Intrepid Expands North American Team


The Intrepid Group has hired three new business development managers in North America.

Chloe O’Brien, Rino Falvo and Stephanie Roles will help grow and service the travel agent community in Ontario and the Maritimes, Western Canada and the United States.

The Intrepid Group, which includes Geckos Adventures, Intrepid Travel, and Peregrine Adventures, offers a dedicated adventure product for clients of all ages and desired level of comfort. The new business development managers (BDM) will work closely with agents across the country, helping to drive industry sales and provide training on the Group’s range of more than 1,000 tours. The new hires come in response to the record growth and demand for adventure travel in North America.

After working with Flight Centre in Halifax for two and a half years as an international travel consultant, Chloe O’Brien joins the Intrepid Group team in Toronto, servicing all of Eastern Canada, including parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland.

Rino Falvo, a Canadian travel industry veteran, has worked for Flight Centre as a store manager, travel consultant and trainer for Western Canada over the past eight years. Now working out of Intrepid’s Vancouver outpost, Falvo provides support for industry partners throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Colombia.

Stephanie Roles, a Toronto native now living in Boston, will service the Eastern United States. Roles is currently overseeing projects throughout the entire US market and is focusing on major agent accounts and new acquisitions.

The BDM team will be managed by Mark Nessle, who moves into a senior business development manager role after more than five years with the company. Nick Shuttleworth will continue to oversee the entire industry business as the vice-president of sales.