Meet the Team

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Lisa Simpkins, CTC., CCTE.

Captain/Founder

As Founder and Captain Executive Officer of DealCaptains.com, Lisa has the responsibility to drive innovation, create relationships, revenue growth, and find new ways to provide value that can help companies’ lower costs without sacrificing traveler engagement.

She has successfully helped clients develop strategies around travel supplier sourcing, travel policies, gamification, and emerging travel technologies.  Some of the innovative clients she has had the pleasure of working with are Chrysler, Autoliv, Netflix, Nvidia, SkullCandy, Huntsman, O.C. Tanner, and Myriad Genetics. 

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Anne Blyth

Chief Commercial Officer

Anne Blyth joined DealCaptains as Captain Marketing and Sales Executive Officer, where she is presently utilizing her well-rounded, business, marketing, leadership experience with a veteran travel industry team to build and launch a new innovative startup company.

 

In this role, she is strongly involved in shaping the business plan, marketing, and team along with her business partners targeting the new companies launch and ongoing future success of the business in the "new norm" of Travel and meetings

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Charlie Mitchell

Captain Technology Officer

In 2007, Charlie booked properties for incentive trips at Prestige Resorts. He then rolled out an E-Suite platform for competency and interviewing tools with Korn/Ferry International. In 2013, he graduated with an MBA in entrepreneurship and marketing from the University of St. Thomas.

 

In 2014, he merged his love of travel and technology into one at CWT, working his way up to lead a digital solutions team focused on integrating technology into travel programs. He handled everything from reporting for travel managers to integrating mobile strategy into travel policy in this role. His expertise and creative insight provided clients with the right solutions and tech opportunities, making him the go-to resource for travel technology.

Julie Fields

Chief Operations Officer

Passionate about the travel industry Julie is proud to have worked in for over thirty-five years. She started with the airlines then moved to the agency side. There she found her love of Corporate Travel and Travel Management Companies.

 

Her strengths are leading best-in-class Customer Experience teams, Process Improvement, and operationalizing new technologies.

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Michelle Rossow, GTP.

Executive Sales, Meetings & Events

For over thirty years, Michelle has been a sales professional in the hotel industry, fifteen of those years specializing in corporate travel and groups managing a complex portfolio of global and local accounts.

 

Specialties in relationship management, strategic partnerships, and high touch service. Served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Business Travel Association in charge of all meetings.

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David Russell, CTC., GTP.

Global Customer Success Partner

David has been involved in the Global Business Travel Association as a board member. Currently, he holds certifications in travel as a Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) and a Global Travel Professional (GTP). Russell is a favorite among our customers, which comes as no surprise.

 

No matter the client’s requirements, they handle travel planning quickly and efficiently.

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Roberta Walters

Executive Sales and Consulting

Roberta brings 23 years of experience in corporate travel sales and marketing to DealCaptains, with expertise in the engineering, architecture, biotechnology, and tech industries.

 

Her experience includes establishing new territories, overhauling procedures for greater efficiency, and using her tenacity and passion in sales to drive revenue, forge lasting relationships with clientele and vendors, and provide consulting in all areas of business travel.  

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Denise O'Reilly

Global Sales Executive

Denise has been in the travel industry since 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge with her to the DealCaptains team.

Using her extensive experience and knowledge She will conduct market research to identify possibilities and evaluate customer needs.

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Shawnda Witterstaetter

Sales Engineer

Shawnda brings to Dealcaptains experience and knowledge from being a board member on the Global Business Travel Association. Because she has this relationship and experience she is better equipped to help our clients with all their travel needs and wants.

She is diligent in being innovative, collaborating and engaging with clients at a deeper level to ensure her relationships are built on trust and integrity.