Vice Chairman

Paul Metselaar

Paul is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ovation Travel Group, the fifth largest travel management company in the United States. Ovation specializes in managing travel for law and financial services companies, and has a leisure division which handles personal travel for high net worth individuals and celebrities. He is also Chairman and Founder of Skylark, a digital luxury travel agency aiming to disrupt the luxury vacation market. The two companies have over 600 employees, with offices throughout the United States and London, England.

Paul has been married to his wife Lisa for 35 years and has two grown daughters, Allison, 30, a health coach, and Lindsey, 28, a social media consultant and podcaster. Paul is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University.

In 2015, Paul had the honor of being nominated by Ernst & Young for its “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, and was a finalist in NYC. He is actively involved in several charitable organizations, including the Mount Sinai Department of Surgery, and serves on the board of The Children’s Health Fund. Paul previously served as Chairman of the Metro New York Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and is an active member of the Big Apple Chapter of YPO Gold.

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