MCI announced the acquisition of Wyndham Jade, an event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
The addition of Wyndham Jade becomes a key component of MCI USA’s Meetings, Conventions and Incentives platform. “MCI has closely monitored Wyndham Jade’s evolution as part of our larger dream around MCI’s growth and market strength in the United States,” said MCI Group Chief Executive Officer, Sébastien Tondeur. “With this element of the dream now fulfilled, I’m excited to announce MCI’s intention to further accelerate its buy/build plans in the United States in the near term.”
Shawn Pierce, President, Strategic Event Management, will lead the Wyndham Jade platform from Dallas, integrating its capabilities into MCI USA’s overall association and corporate meetings and events portfolio. Over his 20+ years’ experience in the event industry, Pierce has built enormously successful companies and organizational structures by leveraging data driven insights which fuel client-focused results. Pierce previously served as President of Experient and Senior Vice President at Hanley Wood.
“MCI is committed to enhancing the strategic and economic impact of our clients’ association and corporate events,” said Pierce. “In Wyndham Jade, we have added essential tools and proven talents that further enhance MCI’s role and reputation as a global leader.” Wyndham Jade now operates as Wyndham Jade, an MCI Group company and becomes the newest part of MCI USA. Headquartered just outside Dallas, Texas in the fast growing city of Plano, with offices in Arizona, Iowa, Georgia and Illinois, Wyndham Jade brings 120 new talents to MCI USA. www.mci-group.com