Neil Hammond, partner as GoldSpring Consulting has 15 years' experience in the travel industry as a buyer and consultant. Neil started his career with Schlumberger and has worked in the United Kingdom, France and the USA whilst travelling extensively during his career. Neil held various roles in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality Assurance supplying oilfield equipment to the field locations before becoming Global Travel Manager for Schlumberger where he implemented the $360 million travel program in 40 countries. After leaving Schlumberger, Neil joined Advito as Director leading a team of professional consultants engaged in Air and Hotel sourcing projects to corporate clients. In 2013 Neil founded SmartKapps (now acquired by GoldSpring Consulting) and developed technology to support sourcing projects for Corporate Air and Hotel with a focus on streamlining the process for corporate buyers. Air Sourcing Manager ™ and Hotel Optimization Manager ™, enable GoldSpring's consultants to manage sourcing projects and handle all the complexities of airline and hotel sourcing engagements in a more efficient manner with reduced project timescales. Neil joined GoldSpring Consulting in 2014 as partner because he believed that the vision and opportunity created by the founders would be a perfect fit with the technology developed by SmartKapps. Neil was also impressed with the professionalism and integrity of the Colleen, Mark and Will having worked with all them in previous roles. Neil has also conducted independent travel consulting projects and holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Salford University.