Martin Charlwood heads the operations of Uniglobe Travel International from world headquarters in Vancouver, Canada. Charlwood is a hands-on leader with extensive experience in corporate branding, marketing and franchise licensing. As a past franchise owner, Charlwood is attuned to the challenges and opportunities associated with running a small business as well as a global organization.
In addition to leading Uniglobe Travel, Charlwood sits on the Board of Directors of the Charlwood Pacific Group of companies, which owns the master franchise rights to major brands in real estate, mortgage brokerage and property management in Canada and Asia-Pacific.
Charlwood has been recognized by New York-based Travel Agent magazine as one of the industry's rising stars and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. He is a business mentor and active member of YPO, the global leadership community of more than 29,000 chief executives who combined lead businesses and organizations contributing $9 trillion in annual revenue.
Charlwood, who holds a bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia, has played a pivotal role in expanding the Uniglobe brand to new regions around the world and into new sectors of the travel industry. During his tenure as President and COO, Uniglobe has extended its reach into dozens of new markets and adapted its business model to reflect new realities in the travel industry. Additionally, he and the Uniglobe senior management team have been pivotal in forging strategic alliances with global brands such as Amadeus, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Radius Travel.
Using their combined strengths in business development, technology, finance and operations, each member of the Uniglobe leadership team works together with agency owners to promote the business of travel and drive the Uniglobe mission:: To be the travel partner of choice in the SME market.Meet the Team