TakeTwo appoints Laura Still as US Director of Business Development
TakeTwo Travel Solutions has announced further expansion of its North America team with the appointment of Laura Still as Business Development Director.
Laura is a twenty-year veteran of the travel industry with extensive and impressive sales and account management experience in the car rental and business travel management sectors.
She spent ten years at National Car Rental as an Account Manager, where she was responsible for developing new clients, whilst maintaining existing customers resulting in a multi-million-dollar territory. Her expertise and emphasis on collaborating with and listening to clients led to Laura achieving 98% retention of all new business and double-digit growth every year. During her time at National, she also received multiple awards in recognition of her accomplishments.
In 2012 Laura moved to the TMC sector, joining Travel & Transport (now CTM) where she was Director of Business Development for ten years. Her role encompassed developing customized travel solutions for corporate clients that improved bottom-line results; collaborating with diverse internal and external workgroups and implementing customer retention strategies. Laura’s track record is remarkable – she generated record sales revenues from new clients and grew profits substantially by maintaining strong relationships with existing clients. She was recognized as top sales professional in 2015 and 2017.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Laura will focus on sales and business development opportunities for TakeTwo by capitalising on her impressive business travel connections. A key objective is to bring further awareness of TakeTwo’s ‘new different’ offering to organisations in the US marketplace, as well as establish strategic partnerships.
Chris Thelen, CEO, TakeTwo said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Laura to TakeTwo. Her impressive background in sales and account management, delivering stellar results, will be a valuable asset to our business in the US as we seek to grow our client portfolio and reputation in this important strategic market. Laura’s empathy and compassion for her customers motivates her to make sure every relationship has solution driven results. These are qualities that lie at the core of TakeTwo’s brand DNA and our mission to provide premium travel services with a genuine human touch as clients return to travel post pandemic.”
Laura Still added: “I couldn’t be more excited to join TakeTwo and be part of the company’s vision to ‘reset’ the travel management landscape as everyone emerges from the pandemic. Now more than ever, the need to listen and collaborate with customers is of the utmost importance. I am passionate about TakeTwo’s service-driven approach and look forward to building our client portfolio and strategic partnerships in the US.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join TakeTwo and be part of the company’s vision to ‘reset’ the travel management landscape as everyone emerges from the pandemic. Now more than ever, the need to listen and collaborate with customers is of the utmost importance”
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