Ms. Huntoon joins the Phocuswright team to take the lead in building data-driven products that combine Phocuswright's proprietary global database with third-party metrics for travel planning and analysis. Gillian's career in the travel industry began more than 20 years ago, and she has worked exclusively for travel technology companies since 1998. Mostly recently, she worked for Amadeus IT Group, where she held the position of investment manager for Amadeus Ventures, a travel venture fund that makes minority stake investments in travel technology startups. Gillian also worked as a marketing research analyst for the Amadeus central organization for nearly 8 years. She managed primary research projects and the evaluation and selection of syndicated research subscriptions for Amadeus globally.
Prior to working at Amadeus IT Group, she worked for Amadeus North America Inc., where she managed strategic accounts for Amadeus e-Travel Management, a corporate online booking tool. Gillian’s software product management experience extends back to Oracle Corporation and e-Travel, Inc. Gillian began her career in travel technology in the late nineties working for an Internet startup, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation. She started out her career in travel working as a travel agent for leisure travel agencies including the American Automobile Association.
Gillian is currently pursuing an evening M.B.A. in business intelligence / analytics from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a B.S. in business administration from Northeastern University graduating magna cum laude with dual majors in management and management information systems.