To hear Jim talk about travel is like listening to someone who has had a conversion experience and is still glowing from the revelation. In reality, Jim’s conversion to the glory of planes, trains, and automobiles happened when he was a child in Miami, more than 30 years ago. He papered the walls of his boyhood room in maps with airline routes and schedules meticulously traced. He actually acquired his solo flying certificate before his driver’s license. Since then his energy has only intensified. It’s a life he was clearly destined for.
Jim embodies the role of an evangelist — a passionate voice awakening belief in others. Jim never preaches. He lives the message; it’s in his blood.
As an industry professional, Jim’s authority stems from his experience and comprehensive grasp of the industry as a whole. He thinks and speaks fluently in the languages of global logistics, interdependencies, risk, synergy, and economics.
Whether or not your company is in the travel sector, Jim will reframe the way you think about your business, your product, and most importantly, your clients.
Throughout his multi-decade career, Jim Menge has led transformations at a host of travel companies, both regional and global, including Silvercar, ViajaNet, SilverRail, American Airlines, Sabre, and most notably Virtuoso.
His roles have spanned from Chief Marketing Officer to Executive Vice President of Member and Business Development and more. He was a contributing author in the book “Bushido Business: The Fine Art of the Modern Professional,” along with Steven M. R. Covey and Brian Tracy. In fact, Jim’s value as an executive partner is a matter of record, having architected cost savings for companies in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Currently, his firm JM Innovations works with a range of clients to offer high-level optimization for their travel-related technologies, marketing, and product development. Jim also shares his expertise and passion as a speaker, illuminating topics such as travel, technology, innovation, product marketing, entrepreneurship, and positive disruption.