Sean Menke is the Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Sabre Corporation, the leading technology platform at the center of the business of travel. He leads more than 7,500 colleagues across a global network of development, sales, operations and corporate teams.
Sean was promoted to president and CEO in December 2016, bringing his wealth of travel industry knowledge and experience to Sabre’s C-suite. He currently serves as Chair of the Board and CEO, with the company’s recent appointment of a company president. As both a former customer of Sabre and now its chief executive, Sean introduced and reinforced Sabre’s strategy to deliver the next-generation of retailing, distribution and fulfillment solutions. He is deeply committed to helping customers operate more efficiently, drive increased revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences through imaginative technology solutions.
Sean joined Sabre in 2015 as president of Sabre Travel Network. As Sabre’s largest line of business, Travel Network processes US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting airlines, hotels, rental car companies, cruise lines, destinations and travel services to more than 425,000 travel agents and corporate travel managers worldwide. Under his leadership, Sabre Travel Network won major new business opportunities, increased global market share, secured Sabre’s position as the leading global distribution system in three of its four major operating regions (North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific), and led innovation to enable the sale of more customized fares and ancillary products that help drive the changing travel industry landscape.
His career in the airline business spanned more than 20 years in executive leadership roles. The former CEO at Frontier Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines also held senior level marketing, operations, customer experience, strategy, planning, sales, distribution and revenue management roles, most notably with Air Canada and Hawaiian Airlines. Sean also served as executive vice president of resources at IHS Inc., a global information technology company.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys participating in marathons, ultra-marathons, cycling and snow skiing and spending time with his wife and three boys. He earned his MBA from the University of Denver and a dual Bachelor of Science degree in economics and aviation from Ohio State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Waste Management.