Fred joins Conferma Pay with over 25 years’ business travel and technology experience. He has previously held senior management and leadership roles in global companies including Sabre, American Airlines and AOL.
Simon Barker, CEO and Founder of Conferma Pay said: “I knew that Fred was perfectly positioned to deliver our expansion plans in North America given his passion for travel technology and extensive understanding of the client experience. Together with Julie, we have a strong team to support the growing demands we’re witnessing in the region.”
Responsible for the strategic direction of the business relationships in North America, Fred will be Conferma Pay’s lead contact for key global distribution systems, travel management companies and technology providers.
Together with Fred, Julie Costa, joins the team at Conferma Pay in North America. Julie has over 20 years’ experience in the travel and expense industry. Her experience includes Business Development roles at American Express Travel, Sabre/GetThere and most recently at Chrome River Expense. Julie brings a unique perspective to end-to-end travel and how virtual payments provide key solutions for corporations.
Conferma Pay have identified the opportunity for growth in the region due to the increased uptake of utilization and integration of virtual payments within corporate travel programs.
Fred commented: “There is still a lack of awareness and understanding of the key benefits virtual payments can bring, but we hope with a growing base, we can facilitate adoption and growth within the region. There is a huge opportunity to expand the usage of virtual payments into new areas, leveraging innovations which benefit corporate travel programs, their travellers, as well as TMCs.”
Conferma Pay continue to invest heavily in pioneering concepts and innovative solutions for all types of businesses with further announcements to be revealed this year.