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The Collette Team

At Collette, our team of caring professionals believes that travel is vital to a life well-lived, and they come to work every day focused on making something special happen for our guests. Our employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary worldwide travel experiences that enhance the lives of our guests and enrich the many communities where we give back. With their shared sense of social responsibility, commitment and innovative spirit, our employees draw on a diverse set of skills, traveling the world themselves, to bring you the best experience possible.

Meet the Collette Leadership Team

Setting the stage and leading the Collette workforce is a team of trusted industry leaders who draw on their extensive knowledge and expertise to ensure our travel partners and guests experience the best the world has to offer.

As we continue to show you the world, it’s our history, our unwavering values, and our dynamic team of employees who pave the way.

Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan CEO of Collette

Dan has over 50 years in the travel industry, and was a driving force in taking Collette from a regional tour operator to a global company and an industry leader. Dan manages the corporate team and provides the strategic vision for the company – and he still remains active in every aspect of the business, including tour guiding, product development, sales, and marketing.

Dan is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP). He chairs the Collette Foundation board, Collette's global nonprofit aimed at giving children in our global communities opportunities to thrive through hunger and education initiatives. He sits on the Charitable Foundation board for Bristol County Savings Bank; is the former Chairman for Tourism Cares; serves as Co-Chairman of the Pawtucket Foundation, an organization committed to the continued economic development of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Collette's home city; and served on the Fairfield University Center for Faith and Public Life board since 2005. An engaged supporter of nonprofit causes including the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hospice, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Amos House, he was inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame for his contributions to the community, through philanthropic endeavors and significant contributions to the advancement of responsible tourism. He’s a graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in marketing as well as Harvard Business School's Executive Owner/President Management program.

Dan loves Springsteen, traveling the world and relaxing at home with family, including his 8 grandchildren.

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Jaclyn Leibl Cote

Jaclyn Leibl-Cote President & Chief Brand Officer

As President, Jaclyn oversees the day to day business operations and is responsible for the Product, Tour Management, Marketing, IT, Customer Experience, and People and Culture teams throughout all global offices. She has been instrumental in the growth of Collette, focusing on creating an outstanding customer experience, diversifying and expanding the company, and operating Collette in a way that blends new innovation and corporate, financial and social responsibility with a customer and employee centered, 3rd generation family business. Under her leadership, the company led the industry in Covid-19 response with full financial protection for their customers and early, safe and successful return to travel in 2021.

Jaclyn joined Collette in 2005. During that time, she developed extensive customer experience on the road as a guide and inside the customer care center before joining the product development team. Jaclyn spent many years designing product and managing tours in regions including the United States and Australia before taking over as Director of Product Strategy. Later promoted to Vice President of Product, then Executive Vice President she also oversaw the Product Operations and Tour Management teams.

Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Babson College. She is an avid supporter of many nonprofit organizations and holds positions on various boards throughout the state. Despite her undying love of travel, especially to New Zealand, her favorite role in life is mother to three wonderful children – twin boys and a little girl. She particularly enjoys traveling the world with her family, bringing her two greatest passions together.

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Bob Colucci

Bob Colucci Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bob has provided financial leadership for more than 22 years since joining Collette in 1999 as Controller. Before coming to Collette, Bob held senior financial leadership roles at Cookson Electronics, was CFO at Daly & Wolcott, and Controller at the Providence Journal Company. Bob began his financial career at KPMG in 1989. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Providence College in Providence, RI, and completed his MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.

In addition to travel, Bob enjoys playing golf and skiing. He is an active member in the community and serves as Trustee for RI Public Expenditure Council, as Director on the boards for Fellowship Health Resources and The Pawtucket Foundation as well as the Finance committees of Tourism Cares and Elwyn.

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Jeff Roy

Jeff Roy Executive Vice President of Revenue Management, Pricing and Worldwide Operations

As Executive Vice President of Revenue Management, Pricing and Worldwide Operations, Jeff oversees Collette’s operations, corporate pricing strategy, modeling, and inventory management. He is a member of the strategic leadership team and heads the product sales and marketing committee charged with goal setting and revenue generation.

Before joining Collette, Jeff served in the United States Air Force as an Airfield Operations Officer, serving his country while completing his MBA in Finance from Touro University. He is passionate about giving back to the local community, serving on local boards and coaching youth sports in his hometown of Cumberland, RI.

He serves on the Executive Board for the United States Tour Operators Association, currently holding the position of Secretary while co-chairing the Government Affairs Committee.

Away from the office, Jeff enjoys traveling with his family, as well as hiking, fishing, skiing and golf.

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Christian Leibl Cote

Christian Leibl-Cote Executive Vice President of Global Business

As Executive Vice President of Global Business, Christian is responsible for strategic global partnerships and new business development. In this role, he delivers exceptional service to Collette’s travel partners. He also oversees the customer care team, as well as the sales team, to ensure consistency throughout the company.

Christian joined Collette in 2007. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of New Hampshire.

Active in the local community, Christian serves on the board of City Year Rhode Island. He is an avid sports fan and is passionate about team sports, especially youth activities. In his free time, Christian can be found spending time with his wife and three children.

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Brett Cowell

Brett Cowell Senior Vice President of Technology

As Senior Vice President of Digital Product and Technology, Brett joined the team in May of 2021, bringing 30+ years of digital product and technology innovation experience. Brett is responsible for technology strategy, digital product innovation, systems architecture, and engineering.

Prior to Collette, he worked for many Fortune 500 companies, including MCI, Verizon, CVS Health and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

An avid traveler, Brett loves experiencing new destinations with his wife of over 30 years, and enjoys spending time with his four grown children and two grandchildren.

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Kelly Reilly

Victoria Matiouchina Senior Vice President of Customer Experience & Insights

As Senior VP of Customer Experience & Insights, Victoria is committed to evolving the customer experience at all touchpoints of the travel journey.

She joined the team in 2019, bringing a unique blend of business insights and technical expertise and over 30 years of experience working in the travel industry. Over the course of her career she has launched and provided strategic vision, technical oversight, and hands-on leadership for highly agile customer insights and business intelligence teams.

She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Latvia.

Victoria has a life-long passion for travel that started during her University years while she was working as a tour guide in Riga, Latvia. She enjoyed sharing the love for her country and taking travelers off the beaten path to immerse them into local traditions and culture.

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Denise Sablone

Denise Sablone Senior Vice President of Product and Delivery

As Senior Vice President of Product and Delivery, Denise is responsible for managing Collette’s team of over 200 Tour Managers across 165 tour products on all 7 continents we travel. In this role she oversees tour delivery through hiring, training and utilization of Tour Managers to deliver on an excellent experience for our guests, as well as a team dedicated to ensuring the entire tour runs smoothly from start to finish.

Denise joined Collette in 2017 with 20+ years of travel leadership experience. She has traveled to over 30 countries and has participated in numerous community service projects throughout her travels.

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