NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Gordian Travel International LLC, a US-based travel management company specializing in travel for the non-profit community, has announced that Russ Ferguson has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. Russ has a wealth of experience spanning 25 years in the travel industry, spending the last 17 years of those focused on supporting non-profit organizations in multiple countries. He has held leadership roles in sales, marketing and account management for both established and high growth travel management companies, as well as start-up organizations.
“Russ’ leadership and extensive market experience makes him an ideal addition to GTI’s leadership. We believe there will be a shift in how organizations travel, and Russ will contribute greatly to aligning our services with what the market needs,” states Sean Kelly, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Russ will lead our value proposition development and global commercial strategy,” continues Kelly. “I’m thrilled I will be joining GTI and I’m looking forward to applying my deep understanding of the non-profit market to deliver a sustainable value proposition which truly aligns with market needs and what the non-profit community wants to see from their travel management partner,” said Ferguson.
Prior to joining GTI, Ferguson held the position of Senior Vice President sequentially for two separate global travel management companies. He was instrumental in generating substantial revenue growth and market share as well as building high quality sales, marketing and account management teams and functionality to support the business demands.
GTI was created through a recognition that the non-profit community deserves better from their travel provider. They provide safe and effective solutions to complex travel programs. GTI does this by understanding their customers and combining their unique knowledge and content with the best travel technology available in the market. This enables their customers to focus on their missions which results in a positive impact on the world.