American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has
appointed Michael Qualantone as Chief Revenue
Officer, reporting directly to CEO, Paul Abbott.
recently held the role of EVP - Global Supplier Relations, leading
both the supplier relations and meetings & events teams.
“Mike has done a tremendous job driving our supplier
strategy while greatly enhancing value and savings opportunities
for clients. He has built a strong team, works effectively across
GBT and the supplier landscape, and was a key internal leader as
GBT transitioned from being a part of American Express to a
separate joint venture. As a Board member, I have always highly
respected Mike, and as CEO I will continue to support him as he
takes on this larger role,” Paul said.
As Chief Revenue Officer,
Mike will partner with Drew Crawley, the incoming Chief
Commercial Officer, to accelerate sales growth, while also
assuming leadership of the pricing team. He will also remain
focused on driving growth in the meetings & events business.
Mike said, “While GBT is already the established TMC
leader in the meetings & events space, there is so much more we
can do for our clients, to grow our volumes, enhance our
partnerships and deliver more solutions and benefits. I’m very
excited about this expanded role, and to further partner with the
commercial team, as we continue to invest, advance, and win with
our current clients and across the industry.”
Mike is based in GBT’s Phoenix office.