We’re passionate about business travel, but our expertise and insight doesn’t stop there – we’re informed by decades of collective experience across the wider travel industry and beyond. The Radius board and leadership team have held senior commercial, financial and strategic roles at cruiselines, airlines, leisure travel brands, travel technology providers, energy companies and universities.

Meet the leadership team

Shannon Hyland
President & Chief Executive Officer

Shannon’s role is simple but all-encompassing: he is focused on the strength and profitability of the whole Radius ecosystem. He brings to the role 25 years of travel experience, and specializes in strategic planning, finance, and corporate development. He has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, with a background that blends roles at airlines, GDSs, TMCs, and a travel start-up. Shannon also sits on the Radius Travel board.

Previous companies: Mark Travel Corp., Cendant, America West Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, and a handful of others

Education: BS in industrial engineering, Arizona State University; MBA in finance and international business, New York University

Other affiliations: Travel + Leisure Business Travel Advisory Board, Bethesda Soccer Club

Kieran Hartwell
Chief Commercial Officer

Kieran has oversight of Radius Travel’s commercial activity across the global agency network, corporate clients, and supplier groups. Before joining Radius, he spent six years in a variety of roles at P&O Travel/Carnival Corporation, advancing through its award-winning management development program.

Previous companies: P&O Travel/Carnival Corporation

Education: GLP accreditation, Wharton Business School

Other industry roles: GBTA Europe Advisory Board

Meet the Radius board

In addition to president and CEO Shannon Hyland, the board of directors includes:

Tim Fleming
Chief Operating Officer, Travel And Transport (United States)

Tim has been with Travel and Transport since 1982, rising from travel counselor and branch manager roles to a C-level position with a seat on the board. He oversees sales, operations and account management. He also serves on the board of directors of Keith M. Merrick Co., Inc., Employee Travel Specials.

Other industry roles: Business Travel Advisory Board (BTAB), Business Travel News advisory board

Education: Morningside College, Sioux City; McConnell Travel School, Minneapolis

Pesi Patel
Director, Cox & Kings Ltd. (India)

Pesi began his career in his family’s industrial products business, and went on to take control of the organisation in 1982. Since moving to Cox & Kings in 1999, he has been integral in developing and evaluating the strategies that have cemented its leading position in the market. He is also a non-executive director of the board of Cox & Kings (India).

He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Bombay University.

Nancy Rissky
SVP, Account Management, Travel And Transport (United States)

When Nancy joined Travel and Transport as General Manager of Operations in 2005, she already had over 24 years of industry experience. She was promoted to Vice President of Account Management in 2007 and to Senior Vice President, Account Management in 2014. Nancy and her team of account managers work to achieve 100% client satisfaction, offering advice on strategy, cost savings and end-user experience.

She is also a member of Travel and Transport’s executive committee.