The Top 25 Travel and Hospitality Consultants and Leaders of 2023

The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Travel and Hospitality Consultants and Leaders of 2023. As the travel and hospitality sector begins to recover from the pandemic's impact, companies are presented with a distinct opportunity to reshape their business strategies and operational approaches. Consequently, there has been a surging demand for consulting services in this field.

Presently, travel and hospitality consultants play an indispensable role in bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology and its practical implementation. Their specialized knowledge aids clients in understanding how to streamline operations, reduce expenses, deliver tailored experiences, and provide essential support within an ever-evolving industry. Their significance transcends conventional travel planning, as they make substantial contributions to enhancing the overall quality and success of travel endeavors for both individuals and businesses.

A former U.S. Diplomat, Matthew Dumpert is the Managing Director and Global Service Line Leader at Kroll. Earlier in his career, he held a pivotal role overseeing the U.S. government's security arrangements for prestigious international events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Additionally, this year brings us Gee Lefevre, a Senior Managing Director in Teneo's Management Consulting division, where he spearheads Teneo's endeavors in the Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality sector. Lefevre is a renowned industry expert with a remarkable resume that includes advising some of the world's foremost airline CEOs and offering support for multi-billion dollar international rail franchise bids. Lastly, there's Ed Bignold, leading Alvarez & Marsal's Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Practice across Europe and the Middle East. Notably, Bignold has played a pivotal role in the industry's most significant M&A transactions, including a recent deal valued at approximately $2.14 billion.

Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Travel and Hospitality Consultants and Leaders of 2023.


1. Jason Guggenheim
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Title: Managing Director & Senior Partner, Travel & Tourism Global Leader

Jason Guggenheim is a Senior Partner and Managing Director out of BCG’s Atlanta office.
Some of the work that Guggenheim has been involved in includes: transformation and cost restructuring of a large global airline, digital operations and software development in the airline day-of operations space, mobile strategy across several travel verticals, pricing, merchandising and promotional across a range of travel verticals, redesign of comprehensive loyalty program for in cruise, hotel and airline space, restructuring plans for leading global car rental company, and several large global airlines.

In addition, Guggenheim sits on a range of BCG’s people development committees in North America – and led the Recruiting Function in North America from 2016-2022. Before joining BCG in 2001, Guggenheim received an undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He also graduated with a law degree from Oliver Schreiner School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was global lead of BCG’s Travel and Tourism (T&T) business from 2020 through to 2023, and now leads the newly created Travel Cities and Infrastructure business in North America.


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2. Ed Bignold
Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Title: Managing Director & Partner

Ed Bignold leads A&M’s Travel, Hospitality & Leisure (“THL”) Practice across Europe and the Middle East. Seven years ago, he joined A&M, a 8,000+ person-strong global advisory firm, having previously worked at InterContinental Hotels Group; and founded the THL practice. He and the practice have recently advised some of the sector’s most significant operating transformation programs, including the design and implementation of Accor’s new operating model.

Bignold has also been engaged recently on several of the industry’s largest and most disruptive M&A transactions, including the sale of The Student Hotel (now rebranded The Social Hub) to GIC, in a deal valuing the group at approximately $2.14 billion. Furthermore, he is often engaged to lead market and business strategy engagements across the spectrum of hotels, alternative accommodation, tourism entities and travel and distribution companies.


3. Danielle Bozarth
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Senior Partner and Global Leader of Travel, Logistics and Infrastructure Practice

Danielle Bozarth is a Senior Partner and Global Leader of Travel, Logistics and Infrastructure Practice at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Notably, Bozarth has deep knowledge of the travel, logistics, consumer, and retail industries, including strategy, M&A, business building, digital and commercial topics, and operational transformations. She also brings an extensive and nuanced understanding of the opportunities to provide better consumer experiences and branding in each of these sectors.

Bozarth previously led McKinsey’s consumer private-equity work and Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Practices for the northeastern United States – advising consumer goods, retail, and consumer-focused private-equity clients on transformations, growth strategies, strategic transactions, and integrations, and a range of marketing topics. Bozarth graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree in economics.


4. Sooho Choi
Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Title: Managing Director & Partner

Sooho Choi is the Practice Leader for the Travel, Hospitality & Leisure (THL) industries group at global management consultancy Alvarez & Marsal. He has led numerous business transformation programs, including digital and customer experience initiatives, data strategies and integrations, commercial and operational improvements, new business line creation, and technology modernizations at many of the world’s leading travel brands across hospitality and aviation. His experience also spans the globe with significant projects in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Choi’s domain experience includes: Property Management, Travel Distribution, Group Sales, Revenue Management, Loyalty, and Digital Channels. He pairs the A&M bias towards action and results with a talented combination of consultants, functional experts, and industry operators to help clients address their most significant challenges such as driving customer and inorganic growth, addressing and optimizing the challenging labor environment, building resilience in an inherently cyclical sector, and addressing the environmental and social concerns of customers and investors. Choi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.


5. Paul Newman
Company: RSM US LLP
Title: Partner, Head of Leisure and Hospitality

Paul Newman is a Partner and Head of Leisure and Hospitality Group for RSM UK, the leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services to the middle market. With over 13,000 professionals across the U.S. and Canada and a global presence in 123 countries, their purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to their clients, colleagues and communities. As first-choice advisors, they are focused on developing leading professionals and innovative services to meet their clients’ evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Newman has 23 years of experience. He joined the company in 2000. He acts for a number of branded, multi-site operators in the U.K. – and overseas with a particular personal interest and focus on the London eating, drinking and wider leisure scene. While specializing in the consumer sector, Newman also looks after a wide range of other businesses. He has significant experience and expertise in advising private equity backed businesses and understands the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Newman graduated from De Montfort University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and law.


6. Alan Tantleff
Company: FTI Consulting
Title: Senior Managing Director, Leader of Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure

Alan Tantleff leads FTI Consulting’s Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure Practice, assisting clients facing complicated challenges. During his career, Tantleff has advised boards of directors, CEOs, lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders on numerous high-profile hospitality matters. This includes being involved in most of NYC’s high-profile hotel insolvency matters, including The Williamsburg Hotel, Edition and Crowne Plaza Times Square, and Ritz Carlton Battery Park City. In a landmark case, Tantleff testified for the Mark Hotel’s owners that a poorly constructed foreclosure auction was not commercially reasonable.

Tantleff was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer and interim President of bankrupt Eagle Hospitality Trust, a Singapore-listed REIT with interests in 18 U.S. hotels. He also leads FTI Consulting’s pro bono efforts for Friends of Firefighters. Furthermore, Tantleff will co-chair Cornell University’s 41st Annual Real Estate Conference. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and is an NYS court-approved real estate receiver, a licensed real estate broker, and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Tantleff earned his undergraduate degree in Hotel Management, School of Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an MS in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University.


7. Andreas Scriven
Company: Deloitte UK
Title: Lead Partner, Hospitality & Leisure

Andreas Scriven is a Partner and Head of Hospitality & Leisure For Deloitte UK and Deloitte North South Europe based in the firm’s London office. He has extensive consultancy and M&A experience across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA. As a member of both the UK Travel, Hospitality & Services Executive and the Consumer NSE Exec, he is responsible for shaping the Hospitality & Leisure agenda, as well as working with the firm's global network.
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit and assurance, tax and legal, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to nearly 90% of the Fortune Global 500® and thousands of private companies. Building on its 175-plus-year history, Deloitte spans more than 150 countries and territories.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Scriven was the International Managing Director at Christie & Co, where he had responsibility for 16 offices across Europe and the Middle East, as well as the China Desk. Furthermore, he headed up the Consultancy service line across the firm. Scriven previously worked for both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte across the US and Europe; and has operational hotel experience in Hong Kong, the USA and Europe. He is a graduate of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. He also speaks fluent German and Swiss German.


8. Karthik Venkataraman
Company: Bain & Company
Title: Partner

Karthik Venkataraman is a leader in Bain's Travel & Leisure and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices. He is also an expert in the firm’s Change Management and Implementation and Organization practices. Venkataraman has more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience. He previously worked in Bain’s London and Singapore offices. Venkataraman is a deep expert in Travel & Leisure, having previously led Bain's Airline Practice in the Americas. He also has previous experience in Hospitality, Cruises, Theme Parks.

Prior to joining Bain in 2007, Venkataraman worked in the technology space at SAP. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He also earned an MA in international studies with distinction from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor's in history with high honors from Princeton University.


9. Jean Chick
Company: Deloitte
Title: Principal, US Restaurant & Food Service Leader

Jean Chick is Deloitte’s Restaurant & Food Service Industry Leader and has served as the Lead Consulting Partner for multi-national restaurant and food service companies. She has advised her clients with technology and digital customer transformations, revenue generation management driving margin improvement and real estate strategy and technology. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Foodservice Forum.

Notably, Chick has navigated complex financial and operational issues while balancing change management and critical strategic considerations to maximize return on investments. She has played important roles in successful shared service center implementations in Europe and Real Estate IT system selection. She has led large global real estate technology implementations including IBM TRIRIGA. Her prior audit partner experience brings a pragmatic and financial outcome-based approach to client engagements. Chick graduated from the University of Kentucky with an undergraduate degree in accounting.


10. Umar Riaz
Company: EY
Title: Americas Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Consulting Leader

Umar Riaz is EY Americas Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Consulting Leader, managing EY Consulting Services across the sector. He is also EY Americas Hospitality Sector Leader.
Focusing on the industry’s most pressing challenges and opportunities, Riaz advises companies on digital transformation, including customer experience design, analytics, enterprise digitalization and innovation management. He also consults with businesses on sales and marketing transformation, back-office organization, managed services and corporate strategy.

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Riaz has more than 20 years of consulting experience across a wide range of industries and functions. He has served clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the U.S. Riaz graduated with an MBA from the University of Michigan. He was also a Research Fellow at Harvard University.


11. Liselotte de Maar
Company: Accenture
Title: Managing Director, Global Strategy & North America Market Lead, Travel Industry

Liselotte de Maar is the Managing Director of Global Strategy & North America Travel Industry Lead of Accenture, a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. They are a talent- and innovation-led company with 732,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Notably, de Maar has 23 years of experience. She began her career in 2000. She focuses on Strategy for travel clients to design a seamless travel experience, drive efficient operations and create value from new business models. De Maar graduated from the University of Groningen with a master’s in management and organization and from Kellogg Executive Education with an undergraduate degree.


12. Warren Marr
Company: PwC
Title: Managing Director, US Hospitality & Leisure

Warren Marr began his professional career 37 years ago. Today, he is the Managing Director of PwC. At PwC, their purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. They’re a network of firms in 152 countries with nearly 328,000 people who are committed to delivering quality assurance, advisory and tax services. Experienced in both operations and consulting within the hospitality industry, Marr leads many of the sector's larger business advisory engagements across the country for PwC, with a focus on corporate strategy and business planning, restructuring and repositioning, and portfolio transaction analysis.

For Marr, additional areas of expertise include: lodging REIT/TRS lease structuring, management oversight, loyalty program analyses, project concept development, and contract analysis and support. Marr got his start in 1986 as an executive manager at The Latham Hotel at Lincoln Property Company, his most recent position prior to joining PwC. Marr holds the CRE and CCIM designations for commercial real estate. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute's Hotel Development Council, previously serving as its Vice Chair - Membership. Marr graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an undergraduate degree in hotel administration.


13. Kumar Paramasivam
Company: Infosys
Title: Global Head, Travel & Hospitality and Professional Services Verticals

Kumar Paramasivam is the Global Head of Travel & Hospitality and Professional Services Verticals at Infosys. He first joined the company in 1997 as vice president. Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. Over 300,000 of their people work to amplify human potential and create the next opportunity for people, businesses and communities. With over four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, they expertly steer clients, in more than 50 countries.

As the global head for Infosys’ Travel and Professional Services verticals, Paramasivam leads a team of business, technology and outsourcing experts that helps businesses leverage technology to deliver superior results. In a digital world where technologies have moved from being enablers to disruptors, the team advises, architects, designs and implements cutting-edge solutions. Previously, Paramasivam was a vendor manager at Eurostar Network Pvt Ltd.


14. Radhika Papandreou
Company: Korn Ferry
Title: Managing Partner, Chicago, Sector Lead, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Practice

Radhika Papandreou is the Managing Partner at Korn Ferry’s Chicago office. In addition, she leads the Firm’s North American Travel, Hospitality and Leisure practice. Papandreou is also a core member within the Board and CEO Services practice, where she focuses on CEO succession and board recruitment. Prior to Korn Ferry, Papandreou was at a large executive search firm, where she was managing director and global head of its Hospitality and Leisure practice and a core partner within the board practice. Papandreou specializes in C-Suite and Board placements and has managed large scale client projects including bankruptcies, turnarounds, spin-offs and M&A.

Previously, Papandreou had an 18-year career in corporate banking, most recently as managing director and Head of the Consumer and Healthcare practice for Lloyds Bank North America. Prior to that she was a senior banker at BBVA. She began her banking career at Citigroup working within the corporate and investment bank in both New York and London. Away from Korn Ferry, Papandreou is a National Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She is also a member of the Arogya World Board of Directors. Papandreou earned a BA with a dual major in International Affairs & Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. She later received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.


15. Will Hawkley
Company: KPMG UK
Title: Global Head of Travel & Leisure

Will Hawkley began his professional career 33 years ago. Today, he is the Global Head of Travel & Leisure of KPMG, which operates from 20 offices across the UK with approximately 17,000 partners and staff. Notably, Hawkley joined KPMG in 2001 to develop KPMG’s presence in the leisure sector as part of the business development team. His accounts include TUI, Ladbrokes Coral, Playtech, GVC, Whitbread, IHG, William Hill. He also works across the TMT sector with clients such as TalkTalk, DMGT and BSkyB. With 20 years experience, Hawkley works closely with industry bodies such as the ALMR and the BHA; and organizes KPMG’s bi annual pub and restaurant, gaming, tour operator and hotel sector FD dinners.

Before joining KPMG, Hawkley was a National Account Controller at Anheuser-Busch Europe, the world’s biggest brewer, working with brands such as Budweiser. He has also managed a number of sectors, including Specialists and Convenience, Cash & Carry, Carlsberg-Tetley and Mitchells and Butlers. Hawkley additionally worked on a large sales and operations planning project at Anheuser-Busch leading the sales input into the change management program. In addition, during his time at AB, Hawkley helped develop and deliver Account Management and Negotiation sales training programmes. Prior to Anheuser-Busch, Hawkley worked in National Account Manager roles for Ross Young’s, a division of United Biscuits and for Master Foods, a division of Mars UK in the foodservice and pub retailing sectors.


16. David Trunkfield
Company: PwC UK
Title: Partner

David Trunkfield is a Partner at PwC UK. He first joined the company in 2001 as director. PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. They’re a network of firms in 156 countries with over 295,000 people who are committed to delivering quality assurance, advisory and tax services. Notably, Trunkfield leads the PwC UK Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry, is its global Gaming leader and a strategy partner. He has advised a wide range of companies across this dynamic industry as well as Private Equity firms looking to invest.

Trunkfield has experience across the full breadth of sectors from fitness clubs, pubs, restaurants, sports, betting and gaming, travel and tourism, hotels, cinema to theater. His particular interests lie in the impact of digital technology on business models, how to harness digital to transform, the impact of regulation on corporates, governments and regulators and growth strategy – especially expansion into new geographies or markets. Previously, Trunkfield was an engagement manager at The COBA Group. Trunkfield earned an MA in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.


17. Matthew Dumpert
Company: Kroll
Title: Managing Director

Matthew Dumpert is a Managing director and leads Kroll's Security Risk Management practice, based in New York. Kroll is a company with a team of more than 6,500 professionals worldwide who are continuing the firm’s nearly 100-year history of trusted expertise spanning risk, governance, transactions and valuation. Prior to joining Kroll, Dumpert excelled as a U.S. Diplomat, Special Agent and Regional Security Officer with the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Earlier in his career, he oversaw the U.S. government’s long-range bilateral offerings related to security, law enforcement, emergency preparedness, crisis response and intelligence collaboration for high-profile international events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup.

Previously, Dumpert was also a member of the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to that, he was a senior member of the Regional Security Office in the remote and disconnected areas of Al-Hillah, Iraq. Additionally, Dumpert was Special Agent in Charge of high-threat protective details, to include high-profile and undercover/low-profile protective operations, supervising more than 500 Protective Security Specialists. Dumpert holds a B.A. in international studies from American University.


18. Siva Ganesan
Company: Tata Consultancy Services
Title: Global Head of the Travel, Transportation and Hospitality Unit

Siva Ganesan is the Global Head of the Travel, Transportation and Hospitality Unit of Tata Consultancy Services, an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 55 years. In his current role, Ganesan, runs one of the fastest-growing and most diverse industry units within TCS. Until recently, he was the Global Head of the Assurance Services Unit at TCS.

With over 25 years in the IT industry, Ganesan has across-the-board experience in sales, solutioning, operations, program management, delivery and global account management. Under his leadership, the Assurance Services Unit (ASU) showed rapid growth – and today, serves a large, diversified customer base globally. Ganesan has also been instrumental in pioneering TCS’ presence in multiple markets across the globe. Ganesan has a bachelor's in Engineering from the University of Mysore, India. A prolific writer, Ganesan also blogs regularly, and has authored several articles for international journals and magazines.


19. Michael Gottlieb
Company: CohnReznick LLP
Title: Managing Director, National Hospitality Advisory

Michael Gottlieb, the Managing Director of National Hospitality Advisory at CohnReznick, provides deep industry expertise to his clients. With over a century’s worth of experience, nearly 4,000 global team members, and 29 locations including global subsidiaries, CohnReznick serves clients in 30 different industries through an integrated team of advisory, assurance, and tax professionals. Their Nexia International affiliation expands the firm’s reach to more than 128 countries.

A renowned restaurant industry expert, Gottlieb is a global business and financial leader with over 35 years of experience in business strategy, P&L management, operations, enterprise risk management, and governance. He has deep knowledge and expertise in optimizing revenue channels, digital transformation, workforce challenges, supply chain management, franchising structuring and operations, real estate and lease considerations, and operational, transaction, and tax matters. Gottlieb has worked with most of the leadership in the restaurant industry and was involved in several of the high-profile transactions. He graduated from the University of Southern California with an undergraduate degree in accounting.


20. Dawn Olivardia
Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Title: Managing Partner, Hospitality & Restaurant Industry Leadership Team

Dawn Olivardia is the Managing Partner, Hospitality & Restaurant Industry Leadership Team of Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest audit, tax, and advisory firms. With revenues of $2.3 billion for the fiscal year that ended July 31, 2022, and almost 50 offices nationwide, Grant Thornton is a community of more than 9,000 problem solvers who value relationships and are ready to help organizations of all sizes and industries create more confident futures.

Olivardia has 32 years of experience. She began her career in 1991. Before joining Grant Thornton, Olivardia was a tax director at Deloitte Tax. Before that, she served as a tax senior manager at Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP. Earlier in her career, she worked with BDO USA, LLP as a tax staff to tax Sr. manager. Olivardia graduated from the University of Central Florida with an MS in taxation and an undergraduate degree in business administration.


21. John Logan
Company: Marsh
Title: Managing Director, Restaurant Segment Leader

John Logan began his professional career 43 years ago. Today, he is the Managing Director and Lead for Marsh's Restaurant Industry Practice. Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With over 45,000 colleagues operating in 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services.

Logan got his start in 1980 as a senior claims adjuster at Employers Insurance of Texas. From there, he eventually rose to the position of claims supervisor at CIGNA, his most recent position prior to joining Marsh. Logan graduated from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a JD and from the University of Arkansas with an undergraduate degree in business administration.


22. Gee Lefevre
Company: Teneo
Title: Senior Managing Director

Gee Lefevre is a Senior Managing Director in Teneo’s Management Consulting division, where he leads Teneo’s work in Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality – as well as providing broader advisory on economics, demand, and consumer behavior to a wide range of industries and public bodies. Lefevre is an expert on how macroeconomic, geopolitical, and cultural factors influence consumers’ behavior, movement, and demand for products and services. His work in the Travel sector includes extensive experience in aviation, heavy rail, bus, and broader mobility.

He has advised some of the world’s largest airline CEO’s and publishes a bi-annual global aviation forecast which is among the most detailed and robust available in the market. Outside of aviation, Lefevre has supported multi-billion dollar international rail franchise bids, and has led engagements involving the future of transportation, bus operations, and the impact of industrial action and disruption on rail and bus demand. Notably, Lefevre’s expertise has been used to support a range of broader Teneo engagements including due diligence, asset disposal, refinancing, and government intervention. He holds a MA (hons) in Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology from the University of Oxford.


23. Miguel Flecha
Company: Accenture
Title: Managing Director, Travel Industry Lead for Europe

Miguel Flecha is a Managing Director at Accenture, responsible for their Travel & Hospitality industry practice in Europe. He combines digital agency, consulting and industry skills to be able to shape and execute large and complex digital transformation programs for their clients. Flecha has sales and marketing expertise, creative skills and a technology background. Previously, he worked in the outsourcing business and other digital initiatives. Flecha graduated from IE Business School with an EMBA and from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid with an undergraduate degree in telecommunications engineering.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. They are a talent and innovation led company with 732,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.


24. Tausif Khiani
Company: Capgemini
Title: US Hospitality Industry Lead

Tausif Khiani leads Capgemini’s Hospitality Industry Portfolio. He is a business and technology transformation thought leader and subject matter expert, with extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies and leading industry players across the cruise lines, casinos, hotels, travel, and entertainment segments. Through his experience working with the industry’s top innovators and disruptors, and his approach to enable connected experiences through all lenses of the business, he and Capgemini offer a unique understanding of how to build solutions adapted for the challenges, trends, and nuances in hospitality businesses and for their consumers.

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of nearly 350,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs.


25. Brandon Zlupko
Company: Baker Tilly
Title: Partner

Brandon Zlupko is a Partner at Baker Tilly. He joined the company in 2003. Zlupko has over 20 years of advising and servicing clients engaged in the hospitality industry. His experience also includes planning and directing strategic family business and exit planning engagements. Zlupko is well-versed in tax, accounting, assurance, retirement plans and value-acceleration methodologies. This broad experience allows him to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. He offers a depth of experience to improve profitability, ensure successful leadership transition, enhance governance and meet businesses’ goals and objectives.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Zlupko worked for an international accounting firm serving large to mid-sized public and nonpublic companies throughout the United States. He earned his BA in Accounting from Juniata College in Pennsylvania and is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) and member of the Exit Planning Institute. Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 41,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.7 billion.