Senior Consultant - Canada
Samantha Barrett-Wallis is a Senior Consultant at GoldSpring Consulting with expertise in Travel Management and Strategic Meetings Management. Samantha joined GoldSpring in 2023 and champions program direction through policy, process, and a roster of strong vendors. She leverages best practices in data analysis, procurement, vendor management, change management and communication.
Samantha is a travel industry veteran with 20+ years’ experience. She has held roles in operations and sales for an active leisure tour operator, third party corporate event planners and procurement organizations for multinational financial & insurance institutions.
Samantha’s SMM successes include:
Designing and implementing a shortened purchasing process for meetings & events to manage $40M in spend, provide oversight, and mitigate risk for category purchases.
Implementing Meeting & Event technology to manage spend, maturing the program to reach 80% compliance across North America.
Samantha’s Travel Management successes include:
Growing a global travel management program to 8 countries from 2, consolidating transient and group travel spend and reducing TMC costs by $2.1M.
Executing a first-of-its-kind TMC Service Level Agreement to maintain high service standards and program results.
Increasing compliance to approved travel booking channels by 33 percentage points to consistently maintain above 90% adoption since Q1 2016.
Driving best in class results for online booking tool adoption (80%+), corporate card usage
(90%+) and preferred airline usage (90%+).
Implementing ReShopping technology to reduce $2M in hotel cost over 5 years.
Reducing car rental costs by 5%, airline costs by $2M and hotel costs by $640K through the increased negotiating power of a well managed travel program.
20+ Years Experience in Travel Industry
TD Canada Trust
HRG North America
Commodore Conference Planners
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Global Program Creation
Strategy Development and Objective Setting
Data Analytics and Executive Reporting
Program Adoption and Compliance
Project Management, Change Management and Communication
Vendor Management and Negotiations