Kevin Jacobs, Head of Strategy, Growth, and Corporate Development

Charting New Horizons

Encore Corporate Travel Welcomes Kevin Jacobs as Head of Strategy, Growth, and Corporate Development


Montreal, QC, Canada – November 6, 2023 — Encore Corporate Travel is happy to announce the appointment of Kevin Jacobs as Head of Strategy, Growth, and Corporate Development.


With over 25 years of experience in the global travel industry, Kevin is known for delivering exceptional business outcomes through strategic leadership and financial acumen.  His passion for the travel industry led him to start his career at British Airways in London.  He continued his career in the USA with senior roles at STA Travel, Travelport, and, more recently at a start-up LCC airline, Avelo Airlines.


In his new role, Kevin will play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s global strategies, ensuring continued growth and innovation in the ever-evolving travel industry. His extensive experience and vision align perfectly with Encore’s commitment to delivering exceptional travel solutions and experiences to our clients worldwide.


“Adding Kevin to our team fuels the vision I have on where I see our organization going,” said Monique Mardinian, Founder and CEO. “His deep understanding of global travel trends and technologies will be instrumental in driving our strategic initiatives, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of the industry.“


Encore’s new President, Christina Woronchak, says “I’m so excited to welcome Kevin Jacobs to the Encore Corporate Travel team. Kevin aligns perfectly with our culture and brings a depth of industry experience and financial acumen that will be a great complement to our strategic vision for growth”.


Kevin Jacobs’ appointment underscores Encore Corporate Travel’s dedication to providing world-class travel solutions and its strategic focus on meeting the evolving needs of corporate travelers.


“I’m delighted to start the next chapter of my career with Encore Corporate Travel, a pioneer in corporate travel that places customer service and technology at the heart of its mission” Kevin Jacobs, Head of Strategy, Growth, and Business Development says. “As a customer-obsessed team, we will revolutionize the business travel experience, combining exceptional service with innovation to create seamless journeys for our clients. And we will have an amazing time in the process!” 




About Encore Corporate Travel

Encore is a woman-owned and WBE certified, Corporate Travel Management Company founded in 1976 and acquired by Monique Mardinian in 1987 who continues to serve as the company’s CEO. With a legacy spanning close to 50 years, Encore has remained focused on delighting customers and their travelers through its highly personalized service and more recently by offering corporate and technological innovation via Zii™, its proprietary Travel Management Platform. In today’s corporate travel landscape, Encore Corporate Travel is positioned as an unwavering partner, offering the best of both worlds in customer experience and technology, enabling procurement and travel managers to deliver a differentiated travel experience to all their employees.

The company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with operations in the US and UK and continues to expand to support the needs of its customers.

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