GBTA Convention Chicago 2019
18 September 2018, Tuesday - 14:00
What is the true cost of your travel program?
Mark is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Dots & Lines LLC, an independent marketing consultancy. Dots & Lines provides services including marketing strategy, public relations, brand management, and event marketing, among others, to clients. Prior to joining Dots & Lines, Mark was the founding partner of GoldSpring Consulting, a travel consultancy specializing in the practice of optimizing travel management for corporations and other organizations.
Mark has held previous positions as a Principal at Advito, the consulting division of BCD Travel, and at IBM in the Business Transformation Outsourcing practice where he was responsible for client-facing activities including the development and implementation of strategic sourcing.
Mark has 25 years of experience in business travel management, beginning in the late 1980s working for WorldTravel Partners (now BCD Travel), followed by 10 years as the Director of Travel for Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to his work in travel management, Mark worked for Price Waterhouse in the tax practice where he was responsible for federal and state income tax planning for several major corporate and individual clients. Mark began his career in the front office of the Atlanta Braves where he was responsible for various accounting functions in the baseball operation.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant, has a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University, a Master of Taxation degree from Georgia State University, and is a former president of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).