April Bridgeman is a longtime road warrior with unmatched passion for the business traveler experience. She has a clear vision for travel-related solutions that blend into today’s mobile and socially connected lifestyles. April loves to collaborate with clients to incorporate unique behavior management strategies and newly available intelligence & analytics to drive corporate travel programs across new horizons.
As Senior Vice President Hotel Solutions, BCD Travel, April leads the team behind the company’s hotel offering—Stay by BCD Travel™. Her team develops innovative client solutions that deliver significant incremental hotel savings. She breaks traditional thought around the value of resource-intensive sourcing projects with fresh approaches focused on spend management and program adoption using consumer- and behavior-based strategies. Her team’s solutions are client-proven to drive more savings for less effort.
As managing director of Advito, April heads BCD Travel’s global consultancy unit, inventing new best practices in corporate travel management. She is known for taking concepts and turning them into reality. Under her guidance, Advito continues to develop new practice areas and deep analytics that vastly increase the value of travel programs.
Before joining the BCD Travel team, April was a management consultant with Deloitte for over eight years, providing strategy and operations consulting. April earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and German, a Master of Health Services Administration and a Master of Applied Economics from the University of Michigan. She is based in Chicago, Illinois.