- LinkedIn Scott Graf
Scott has global responsibility for all facets of our agency, spanning the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. He has over 30 years of industry experience (21 with BCD) including positions in on-site operations, account management, group logistics, marketing, direct sales and executive management. He's an active member on many industry boards and is involved with a wide range of initiatives to further the growth of the meeting, event and incentive industries. As President of a global company he spends a lot of time in airports. His favorite airport lounge is Heathrow Terminal Four.
- LinkedIn Bruce Morgan
Chief Operating Officer
Bruce oversees our global leaders in five regions. He has over 25 years of diverse experience in sales and marketing management, global event management, performance improvement and marketing services for two of the largest global agencies in the industry. Outside of work you can find Bruce skydiving in the United States, scaling the Harbor Bridge in Sydney or bungy-jumping in New Zealand. He's currently trying to improve his ever-shrinking attention span so his twin sons get undivided attention during their baseball games!
- LinkedIn Geert Jan Jongeneel
Chief Financial Officer
In addition to his global responsibility for all our financial processes, spanning the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Geert Jan oversees our EMEA region, with responsibility for overall strategy, growth and operations. He has more than 35 years of experience in a wide variety of financial roles including audit, treasury, controlling, M&A and CFO roles. After careers with PwC and Dutch Telecom leader KPN, Geert Jan joined BCD Travel 15 years ago. Within BCD Travel, Geert Jan has been (Statutory) CFO for the Netherlands and the Nordics, CFO EMEA and SVP Global Controlling, M&A and Tax. Geert Jan joined BCD Meetings & Events in March 2014. Geert Jan is an avid music fan and when he isn't rocking to Queen, McCartney or Coldplay, he's enjoying time in the countryside close to Amsterdam tending to his sheep, cats, birds, swans and...bugs.
- LinkedIn Charlene Rabideau, CMM, HMCC
SVP NORAM Meetings Management & Global Client Team
Charlene oversees our global functions focused on developing key regional clients into global relationships as well as servicing and growing global meetings management accounts. A senior sales & strategic leader, Charlene speaks regularly at industry events for Meeting Planners International (MPI), Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and SITE (Society of International Travel Executives). She is an MPI-accredited trainer and previously an Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP) instructor. Charlene was an honoree in the Collaborate magazine's 2012 inaugural 40 Under 40 and enjoys spending time with her family skiing, golfing, running and biking. When she is not watching her 2 boys play sports, you can find her on the soccer field herself.
- LinkedIn Dave Sonricker
SVP, Industry Relations & Partner Network
Dave has been with BCD Meetings & Events since 2001 and holds overall accountability for Industry Relations and our Global Partner Network. He's an industry veteran who has held a variety of executive leadership positions in sales, account management, operations, technology, and creative services. Dave is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and participates on several industry advisory boards. He is also a Spartan and loves eating potato chips while watching Michigan State football and basketball.
- LinkedIn Ted Stone
SVP, Global Technology
Ted leads a global team that oversees all of our technology solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in the areas of technical strategy, application development and integration, business intelligence, reporting as well as business process reengineering. Still, at the end of the day, he enjoys unplugging and spending time with his family via Skype and Facebook.
- LinkedIn Christine Erickson
SVP, U.S. Event Solutions & BCD Sports
Christine delivers exceptional events. Her passion to help clients improve their business through creative and innovative events has been honed over 25 years in the hospitality, travel and performance improvement industries. In her role with us, Christine is responsible for the sales, account management, and operations’ teams that conceive, plan and execute top quality meetings around the globe. When she’s not planning memorable events, or chasing one of her three boys, you’ll find her skiing down a mountain in Colorado.
- LinkedIn Brittany Brocious
VP, Global Marketing & Brand Engagement
Brittany has responsibility for our global, integrated marketing strategy across regions. Over the course of 11 years in marketing communications, she has developed a love of balancing the art of storytelling and practicality of marketing strategy to make audiences feel inspired and connected. On a daily basis, you can find her cultivating our brand story, holding creative brainstorm sessions with her team and, eventually, curled up on the couch with a great book and two shih tzus.
- LinkedIn Ana Paula Hernandez
VP, Latin America
Ana Paula is Vice President of Latin America, leading 18 countries and more than 200 meeting and event designers. With over two decades of industry experience, she has both the global know-how and local expertise to drive successful strategy for our clients and company. Ana Paula is an industry advocate for the region, where she actively holds leadership roles such as Chairwoman ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association Mexico) and memberships within various organizations. Based in Mexico City, she enjoys quality time with her two young children and date nights with her husband.
- LinkedIn Julie Carroll
VP, Corporate Development
Julie has a passion for people, execution and results. She has spent her entire work experience, over 30 years, engaged in the hospitality industry working in hotel front office, hospitality management system sales & training, and ultimately the meeting & event industry where she’s overseen operations, industry relations and corporate initiatives. Julie’s current role as VP, Corporate Development, enables her to lead projects across the organization focused on continuous improvement in the areas of our people, our culture, our operational process and/or strategic acquisitions. Over and above these passions, however, is her passion for the outdoors, traveling for fun, and spending time with family, friends and her four mini-dachshunds.
- LinkedIn Sanjay Seth
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Sanjay is charged with developing strategy focusing on growing Asia Pacific, developing local teams and continuing to offer expanded services to our customers. Residing in Singapore, he brings extensive meetings & events experience to our business. Sanjay’s passion for building a customer-centric approach with a focus on quality service and bottom-line contributions as well as cultivating our culture within the region aligns perfectly with our global strategy. He can be found breaking the sound barrier in his Land Rover on the weekends, conveying his children to ballet, drumming and swimming classes. He is passionate about the All Blacks, loves discovering great food spots with his wife and is an avid vinyl art toy collector.
- LinkedIn Mikael Ek
Managing Director, EMEA
Mikael brings some 20+ years of experience from the meetings & events arena where he has previously held various senior managerial positions in both local event agencies across Europe as well as at a global Travel Management Company. In his role with us, Mikael is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and ensuring a successful sales and operations function across the EMEA region. When not working – Mikael enjoys spending time with his wife and their two kids. Mikael is also a passionate “foodie” which means that weekends are spent either in the kitchen cooking or at a carefully selected restaurant!
- LinkedIn Helen McCabe
Managing Director, UK
Having been with BCD for 28 years, Helen possesses a deep understanding of our industry across multi-functional areas including a detailed understanding and experience within Venue Search operational leadership, People Management and Development, as well as operational leadership within the Live Events arena. As managing director of the UK, she is responsible for the strategic growth of our business, people and brand in the region. Her passion for provide best-in-class service to our customers, developing our team and cultivating our culture is the perfect representation of our brand values. Based in the UK, Helen spends her personal time with her family, where can be found walking in the Peak District with her Cockapoo!