Scott Gillespie

Scott Gillespie

Travel Industry Guy

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About Me

Keen on challenging the status quo in the procurement and management of corporate travel.

Pioneer in advanced airline sourcing techniques and corporate travel data analysis.
Developed, with Evan Konwiser, the principles of Managed Travel 2.0.
Developed the Total Cost of Travel paradigm and the Trip Friction scoring method.
Author of Gillespie's Guide to Travel + Procurement


JOB TITLE: Travel Industry Guy

FUNCTION: Consultancy, Strategy, & Transformation

INDUSTRY: Aviation & Aerospace

CATEGORY: Travel


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Work experience

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

tClara

July 2013 - Present

tClara helps travel and procurement managers build more valuable travel programs by using better benchmarks.

Our air program benchmarks provide clear, credible and compelling facts and insights about your travel program's prices, places, product mix and procurement position - all drawn from the best-in-class ARC ticket database.

Our Trip Friction database aligns travel policies, optimizes travel procurement and improves road warrior retention.

tClara - Benchmarks for Travel Leadership

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

tClara

July 2013 - Present

tClara helps travel and procurement managers build more valuable travel programs.

Our trip friction benchmark database aligns travel policies, optimizes travel procurement and improves employee retention, and our airfare analytics tool prioritizes airline sourcing opportunities.

We focus on making your travel data brighter, so you can make your travel program better.

Co-Founder

Farely

January 2011 - Present

Farely puts airfare prices into a cost-based context. Now you can decide what's a FairFare!

Co-Founder

Farely

January 2011 - Present

Farely puts airfare prices into a cost-based context. Now you can decide what's a FairFare!

Industry Observer

Gillespie's Guide to Travel Procurement

July 2009 - Present

Commentary on innovation, education and best practices in travel and procurement.
Provide training to travel buyers and travel suppliers on strategic sourcing strategy and techniques.
Speaker on trends and innovations in corporate travel.

Industry Observer

Gillespie's Guide to Travel Procurement

July 2009 - Present

Commentary on innovation, education and best practices in travel and procurement.
Provide training to travel buyers and travel suppliers on strategic sourcing strategy and techniques.
Speaker on trends and innovations in corporate travel.

Principal

KSG Holdings

April 2009 - Present

Investing in new business ventures in the travel industry.

Principal

KSG Holdings

April 2009 - Present

Investing in new business ventures in the travel industry.

Education

University of Chicago

MBA of