Vince Chirico

SVP Global Supply Chain Partners
CWT

Vince Chirico SVP Global Supply Chain Partners
Vince has served for the past three years as CWT’s Sr. Vice President Global Supply Chain Partners where he oversees all GDSs, OBTs, Payments, 3rd Party Channel Partners as well as CWT’s Global Partner Network. Vince plays a critical role in rationalizing and streamlining CWT’s current global supply chain partnerships.

Vince has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry having worked on both the supplier and distribution sides of the business.

Before joining CWT, Vince spent three years investing in and working with early stage digital based tech start-ups. He held the positions of Vice President of Business Development at Location3 Media and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for 34 Commerce LLC (Cinsay.com) where he led new business development for each organizations proprietary technology solutions.

Vince also spent 8 years at Google where he ran sales for Google’s US travel practice. He cultivated publisher partnerships as part of Google’s Strategic Partnerships organization. He consulted with key publisher decision makers to assist with mitigating pain points and achieving sales and monetization objectives. In addition to his daily sales responsibility, Vince was a steward of the Google value proposition and helped evangelize Google’s story for all marketers and publishers. Prior to assuming responsibility for Strategic Publisher Partnerships, Vince headed up both the Mountain States and Southwest Regions for Google.

Prior to joining Google, he spent two years as Cendant’s Vice-President of Strategy, Marketing and Product Development in their Travel Distribution Services division and nearly eight years with Delta Air Lines in multiple posts, most notably General Manager of eBusiness Development where he headed up strategy and business development for delta.com and served as Delta’s lead in the creation of ORBITZ.com.

Vince graduated summa cum laude from Temple University with an undergraduate degree in business administration in 1986 and earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1991. He lives in Littleton, CO with his lovely wife Kristina, son Nolan and their dog Apollo.

Sessions

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:55 PM – 1:20 PM

Executive Roundtable: Air Distribution Confusion: New Rules, New Roles

Ready or not, new standards are affecting all facets of travel distribution. IATA’s NDC and One Order are spurring new approaches to content, business models, customer records and, soon enough, traveler engagement. Is it just a matter of time before the promise of personalized offers, on-the-fly bundles, and dynamic pricing make the current way of selling airline tickets obsolete? In this detailed discussion, stakeholders debate the new facets of airline distribution and their impact on the entire travel distribution landscape.

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