More leadership team movements at the global travel management company.


CWT has promoted Courtney Mattson as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to her new role, she was Global Treasurer and Deputy CFO.

At the same time, Patrick Andersen has been appointed President & Chief Commercial Officer, and Niklas Andreen has been appointed President & Chief Operating Officer. The changes follow the succession of former President, Strategy & Transformation and CFO, Michelle McKinney Frymire, to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position earlier this month.

“We have an incredibly talented leadership team globally, and I am delighted that this continues to be reflected in these appointments,” said Michelle McKinney Frymire, CEO.

“We remain committed to our proven growth strategy, focused on our industry-defining, successful B2B4E approach, which we believe is a true differentiator in business travel management. Courtney, Patrick, and Niklas are all key partners in that journey along with the balance of our executive leadership team.”

Courtney joined CWT as Treasurer in November 2018, from Mosaic, a public company based in Minneapolis, where as Treasurer she was responsible for the company’s capital markets, insurance and treasury operations functions.

Before that, she spent eight years at KPMG in their international consulting practice. She holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.

Rounding out the company’s executive leadership team are Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Chief Human Resource Officer, John Pelant, Chief Technology Officer, and Chris Vukelich, Strategic Advisor. Kurt Ekert, former President and CEO, remains a special advisor to the company as well as working with the executive team and the Board of Directors.

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