In an ultra-competitive TMC market, company values that resonate and a company culture grounded in reality, ensure that the best stand out from the rest. We prize people over protocol. We employ the brightest people in the business and those with the potential to become the best, with the right kind of training and support. We mould them into great teams and empower them to help our clients make the right choices.
Two of the best-known and well-respected professionals in corporate travel - Chris Thelen CEO, and Julie Cope MD - made a monumental decision, when they were both in lockdown on opposite sides of the Atlantic. They were witnessing the disintegration of the corporate travel sector they loved and, the exodus of thousands of talented and skilled people. Many were staff they once employed and who they knew well. They decided to fill the gap that all the mergers and acquisitions had created and, most importantly, bring back the talent that left the industry.
TakeTwo had arrived.
"When the world had stopped travelling it took visionaries to see this was exactly the right time to make a difference."
It was a brave decision. No-one knew what lay ahead for the corporate travel sector. The TakeTwo Team were not strangers to a crisis as they had experienced many that had hit the travel sector over the years.
Our outstanding customer focus and relentless ambition to exceed at everything we do has resulted in the successful launch of a transatlantic, boutique TMC that is also a diverse-owned business - unique in this industry.
Our wholly-owned operations expand across North America, UK and Europe, to fill the market gap for a multi-national, independent TMC delivering a concierge-style service. As CEO and Founder of the most significant new entrant in business travel in recent times, Chris and his leadership team are determined to ensure both TakeTwo and its clients thrive in the next era for corporate travel management.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Shareholder & CEO
Unique, dynamic, innovative, personal and direct. This is how Chris likes to work. His business approach is what sets him apart. Under his inspirational leadership, TakeTwo has ambitious plans for its future growth as a leading multi-national independent TMC delivering the best service from the best people.
EVP NA Operations & Global Implementations
Client Solutions Director
Shareholder & COO
Julie has cherry-picked the best talent in travel management, recruiting only highly skilled individuals with a proven track record and exceptional customer service skills. She doesn’t believe in the call center culture, recruiting some of the best and brightest brains in travel, whose knowledge is the company’s greatest asset.
VP Strategic Client Solutions
Director of Business Development
The Take Two travel team are absolute GEMS. Team Sapphire look after my clients as if they were a member of their family and this is the beauty of the unique service they provide.
Linda Bagci, Executive Assistant
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