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MEET THE INNOVATIVE TEAM LEADING AVOYA TRAVEL

Tracing our roots back more than 60 years, Avoya Travel® is a company built on the simple beliefs of family, unity and love of travel. While we've stood by our commitment to continuous innovation as the industry evolves, our brand's purpose – enriching lives through inspiring travel experiences – remains the same.

Oftentimes when companies speak about growth, they are simply referring to size. But at Avoya, our focus is growth in all aspects of what we do. Every day, our team gets together to come up with clear solutions for travel agency businesses for the future, and we're determined to leave the industry better than we found it.

CO-CEOs

CO-CEOs

The next generation of Andersons are continuing the family legacy of innovation and industry leadership. As Co-CEOs, Jeff Anderson and Michael Anderson are leading Avoya into the future of travel, inspiring future company evolution. For almost 20 years, Jeff and Michael have shared responsibility in growing the business with their complementary skill sets. Jeff's ingenuity in sales and marketing and Michael's talent for developing technology have harmoniously helped grow Avoya and advance our unique approach of integrating technology and people to improve the vacation planning experience and generate more success for travel professionals and suppliers.

PHIL CAPPELLI, CSO

PHIL CAPPELLI, CSO

Phil joined Avoya in 2023, bringing with him 25 years of extensive experience in the travel industry. As Chief Sales Officer, he'll be at the helm of exciting growth initiatives, including expanding the Independent Agency Network, strengthening supplier partnerships, paving the way for strategic acquisitions and introducing new, distinctive products and services. 

MARK FRANCONE, CFO

MARK FRANCONE, CFO

Mark joined Avoya in 2023 after more than 17 years of experience with a leading cruise brand. His expertise in strategic financial planning and analysis, along with his strong track record of producing exceptional results, is enabling Avoya to drive stronger and faster growth.

SAM McCULLY, SVP OF MARKETING

SAM McCULLY, SVP OF MARKETING

Since joining the Avoya family in 2013, Sam has been instrumental in developing Avoya's brand strategy, leading the company's award-winning marketing initiatives that have generated more success for both travelers and new Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™, and has been influential in creating more modern and interactive ways for Independent Agencies to connect with travelers. His teams are delivering more personalized content and better online experiences to consumers while creating stronger customer value and retention.

STEVE HIRSHAN, SVP OF SALES

STEVE HIRSHAN, SVP OF SALES

Bringing almost 40 years of travel industry experience to the Avoya team, Steve started as an Independent Agency owner, and two years later joined the executive team to leads initiatives that support Independent Agencies with all aspects of their business. Steve's team is continually investing more into helping Network members grow sales and improve workflow, including increasing support with enhancements to our patented tech, Agent Power™, an award-winning Mastermind Program™a new in-house education program specifically designed for those new to the travel industry, Travel Agent Education Powered by Avoya and much more.

ASHLEY HUNTER, SVP OF PARTNERSHIPS

ASHLEY HUNTER, SVP OF PARTNERSHIPS

Cultivating supplier partnerships and overseeing internal operations from events to promotions, Ashley Hunter capitalizes on her more than 15 years of leadership experience at Avoya in her role, driving company success by expanding supplier partnerships to generate new markets of customers and growing Avoya's portfolio with new travel products and destinations.

DANIEL REGO, SVP OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

DANIEL REGO, SVP OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

With continuous innovation comes the ability to make smarter decisions. Our capabilities to increase your productivity have skyrocketed with new tech innovations, including intuitive agency performance metrics, smart technology and actionable reports. Daniel brings more than 20 years of expertise to Avoya, playing a critical role in leveraging data analysis in strategic business decisions and driving sales growth.

MELODY GOLDMAN, SVP OF PEOPLE OPERATIONS

MELODY GOLDMAN, SVP OF PEOPLE OPERATIONS

Melody joined Avoya in 2023 to create and drive a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence. With over 20 years of experience cultivating strong relationships and company culture, her expertise is empowering Avoya to continue its reputation for innovation.

NATHAN OSBORNE, SVP OF STRATEGIC OPERATIONS

NATHAN OSBORNE, SVP OF STRATEGIC OPERATIONS

Nathan joined Avoya in 2023 with an impressive background in senior executive positions and is responsible for Avoya's M&A strategy, legal oversight and delivering an industry-leading customer experience. His history of achieving results in business operations and strategic planning are accelerating Avoya's expansion.

At Avoya, we don't settle for the status quo. Instead, our experienced industry leaders are continuously innovating and pioneering behind the scenes to ensure you have everything you need to succeed.

Our commitment to innovation and success isn't slowing down any time soon. In fact, a new era is just beginning. Let's reimagine vacation planning, together.

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