Rapidly-expanding TMC TakeTwo Travel Solutions has appointed seasoned travel executive, Patrick Fragale as President of TakeTwo Travel Solutions, North America. Based in New York, Patrick brings an impressive track record in both travel management and hospitality sectors.
He has held a number of high-profile roles including EVP at Valerie Wilson Travel where he was a senior member of the Executive Committee that managed them through the recent pandemic. Formerly President of New York-based Protravel International, he oversaw 900 plus employees and contractors at 18 branch locations in the United States and the United Kingdom with annual sales in excess of $1 Billion. Pat also previously held the position of President/COO at Direct Travel, Inc., where he successfully negotiated the acquisition of several agencies as well as the buy-out and stock transfer of the company to a private equity firm in 2011.
Pat has held various positions in the hospitality industry from General Manager to VP of Operations for a collection of premium hotels including the Marriott, Sheraton, and Renaissance brands. He has sat on a number of executive boards, advisory boards and panels which include airlines, major hotel brands and travel technology companies.
Chris Thelen, CEO TakeTwo commented: “I am delighted to welcome Pat to TakeTwo, to lead our expansion across the US market. Pat is a natural born leader who has an entrepreneurial spirit and great vision. He also cares about his employees and clients, so he is the perfect fit for TakeTwo’s culture, ethos and aspirations. His track record speaks for itself in terms of his impressive leadership and management skills, as well as his commitment to building and expanding businesses units that work cohesively, across multiple locations.”
Patrick Fragale added: “It’s great to be here and I am excited to be able to lead the US team in the next phase of our expansion across North America. What we have at TakeTwo is a methodology that fills a huge gap in the market, for a transatlantic, boutique travel management company. Our key differentiator is our employees, who are travel advocates that have unrivalled industry experience and skills, in delivering high touch VIP customer service as a standard. We are re-defining how we use travel technology and this is another key differentiator. We are building our technology around our service - not the other way around. What our customers want is a best-in-class service that is standardized locally, regionally, globally. No matter where our travelers are based, the experience is the same AND it's personalized to every unique individual."