As VP Business Development for the world leader in upgrade solutions and one of the most innovative ancillary revenue companies in the travel industry, Mike owns all new business development activities and partnership channel relationships for Plusgrade. Mike joined Plusgrade in 2018 from Sabre, where he focused on helping airline partners identify and implement solutions to generate revenue growth, improve customer experience, and manage operating costs. Landmark accomplishments include negotiating a new multi-year reservations systems agreement between American Airlines and Sabre and supporting the American Airlines and US Airways reservations systems merger. Mike has a deep history in the travel industry, with leadership roles with American Airlines & Sabre. He served for 7.5 years as an officer in the US Navy prior to joining the travel industry. Mike resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas and is a graduate of the Duke Fuqua School of Business.