Mike Concannon

With more than 25 years in the travel industry, Mike is an expert in travel technologies, specifically group air and meeting integrations, and driving adoption of meetings technology within major corporations and hotel brands. He is currently General Manager – Americas for KDS, a leading provider of travel and expense management solutions for multi-national organizations.

Prior to KDS, Mike served as Director of Global Accounts for StarCite, now part of the Active Network, a leader in online registration software and event management software. Mike’s responsibilities included driving strategy, retention and expansion of Active’s key global hotel relationships including Accor, Hyatt, IHG and Starwood hotels.

During his tenure at StarCite, Mike held positions as Vice President of Global Sales, Vice President of Supplier Operations and Vice President of Adoption Management for EMEA. While based in London, he led the expansion of StarCite’s global client roster. Additional roles at StarCite included Director of Corporate Services where Mike led strategic initiatives and mergers & acquisitions for the office of the CEO.

Prior to joining StarCite, Mike was the Director of the Travel Practice for FullTilt Solutions. While at FullTilt, Mike worked with Corporate Travel 100 companies delivering technical solutions and best practices. Earlier in his career, Mike worked in travel operations at American Express and was a principle at Concannon Travel Consultants, Ltd., a family owned and operated corporate travel company.

Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marietta College. He is married with three children and currently lives in Wyndmoor, PA.