37 | TAG

TAG
2019 sales: $292 million
Employees: 320
Previous ranking: 41

10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90024
T (424) 248-2600
Website

Executives

CEO: Steve Barrass
FOUNDER/PRESIDENT: John Gianquitto
CFO: Jens Penny
MANAGING DIRECTOR, USA: Gabrielle Carr
MANAGING DIRECTOR, U.K.: Jodie Edwards-Locke
MANAGING DIRECTOR, APAC: Shane Barr
GROUP TOURING DIRECTOR: Byron Carr
GROUP CORPORATE DIRECTOR: Daniel Price

2019 Developments

Invested $2 million in technology, including new finance, midoffice, human resources and payroll solutions; the launch of a mobile app for touring personnel; transitioning its infrastructure to a global managed service provider; launched a corporate travel portal; unified communications solution and further investment into compliance

Awarded the PCI DSS Level 3 merchant certificate.

Partnered with Nan Hwa Express in Hong Kong to expand Asia-Pacific offerings.

Relocated Nashville team to a new and larger office in the Capitol View building in the North Gulch. Relocated Melbourne into Central Business District. Opened new office location in Miami.

Graduated first TAG USA Academy and started second with nine new graduate trainees.

Company Facts

Specialist global travel management and events agency operating in the corporate, touring, events, sports, film and media and leisure sectors.

ARC sales of $152 million.

Works with 17 independent contractors.

94% of sales from business, 6% leisure.

Member of Virtuoso, Advantage Travel Partnership, the BTA, WIN Travel Network and CT Partnership.

Privately held; Apiary Capital is majority shareholder.

Looking Ahead

Launching Global Citrix platform infrastructure; TAGdesktop Development; TAGgo - Tour Management Technology; TAGdash/TAGpro Client Reporting Dashboard; TAGassist Itinerary Mobile Application; and TAGsafeguard Risk Management tool.

Acquiring Leeds Enterprises, provider of travel management for all sizes of touring and entertainment clients.

Expanding senior management team globally.

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