Managed travel veteran Pat Fragale has joined TakeTwo Travel Solutions as president of the startup travel management company’s North America operations. Fragale’s resume includes Valerie Wilson Travel where he served as EVP and was part of the executive team that managed the company through the pandemic before it was acquired by Frosch. He also served formerly as president of Protravel International and was president and chief operations officer for Direct Travel. Prior to his travel management company tenure, he held executive roles at a number of large hotel brands.
Fragale joins CEO Chris Thelen and managing director Julie Cope, who co-founded the company last fall and have since expanded to the US and Ireland, bringing in Paul Sexton as general manager in Ireland through its acquisition of Eton Travel Group, and Laura Still as business development manager in the US The company bills itself as an “independent” TMC that understands the personal nature of business travel and is ready to support unique needs of each client.
Thelen commented in a press statement on Fragale’s “entrepreneurial spirit and great vision” as being a “perfect fit for TakeTwo’s culture, ethos and aspirations.”