Russell Howell

Russell W. Howell

Executive Vice President Technology, Products and Innovation at BCD Travel B.V

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Location:
500 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(312) 396-2000

General Information

Experience

Position, Travel Technology  - Wagons-Lits Travel

Vice President, Global Travel Technologies  - American Express Publishing Corporation

District Supervisor  - Aldi Inc.

Information Technology Consultant  - ITIM Associates

Education

dual degrees  - Business Information Systems and Marketing , Miami University

Affiliations

Founder  - Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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Russell Howell - Executive Vice President, Technology, Products & Innovation

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Russell Howell
BCD Travel Executive team. Russ Howell, Executive Vice President Technology, Products & Innovation - BCD Travel Home > Get to know us > Executive team > Russell Howell Russell Howell Russ Howell in jacket 2015 portrait Executive Vice President Technology, Products & Innovation As Executive Vice President of Technology, Products & Innovation, Russ Howell leads BCD Travel's companywide product planning, development, and technology organizations. In this role, he is responsible for driving the company's product and IT strategies, supporting the company's operations strategies, and for delivering the technology, integrations and infrastructure required to bring those strategies to life. With over two decades of experience in the corporate travel industry, he brings broad global experience in aligning technology with business drivers, leading change in competitive environments, and driving innovation. Russ oversees all aspects of technology strategy development and execution, organized into six areas key to BCD Travel's success: Client Data Solutions (CDS), Enterprise Development, Infrastructure & Communications Technology (ICT), Information Security, New Product Development, and Travel Technology. Before joining BCD Travel, Russ held the role of Vice President, Global Travel Technologies at American Express. Prior to that role, he spent three years leading travel technologies for American Express in Europe. He started his career in travel technology in 1991 with Wagons-Lits Travel in the U.S., moving to Paris in 1994 during the merger that formed Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Other professional experiences have included: District Supervisor for Aldi Foods in Ohio (1990-1991), IT Consultant with ITIM Associates in London (1996-1997), and CIO of internet startup ePipeline in Atlanta (2000-2005).

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