RADIUS named new leadership for all three of its international regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Americas. These executives will manage the RADIUS agency network in their respective regional market while supporting all sales efforts, account management, supplier agreements, targeted marketing activities and other strategic corporate relationships. RADIUS is comprised of 90 travel agencies in 80 countries with over 3,300 locations. RADIUS has annual sales of over $19 billion.
“The rapid growth of, and industry attention being paid to, the RADIUS business model are fueling strategic expansion plans for 2010 and the coming years,” explained Chris Vasiliou, president and CEO of RADIUS. “We have taken integrated steps to solidify our infrastructure and product offering in order to effectively deliver what corporate travel managers need: the right mix of local content and fulfillment supported by the reach and strength of a global network. I look forward to formally introducing our new executive team to our agency network at our Global Meeting in Hong Kong from January 26-28.”
Alan Liu will lead the APAC region as vice president. Based in Singapore, Liu was director of global strategic planning at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) before joining RADIUS. J. Gregory Land was recently named senior vice president, Americas.
A 20-year travel and hospitality industry veteran, Land previously held the position of senior vice president, global sales and distribution for Wyndham Hotel Group. He will lead RADIUS’ presence throughout North and South America.
Kieran Hartwell has been named senior vice president, EMEA. Hartwell, a longtime RADIUS executive who previously held the position of vice president of global sales and service based at RADIUS headquarters in Bethesda, MD, will relocate to London in order to provide targeted support to all network, corporate client and supplier relationships in the region.
RADIUS veteran Jay Richmond will focus attention on the company’s vital supplier programs and product marketing development. As senior vice president of supplier relations and product marketing, Richmond will continue to direct the renowned RADIUS Global Hotel Program, ensure the delivery of world class data management and reporting solutions, and research and acquire best-in-class technology and partner agreements to meet the demands of today’s corporate travel managers.
Additionally, Nicholas Stafford joined RADIUS at the end of 2009 as senior vice president, marketing strategy and business development. Stafford, with more than 15 years of travel industry expertise, is responsible for crafting the company’s global marketing strategy, sales planning and analysis, and business development in support of all agency, client and supplier partnerships.