Contiki Promotes Dave Marathakis To National Sales Manager
Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw
Contiki has announced the promotion of Dave Marathakis to the role of National Sales Manager, effective immediately.
Originally from Australia, Marathakis started in travel 10 years ago as a trip manager for Contiki, running all adventures in continental Europe and specializing in the UK and Ireland. Marathakis started with Contiki Canada four years ago, first in a sales manager role overseeing all regions in Eastern Canada, and then as a senior sales manager, responsible for managing all accounts across Canada and helping to support the development of the sales team.
In his new role, Marathakis will lead sales and continue to further develop relationships with trade partners across Canada.
“We are delighted to have Dave continue to apply his experience working with our wonderful trade partners in his new role,” said Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada. “Dave has worked tirelessly to grow sales for our valued partners since joining our team four years ago and we couldn’t think of a better brand advocate to lead our energetic and experienced sales team.”
“Over the previous four years as a Sales Manager with Contiki, I have had the pleasure of getting to know and helping amazing agents in Canada. With this new and exciting opportunity as national sales manager, I am able to pass my passion onto a new, dynamic and young sales team to continue the support and grow our trade partners all over the country,” said Marathakis.
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.