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CWT strengthens its global sales organization capabilities

June 14, 2022

CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform is expanding its global footprint with the recruitment of multiple highly experienced specialist sales leaders, who will play a fundamental role in the successful delivery of CWT’s customer growth priorities. Doug Vincent joins as Vice President, Enterprise Sales Defense & Government; Patrick Burke is appointed as Director, Sales NORAM; Thomas Nicholson is confirmed as Director of Sales NORAM and Sergiu Les as Director of Sales EMEA; Alberto Porragas is appointed as Sales Manager Mexico and both Uschi Koch and Joanna Brewer join as Sales Managers, EMEA. 

“We’re excited to have such talented and experienced sales professionals strengthen our expanding global sales team, at a time when travel rebound is rapidly gathering pace,” said Darren Toohey, Head of Global Sales. “Collectively and individually, the energy and drive Doug, Patrick Tom, Sergiu, Alberto, Uschi and Joanna bring to our organization, is already beginning to reap positive customer growth and scale rewards.”

Based in Florida, Doug Vincent will serve on CWT’s Enterprise Sales Team and be responsible for new business focused on the defense and government contractor industry. A recently retired veteran of the US Army and a Colonel of Infantry, Doug brings 30 years of Defense and Government knowledge to the role, having been deployed to combat five times and earned numerous military awards and medals throughout his distinguished military career. With deep industry knowledge, his primary focus will hinge around leveraging CWT’s solutions and technology to advance travel programs of defence contractors.

With over a decade of global TMC experience and most recently in the travel technology sector with TripActions, Sergiu Les brings deep knowledge of end-to-end customer growth management to CWT’s EMEA customer operations. Drawn to CWT by its compelling global tech stack and future roadmap for deployment, France based Sergiu’s primary remit will be centered around strengthening CWT’s Enterprise sales segment.  

Uschi Koch rejoins CWT after spending the last six years honing her business development and key account management skills outside of the business travel sector, whilst embarking on studies to become a Certified Quality Assurance Manager. Based in Switzerland, Uschi will be responsible for providing value, flexibility and customized experiences to CWT EMEA prospects and clients.

Joanna Brewer joins CWT via Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Her 20 years there, saw her most recently build and lead their TMC strategy for EMEA. Having recently completed an executive MBA, Joanna’s drive to achieve, positions her well to progress CWT’s European customer growth ambitions alongside Sergiu, Uschi, and CWT’s EMEA customer sales team.

California based Patrick Burke joins CWT via the airline world, where he spent two decades with Air France KLM. His 20 years at the airline saw him progress from regional commercial management roles to leading global multinational account sales. In his new position, Patrick will focus on CWT’s multinational sales efforts in the United States and will use his expertise in oil and gas markets to further develop the energy, resources and marine vertical business.   

Based in Mexico City, Alberto has more than 20 years of experience developing new corporate business at Delta, KLM, Air France and Copa Airlines from the TMCs side, leading and executing Sales, Marketing and even Customer Service strategies. Now he is bringing that successful track record from the airline industry to CWT, where he will be responsible for CWT’s local and regional sales efforts to achieve nonstop new customer growth in the Latin-American marketplace.

Seattle based corporate travel industry veteran, Thomas Nicholson has worked for Tripbam, American Express GBT, United Airlines UATP, Worldspan and Hertz over the last 25 years. In joining CWT, Tom will be responsible for CWT’s northwestern US multinational sales efforts, working alongside Patrick and the rest of the North American sales team to achieve continuous new customer growth in the market.   

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience backed by our three core promises: to simplify corporate travel, to connect to unlock possibilities, and to move forward, together. 


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