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Executive Leadership

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Tim Hentschel
Tim Hentschel
Tim Hentschel is the Co-Founder and CEO of HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology company that combines proprietary artificial intelligence capabilities and a 24/7 global gig-based reservations and customer service network. Tim oversees HotelPlanner's family of brands which include its flagship site HotelPlanner.com and its business-focused site Meetings.com. Tim is a third-generation hotelier and a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration with a degree in hotel management and concentration in micro-computing. In 2018, his alma mater awarded him their prestigious Innovator of the Year Award. Tim created the annual American Group Travel Awards which donates its proceeds to St. Jude's Hospital. Tim currently resides in Singapore overseeing Asia-Pac operations and has plans to return to the company's London office in 2022.
Tim Hentschel Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
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John Prince
John Prince
John Prince graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a degree in Computer Science and minor in Mathematics. For the few years of his career, John worked as a Software Engineer for IBM and Capital One.

In 2003, John co-founded HotelPlanner with Tim Hentschel and was the sole software developer for the first few years of the product. John is responsible for the product roadmap and all the technology developed and deployed by HotelPlanner. He has over 18 years of experience in designing one of the world's best group lead management and response systems.

In 2016, John was awarded CIO of the Year in South Florida as well as South Florida's 40 under 40 list.

John is married to Jessica Prince and has 3 children. John is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).
John Prince Co-founder & Chief Information Officer
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Bruce Rosenberg
Bruce Rosenberg
Bruce Rosenberg has over 30 years of senior management experience in the travel industry working for world class companies with a focus on Internet development, distribution and group sales. He worked at Hilton Hotels for 13 years and held the title of Senior Vice President of e-Business. In this role, Bruce was responsible for the websites for all brands in the Hilton family. These responsibilities included booking engine technology, group services, hotel content, marketing programs and more. Bruce also worked at Hotels.com/Expedia, Continental Airlines, and Marriott. Bruce holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts /Anna Maria College in History, Political Science & Management.
Bruce Rosenberg Chief Operations Officer
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Joe Groglio
Joe Groglio
Joe Groglio has over 35 years of financial experience, with several Fortune 500 companies and a Public Accounting background, with 24 years spent in the travel industry. Joe served as Group Vice President & Controller for the Hertz Corporation, Car Rental Division, where he worked for 23 years, from 1991 to 2014, in various financial roles of increasing responsibility for the U.S. and International operations. Joe also worked for PepsiCo, Inc., in management roles at corporate headquarters, in the financial reporting and planning areas. He holds a degree in Accounting from Villanova University and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. Competencies include strategic planning, analysis, execution, operational finance, cost control, cash flow & capital expense management.
Joe Groglio Chief Financial Officer
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Leticia Piloto-Rodriguez
Leticia Piloto-Rodriguez
As Chief Legal Officer, Leticia Piloto-Rodriguez manages the day-to-day legal needs of both HotelPlanner.com and Meetings.com. She possesses over 16 years of expertise as a practicing attorney, has maintained an AV Preeminent Rating since 2016 and was awarded Business Lawyer of the Year - USA by the Women in Law Awards 2017. Prior to her appointment as Chief Legal Officer of Lexyl Travel Technologies, Leticia owned and managed her own practice with domestic and international clientele consisting of corporate and individual clients. She holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center and a Bachelors of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Florida International University.
Leticia Piloto-Rodriguez Chief Legal Officer
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Bas Lemmens
Neil Valentine
Neil Valentine is the newly appointed Chief Strategy Officer for HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology company powered by proprietary artificial intelligence. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, Neil will oversee HotelPlanner's growth strategy and market focus to align the company's approach to technology, reservations - online/voice, sales, marketing, global partnerships, and new program creation to accelerate growth and profitability.

Neil began his career as an U.S. State Department attaché in Milan, Italy before launching his 20-year sales & marketing career. After a few years with smaller firms in roles of increased responsibility, Neil served as the Chief Marketing Officer from 2011-2018 at Partner Fusion, Inc., a full-service digital marketing agency, incubator, and technology innovator. From 2008-2018, he also became a Founding Team Member and Chief Strategy Officer for TravelPass Group, a travel distribution platform, helping to grow the company to $3.5 billion in sales.

Since 2014, Neil has served as an advisor to several e-commerce companies that are focused on hyper growth within the digital ecosystem. Neil has spent the past three years as Chief Revenue Officer for Lucency in Salt Lake City, a provider of contact center SaaS solutions. Neil has also spent nearly 25 years as a professional snowboard coach, trainer, and instructor at the Sundance Mountain resort in Utah.

Neil has a bachelor's degree from Excelsior College and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and four children.
Neil Valentine Chief Strategy Officer
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Nick Digiovanni
Nick Digiovanni
Nick DiGiovanni is the Executive Vice President of Information Technology at HotelPlanner.com. A graduate of Arizona State University, Mr. DiGiovanni has over 24 years' experience designing, developing, and implementing mission critical software applications, IT support infrastructure and providing direction and leadership to various development teams. He has been with HotelPlanner for over 7 years and currently resides in Palm Beach with his wife Thayna and their dog Zoey.
Nick Digiovanni EVP of Technology
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Bas Lemmens
Bas Lemmens
With more than 22 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry, Mr. Bas Lemmens is the Co-founder of Booking.com and has served in various roles within the online hotel business including Ebookers.com, Isango.com, Easytobook.com, Hotelchamp.com, Redigo.ru. A graduate from the University of Twente in Holland with a Master in Industrial Engineering and Management Science. Now he is the CEO of Meetings.com and president of Hotelplanner.com EMEA.
Bas Lemmens President, EMEA
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Philip Ballard
Philip Ballard
As Chief Communications Officer and Head of Investor Relations, Philip Ballard oversees HotelPlanner's internal and external corporate communications, public relations and investor relations, and manages all related outside agency support. Philip has more than 20 years of experience supporting senior government and military officials and C-suite executives at Fortune 200 companies including L-3 Harris Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, PepsiCo, Ameriprise Financial and Raytheon Technologies. Philip holds a bachelor's degree in Government from Cornell University; a Master's degree in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University; and an MBA from the Virginia Tech Pamplin School of Business.
Philip Ballard Chief Communications Officer & Head of Investor Relations
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Amanda Green
Amanda Green
As one of HotelPlanner's first employees, since joining in 2007, Amanda has climbed the ranks from Product Manager to VP of Operations. As the VP of Ops, she works in collaboration with the C-suite, to manage all employees, client accounts and to maximize company performance. Prior to her promotion in 2017, Amanda was the Director of Operations for five years. During that time, she developed many of the company's policies, created four new departments, and in conjunction with the rest of the executive team, achieved unprecedented growth.

Amanda lives in South Florida with her husband and their two-year old son. Amanda spends her free time renovating her home and traveling with her family whenever she can.
Amanda Green EVP of Operations
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April Grantham
April Grantham
April Grantham currently serves as the Director of Operations at HotelPlanner, based at the company's global headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL, and reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer. April joined the company in 2013 as a Call Center Operations Manager. Since then, she has been given increased levels of responsibility overseeing larger teams. She now oversees the company's entire Customer Service department including multiple overseas call centers, contracting teams, escalations and fraud teams, hotel support teams, as well as special projects and event management. On the Sales side, April is a frequent contributor to affiliate sales calls and ongoing affiliate relationship management. She also manages the day-to-day business of running the West Palm Beach office.

April began her career as a child entrepreneur selling her handmade hair accessories to local businesses and hair salons, then onto Starbucks as an ASM and running the 2nd highest producing store in the state of Florida. April resides in West Palm Beach with a family history extending more than 100 years as settlers to South Florida area.
April Grantham Director of Operations
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Tim Gunstone
Tim Gunstone
Tim Gunstone graduated from John Moore's University in Liverpool with a B.Sc. degree in Maritime Studies. He spent four years in Africa, first as an Expedition Mechanic driving across the Sahara, followed by voluntary work for the World WildLife Fund on a Rhino relocation project, and finally as a rafting Guide on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls.

In 1995, Tim joined First Conferences and was head of HR as the company grew from 7 to 250 people. He also founded Eyefortravel Ltd which published news and research and ran business conferences all over the world for the fast changing Online Travel industry. In 2018, Eyefortravel was sold and is now part of Reuters.

Tim joined HotelPlanner in 2018, first as the EVP Marketing and Advertising, and in 2019 he became the Managing Director of HotelPlanner UK.

Tim is married to Lou Gunstone, has two children, is a very keen surfer and is based in beautiful Devon and London, UK.
Tim Gunstone EVP of EMEA

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