President | Travel Leaders Corporate
Chief Sales Officer | Travel Leaders Group
Gabriel Rizzi is the President of Travel Leaders Corporate, as well as the Chief Sales Officer for Travel Leaders Group, a North American travel company that generates gross travel sales approaching $21 billion and directly employs over 1,000 staff managing operations of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and affiliated travel agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland and Australia. Today, Travel Leaders Group has over 40,000 travel agents working directly for the organization or under one of its brands. Mr. Rizzi is based in New York City and reports directly to Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko.
With close to 30 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing and operations, Mr. Rizzi joined Travel Leaders Group in 2016 to oversee sales, marketing and corporate travel operations through a matrixed organization across Travel Leaders Group. He was subsequently named President of Travel Leaders Corporate. Throughout his career, Mr. Rizzi has always operated with an acute focus on sales and marketing effectiveness that incorporated the introduction of many leading-edge sales technologies.
Immediately prior to joining Travel Leaders Group in 2016, Mr. Rizzi served in a variety of sales and operations leadership roles with Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), most recently as its Senior Vice President of Sales, Emerging Businesses, where he was responsible for the growth strategy and its execution. Mr. Rizzi joined D&B in 2007 as its Vice President of Sales Operations and Enablement.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rizzi served as Senior Vice President of Sales for SenecaOne Finance Co. (Bethesda, Maryland), Senior Director of SMB Sales and Operations for Gateway Computers Inc. (Irvine, California) and Senior Manager of Business Transformation for AT&T Corporation in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In these roles, he was responsible for customer relationships, business operations, sales, marketing, contract negotiations and leadership.
Mr. Rizzi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia.