Merit Travel has announced that Phil Sproul will become CEO effective immediately, as Merit founders Louise de Grandpré and Michael Merrithew have announced their intention to leave the company.
“We want to congratulate Louise and Michael for their incredible accomplishment in building an industry leading company over the past 27 years,” said Hideo Hatano, global business development director, H.I.S. “Going forward, the team led by Phil Sproul will drive our growth trajectory across our Loyalty, Corporate and Leisure travel businesses by providing customers with unmatched access to new programs, resources, support and services.”
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“It has been an incredible journey for Loulou and myself,” said Michael Merrithew. “We are so very grateful to the hundreds of team members who helped us build a remarkable company and contributed to our shared success. It’s never easy to step away, but this is the right time for the future of the company and its employees. We’ll be taking some well-deserved time off until we move on to the next chapter of our careers.”
Merit founders Louise de Grandpré and Michael Merrithew