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John Severini – FounderJ Sev Casual-150x188

Specialties- Branding, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, International Sales, Tourism Product Development, Representation, Cruises, Tours, Attractions, Geographical Destination, Development, Start Ups

John is a seasoned tourism executive with P&L experience and multiple successes that include the Walt Disney Company, President/CEO statewide tourism association and President of worldwide tour company. He is a well-known and successful strategic leader with expertise in branding, re-engineering organizations, creating new revenue streams and developing high performance teams and campaigns. John’s specialties include start up companies, branding, domestic and international marketing programs and sales efforts, industry advocacy, campaign development for group and incentive markets, organization revitalization, and synergistic alliance programs. He has held senior executive positions at the Walt Disney Company, Disney Cruise Line, Ascend, Royal Cruise Line, and was past president of Trafalgar Tours USA and President and CEO of the California Travel Association.

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 Kim SeveriniK Sev-155x208

Specialties: Sales & Marketing – Tour Operator, hotel, attractions, airline, & tourism board

Kim has held executive marketing and sales positions in the travel and hospitality industry for over 20 years and specializes in growing businesses as new start-ups, acquiring new accounts, starting new divisions, maintaining revenue during times of austerity and advising companies on how to break into the complicated US Travel Industry. She has held executive positions at the Walt Disney Company, Visit Newport Beach, Grand Expeditions, Red Carnation Hotels and African Travel, Inc. Her career portfolio also includes Hyatt Hotels and Continental Airlines. Kim also provides successful and proven solutions in growing US business through travel agency consortiums and organizations, assembling extraordinary sales & marketing teams and creating new initiatives to increase revenue.

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mike1-152x204Mike Comstock

Specialties – Strategy Development, Business Planning, Business Process Design, eCommerce, Logistics Outsourcing, Project Management, Value Chain Transformation, International Operations and Cross-border trade.

Mike is a seasoned executive with extensive management experience. Starting with DHL Worldwide Express in its formative days, Mike played a pivotal role in many aspects of the company’s evolution both in the US and globally. He held numerous positions with DHL in operations and general management with the responsibility for over 3000 staff. His corporate staff experience includes numerous leadership roles as Senior Vice President of Business Systems Development, Senior Vice President of E commerce, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Mike has been a key member of numerous DHL global steering groups including Operations, Information Technology and eCommerce.

Mike is the co-founder of  Ursa Major Associates, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in express, postal and logistics business transformation and outsourcing.  Consulting clients include Pitney Bowes, FedEx, DHL Global Mail, Innovapost, Triangle Management Services, Swift Optics, Rincon Technologies, InterSchola, and ShippingEasy.com Mike also held the positions of Vice President of Operations for TestMart, an online marketplace for electronic test and measurement equipment and General Manager-Americas for Borderlinx, a Belgium based startup which facilitates cross border eCommerce.

Mike has also served as the President of the Board of the Bear Valley Snow Sports  Foundation (BVSF). The mission of BVSF is to support Bear Valley’s snow sports athletes in achieving their athletic, academic and personal goals.

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David Severini

Specialties- Operations/Logistics/Sales

Whether you are looking for an individual, family vacation, or large group trip, David’s expertise is insuring that all elements of the tour/cruise take place seamlessly and flawlessly. He has over 40 years experience in logistic planning, and blends effective sales expertise with exceptional “end user” execution.

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