Executive Directors

Steve Hartwell

Steve Hartwell is President of GlobalStar Travel Management and is responsible for the day to day running of the business and the Global Executive Management Team. Steve has many years experience in the travel industry and in particuliar the Business Travel sector having spent a number of years with American Express working specifically on multi-national Global Accounts. Steve has been Managing Director of two independent Business Travel companies based in the UK and has a significant background in Management Consulting specifically in the travel industry. Steve's vision is to develop GlobalStar into the leading Travel Management network organisation and the development and growth of consolidated Global or Regional Travel Management Programs. GlobalStar is well paced to achieve this and has implemented processes and procedures that will add value to the traveler experience and reduce costs significantly for the company all of which are relevant in today's market conditions. GlobalStar has laid its foundations with its innovative technology and is now prepared to lead the way in Global Travel Management solutions and programs. To contact Steve please email steve.hartwell@globalstartravel.com or go to the contact page www.globalstartravel.com

Chris Weedon

Chris Weedon is the Vice President of Global Sales and Services with GlobalStar Travel Management and joined the organisation in 2012. In this role, Chris takes responsibility for the strategic vision and development of global sales, training and mentoring across the GlobalStar partner network and product development. Prior to joining GlobalStar, Chris held the position of Director EMEA, Global Sales and Services at RADIUS, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company. In this position, Chris led the end to end sales cycle for global corporations and provided direct sales and business travel consultancy. Chris has also worked as a Corporate Account Director within the travel industry and across several niche sectors within both HR and occupational psychology functions. Chris has a first degree in Psychology, he is a certified Corporate Travel Expert (CTE), a graduate of Wharton Business School having completed their Executive Education Global Leadership Program (GLP) and a certified NLP Master Practitioner. Outside of work Chris has a keen interest in rock climbing, running and photography. Chris is fluent in Spanish having spent a year living in Madrid and is currently looking for the next language to learn. To contact Chris please email chris.weedon@globalstartravel.com or go to the contact page www.globalstartravel.com

Helen Menniss

Helen Menniss is the Vice President of Global Account Management with GlobalStar Travel Management. Helen is responsible for the strategic development of the Account Management function for GlobalStar. Helen has been specialising in the travel industry for over 12 years. Before joining GlobalStar Travel Management in 2012, Helen worked nearly 8 years for CWT where she managed a team of UK Account Managers working on Corporate and Public Sector business and latterly leading a team of Global Account Managers and Directors working with a portfolio of CWT's global clients. Prior to CWT Helen spent 5 years with the airline bmi as Corporate Sales Manager UK leading Corporate Sales and Account Management and helping develop the Corporate Star Alliance agreements. Helen has also worked in Senior Account Management roles in the Non-Food and FMCG industries. Helen is keen to support the wider GlobalStar partner team in key client rebids, Global client strategy and further developing the GlobalStar Account Management offering. To contact Helen please email her at helen.menniss@globalstartravel.com or go to the contact page www.globalstartravel.com

Mark van Iersel

Mark van Iersel is the Executive Director of Marketing, Partner Recruitment and Partner Development with GlobalStar Travel Management. Mark manages both the internal and external marketing opportunities for GlobalStar. Additionally Mark is responsible for the recruitment of the right partner companies for the network and the further development of the partners in general with the help of the Regional Partner Development Managers. Mark holds a degree in International Marketing Management from the University of The Hague and has been working in the travel industry for over 15 years. Before joining GlobalStar Travel Management in 2006, Mark worked 6 years for ATPI where he was responsible for Marketing and International Business Development. In 2006 Mark joined GlobalStar as Regional Manager for the EMEA region resulting in significant experience working with GlobalStar and its partners. In this period Mark realized growth in the network by recruiting and training new partner companies throughout the EMEA region. Mark is hugely motivated to get the GlobalStar marketing proposition out to the market place with the help and possibilities of the partners in the network. To contact Mark please email mark.vaniersel@globalstartravel.com or go to the contact page www.globalstartravel.com

Jason Harris

Jason Harris is the Executive Director of Supplier Relations & Hotel Program with GlobalStar Travel Management. Jason has over 23 years' experience in the travel industry and in this role he is responsible for maintaining and developing relations with suppliers of GlobalStar and its Partners. This includes travel, GDS and product solutions. Before joining GlobalStar Jason was responsible for strategy development and management of the BCD Travel Global hotel program for EMEA & APAC in conjunction with the Americas. He also developed a preferred partner strategy with hotel suppliers to enhance mutual working relations to provide value-added benefits to corporate clients. Additionally he created the first hotel consultancy department within BTI UK Hogg Robinson (HRG) to provide project based consultation to corporate customers and account management and performed similar roles at both Rosenbluth International and American Express. To contact Jason please email Jason.harris@globalstartravel.com or go to the contact page at www.globalstartravel.com

Goncalo Fernandes

Goncalo Fernandes is the Executive Director of Information Technology with GlobalStar Travel Management and joined the organisation in 2017. Goncalo has studied Computer and Engineering Multimedia and started his professional career in telecommunications, working for the biggest telecom company in Portugal. At that time, his role was deeply technical, working on system administration and networks. Before joining the Travel sector, he had been developing software for the Portuguese Government focusing on what is called “project Simplex” – where technology would help citizens to get a better public service. In 2006 as an IT Technician, he joined Travelport and worked closely with the Travel Agencies’ IT Managers. Two years later, as a Technical Consultant, he was responsible for the intermediation between Companies and Travel Agencies. As a technology provider, his role was to ensure that Travel Agencies could offer the services that companies required through technology – quick wins & processes optimization. Goncalo also has been working as Consultant on several online and mobile projects, B2B2C & B2C - supporting the integrations with GDS API’s and working closely with 3rd parties. At that time, he also started to sell and implement Corporate Booking Tools in Portugal, Spain, Angola and Mozambique. In 2012, now as a Corporate Solutions Manager, and still focusing on self-service tools for corporations, he was involved in several international projects of Corporate Booking Tools and Expense Reports helping clients to adapt to Regional and Local requirements. Goncalo worked closely with the Brazil and South American markets as well as the APAC and Australian markets – giving him a full picture of global needs. To contact Goncalo please email goncalo.fernandes@globalstartravel.com or go to the contact page www.globalstartravel.com