations, Gabe joined Travel Leaders Corporate as President in 2016, where he successfully integrated a series of acquisitions to build Travel Leaders Corporate into a leader in corporate travel.
In his new role as President, Mr. Rizzi will oversee the organization’s business units. These include Global Travel Collection, Travel Leaders Group and Bonotel Exclusive Travel. Mr. Rizzi will also lead Travel Leaders Corporate, which includes Travel Leaders International, Corporate Travel Services in Mexico and Your Event Solutions in the United Kingdom.
Jeremy Van Kuijk has been promoted to CIO of Intenova Travel Group, replacing interim CIO Steve Courts, who will remain on the Intenova Board of Directors.
Mr. Van Kuijk joined the company in November 2000 as an Associate Business Analyst and has since held various positions of increasing responsibility in the IT area. Most recently, he was Vice President and CIO of Travel Leaders Group, where he led the development and implementation of several technology programs, including Agent Profiler, the company’s online system for travel agents, and Engagement, a comprehensive technology suite of programs that help travel agents market and sell their services. In his new position, Mr. Van Kuijk will oversee the information technology needs of the business units within the Internova organization.
Jeremy Van Kuyk, Internova Travel Group
We are delighted to have Gabe and Jeremy on our management team, Mr O’Hara said. Gabe is a proven leader with over thirty years of experience who has a proven track record of driving revenue growth within the company. And Jeremy has been instrumental in developing technology at Travel Leaders Group. This makes him the ideal candidate for Internova at a crucial time when we, as a company and as an industry, are preparing for the travel boom.
SOURCE: Press release from Internova Travel.