Will Tate

Will Tate

Partner at GoldSpring Consulting

Will Tate, partner at GoldSpring Consulting, an independent travel management consultancy company, brings three decades of financial accounting and travel management experience to a wide range of organizations. Beginning his career in public accounting, he then moved to Dresser Industries as an internal auditor, he led global operational and financial audits across 30 countries, and later served as its global travel manager, consolidating a global travel spend of $100+million. In 2000, Will joined Management Alternatives, Inc., and served as senior vice president while he simultaneously founded 3d Travel Metrics. He developed a software solution to quantify the effectiveness of travel management programs in a multi-dimensional format. Will joined the team at GoldSpring Consulting because of a common passion for providing exceptional travel management advice, focusing on the traveler service experience with procurement driven programs. Will’s turnkey, proprietary survey tool has created innovation in travel management by connecting these two critical travel components. This relationship creates tangible value, in spite of rising prices and ever increasing traveler demands. Further, GoldSpring’s suite of strategic analytic tools allows him to aggregate superior travel spend analyses for an in-depth look at the performance of current travel programs. The result is an independent set of recommendations for client air, hotel, ground transportation, charge card, OBT and TMC sourcing projects with a focus on the traveler experience. By maximizing travel spend and streamlining corporate travel management processes, Will highlights unrivalled savings and improved service levels for his clients. Will has taught many industry courses and co-authored the GBTA course “Fundamentals of Business Travel Management.” He is a CPA with a degree in accounting.

All Sessions
Quantifying Cultural Alignment: How One Buyer Made the Intangible Tangible
Monday, August 5 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
What Do Business Travelers Want From Hotel Loyalty Programs?
Monday, August 5 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Show Me the Money! Ensuring Accuracy in Financial Agreements with TMCs
Tuesday, August 6 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
What Am I Paying My TMC For....and Why?
Tuesday, August 6 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM