I spoke with a friend today with whom I’ve worked before at two jobs; one was my own startup and one was a large, established company. He’s having some challenges at his current place of employment, specifically with the speed in which things get done (read “not done”). We had some fun talking about the start-up environment and how it differs from the “real world” so I thought I’d share some of the discussion points. I’ve worked in everything from start-up companies with less than ten employees to a big, public company with… Read More
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John T. Peters
John T. Peters is the founder of Mind Mashery, a consultancy firm focused on the travel, tourism, hospitality, travel technology, and media arenas, for established companies and startups.
Prior to Mind Mashery, John was the Managing Director - Retail & Partnerships for Brush Creek Ranch, the #1 top rated resort, five years running, by Conde Nast and Travel+Leisure. Prior to this, John was President, Travel Media Group at USA Today and led the team efforts around developing and implementing the company's digital transformation strategy. John also served as the SVP of Digital Strategy and Business Development for Rand McNally, and while there launched many successful programs. John joined the Rand McNally team upon the company's acquisition of Tripology, where he was the CEO of the venture-funded interactive travel referral service and its network of some 15,000+ travel specialists.
John has been recognized as Innovator of the Year by the U.S. Travel Association and has won the Gold Adrian award for digital marketing from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). He's a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences all over the world, and has appeared numerous times in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, ABC News, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal and many others.